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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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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