The National Cybersecurity Center is tapping into Colorado Springs’ reputation for pitching in, when needed, to push ahead with the building that will be the center’s permanent home. It’s a way of solving a progress-and-funding conundrum, and it takes the collaborative spirit that is the trademark of the city’s cybersecurity industry to a new level. […]
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With the National Cybersecurity Center, Vance Brown is on a mission to make Colorado Springs the “No. 1 cybersecurity/blockchain city in the world.” Whether or not you said, “What’s blockchain?” is an indicator of how long that might take — but Brown, the NCC’s interim CEO, gives it about a year. “Put a stake in […]
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Local and national cyber leaders discussed the latest trends in cybersecurity, the Air Force Academy’s cyber efforts and the state-sponsored National Cybersecurity Center as part of the sixth Cyber Security Training and Technology Forum. The gathering was hosted last week by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, which had invited personnel […]
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The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization is looking for local professionals working in the commercial and DOD sectors to participate in a course next semester at the Air Force Academy to design command and control (C2) relationships for the Air Force’s new cyber squadrons. CTRAC is looking for at least 11 partners in local […]
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  It’s time to take hacking personally, John Sileo says. Whether you’re a victim because Equifax lost your entire credit profile, or because Russians hacked your data from Facebook, the way to start securing your life and your business against cybercrime is to take it personally. Sileo knows this from bitter experience. Sixteen years ago […]
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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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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 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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The Catalyst Campus is only a few weeks from its scheduled June 14 grand opening, yet one tenant — the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization — has been hard at work since it launched in November. C-TRAC, the nonprofit technology transfer arm of the campus, is establishing partnerships meant to bridge the gap between […]
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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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The money has started to flow for Colorado’s sweeping cybersecurity plans, after Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 086 into law at the end of May. SB 086 “Cyber Coding Cryptology for State Records” is the bipartisan bill that funds the requirements of 2016’s House Bill 1453, which created the Governor’s Cybersecurity Council and the […]
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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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