Government

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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The Big Hack: What are the Implications for Oregonians?

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 claiming that the Chinese military used a tiny chip implanted on server motherboards to infiltrate…

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News roundup: Cybersecurity best practices from the trenches

As cybersecurity headlines continue, it’s nice to know that McAfee’s cybersecurity advanced threat research team is hard at work tracking the latest cyberthreats. The team of computer experts, based in Hillsboro, Oregon, spend their days breaking into various systems. Oregon Business’ Cyber crime busters: An inside look explains how security experts examine vulnerabilities that go…

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