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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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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The Department of Defense is bolstering its cybersecurity efforts, and that could mean significant challenges for some DoD contractors. A delay in the implementation of new regulations, however, means there’s still time for companies to ensure compliance. Until October, the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Program “was a voluntary, public-private cybersecurity partnership created […]
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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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Military officials have announced that the Air Force Academy’s CyberWorx program — designed to train the next generation of American warfighters to more effectively engage threats in cyberspace — has reached its “initial operating capability.” High-ranking Air Force officials from the Academy and from Air Force Space Command announced the achievement at a press conference […]
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Imagine waking up one morning and discovering there’s no money in the bank. Picture going to work to learn that every computer on the company network has nothing but a frozen screen and a message demanding a ransom payment within 12 hours. Imagine the Colorado Springs government paralyzed by a severe denial-of-service attack that renders […]
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If you think paper jams are bad, wait till you find out hackers have taken over your printer. It’s more common than most people think. Flagging the gravity of the threat: In late July, printer giant HP partnered with Bugcrowd to launch a first-of-its-kind private bug bounty program that promises up to $10,000 per vulnerability […]
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In conjunction with the Small Business Administration, SCORE (the Service Corps of Retired Executives) Denver will offer a four-part webinar on computer network security Saturdays in October, beginning Saturday, Oct. 10. The webinar runs from 9-11 a.m. and costs $100. The topics are: Cybersecurity, the basics. This class will teach attendees a general overview of […]
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Colorado Springs’ cybersecurity workforce pipeline gets a noteworthy add-on this summer. Partnering with local employers, Pikes Peak Community College has built a pioneering cybersecurity internship program for high school students — the first in Colorado and one of just a handful nationally. Starting June 20, students from Colorado Springs and Peyton school districts will become […]
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Colorado Springs company NXT Network Solutions has developed a method to stop cyber attacks designed to derail Internet commerce — and claims to do it in considerably less time than the industry standard of 30 seconds to one minute. The company’s claim: less than one second to identify and stop distributed denial-of-service attacks on websites […]
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China isn’t the only country on the hunt for American intellectual property, but it’s the largest and most efficient — and inventors and tech startups in particular need to take precautions. Colorado Springs’ concentration of military bases and educational institutions makes it an appealing target for foreign actors looking to...
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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