Leaders from the business, military and education communities gathered Tuesday for the inaugural Pikes Peak Regional Cyber Summit at The Antlers hotel to link perspectives, expertise and resources about cybersecurity in Colorado Springs. With hundreds in attendance, speakers and panels initiated dialogue on workforce development, building a cyber industry in Colorado Springs and key opportunities […]
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SecureSet’s mission isn’t to be just a cybersecurity provider. In addtition, the company wants to fill skills gaps in the industry through hands-on education and job placement. Founded in Denver by Bret Fund and Alex Kreilein in 2014, the business has established SecureSet Academy, a comprehensive cybersecurity education program created to grow the local workforce […]
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Sharing internet between landlords and tenant businesses — or among companies in the same building — might seem thrifty, but cybersecurity experts warn it’s fraught with danger. Many companies that share internet are on one subnet together, said Rodney Gullatte Jr., founder of Firma IT Solutions & Services. Because the network isn’t segmented, they’re unprotected […]
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The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC is nearing the first milestone in its work toward the community’s first Regional Cybersecurity Strategic Plan. A survey of community assets is due to wrap up Jan. 26, and the study that will form the basis of the strategic plan is expected to be finalized in the second quarter […]
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Businesses are leaving holes in their cybersecurity thanks to mobile devices, and experts say it’s time to take the risk seriously. According to the latest research from Verizon, while companies increasingly lean on smartphones and tablets, many haven’t taken even the most basic mobile cybersecurity precautions to protect their data and core systems. What’s more, […]
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Air Force Academy cadets had a chance to spar with the National Security Agency, along with all other service academies April 8-10 during the 14th Cyber Defense Exercise at the academy. West Point dethroned the Falcons this year in the virtual game of cat and mouse, in which cadets are charged with building a network, […]
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If blockchain is unhackable and cryptocurrencies are secure, how did cybercriminals steal 58 billion yen (U.S. $500 million) last month from Coincheck, one of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges? That’s one of many questions National Cybersecurity Center interim CEO Vance Brown fielded at the NCC’s first blockchain training event, Jan. 30. And the answer was […]
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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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Bitcoin survived a savage 2018, losing about three-quarters of its value between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. Ether and Ripple fared worse, and the year’s end brought a slew of headlines asking, “Is Bitcoin Dead?” and “Is Cryptocurrency Dead for Good?” It’s complicated, but the short answer is no. Undoubtedly, the crypto industry had a […]
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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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A cybersecurity breach can break a small business, and now the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center has launched a statewide program to help small-business owners get ahead of the threats. “We have now fully launched our cybersecurity for small business program, which we lovingly call Cyber CYA — Covering Your Assets,” said Pikes Peak SBDC […]
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