Cybercrime is now more profitable than the illegal drug trade — according to a market study by the RAND Corp. and Juniper Networks. It’s more profitable to hack into networks, hold data ransom, sell trade secrets on the Dark Net and derail legitimate commerce than it is to fight the bad guys involved in cyber […]
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UCCS has a long history of working the cybersecurity arena — in fact, its work began more than 15 years before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, says Martin Wood, vice chancellor at the university. With its degree programs offering a cybersecurity emphasis, National Security Agency-accredited courses and growing partnerships with local military, UCCS is […]
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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 not only on technology and […]
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With its move from Academy and Fountain boulevards to the Catalyst Campus downtown, the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator changed its mission — then closed shop. At the same time, the CSTI board launched Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners (RMIP), which has a “more robust mission” to focus on technology transfer partnerships and cyber science, according to […]
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Local leaders, state representatives and industry partners gathered Tuesday at the up-and-coming tech enterprise Catalyst Campus to celebrate its grand opening and hear more on the impact its developments will have in Colorado Springs and across the state. Business and civic supporters attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony, technology tour and open house at 555-559 E. Pikes […]
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Expanding cybersecurity education, enhancing collaboration in academia and industry, and increasing awareness about career opportunities in Colorado Springs were solutions suggested by a cyber panel Nov. 10 at Catalyst Campus concerning the 1,200 unfilled cybersecurity positions in the city. During the Cybersecurity Workforce Development Forum, a panel of representatives from Pikes Peak Community College, the […]
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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 Bradley, chief technology officer […]
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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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Creation of collaborative space, labs for research and development, a cyber and space operations center and a classified facility are just a few plans in motion at the privately funded Catalyst Campus, designed to increase community collaboration and local business and job growth, while also putting Colorado Springs on the map in aerospace and defense. […]
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Ed Rios, an Air Force veteran with both cybersecurity and startup experience, has been named CEO of the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs. A statewide effort, the center will focus on research and development, rapid response and education for business and government officials. Rios moved to Colorado Springs 14 years ago to work with […]
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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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Cybercriminals and scammers are targeting both taxpayers and tax professionals as the April 18 filing deadline nears, local business leaders warn. “We’ve definitely seen a significant increase in tax-related cyber threats over the past few years. This tax season [marks] even a new high water mark for these type of threats,” Chris Blees, president and […]
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