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Cyber Oregon In the News

  • Portland Startup Among U.S. Companies Reportedly Hacked By Chinese Spies

    Oct 5, 2018 | KATU

  • Protecting Oregon Through New Cyber Security Initiative

    Nov 21, 2017 | Wilsonville Spokesman

  • Uber Hack Part Of Security Issue Oregon Hopes To Combat

    Nov 21, 2017 | KOIN6

  • Oregon’s Public And Private Sector Tackle Cybersecurity With New Initiative

    November 20, 2017 | Portland Business Journal

  • Gov. Brown Calls Cybersecurity Top Priority: Guest Opinion

    November 20, 2017 | Oregonian/Oregon Live

  • Cyber Oregon Advances State’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Effort

    November 20, 2017 | State Scoop

  • Governor Highlights Need For Cybersecurity, Designates ‘Oregon Day Of Cyber’

    November 20, 2017 | KATU

  • Oregon Tech Starts Cyber Defense Center To Give Security Students A Leg Up

    November 20, 2017 | Oregonian/ Oregon Live

  • Oregon Tech Launches Cyber Defense Center, A “Teaching Hospital” For Cybersecurity Students

    October 20, 2017 | Oregon Tech

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Experts outline cybersecurity predictions for 2018

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Governor Kate Brown launches Cyber Oregon

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Cybercast Oregon Podcasts

By Portland Radio Project | Airs 3rd Fridays On PRP.fm

Cybercast Oregon is a podcast series about the ins-and-outs of technology security, explored thorough personal stories, how-to guides and expert advice. Kedma Ough, the director of Mt. Hood Community College’s Small Business Development Center, hosts this educational podcast series.

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Cyber News Roundup: CIA Info Leaked, Ransomware Gangs, Business Email Compromises

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | June 19, 2020

The ultimate irony: the CIA’s top-secret hacking tools were breached. The Washington Post reports that an elite CIA unit in charge of developing top-secret hacking tools failed to secure its own systems. The article covers the breach, which occurred in 2016, and discovered a year later via WikiLeaks. Reporters Ellen Nakashima and Shane Harris write,…

Cyber News Roundup: Protecting the castle, $42M ransomware attack, cybersecurity spending up

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 22, 2020

How do you protect the castle when your employees aren’t working from a centralized office space? Sowmyanarayan Sampath, president of global enterprise for Verizon Business Group, advises, “Protecting company computer networks when so many are working from home requires ‘a major mindset change.’ Whereas companies have long thought of enacting cybersecurity measures as building a…

Cyber News Roundup: Remote work challenges, cyber shortage, and a sinkhole?

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 8, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift to remote working has increased exponentially, as have security vulnerabilities. TechRepublic reports that this shift has left many businesses more exposed to cybersecurity threats, with nearly half saying they’ve encountered at least one scare. Reporter Owen Hughes covers a recent study by Barracuda Networks that indicated that 46% had…

Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Crime Spikes During Pandemic; Hospitals at Great Risk

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | April 24, 2020

The FBI has seen a spike in cybercrime reports since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve seen people set up fraudulent COVID charities, promise delivery of masks and other equipment, and then deliver fraudulent loans, extortion,” says FBI assistant director Tonya Ugoretz, a ZDNet article reports. Additionally, foreign hackers continue to target U.S.-based COVID-19…

Cyber News Roundup: Guidance Through the Pandemic

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | April 10, 2020

“The current pandemic is not only a serious health issue, but potentially a major cybersecurity risk,” said Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence for Mastercard.  Fear and stress are on the rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. New research from Microsoft indicates that every country in the world has seen at least one COVID-19-themed attack –…

Cyber News Roundup: Taking Cybersecurity Precautions Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | March 20, 2020

If your life hasn’t already been turned upside down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will want to add cybersecurity precautions to your staying healthy list, in order to further protect yourself and your data. Hackers are exploiting the coronavirus and cyber experts are urging people to take extra precautions to when it…

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