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Cyber News Roundup: Security tips for SMBs for 2019

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 30, 2018

Almost every day there are headlines about cybersecurity breaches. Just this week, Marriott announced that its reservation system had been hacked, potentially exposing sensitive customer data for roughly 500 million guests. While breaches with big companies such as Target and…

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Cyber News Roundup: How secure were the 2018 mid-term elections?

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 9, 2018

Since the 2016 presidential election there has been a steady stream of headlines about how vulnerable our election system is. We’ve heard about hackers infiltrating voting systems and numerous social media channels that have been created as part of massive…

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International community working to define new standard for consumer privacy

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 26, 2018

With data breaches occurring at the corporate level (Target, Experian) and privacy issues from social media (Facebook) causing concern, a group of American companies are working together to define international standards for privacy. The group is part of the ISO…

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Cyber News Roundup: Malware and Cyber Threats Increase, What Can Be Done?

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 18, 2018

Malware is a huge problem for companies and government municipalities of all sizes. According to Verizon’s 2018 Breach Investigations report, 92 percent of malware is still delivered by email. The Seattle PI’s Malware Hits Everyone From Small Businesses to Big…

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Cyber News Roundup: How Bad Passwords Can Foil Good Security

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 15, 2018

While companies of all sizes try to find ways to prevent cybersecurity breaches, the key aspect of protecting a company lies with its employees. According to Statista, cybercrime monetary damages totaled $1.33 billion in 2016.  To help combat this growing…

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Cyber News Roundup: We all need to protect against cyberthreats, all the time

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 5, 2018

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but every month should be since there is no shortage of security breaches. While headlines of security breaches targeting large companies dominate the headlines, small and medium-sized businesses need to remember that they are not…

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The Big Hack: What are the Implications for Oregonians?

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 4, 2018

The world of cybersecurity is full of unexpected surprises and attacks that are amazingly inventive and amazingly nefarious all at the same time. We’re talking of course about what’s being called the Big Hack. In an explosive report, Bloomberg is…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cybersecurity tips for companies of all sizes

By Rob Goodman | September 28, 2018

Security breaches, stolen personal data, and hacking by foreign agents—news of new threats never ceases. Yet for small and mid-sized businesses, the challenge lies in implementing best practices to safeguard their companies with limited resources. How serious is the problem?…

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Cyber News Roundup: Is it time to do a security checkup?

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | September 21, 2018

As security breaches become commonplace, it’s important that C-level executives and board members not only understand the impact that a breach can have, but understand where their organizations need to strengthen their security structure. Now might be the right time…

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