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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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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: Cyber Risks on the Rise for Students, Presidential Election, Small Businesses

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | September 11, 2020

Welcome September, time for a litmus test! Our students are back to school, we are on the brink of a presidential election, and our small businesses continue to struggle. Add in cyber risks, hackers, malicious attacks, ransomware, and COVID-19 scams and it’s clear that we continue to face disruption in all sectors. With remote learning…

Cyber News Roundup: Exploiting Weaknesses, Cybersecurity Best Practices for Remote Workforces, Going Passwordless

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | August 14, 2020

Corporate networks are at risk. A hacker can get into an organization’s internal network in 30 minutes, according to a ZDNet article. Add to that the growing and possibly more permanent remote workforce — with more attack surfaces — and you’ve got a recipe for cybersecurity challenges. As companies shift employees to permanent remote positions,…

Cyber News Roundup: Twitter Hack, Cyber Threats, Cyberwar Heating Up – Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | July 17, 2020

Twitter hacked: worst cybersecurity disaster to hit a social media company Several high-profile, verified Twitter accounts were hacked this week, as part of a coordinated social engineering attack to promote a bitcoin scam, reports ZDNet. Accounts included Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barrack Obama, Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Apple, and Uber. Twitter responded with an investigation…

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…

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