Oregon Cybersecurity Leaders Roll Into RSA Conference 2019, Part 2

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | March 11, 2019

The cybersecurity industry in Oregon continues to thrive and expand, with local companies delivering new innovations and technologies that will help keep us all safer online. This was a clear take away from the RSA Conference 2019 that wrapped up…

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Oregon Cyber Companies Aim to “Do Better” at RSAC 2019, Part One

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | March 8, 2019

The overarching theme for the RSA Conference 2019 is “Better,” as in doing a better job of making the online world safe so we can all come together to make the real world a better place. At least that’s what…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber war unleashes offensive attack on Russian trolls

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | March 1, 2019

U.S. hackers. Russian trolls. Cyber take down. It sounds like the makings of a blockbuster movie. Rather, it’s the latest in international cyber warfare. The U.S. military has retaliated against Russia, the first attempt at an “all-out information war,” according…

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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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