Tag Archives: Cyber Security/Cybersecurity

Editorial: Share the fix on student records

Oregon’s Department of Education has work to do if student records and other information kept by the department is to be secure from outside attack. That’s the takeaway from an audit of cybersecurity at the department released Wednesday by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno. Cybersecurity is critical at the office, which oversees education for […]
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Experts warn that digital wallets are susceptible to scammers

Few protections and regulations make services like Apple Cash and Venmo a target. My desperation to see Ariana Grande in concert created the perfect trap. Instead of seeing her sing about love and loss, I got sucked into an online ticket scheme that cost me $75 and a big chunk of my pride. Source: Experts […]
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Audit: State education agency should do more to secure data

Bureaucratic reshuffling blamed for some issues, but Department of Education needs tighter control on software, security. The state agency that holds the education records of more than half a million Oregon students can tighten its control of that information, state auditors say. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Audit: State education agency should do more to […]
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Work still needed to protect student information against hackers, Oregon audit finds

Secretary of State Bev Clarno’s audit team on Wednesday released its latest assessment of cybersecurity issues, this time at the Oregon Department of Education. Auditors say some practices need to change to to safeguard agency information. Source: Work still needed to protect student information against hackers, Oregon audit finds | Salem Reporter | News about […]
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Audit: ODE needs to do more on cybersecurity

Critical protections set, but more called for. Although critical cybersecurity protections are in place at the Oregon Department of Education, the agency needs to fully implement and mature their defenses to address security risks, according to an audit released Wednesday by Secretary of State Bev Clarno. Source: Audit: ODE needs to do more on cybersecurity – KTVZ

Officials laud election security as 2020 vote looms

With Tuesday’s low-profile local vote fast approaching, many eyes will soon be turning to election security in 2020. Local and state officials say elections are more secure than ever before and they’ll remain vigilant to stop any potential interference or ballot tampering. “Things are going well for us,” said Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart, who […]
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DoorDash data breach hits 4.9 million users

Food-delivery service DoorDash said Thursday that the personal data of 4.9 million customers, workers and merchants was compromised earlier this year through an unnamed third-party service provider. The leaked data may have included names, delivery addresses, phone numbers, order history and the last four digits of customers’ credit cards. Passwords were also compromised, though in […]
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The Cybersecurity 202: Ransomware attack against the 2020 election could disrupt statewide voting databases 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. “We’re not going to let the Russians come back. We’re not going to let the Chinese, we’re […]
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Louisiana to build $1.5 million cybersecurity facility

The Louisiana Cyber Coordination Center will be home to the state National Guard’s cybersecurity activities and two private-sector firms. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday his administration will build a “major cybersecurity center” in Baton Rouge to be staffed by the state National Guard, which will use the new facility to carry out cybersecurity-related […]
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Are States Taking Cybersecurity Seriously Enough?

Only one has a cabinet-level official dedicated to the issue. A spike in cyberattacks in recent months has left state and local governments reeling. Baltimore faces more than $18 million in losses following a May ransomware attack. Several Florida cities were hit in June. And Los Angeles police data was hacked in late July. A 2018 report from the National Association […]
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