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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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The United States was only strengthened by the information revolution bought by the Internet and its connectivity. This country’s greatness comes from connecting its diverse citizens, inspiring them and providing a creative environment to build a societal synergy found nowhere else on earth. But the benefits are not without risk. While America is able to […]
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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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We’re trading our privacy for trinkets. Big businesses are using Americans’ personal information to make money — it’s collected and bundled and sold over and over — and we’re giving it away for email accounts and Facebook likes and fuel points and insurance discounts. In March, twin Facebook scandals jolted many...
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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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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As a business, who should you trust? Which companies are you confident won’t lose your customers’ information to cybercriminals, or leave a virtual back door open for hackers? Mark Bristow, director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Hunt & Incident Response Team with the Department of Homeland Security, says businesses make a critical […]
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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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UCCS has signed a strategic relationship agreement with global tech firm Cisco to develop a cybersecurity workforce development center. Worldwide, it is Cisco’s only cybersecurity SRA with a university, UCCS Vice Chancellor Martin Wood said. UCCS Chancellor Venkat Reddy announced the SRA at the National Cyber Symposium Nov. 1. “In this agreement Cisco will serve […]
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At the beginning of 2016, the cybersecurity industry continues to move at a rapid pace — integrating with space and satellite research and increasing the need for government agencies to partner with private industries working day-to-day on cybersecurity. And Colorado Springs is in the thick of the activity. Local cyber experts say there is a […]
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Two developments dominated cybersecurity news in 2016: the state’s decision to create a National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs and the opening of Catalyst Campus, a training, nonprofit and co-working space for technical companies with an emphasis on cybersecurity, startups and space operations. Through the two entities, cybersecurity professionals, military officials and education leaders gathered […]
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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 […]
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