cyber security

Cyber Security
6:08 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Cyber Security Audit: Washington Agencies Not In Full Compliance

File photo of one of the built-out data halls in Washington's data center.
Credit Washington Consolidated Technology Services

The state of Washington has good cyber security standards, but state agencies don’t always adhere to those standards.

That was the finding of a performance audit released Monday.

Cyber security has emerged as a leading threat to the U.S. government and corporate America. Sony Pictures was the latest high profile victim, but state and local governments are also potential targets.

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Hospital Computer Hack
6:40 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Five Hospitals In Wash. and Ore. Among Victims Of Computer Hack

A national hospital chain said suspected Chinese hackers breached its computer system earlier this year.
Credit Matylda Czarnecka / Flickr

A national hospital chain said suspected Chinese hackers breached its computer system earlier this year. Patients whose doctors work with any of five hospitals in the Northwest might have had financial data stolen.

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NWPR Books
9:39 am
Tue January 14, 2014

'What Everyone Needs To Know' About Today's Cyberthreats

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 2:46 pm

Even if cybersecurity isn't a subject you think about a lot, the data breach of credit card information from Target and Neiman Marcus customers has probably increased your level of cyber-anxiety.

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Computer Security
4:56 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Washington Courts Seek IT Security Review, Audit Following Breach

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Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 4:50 pm

Washington’s court system will hire an outside expert to perform a computer security review and audit. The move follows a hacking incident – revealed last week - that exposed nearly a hundred Social Security numbers and perhaps up to a million driver license numbers. But now there’s another cyber security concern at Washington Courts.

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Northwest News
3:38 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Federal Watchdog Criticizes BPA's Cyber Security

A report finds the Bonneville Power Administration has major shortcomings with regards to its cyber security and computer systems.
Photo credit: Tom Banse Northwest News Network

The region’s main electricity wholesaler, the Bonneville Power Administration, has major shortcomings with regards to its cyber security and computer systems. That’s according to a report released today by the Department of Energy’s investigative arm.

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