It’s time to take hacking personally, John Sileo says. Whether you’re a victim because Equifax lost your entire credit profile, or because Russians hacked your data from Facebook, the way to start securing your life and your business against cybercrime is to take it personally. Sileo knows this from bitter experience. Sixteen years ago […]
Colorado Springs is now home to the nation’s first cybersecurity CTSO, thanks to a grassroots push by local cyber educators and students. A CTSO is a Career and Technical Student Organization (prominent examples include DECA and Future Business Leaders of America) and this new CTSO is designed to get kids on to academic and career […]
The money has started to flow for Colorado’s sweeping cybersecurity plans, after Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 086 into law at the end of May. SB 086 “Cyber Coding Cryptology for State Records” is the bipartisan bill that funds the requirements of 2016’s House Bill 1453, which created the Governor’s Cybersecurity Council and the […]
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 […]
The good news: Cybersecurity still needs humans. The bad news: Cyber threats are so numerous that humans alone can’t handle them — and they’re so nuanced, they can’t all be farmed out to artificial intelligence. “he issue is that we’re dealing with so many vulnerabilities that we can’t possibly answer all...
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 […]
Steer clear of emails and web sites offering great last-minute deals on FIFA World Cup tickets, flights or hotels — phishing scams are in full swing as teams and fans converge on Russia for the tournament. The first stage kicked off yesterday (June 14) but cybercriminals have been hard at work for weeks, offering fake […]
Global cyber insurance specialist Beazley has introduced insurance for “fraudulent instruction” — and for many business leaders, this will be the first time they’ve heard of it. Based on incident reports and claims data, Beazley has flagged fraudulent instruction as a significant new cyber threat to businesses. In this type of scam, a cybercriminal uses […]
May 25 is GDPR deadline day — the day the European Union’s stringent new General Data Protection Regulation takes effect — and experts say most Colorado Springs companies aren’t ready. If you’re scrambling, you’re not alone. “Many U.S. and Colorado businesses, even large enterprises, aren’t ready because they don’t plan...
Businesses are realizing they’re not too big or too small or too low-profile to be hit with a cyberattack, and they’re stepping up cybersecurity efforts. But with attacks coming from all directions and changing by the hour, where do you start? Colorado Springs cybersecurity experts weigh in on what you can tackle right now to […]
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 […]
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 […]