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Oregon Cybersecurity Leader Charlie Kawasaki Featured on KGW

While many people understand the need to build a larger cybersecurity workforce with trained cybersecurity experts, it takes dedicated cybersecurity leaders to push this initiative forward. One standout in this effort is Charlie Kawasaki, vice chair of the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council (OCAC), CTO of PacStar, and co-founder of NW Cyber Camp – which kicks…

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Training Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Experts is Top Priority

Developing a strong workforce of skilled cybersecurity professionals is a top priority for the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council (OCAC) to help protect the digital lives of all Oregonians. NW Cyber Camp, a hands-on immersive cybersecurity summer camp co-founded four years ago by OCAC Vice Chair Charlie Kawasaki, is a great program focused on training tomorrow’s…

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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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Bringing diversity to the cybersecurity workforce

It’s no secret that the field of IT lacks diversity. In TechTarget’s article, McAfee CISO explains why diversity in cybersecurity matters, editor Peter Loshin notes that, “Improving the state of diversity in cybersecurity shouldn’t be seen as a burden, but rather embraced as an opportunity to improve the state of the industry by expanding the…

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