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Cyber thieves make millions every year by stealing identities — and businesses aren’t immune from the crime. As government agencies and private companies continue developing new firewalls, codes and methods to prevent theft, high-tech criminals respond by ramping up their tactics to breach network security. Brian Wozniak, senior tax specialist for the IRS, and Chuck […]
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In September, the U.S. government banned all federal agencies from using products from Russian cybersecurity software giant Kaspersky Lab. “The Department is concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian law that allow Russian intelligence agencies to request or compel assistance from Kaspersky and […]
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A new cybersecurity program — a partnership between SecureSet and Fort Carson — is offering active duty soldiers a fast track to cybersecurity careers in the civilian world. The pilot Cybersecurity Career Program aims to bridge the gap between military experience and civilian cybersecurity requirements, and smooth the transition to civilian life for service members […]
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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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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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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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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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The National Cybersecurity Center will relocate its offices to the new 150,000-square-foot facility on North Nevada Avenue in January.
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Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Intelligent Software Solutions recently announced its merger with two East Coast defense contractors to create a new company: Polaris Alpha. The combined firms already employ more than 1,000 people and anticipate revenue to equal more than $250 million by next year. ISS merged with Proteus Technologies, based in Maryland, and EOIR […]
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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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Last weekend, online broker Scottrade became the latest company to become a victim of a data breach, when cyber criminals stole personal information from 4.6 million people using the company’s services. The company wasn’t even aware of the breach until the FBI let Scottrade officials know that someone hacked into their system. Scottrade isn’t alone. […]
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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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