Last year, vital information from 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was hacked from JPMorgan & Chase, the North Koreans allegedly breached Sony Pictures, and reported cyber attacks against Target, Neiman Marcus, Coca Cola, Home Depot and other companies cost banks an estimated $1 billion in damages. In fact, the number of international cyber […]
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The General Data Protection Regulation has 88 pages, 99 articles and a greater impact on U.S.-based businesses than you might think. It’s the biggest overhaul of Europe’s data security rules in two decades, and when it takes effect May 25, companies worldwide will be impacted by a web of stringent rules covering consumer consent, data […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Local business owners will have the chance to learn more about the burgeoning cybersecurity industry — as well as state and local efforts to consolidate national cybersecurity efforts in the city — at the first Pikes Peak Regional Cyber Summit scheduled for March 15 at The Antlers hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. Sessions about local […]
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Air Force Academy cadets had a chance to spar with the National Security Agency, along with all other service academies April 8-10 during the 14th Cyber Defense Exercise at the academy. West Point dethroned the Falcons this year in the virtual game of cat and mouse, in which cadets are charged with building a network, […]
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Three weeks ago,  I received a letter from Experian, the credit bureau. It seems their system was compromised and cyber thieves took my personal information — driver’s license number, Social Security number, bank accounts, address — pretty much everything they needed to steal my identity and wreck my credit. Experian was very apologetic and offered […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Colorado is set to become one of just a handful of states adopting blockchain technology in government systems and programs, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a groundbreaking bill Jan. 17. The Senate bill, Cyber Coding Cryptology for State Records (SB 18-086), sponsored by Sen. Angela Williams and Sen. Kent Lambert with Rep. Joann […]
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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...
A cybersecurity breach can break a small business, and now the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center has launched a statewide program to help small-business owners get ahead of the threats. “We have now fully launched our cybersecurity for small business program, which we lovingly call Cyber CYA — Covering Your Assets,” said Pikes Peak SBDC […]
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