It was 8 a.m. Aug. 31, the Thursday before Labor Day weekend, when Springs-based manufacturer Qualtek Manufacturing learned it had been hit with ransomware.
A new cybersecurity program — a partnership between SecureSet and Fort Carson — is offering active duty soldiers a fast track to cybersecurity careers in the civilian world. The pilot Cybersecurity Career Program aims to bridge the gap between military experience and civilian cybersecurity requirements, and smooth the transition to...
China isn’t the only country on the hunt for American intellectual property, but it’s the largest and most efficient — and inventors and tech startups in particular need to take precautions. Colorado Springs’ concentration of military bases and educational institutions makes it an appealing target for foreign actors looking to...
The past two weeks have seen a flurry of talk and head-scratching over what’s next for cryptocurrencies. The Bank of International Settlements — known as “the central bank for central banks” — has told central banks they’ll have to reckon with cryptocurrencies, and perhaps issue their own; Goldman Sachs is...
One year after its launch, Air Force CyberWorx has moved into a new 10,000-square-foot studio, and successfully completed one design sprint and two student projects in its custom-built space. Until this summer, CyberWorx operated out of a temporary studio, director Col. Jeffrey Collins said. The team could handle one project...
Human error is a hacker’s best friend. According to a new report from data protection company Bitglass, both white hat and black hat hackers say phishing is the best way to snatch sensitive data, because “human error and ignorance will always be exploitable.” The report, “Data Games: Security Blind Spots According...
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...