The Department of Defense released the highly anticipated final version of its cyber certification framework Jan. 31, finally solidifying the compliance efforts military contractors will have to tackle if they want to keep doing business with the government. In this final version (dubbed Version 1.0) of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model...
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...
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the impacts of the collection, distribution and commercial use of consumer data. Part I was published in the Nov. 16 edition of the Business Journal. All day, every day, companies are sucking up vast amounts of your personal information,...
The National Cybersecurity Center will relocate its offices to the new 150,000-square-foot facility on North Nevada Avenue in January.
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...
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...
No excuses after Dec. 31: Companies doing business with the Department of Defense must comply with NIST SP 800-171 or face losing their contracts. The National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 is a set of 110 cybersecurity controls and reporting standards mandated by Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations...
Across almost a year of the Air Force Academy’s CyberWorx sprints, design thinking has “proven its value” as a problem-solving technique for the Air Force, said director Col. Jeffrey Collins. Since sprints started last August, each has brought unexpected outcomes, novel solutions and positive feedback from Air Force leaders. “The outcomes...
World Password Day was May 2, but it’s not too late to avert disaster by ditching “123456,” “qwerty123” or — yes — “password” as your password. If you’re leaning on “sunshine,” that’s also in 2018’s Top 10 Worst Passwords, and hackers probably have your number. (Coloradans: Hackers also know “gobroncos”...
One year after its launch, Air Force CyberWorx has moved into a new 10,000-square-foot studio, and successfully completed one design sprint and two student projects in its custom-built space. Until this summer, CyberWorx operated out of a temporary studio, director Col. Jeffrey Collins said. The team could handle one project...
As a business, who should you trust? Which companies are you confident won’t lose your customers’ information to cybercriminals, or leave a virtual back door open for hackers? Mark Bristow, director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Hunt & Incident Response Team with the Department of Homeland Security,...
Funding for the Department of Defense’s innovation arm could more than double in 2019 — but three Colorado Springs tech companies are seeing benefits long before that money lands. Rim Technologies, Aspen Logix and Spectrabotics have teamed up to create SpaceBook in response to a Commercial Solutions Opening from the...