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Cyber News Roundup: 80% of Businesses Experienced a Cybersecurity Incident, What to Do

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 – and very real – findings, including the fact that security incidents put customer privacy…

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Cyber Oregon Expert Offers Insight on PPS Fraud Attempt

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 fraudulent transaction was discovered by Wells Fargo and the money returned to PPS. In reporting…

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Cyber News Roundup: What to Expect at Black Hat and DEF CON

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 testing competition. These are just some of many topics that will be explored – and…

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Oregon Cybersecurity Leader Charlie Kawasaki Featured on KGW

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 Advisory Council (OCAC), CTO of PacStar, and co-founder of NW Cyber Camp – which kicks…

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