Posts Tagged ‘cybersecurity’

Cyber News Roundup: How secure were the 2018 mid-term elections?

Note: This post is reprinted from Cyber Oregon, a statewide initiative to improve cybersecurity across the state that McKenzie Worldwide help launch and maintains. Since the 2016 presidential election there has been a steady stream of headlines about how vulnerable our election system is. We’ve heard about hackers infiltrating voting systems and numerous social media…

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Cryptojacking is on the rise

Are you surprised that five new security threats popped up every second in Q1 of 2018? According to research from McAfee, that’s the truth. What’s scary is that cryptojacking – the secret use of your computing device to mine cryptocurrency – is on the rise. In other cybersecurity news of the week, citizens are very concerned…

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U.S. Government needs to raise its cybersecurity game

There’s not a lot of uplifting news in the world of cybersecurity, but that also means that there are lots of opportunities for cybersecurity vendors to make their mark in the world. In a recap of the cyber news highlights from the past week, the U.S. government’s cybersecurity situation isn’t too pretty, SMBs need to…

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Will U.S. elections be secure?

Based on all we’ve heard about the cybersecurity issues surrounding the 2016 U.S.  election, are you concerned about the upcoming midterm elections? Congress recently approved over $380 million for states to secure their election systems so perhaps there is hope. Yet at the same time, the Trump administration just eliminated the cybersecurity coordinator position on the National…

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