Wi-Fi Passwords Hacked at Local Coffee Shop; Cybersecurity Expert Offers Tips

By Cyber Oregon | May 23, 2019

Seventy percent of hacking incidents occur when users connect to unsecured Wi-Fi networks such as restaurants, airports, and coffee shops, according to Norton’s Wi-Fi Risk Report. While a free Wi-Fi connection in a public space seems fine for users on…

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Cyber News Roundup: Five Billion Cybersecurity Threats a Month, WhatsApp, Windows Hack, Intel Vulnerabilities

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 17, 2019

Is it possible for hackers to remotely hack into your mobile phone and steal your personal information just by calling your phone number? Unfortunately, the answer to that alarming question is yes for the 1.5 billion users who use the…

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Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council Drives Mission to Improve Digital Security for all Oregonians

By Kerri Fry, IGNW | May 7, 2019

The Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council (OCAC) has been busy. If I had to put one word on the past 18 months, I would say, “relationships.” From our initial meeting in September of 2017 though today, the OCAC has met with…

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Cyber News Roundup: Power, Passwords, PII…What Trips Us Up in Cybersecurity

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 3, 2019

One of the biggest concerns for the energy sector is a grand scale cyberattack shutting down our power grids and our cities. Power networks, considered critical infrastructure by the U.S. Government, have long been a target for hackers, but successful…

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Firmware Needs to Be Part of Your Incident Response Playbook

By Yuriy Bulygin, Eclypsium | April 15, 2019

Security operations and incident response is typically where an organization’s best cybersecurity intentions meet hard realities. Teams have limited time and talent to deal with an overwhelming number of alerts, and the complexity of modern threats means each one can…

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12 Ways to Get a Handle on Secrets Management

By Mark B. Cooper, PKI Solutions | March 27, 2019

Organizations in all industries have secrets that need to be protected. The modern identity landscape is filled with secrets — passwords, encryption keys, cryptocurrency wallets, SQL connection strings, storage account keys, API tokens — yet organizations are challenged with storing,…

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Cyber News Roundup: China Hacking Keeps Us Up At Night

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | March 22, 2019

The United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is extremely concerned about cyber threats, “The rate at which threats and risks are emerging is outpacing our ability to identify, assess and address them.” Threats to our systems and…

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NW Cyber Camp launches fourth year

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | March 20, 2019

NW Cyber Camp inspires and empowers high school students to learn about cybersecurity, opening up the possibility of a career in the field. Since 2016, NW Cyber Camp has reached hundreds of high school students, offering hands-on cybersecurity skills, including…

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Building confidence with a SOC 2 Examination

By AJ Sunder, RFPIO | March 13, 2019

One of the biggest challenges for CIOs and CISOs is gaining confidence that you’re doing enough to keep your organization safe and that you don’t have any blind spots. By definition, you’re not aware that you have blind spots unless…

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