Cybercast Oregon | Episode 06: Here There Be Hackers

Here There Be Hackers

Cybercast Oregon is supported by Mount Hood Community College Small Business Development Center, where they work every day to open opportunities for the entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors. You can get started on your quest to business success HERE

Sometimes the loud headlines about data breaches, ransomware, and phishing schemes distract us from the reality that cyber crimes don’t just spontaneously happen – they’re engineered and executed by humans.

But what do we know about these humans, the hackers?

A quick online search will give you the stock image of a menacing figuring in a hoodie, hands poised over a keyboard, holed up in a dark room. But the truth is that the hacker mold is not one-size-fits-all. And the impact and scope of these diverse actors is as varied as their motives.

With our lives increasingly migrating online and exposed to cyber attacks, it’s more important now than ever to get our heads aroud how hackers – the good and the bad –  fit into the puzzle.

So if we shine a light in those basements and throw back the hoodie, who will we find? Great question – and we have answers. Listen to Cybercast Oregon: Here There Be Hackers:

This episode is for you if…

  • You’re curious about the kind of person who becomes a hacker, and why.
  • What motivates hackers to hack.
  • If all hackers are cyber criminals, and if not, what law-abiding hackers do.
  • What’s being done to stem the damage caused by black hat hackers, and how you can help.

Cybercast Oregon is hosted by Kedma Ough, director at Mt. Hood Community College’s SBDC. Joining Kedma in the studio this week are four experts:

Ken Westin | LinkedIn

A security analyst and researcher, Ken Westin is a creative technologist with years of experience in computer security, product development and programming.

Shawna Turner  | LinkedIn

A IT professional with a strong software background, Shawna Turner has 19+ years of experience in security methods, techniques and technologies.

Cybercast Oregon is supported by Mount Hood Community College Small Business Development Center, where they work every day to open opportunities for the entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors. You can get started on your quest to business success HERE

Nastacia Voisin

I’m a recent University of Portland grad and an aspiring journalist. I hail originally from Ontario, Canada. My passions and pursuits vary – currently I’m into indie films, podcasts, live storytelling and tango.
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