Hundreds of tech experts gathered at The Broadmoor hotel Nov. 1-3 for the inaugural National Cyber Symposium. The symposium is a landmark event for the nascent National Cybersecurity Center as it works to build what interim CEO Vance Brown calls “a great ecosystem for cyber, innovation and security,” bringing together...
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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...
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 […]
Human error is a hacker’s best friend. According to a new report from data protection company Bitglass, both white hat and black hat hackers say phishing is the best way to snatch sensitive data, because “human error and ignorance will always be exploitable.” The report, “Data Games: Security Blind Spots According to Experts,” shows 59 […]
No excuses after Dec. 31: Companies doing business with the Department of Defense must comply with NIST SP 800-171 or face losing their contracts. The National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 is a set of 110 cybersecurity controls and reporting standards mandated by Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations System clause 225.204-7012, which is […]
Cyber and the Internet of Things are one and the same, and it’s time for information security professionals to tackle the realities of a connected world head-on, according to Maj. Gen. USAF (Ret.) Dale Meyerrose, president of the Colorado Springs-based MeyerRose Group. Meyerrose delivered a keynote address to more than 400 attendees at the 7th […]
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 […]
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 […]