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Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council Drives Mission to Improve Digital Security for all Oregonians

The Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council (OCAC) has been busy. If I had to put one word on the past 18 months, I would say, “relationships.” From our initial meeting in September of 2017 though today, the OCAC has met with cybersecurity companies, industry experts, higher education institutions, and high school students interested in cybersecurity. Our…

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Firmware Needs to Be Part of Your Incident Response Playbook

Security operations and incident response is typically where an organization’s best cybersecurity intentions meet hard realities. Teams have limited time and talent to deal with an overwhelming number of alerts, and the complexity of modern threats means each one can require significant attention. Incident Response (IR) teams need to be right and they need to…

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Cyber News Roundup: China Hacking Keeps Us Up At Night

The United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is extremely concerned about cyber threats, “The rate at which threats and risks are emerging is outpacing our ability to identify, assess and address them.” Threats to our systems and information are everywhere — from insiders to the factory floor to China. At the recent…

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NW Cyber Camp launches fourth year

NW Cyber Camp inspires and empowers high school students to learn about cybersecurity, opening up the possibility of a career in the field. Since 2016, NW Cyber Camp has reached hundreds of high school students, offering hands-on cybersecurity skills, including defending computer systems from hackers and implementing defensive cybersecurity practices. This year marks the fourth…

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