May 25 is GDPR deadline day — the day the European Union’s stringent new General Data Protection Regulation takes effect — and experts say most Colorado Springs companies aren’t ready. If you’re scrambling, you’re not alone. “Many U.S. and Colorado businesses, even large enterprises, aren’t ready because they don’t plan ahead,” Trevor Dierdorff, Amnet founder […]
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Businesses are realizing they’re not too big or too small or too low-profile to be hit with a cyberattack, and they’re stepping up cybersecurity efforts. But with attacks coming from all directions and changing by the hour, where do you start? Colorado Springs cybersecurity experts weigh in on what you can tackle right now to […]
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Cyber insurance isn’t a “get out of jail free” card — but if cybercriminals come for your business, it could be the difference between sinking and surviving. Compared with other types of insurance, cyber coverage is pretty new. It’s been around 15-20 years, and the Insurance Journal estimates that nationwide, only 15-20 percent of small […]
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Minorities, women and underserved communities are strikingly underrepresented in cybersecurity careers, despite growing cyber threats and an acute talent crunch. Now a Springs nonprofit is on a mission to reach those groups, and fill the growing cybersecurity workforce deficit in southern Colorado. The nonprofit Cyber Institute is working with academic partners and industry to bring […]
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The first official c-Watch cohort kicks off this week, using sport to help train cybersecurity experts experienced in information-sharing environments. And by July, c-Watch students will be part of a pop-up security operations center for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, doing the cyber threat intelligence work that’s now so critical during high-profile sport events. Why […]
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Are the hackers who’ll target your business after a quick payout or playing the long game? That might determine whether you’re at greater risk from ransomware or cryptojacking — either way, you’re probably not ready. The new 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon found that businesses are still not investing in appropriate security strategies […]
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We’re trading our privacy for trinkets. Big businesses are using Americans’ personal information to make money — it’s collected and bundled and sold over and over — and we’re giving it away for email accounts and Facebook likes and fuel points and insurance discounts. In March, twin Facebook scandals jolted many Americans to realize they […]
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The General Data Protection Regulation has 88 pages, 99 articles and a greater impact on U.S.-based businesses than you might think. It’s the biggest overhaul of Europe’s data security rules in two decades, and when it takes effect May 25, companies worldwide will be impacted by a web of stringent rules covering consumer consent, data […]
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The world watches sports for thrills and bragging rights — but among the millions, a select few are watching for bots, hackers, malware and social media trolls. It turns out international sporting events are irresistible to cybercriminals, and their attacks give experts strong leads on newly engineered malware and tactics, serving as a kind of […]
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Businesses are leaving holes in their cybersecurity thanks to mobile devices, and experts say it’s time to take the risk seriously. According to the latest research from Verizon, while companies increasingly lean on smartphones and tablets, many haven’t taken even the most basic mobile cybersecurity precautions to protect their data and core systems. What’s more, […]
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The Olympic world stage is not only a proving ground for athletes, but for sophisticated malware, hacks and cyberattacks ready to become household names. While sport isn’t closely tied to cybersecurity in the popular imagination, international sporting events are highly attractive targets for cybercriminals chasing profit and malicious state actors looking to make a point, […]
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Colorado governments — state, county and local — took a critical step in honing cyberattack response plans at the Joint Cyber Workshop Feb. 10-11. For the first time, C-suite level decision makers from government IT organizations across the state joined the workshop in closed-door sessions, to create a memorandum of understanding formalizing Colorado’s cyber incident […]
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