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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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Cryptocurrency and the Need for Trust

By Mark B. Cooper, PKI Solutions | December 13, 2018

For the first time in modern history, our civilization is on the verge of a new concept in monetary transactions with cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency could be hugely disruptive to many industries and could completely change money transfer services industries, but trust…

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Oregon cybersecurity gets a boost, Beaverton-based Eclypsium raises $8.75 million

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | December 4, 2018

Oregon’s ecosystem of leading cybersecurity companies throughout the state just got a little stronger today. Today, Beaverton-based Eclypsium, which is pioneering a new type of IT security to protect firmware and hardware, announced that the company has raised $8.75 million…

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