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Imagine waking up one morning and discovering there’s no money in the bank. Picture going to work to learn that every computer on the company network has nothing but a frozen screen and a message demanding a ransom payment within 12 hours. Imagine the Colorado Springs government paralyzed by a severe denial-of-service attack that renders […]
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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 Peyton school districts will become […]
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This year at the Air Force Academy, CyberWorx has taken a new approach to strengthening military and industry ties in the cybersecurity domain. In August, 16 cadets from different degree programs began collaborating with technology industry professionals to develop cybersecurity solutions through design thinking and broad perspectives. Through a formal agreement with the Center for […]
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This week the National Cyber Intelligence Center’s board of directors changed the center’s name and announced its nationally searching for the center’s CEO to reveal by the fall, according to city officials. The board voted July 5 to change the name from the National Cyber Intelligence Center to the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) because of “competing […]
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Two developments dominated cybersecurity news in 2016: the state’s decision to create a National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs and the opening of Catalyst Campus, a training, nonprofit and co-working space for technical companies with an emphasis on cybersecurity, startups and space operations. Through the two entities, cybersecurity professionals, military officials and education leaders gathered […]
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Military officials have announced that the Air Force Academy’s CyberWorx program — designed to train the next generation of American warfighters to more effectively engage threats in cyberspace — has reached its “initial operating capability.” High-ranking Air Force officials from the Academy and from Air Force Space Command announced the achievement at a press conference […]
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Colorado Springs’ fledgling Center for Health Information Cybersecurity will start tackling some of the field’s biggest hurdles in 2017, with the aim of becoming the nation’s key center for health information security expertise. “The city as a whole is making an effort towards becoming more knowledgeable about security risks and how to meld [security] into […]
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Last week, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance announced that a cybersecurity firm root9B will soon conduct round-the-clock manned cybersecurity operations from its Cascade Avenue headquarters. root9B is preparing to open its new Adversary Pursuit Center (APC) next month, said Chairman and CEO Eric Hipkins. There, it will provide cybersecurity services by remote computer network. Hipkins said […]
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Three weeks ago,  I received a letter from Experian, the credit bureau. It seems their system was compromised and cyber thieves took my personal information — driver’s license number, Social Security number, bank accounts, address — pretty much everything they needed to steal my identity and wreck my credit. Experian was very apologetic and offered […]
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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 speakers: Colleges alone can’t […]
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A few years ago, the O’Neil Group was quietly successful. It owned Braxton Technologies, a satellite control and maintenance firm, a staffing company, an engineering firm, a real estate business and a property management firm, among others. Then CEO Kevin O’Neil made the first announcement that surprised the local business community: He’d purchased the U.S. […]
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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 for cybersecurity education and training. […]
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