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Cyber News Roundup: Give the Gift of Encryption and Two-Factor Authentication

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 22, 2019

‘Tis the season for shopping. Alas, ‘tis the season for cybercriminals. In his Dark Reading article, Jai Vijayan writes that criminals have begun ramping up their efforts to divert dollars their way via malicious domains, coupons, gift card scams, and…

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Cyber Oregon News Roundup: Scariest hacks, tips to manage phishing, extending cybersecurity to vendors

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 1, 2019

What are some of the top hacks and vulnerabilities in 2019? Taking a look back at cybersecurity this year – eek! It has been a banner year for cybersecurity threats and hacks with exploits, backdoor hacks, and data breaches affecting…

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Cyber Oregon Annual Cybersecurity Summit: November 8

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 21, 2019

Cybersecurity threats are here, there, and everywhere – no organization is safe from threats, but there are prevention and defense strategies and best practices to implement. Whether your organization is an enterprise, small business, school, government, healthcare, or financial institution,…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber tips for small businesses, employee cyber training, and ‘hacking back’ on the dark web

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 18, 2019

Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. That’s this year’s overarching message for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), focusing on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. The Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the National Initiative…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Risks in Our Elections, Our Work, Even Our Games

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 4, 2019

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an effort to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. Yet, every month should be cybersecurity awareness month, every day,…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Threats Are Here, There, Everywhere – Including the Cloud

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | September 20, 2019

It’s a big world. A world full of big cyber threats. Whether it’s a breach of every citizen in Ecuador, or millions of Americans’ medical images and data available on the Internet for all to see, or new hacking groups –…

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Cyber News Roundup: 80% of Businesses Experienced a Cybersecurity Incident, What to Do

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | September 6, 2019

If your organization has suffered a cybersecurity incident, you are not alone. In fact, 80% of businesses experienced a cybersecurity incident this past year, according to the latest report from Forrester Consulting. An article in Security Magazine, highlights the key…

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Cyber Oregon Expert Offers Insight on PPS Fraud Attempt

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | August 21, 2019

In yet another example of the impact cyber criminals can have on our lives, Portland Public Schools nearly transferred $2.9 million to the account of a scammer posing as a legitimate contractor. This incident had a fortunate ending when the…

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DEF CON 27 Was Hacking Airplanes, Voting Machines, Cameras, Schools

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | August 13, 2019

After a full week invading Las Vegas, top security conferences Black Hat USA 2019 and DEF CON 27 have come to an end…or is just the beginning? What a week it was! The conferences proved that nearly everything is hackable:…

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