Small businesses do everything in their power to keep their workplace from burning down in a fire. Most businesses probably have an emergency plan of escape just in case. But many small- to medium-sized businesses are overlooking a critical component in keeping their businesses secure — they are not protected or prepared for a non-physical, […]
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Thursday’s Breakfast with the Journal at the Mining Exchange Hotel delved into cyber security and threats posed by the Darknet, an anonymized network largely used by criminals to buy and sell nearly anything. Speakers were Douglas DePeppe, a cyber law attorney with the Colorado Springs-based intellectual property law group Aspire IP, and Jeff Beauprez, a […]
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It was 8 a.m. Aug. 31, the Thursday before Labor Day weekend, when Springs-based manufacturer Qualtek Manufacturing learned it had been hit with ransomware.
Digital assassination is getting easier to launch and harder to ward off. The menacing term, used by reputation experts Richard Torrenzano and Mark Davis in their book “Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand or Business Against Online Attacks,” describes anonymous online assaults designed to smear companies and individuals. “It’s becoming increasingly...
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...
The National Cybersecurity Center will relocate its offices to the new 150,000-square-foot facility on North Nevada Avenue in January.
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With the National Cybersecurity Center, Vance Brown is on a mission to make Colorado Springs the “No. 1 cybersecurity/blockchain city in the world.” Whether or not you said, “What’s blockchain?” is an indicator of how long that might take — but Brown, the NCC’s interim CEO, gives it about a year. “Put a stake in […]
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Funding for the Department of Defense’s innovation arm could more than double in 2019 — but three Colorado Springs tech companies are seeing benefits long before that money lands. Rim Technologies, Aspen Logix and Spectrabotics have teamed up to create SpaceBook in response to a Commercial Solutions Opening from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), […]
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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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Hackers are using stolen data to make threats against children, and the U.S. Department of Education is warning school districts nationwide to beef up their cybersecurity in response. The threats — some of which have been sent directly to parents — are personal and specific, and are intended to extort...
Colorado governments — state, county and local — took a critical step in honing cyberattack response plans at the Joint Cyber Workshop Feb. 10-11. For the first time, C-suite level decision makers from government IT organizations across the state joined the workshop in closed-door sessions, to create a memorandum of understanding formalizing Colorado’s cyber incident […]
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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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