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Five months after its launch, Space ISAC has convened a panel at the Cyber Symposium to discuss the challenges of bringing cybersecurity to space. The nation’s only space-dedicated information sharing and analysis center, Space ISAC is based in Colorado Springs at the National Cybersecurity Center. At the symposium, Space ISAC VP of Operations Erin Miller […]
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As Colorado Springs builds its reputation as a cyber and tech hub, local industry and educators are chasing new ways to train the workforce it demands. The effort was front and center at the 4th Annual Cyber Symposium in the Springs last week, as leaders from education and industry discussed the merits of cyber apprenticeships, […]
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Businesses in the Pikes Peak region can now earn a Cyber-Aware Business badge — the first of its kind in the nation — to show they’ve “done the hard work” of protecting themselves and their customers against cyber attacks. The cyber badge is a pilot program between the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and […]
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No one’s touting Silicon Mountain anymore. And while “Cyber Mountain” might be more accurate today, it doesn’t have the same ring to it. The Silicon Mountain nickname had its moment in the Springs in the 1980s, as tech firms made manufacturing footprints across the city. They included Springs-headquartered companies like Simtek Corporation, an early leader […]
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From phony iPhones preloaded with malware to election meddling and the rules of cyberwar, Black Hat USA 2019 wrapped up in Nevada last week with something for everyone to lie awake worrying about. Unlike most of us, Shawn Murray was there, with about 17,000 other infosec professionals. He’s a cybersecurity consultant with the Pikes Peak […]
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The National Cybersecurity Center and Denver Elections Division have completed a third-party security audit of mobile voting in two Denver municipal elections, showing that votes cast over the blockchain were recorded and tabulated accurately. Since last year, the NCC has been investigating how blockchain can help secure elections, and potentially make widespread mobile voting a […]
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Data breaches cost more than ever, and the fallout lasts even longer than previously thought, IBM has revealed in a new study. Colorado Springs cybersecurity expert Terry Bradley knows this firsthand. “My company, PLEX, worked a ransomware data breach case starting back in February of this year,” he said, “and we will probably be there […]
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When even the giants aren’t safe in the cloud, what’s everyone else to do? TD Bank, Ford and Netflix all discovered this month that their data was exposed when card-skimming hacker group Magecart found a way to scan Amazon S3 buckets (public cloud storage that holds data and other backend essentials for companies) and hit […]
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Artificial intelligence is raising the stakes in cybersecurity: It’s boosting defenses even as it builds faster and more devastating attacks. The latest report from Malwarebytes Labs, “When artificial intelligence goes awry: Separating science fiction from fact,” analyzes the advantages of using AI and machine learning in cybersecurity, as well as the emerging threats created by […]
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A hundred teachers squealed and ducked as Eddie Goldstein pulled a trigger and showered them with a thousand ping pong balls. “Well, I didn’t want to spray them with water,” said Goldstein, director of curriculum and large group programs at the National Space Science & Technology Institute. Goldstein was the keynote speaker at UCCS’ STEM […]
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The attention of 27 students from Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo high schools is fixed on computer screens in the Pikes Peak Community College classroom at the Catalyst Campus. The students are working on their first task in a weeklong cyber boot camp: learning to open images in two operating systems and make changes using […]
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Denver printing company Colorado Timberline abruptly closed down in September, blaming an unnamed ransomware attack for its demise. “We have recently been plagued by several IT events,” a message on the company’s website stated at the time. “Unfortunately we were unable to overcome the most recent ransomware attack.” This month marks two years since WannaCry […]
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