Cyber News Roundup: Uber, the human factor and email protection

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | December 7, 2017

A common theme you’ll see repeated often on the Cyber Oregon blog is the high-cost of data breaches. It’s also fair to say that covering up a data breach is likely to make a bad situation worse. Such is the…

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New Research Finds Human Error is Greatest Cybersecurity Threat

By Lewis Howell, Hueya Inc. | December 5, 2017

Cyber abuse is the latest epidemic that can do extensive damage to a person’s privacy, safety, and livelihood—including wreaking financial havoc on the companies they work for. We recently released Hueya Report 2017: Cyber Abuse and the Human Factor, a…

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Spurring Cybersecurity Awareness and Education in Central Oregon

By Kerri Fry, IGNW | November 28, 2017

We’re all in this cybersecurity thing together. As we actively take part in the statewide Cyber Oregon initiative and push forward on our mission to build tangible solutions to protect the digital lives of all Oregonians, we are reminded that…

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A Fishing Trip, A Battleship and Cybersecurity

By Dennis Tomlin, Multnomah County | November 28, 2017

I grew up in a very small landlocked town in North Central Oregon.  My father was someone who never missed the opportunity to share a life lesson with his children. These lessons often took place around the campfire of our…

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‘Tis the Season for Cyber Criminals to Prey on Consumers

By Lewis Howell, Hueya Inc. | November 27, 2017

It’s Cyber Monday and getting scammed is probably not on your holiday shopping list. Who knew that getting a great deal on snowflake socks or yoga mats could put you at risk? The shopping frenzy is upon us. And who…

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Cyber Oregon in action boosting cybersecurity awareness

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 22, 2017

A big part of Cyber Oregon’s mission is to encourage collaboration among cybersecurity experts and to drive cybersecurity awareness across the state. The good news? We’re already making progress. The most recent example of how this comes together – often…

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How the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council Works

By Kerri Fry, IGNW | November 21, 2017

Cybersecurity is complicated. Threats are advancing and evolving, and more and more personal data is going digital—two factors that make Oregonians (as well as everyone else across the country) exceptionally vulnerable to cybercrime. Negotiating the cyber landscape to protect Oregonians…

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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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