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No excuses after Dec. 31: Companies doing business with the Department of Defense must comply with NIST SP 800-171 or face losing their contracts. The National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 is a set of 110 cybersecurity controls and reporting standards mandated by Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations...
Cyber and the Internet of Things are one and the same, and it’s time for information security professionals to tackle the realities of a connected world head-on, according to Maj. Gen. USAF (Ret.) Dale Meyerrose, president of the Colorado Springs-based MeyerRose Group. Meyerrose delivered a keynote address to more than...
Colorado Springs school districts are hiring hackers to find the holes in their cybersecurity defenses. They’re among an increasing number of organizations turning to penetration testing — ethical hacking that locates and exploits a system’s security flaws — so they can see their own weaknesses before the bad guys do. Terry...
A new nonprofit security tech accelerator — the first of its kind in Colorado Springs — is taking shape, aiming to recruit entrepreneurs to the city and boost cyber economic development. Exponential Impact (EXi) will take a holistic approach to mentoring and coaching, said CEO Vance Brown, and will focus...
No business can afford to ignore the Darknet. Whether the target is a multinational corporation or a two-person company, a CEO or an entry-level employee — when cybercriminals steal information and credentials, the Darknet is where they go to sell it. “We’re all in the firing line. The world of cybersecurity...
Patients in Colorado Springs and across the United States are exposed to a patchwork of cybersecurity risks in health care, as some providers struggle to keep pace with ever-changing threats. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report identified grave cybersecurity gaps, alongside...
Pikes Peak Community College has received a grant of almost $1 million to become National Security Agency certified, which will bring the number of NSA-certified colleges in Colorado Springs to five. PPCC Cybersecurity Director Gretchen Bliss said this concentration of NSA-certified colleges will boost Colorado Springs’ reputation as a hub...
Across almost a year of the Air Force Academy’s CyberWorx sprints, design thinking has “proven its value” as a problem-solving technique for the Air Force, said director Col. Jeffrey Collins. Since sprints started last August, each has brought unexpected outcomes, novel solutions and positive feedback from Air Force leaders. “The outcomes...
Six months in, the main takeaway from the Rapid Response Center’s early operations is this: Among small and medium-sized organizations, cybersecurity hygiene is sorely lacking. The RRC, the National Cybersecurity Center’s emergency service for organizations that suffer a cybersecurity breach or attack, has successfully handled 10 incidents since January from...
The National Cybersecurity Center is tapping into Colorado Springs’ reputation for pitching in, when needed, to push ahead with the building that will be the center’s permanent home. It’s a way of solving a progress-and-funding conundrum, and it takes the collaborative spirit that is the trademark of the city’s cybersecurity...
Colorado Springs’ cybersecurity workforce pipeline gets a noteworthy add-on this summer. Partnering with local employers, Pikes Peak Community College has built a pioneering cybersecurity internship program for high school students — the first in Colorado and one of just a handful nationally. Starting June 20, students from Colorado Springs and...
Colorado Springs has no registered cybersecurity apprenticeships — but they could be what the city needs to fill serious gaps in the industry workforce. At Cybersecurity Industry Day April 10 at Catalyst Campus, government, tech and education leaders urged local firms to build and register cybersecurity apprenticeships. A common theme among...