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News roundup: Cybersecurity talent runs deep in Portland

Portland continues to be a hotbed of talent for the cybersecurity market. Companies like PKI Solutions and Galois are well known throughout the cybersecurity industry for their innovative solutions and call the Rose City home. You can add Twistlock to the mix. Earlier this year, the company moved its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland…

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Are You Overexposed and Underprepared? Five Reasons to Consider SIEM

Who are the biggest targets for hackers and cybercriminals? You are. Intruders are finding the holes in your network, your devices, your applications—and they are accessing your data. The majority of organizations do not have the security resources or the required security solutions in place for 24x7x365 threat detecting, monitoring and response. And consider this:…

News roundup: Black Hat Conference takes center stage

It was a busy week in Las Vegas for the Black Hat USA 2018 Conference. For those who braved the heat (it was 107 degrees on Thursday afternoon!), the event was full of news. Computer Reseller News posted a list of the top 20 cybersecurity products announced, IBM’s X-Force Red Team discussed research about devices…

News Roundup: Tips for securing your personal data

One week it’s Cambridge Analytica explaining how it used personal data taken from Facebook accounts, the next week its Experian announcing a major security issue. While news about massive security beaches continues, there are some immediate ways people can protect themselves. In 5 steps to protect yourself online, without installing anything, the Oregonian recommends a…

News Roundup: What Can AI Do for Cybersecurity?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a buzzword across many industries. Is the hype justified? It depends on who you ask. Many analysts see both the positive and the negative when it comes to AI and cybersecurity. According to Gartner analyst Dale Gardner, in Investor’s Business Daily’s AI Companies Race To Get Upper Hand In Cybersecurity — Before…

Bringing diversity to the cybersecurity workforce

It’s no secret that the field of IT lacks diversity. In TechTarget’s article, McAfee CISO explains why diversity in cybersecurity matters, editor Peter Loshin notes that, “Improving the state of diversity in cybersecurity shouldn’t be seen as a burden, but rather embraced as an opportunity to improve the state of the industry by expanding the…

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Cybersecurity Education Focus of Cyber Oregon Summit in Wilsonville

The second Cyber Oregon Cybersecurity Summit of the year took place yesterday at the Oregon Tech campus in Wilsonville. This event, part of a three-part series organized by the Technology Association of Oregon, focused on cybersecurity workforce and education topics and was well-attended by leading cybersecurity professionals and educators from the private and public sectors.…

News Roundup: That data breach cost how much?

Here is some sobering news from IBM Security. Whether it’s a small security leak or a mega breach, the cost for companies that suffer from the wrath of hackers isn’t for the weak. According to the IBM study which was released on July 11, 10 of the 11 mega breaches were criminal attacks. As discussed…

News Roundup: Cryptojacking takes the lead

Is it surprising that five new security threats popped up every second in Q1 of 2018, according to research from McAfee? Perhaps we’ve all become numb to startling statistics about the volume of cyberthreats that we see each week. What’s new about the research from McAfee is that an alarming number of the cyberthreats focus…

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