Cybersecurity

Can politicians, SMBs, and schools protect themselves from hackers?

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 Wyden is planning to introduce legislation that will permit U.S. political candidates and lawmakers to…

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

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 from investors. That’s definitely good news on the firmware attack front. According to Charlie Kawasaki,…

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Security tips for SMBs for 2019

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 Equifax still capture the headlines, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need to take steps to…

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How secure were the 2018 mid-term elections?

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 disinformation campaigns. Most fingers point blame at rogue actors from Russia, Eastern Europe, China, North…

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International community working to define new standard for consumer privacy

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 Project Committee 317 and will be represented by its Technical Advisory Group (TAG), administered by the American…

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