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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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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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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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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Minorities, women and underserved communities are strikingly underrepresented in cybersecurity careers, despite growing cyber threats and an acute talent crunch. Now a Springs nonprofit is on a mission to reach those groups, and fill the growing cybersecurity workforce deficit in southern Colorado. The nonprofit Cyber Institute is working with academic partners and industry to bring […]
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Election security is front and center as the midterms approach, and the National Cybersecurity Center has announced it’s investigating how blockchain can help secure elections — and potentially make widespread mobile voting a reality. The NCC announced a partnership with Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies to work on “Proving Our Democracy,” a pioneering program evaluating new election […]
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This year at the Air Force Academy, CyberWorx has taken a new approach to strengthening military and industry ties in the cybersecurity domain. In August, 16 cadets from different degree programs began collaborating with technology industry professionals to develop cybersecurity solutions through design thinking and broad perspectives. Through a formal agreement with the Center for […]
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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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Cyber insurance isn’t a “get out of jail free” card — but if cybercriminals come for your business, it could be the difference between sinking and surviving. Compared with other types of insurance, cyber coverage is pretty new. It’s been around 15-20 years, and the Insurance Journal estimates that nationwide, only 15-20 percent of small […]
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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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J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, the latest victim of a high-profile data breach that took place last summer, compromised the accounts of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The attack, one of the largest intrusions on record, joins a growing list of cyber crises for major corporations in just the past year, including Target, […]
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Last week, industry experts and Air Force personnel harnessed the power of creativity by brainstorming new designs, exchanging ideas and conceptualizing prototypes in a no-holds-barred effort to find ways to inspire airmen to build careers in cybersecurity. About 33 airmen, officers and specialists in fields including marketing, health care and computer gaming teamed up for […]
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