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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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Why are there so many cryptocurrencies? Are they scams? Should I buy some? Can I start my own? You’ve got questions — the Business Journal did the research to bring you (cautious, qualified) answers. Cryptocurrencies everywhere How many cryptocurrencies are there? CoinLore pegs the number at 2,172, with a total market cap of $243,615,458,640. But […]
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Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world, and is now more profitable than the global illegal drug trade, according to the 2019 Annual Cybercrime Report from Cybersecurity Ventures. Cyber attack is also the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and, according to Rodney Gullatte Jr., small businesses are a prime target […]
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World Password Day was May 2, but it’s not too late to avert disaster by ditching “123456,” “qwerty123” or — yes — “password” as your password. If you’re leaning on “sunshine,” that’s also in 2018’s Top 10 Worst Passwords, and hackers probably have your number. (Coloradans: Hackers also know “gobroncos” is a favorite in the […]
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Rapid-fire cyber attacks and a shifting regulatory landscape are the “new normal” — and a traditional tech-focused cybersecurity stance isn’t enough anymore. Experts say prioritizing risk management and a law-led approach to cybersecurity could be the difference between an inconvenience and a catastrophic breach. For any business, it could also be the difference between post-breach […]
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Breaking into your own house is unnerving. Why wasn’t that window locked? Why didn’t the alarm trip? Why didn’t the neighbors blink? It’s too easy. For the same reasons, cybersecurity experts say, breaking into your own place is important in the cyber world. And that’s what white hat hackers are for. White hat hacking (or […]
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