PacStar CTO Charlie Kawasaki Named 2021 Tech Champion Award Winner by Technology Association of Oregon

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that Charlie Kawasaki, chief technical officer of its PacStar® business, will receive the 2021 Tech Champion Award given by the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) at its awards ceremony this Friday, September 17, 2021, in Portland, Oregon. PacStar is a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).…

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Cyber News Roundup: R is for Ransomware

Ransomware may sound like a suspenseful movie plot, but the reality is that it’s plaguing organizations in every industry. Let’s face it: ransomware commands big reactions and big dollars…and big headlines. Ransomware is an attack that locks computers and systems and demands a ransom to give back access to the data. “In the world of cybercrime, ransomware attacks might be the…

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Cyber News Roundup: Moving from Shaming to Sharing, More Data Breach Reporting

While everything’s not coming up roses in cybersecurity land, we might be seeing signs of rosier approaches. In a recent Help Net Security article, author Sai Venkataraman reinforces the importance of building a positive security culture. His perspective is that our shame culture is the biggest roadblock to increasing security posture across industries. He says that a guilt culture and shame are prevalent today, as witnessed…

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Cyber Oregon News Roundup: Oil Pipeline Hack and Beckoning Cyber Threats

What happens when a major city’s electricity goes out? Or water supplies are shut off? Or oil pipelines are hacked? The cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline Co., the largest U.S. fuel pipelines — which CBS News refers to as “a major fuel artery” — signifies an immense problem. What used to be caused by a natural disaster, such as an ice storm or hurricane, can…

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