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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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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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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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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As technology continues to evolve and reel in consumers, threats to cybersecurity increase exponentially — continuing to fuel the game of good versus evil and increasing the need for more skilled professionals to secure and defend valuable information systems for the government and private sector. Currently there are 209,000 cybersecurity positions across the U.S. that […]
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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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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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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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Six months in, the main takeaway from the Rapid Response Center’s early operations is this: Among small and medium-sized organizations, cybersecurity hygiene is sorely lacking. The RRC, the National Cybersecurity Center’s emergency service for organizations that suffer a cybersecurity breach or attack, has successfully handled 10 incidents since January from law firms, nonprofits and small […]
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The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization has a new opportunity for local professionals wanting to help solve real problems in the Air Force. In partnership with the Air Force’s CyberWorx program, CTRAC is looking for 8-10 industry leaders to participate in a weeklong design sprint February 13-17 at Catalyst Campus to help identify mission-related cyber […]
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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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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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