Cyber News Roundup: Formjacking – The Latest Hack and How to Fight Back

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | February 22, 2019

What’s the latest hack to steal credit card information and personal data from consumers? Formjacking. Formjacking is the latest hacking technique that cyber criminals are using by inserting a small piece of malicious code—malware—on a victim’s system that allows them…

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Cyber News Roundup: When a Security Breach Strikes, Beware the Dark Web

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | February 15, 2019

The term data breach is now part of our everyday, ever-expanding language, but is not as fun to use as these new words that have been recently added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2018: zoodles, bingeable, adorbs, guac, predictive, airplane…

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Cyber News Roundup: Concerns at all levels-global, state, and now your car

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | February 8, 2019

Earthquakes, hurricanes, raging fires, tsunamis—these extreme weather events are typically the natural disasters we think of that can be devastating, causing extensive damage. Yet, data fraud/theft and large-scale cyberattacks were identified among the top five global threats in the latest…

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Oregon Business Reports on State Cybersecurity Efforts, OCAC

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | February 6, 2019

Several members of the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council (OCAC) were interviewed for a recent article in Oregon Business magazine about the state of cybersecurity in Oregon and the urgent need for a larger cybersecurity workforce in the state as well…

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Cyber News Roundup: Skilled Cyber Workforce in Great Demand

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | February 1, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is your weekly cyber news roundup with the latest cybersecurity news and tips from the Cyber Oregon team to help you and your organization stay safe online and protect your digital assets. We examine cybersecurity news and developments from across…

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Privacy and Security by Design: Thoughts for Data Privacy Day

By Kent Landfield, McAfee | January 28, 2019

Data Privacy Day has particular relevance this year, as 2018 brought privacy into focus in ways other years have not. Ironically, in the same year that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, the public…

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Cyber News Roundup: The latest enormous data breach begs the question…Can we protect ourselves?

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | January 25, 2019

It’s easy to become numb to the news about data breaches, especially as the sheer number of accounts and dollars involved is staggering. Security researcher Troy Hunt recently posted a blog about a breach he named Collection #1. Hunt states…

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Warner Pacific launches Cybersecurity University in Portland

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | January 17, 2019

The software development and cybersecurity industries have a talent shortage of crisis proportions and the nation’s educational institutions are struggling to fill the gap. In software development, the next decade will see the creation of more than a million new…

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Cyber News Roundup: Can politicians, SMBs, and schools protect themselves from hackers?

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | January 14, 2019

Cybersecurity breaches grab the headlines on a regular basis. Looking beyond the news, there are many industries that are taking a proactive approach to protecting themselves, their data and their customers’ data. According to the Portland Tribune, Oregon Senator Ron…

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