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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CYBERSECURITY WEBINAR SERIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: MAY – SEPTEMBER

Nearly every week, there’s a new cyberattack, threat, or ransomware, plaguing our businesses and organizations, putting sensitive data at risk. To learn all about the fundamentals of cybercrime and cybersecurity, what’s at stake, and how you can better protect your business, there’s a free cybersecurity webinar series for small businesses that kicks off on May…

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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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Cyber Oregon News Roundup: 14 Tax Scams, 5 Common Attacks to Small Business, and a Cybersecurity Quiz?

Ah, tax season. With an extra month to file taxes in 2021, this means extra time for more scams. As if tax time isn’t stressful enough, add in scammers who prey on individuals and small businesses — trying to steal your information or money. Here are the top 14 tax scams that are prevalent right now, according to Business2Community.com:  Phishing — Phishing is when one party, who isn’t who…

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