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

By Kelly Stremel, 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 Kelly Stremel, 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 Kelly Stremel, 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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Cyber News Roundup: What to Expect at Black Hat and DEF CON

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | August 2, 2019

Your phone is leaking your personally identifiable information (PII). Learn how to break modern encryption and hack into a car. Explore ways to hack physical security, including disabling alarm systems and cameras. Hear lessons learned from running a national penetration…

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Oregon Cybersecurity Leader Charlie Kawasaki Featured on KGW

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | July 14, 2019

While many people understand the need to build a larger cybersecurity workforce with trained cybersecurity experts, it takes dedicated cybersecurity leaders to push this initiative forward. One standout in this effort is Charlie Kawasaki, vice chair of the Oregon Cybersecurity…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cybersecurity is the Biggest Threat to the Global Economy

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | July 12, 2019

“CEOs see cybersecurity as the number one threat to the global economy over the next five to 10 years,” according to the latest EY report, the 2019 CEO Imperative Study, that surveyed global CEOs among Forbes Global 2000 and Forbes…

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Training Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Experts is Top Priority

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | June 17, 2019

Developing a strong workforce of skilled cybersecurity professionals is a top priority for the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council (OCAC) to help protect the digital lives of all Oregonians. NW Cyber Camp, a hands-on immersive cybersecurity summer camp co-founded four years…

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Cyber News Roundup: Foreign VPNs and Botnets…the Latest Threats

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | June 7, 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…

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