BEND, Ore., September 19, 2017 – Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) and Redhawk Network Security announce the Cybersecurity Education Summit that will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the OSU Cascades Campus, 650 Columbia Street Bend, Oregon 97702, Room: 209. Business owners, technology employees, and information security professionals supporting small and medium-sized businesses and public services organizations are invited to join for a day of education and information sharing surrounding the issues of information protection and cybersecurity resources needed for smaller organizations.
Given all the attention-grabbing headlines around cybersecurity, and the strong desire to avoid becoming one of those headlines, it’s tempting for many businesses and organizations to hand over responsibility for information security to an external managed security service provider (MSSP) and move on.
Information is power. It is also a source of profit, whether it’s customer data, intellectual property or financial information. Protecting this revenue stream should be priority one for the C-suite. And it is – for the CSO, CISO, CIO or other security-minded executives. For CEOs, CFOs and others with financial responsibilities, the case for investing in cybersecurity is not so clear-cut.
One thing is hard to argue in today’s complex cyber world: cyber incidents are part of doing business. Chances are, your organization’s data will be—or already has been—breached. With an employee clicking on malware every 81 seconds in the U.S., according to a study by Check Point, it’s no surprise that cyber incidents that expose sensitive data are spreading like wildfire. Most organizations focus on mitigation: you remove viruses, launch employee “don’t click” training programs, and try to secure your network from hackers. But what is your organization doing to be ready when the inevitable happens?
What does it take to train for a marathon? Like anything else—with your goal and finish line looming ahead—it takes planning, effort, focus, pacing, and sweat. What Is the Goal? Get Your Security Foundation in Place. Getting your company in compliance shape for NIST 800-171, with the looming December 31, 2017 deadline enforced by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is much like training for a marathon
The outcomes of the Redhawk 3D-PRO scoping process provide client organizations with clear maps of their Web application attack surfaces that are to be tested. In this way, project leaders can be sure that the testing process will fully meet their security goals for the project.
Bend, Ore: Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC), the economic diversification arm of the Forest County Potawatomi, announced October 1st that local cybersecurity firm, Redhawk Network Security, would promote Vice President of Finance and Administration and long-time Redhawk employee, Kerri Fry, to the role of General Manager and Chief Administration Officer.
For years, healthcare organizations from major medical centers to neighborhood clinics have limped along with a security posture that has them lagging behind other industries. HIPAA compliance has long been the standard of best practice for privacy and security regulations. That is rapidly changing as the healthcare industry tries to diagnose the severity of a ransomware epidemic.