In the past month, the National Cybersecurity Center has solidified its plans — hiring a new CEO, developing a logo and preparing for its first event at The Broadmoor to educate elected officials about cybersecurity. But as CEO Ed Rios told city and business leaders during a community update Oct. 20, while staff will most […]
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 […]
Local and national cyber leaders discussed the latest trends in cybersecurity, the Air Force Academy’s cyber efforts and the state-sponsored National Cybersecurity Center as part of the sixth Cyber Security Training and Technology Forum. The gathering was hosted last week by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, which had invited personnel […]
Patients in Colorado Springs and across the United States are exposed to a patchwork of cybersecurity risks in health care, as some providers struggle to keep pace with ever-changing threats. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report identified grave cybersecurity gaps, alongside...
Local leaders, state representatives and industry partners gathered Tuesday at the up-and-coming tech enterprise Catalyst Campus to celebrate its grand opening and hear more on the impact its developments will have in Colorado Springs and across the state. Business and civic supporters attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony, technology tour and open house at 555-559 E. Pikes […]
The past two weeks have seen a flurry of talk and head-scratching over what’s next for cryptocurrencies. The Bank of International Settlements — known as “the central bank for central banks” — has told central banks they’ll have to reckon with cryptocurrencies, and perhaps issue their own; Goldman Sachs is...
No business can afford to ignore the Darknet. Whether the target is a multinational corporation or a two-person company, a CEO or an entry-level employee — when cybercriminals steal information and credentials, the Darknet is where they go to sell it. “We’re all in the firing line. The world of cybersecurity is plenty scary, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Catalyst Campus is only a few weeks from its scheduled June 14 grand opening, yet one tenant — the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization — has been hard at work since it launched in November. C-TRAC, the nonprofit technology transfer arm of the campus, is establishing partnerships meant to bridge the gap between […]
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 of the sprints have […]
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 at a time, and had […]