The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization has a new opportunity for local professionals wanting to help solve real problems in the Air Force. In partnership with the Air Force’s CyberWorx program, CTRAC is looking for 8-10 industry leaders to participate in a weeklong design sprint February 13-17 at Catalyst Campus to help identify mission-related cyber […]
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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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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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The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization is looking for local professionals working in the commercial and DOD sectors to participate in a course next semester at the Air Force Academy to design command and control (C2) relationships for the Air Force’s new cyber squadrons. CTRAC is looking for at least 11 partners in local […]
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Expanding cybersecurity education, enhancing collaboration in academia and industry, and increasing awareness about career opportunities in Colorado Springs were solutions suggested by a cyber panel Nov. 10 at Catalyst Campus concerning the 1,200 unfilled cybersecurity positions in the city. During the Cybersecurity Workforce Development Forum, a panel of representatives from Pikes Peak Community College, the […]
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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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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 […]
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Ed Rios, an Air Force veteran with both cybersecurity and startup experience, has been named CEO of the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs. A statewide effort, the center will focus on research and development, rapid response and education for business and government officials. Rios moved to Colorado Springs 14 years ago to work with […]
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Cybercrime is now more profitable than the illegal drug trade — according to a market study by the RAND Corp. and Juniper Networks. It’s more profitable to hack into networks, hold data ransom, sell trade secrets on the Dark Net and derail legitimate commerce than it is to fight the bad guys involved in cyber […]
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This year at the Air Force Academy, CyberWorx has taken a new approach to strengthening military and industry ties in the cybersecurity domain. In August, 16 cadets from different degree programs began collaborating with technology industry professionals to develop cybersecurity solutions through design thinking and broad perspectives. Through a formal agreement with the Center for […]
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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 […]
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As technology continues to evolve and reel in consumers, threats to cybersecurity increase exponentially — continuing to fuel the game of good versus evil and increasing the need for more skilled professionals to secure and defend valuable information systems for the government and private sector. Currently there are 209,000 cybersecurity positions across the U.S. that […]
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