Small Business

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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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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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 tips for companies of all sizes

Security breaches, stolen personal data, and hacking by foreign agents—news of new threats never ceases. Yet for small and mid-sized businesses, the challenge lies in implementing best practices to safeguard their companies with limited resources. How serious is the problem? According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Overview, the odds that…

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