Cyber News Roundup: Moving from Shaming to Sharing, More Data Breach Reporting

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | July 16, 2021

While everything’s not coming up roses in cybersecurity land, we might be seeing signs of rosier approaches. In a recent Help Net Security article, author Sai Venkataraman reinforces the importance of building a positive security culture. His perspective is that our shame culture is the biggest roadblock to…

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By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 21, 2021

Nearly every week, there’s a new cyberattack, threat, or ransomware, plaguing our businesses and organizations, putting sensitive data at risk. To learn all about the fundamentals of cybercrime and cybersecurity, what’s at stake, and how you can better protect your…

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Cyber Oregon News Roundup: Oil Pipeline Hack and Beckoning Cyber Threats

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 14, 2021

What happens when a major city’s electricity goes out? Or water supplies are shut off? Or oil pipelines are hacked? The cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline Co., the largest U.S. fuel pipelines — which CBS News refers to as “a major fuel artery” — signifies an…

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Cyber Oregon News Roundup: 14 Tax Scams, 5 Common Attacks to Small Business, and a Cybersecurity Quiz?

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | April 19, 2021

Ah, tax season. With an extra month to file taxes in 2021, this means extra time for more scams. As if tax time isn’t stressful enough, add in scammers who prey on individuals and small businesses — trying to steal your information or money. Here are the top…

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Cyber News Roundup: Lurking Cyber Threats: Emails, Vaccinations, Small Businesses

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | March 19, 2021

Beware of fake invoice attachments in email — the most common lures in malware. Email continues to be the vehicle for the majority of malware distribution, with 88% delivered by email into targets’ inboxes, according to the latest findings in the HP-Bromium…

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Cyber News Roundup: What’s Siphoning the Most Money Out of Companies?

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | February 19, 2021

Business email compromise. While not as headline-grabbing as ransomware, business email compromise (BEC) attacks account for the highest financial losses across companies — $1.77 billion in losses in 2019, according to the FBI. In ZD Net’s article, This cybersecurity threat costs business millions. And it’s the one they often forget…

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TAO Panelists Call for Federal Privacy Policy – Is It Time For a US GDPR?

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | January 28, 2021

In recognition of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Data Privacy Day held annually on January 28, the Technology Association of Oregon hosted a virtual panel discussion to explore what to expect for data privacy in 2021. After decrying confusing…

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Cyber Trends for 2021: Industry Leaders Weigh In

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | December 18, 2020

Experts look back at 2020 and weigh in on cyber trends we can expect in 2021.

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Cyber News Roundup: Holiday Cyber Threats; Human Factor; Challenges Ahead

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | November 13, 2020

Organizations continue to face new cyber threats daily.

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