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The State of Cybersecurity in Oregon

By Charlie Kawasaki, PacStar | November 21, 2017

Cybersecurity is a white-hot topic of discussion in board rooms, government offices, technology fests, security seminars and even around kitchen tables across the country these days.  A recent Gallup poll found that 67% of Americans worry about hackers stealing their…

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Introducing the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council

By Andrew Plato, Anitian | November 20, 2017

One of the key provisions of Oregon Senate Bill 90, recently signed by Governor Kate Brown, is the creation of a Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council. As the newly appointed Chair, I am excited to take on this important role. Kerri…

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Oregon Tech Welcomes Governor Brown to “Oregon Day of Cyber” Event Today

By Kris Rosenberg, Oregon Tech | November 20, 2017

Today we are very excited to welcome Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon Tech Portland-Metro campus as she proclaims November 20 as “Oregon Day of Cyber” to raise awareness about the important of cybersecurity protections for Oregon businesses and all…

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Welcome to the Cyber Oregon website!

By Skip Newberry, Technology Association of Oregon | November 20, 2017

We’re celebrating “Oregon Day of Cyber,” which Governor Kate Brown proclaimed today, November 20, 2017, with the launch of our new informational Cyber Oregon website to support the Cyber Oregon initiative. We’re glad that you’re here! Cyber Oregon is a…

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6 steps to implement a password manager at your nonprofit

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 15, 2017

Back in 2012, we implemented an organization-wide password manager here at NTEN, finally replacing our comically insecure “Shared Passwords” document, and the all-too-common practice of reusing the same password across a variety of different sites. The idea of using a…

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MHCC Cybersecurity and Networking Team Ranks Third in National Competition

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 14, 2017

In an increasingly networked world, in which doing your banking, shopping and investing online is commonplace, securing financial, customer and personal data has become big business — a business that experts expect will continue to grow, and has Mt. Hood…

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Who You Gonna Call? Nonprofit Addresses Nonprofit Cybersecurity

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 13, 2017

What would you do if your nonprofit had over 500 W2 tax forms stolen electronically and put up for sale on the dark web? This nightmare happened to one unnamed nonprofit, and their solution was to contact the National Cybersecurity…

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Bend cybersecurity company: Education is the key to protection

By Skip Newberry, Technology Association of Oregon | November 13, 2017

In today’s business world, companies and organizations throughout the world are operating in an environment of ongoing security threats, data breaches, malware, ransomware and the litany of other potential risks. This all makes cybersecurity an intense focus of discussion for…

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Trump administration releases rules on disclosing cyber flaws

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 11, 2017

The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery. The move…

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