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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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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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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May 25 is GDPR deadline day — the day the European Union’s stringent new General Data Protection Regulation takes effect — and experts say most Colorado Springs companies aren’t ready. If you’re scrambling, you’re not alone. “Many U.S. and Colorado businesses, even large enterprises, aren’t ready because they don’t plan ahead,” Trevor Dierdorff, Amnet founder […]
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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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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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In conjunction with the Small Business Administration, SCORE (the Service Corps of Retired Executives) Denver will offer a four-part webinar on computer network security Saturdays in October, beginning Saturday, Oct. 10. The webinar runs from 9-11 a.m. and costs $100. The topics are: Cybersecurity, the basics. This class will teach attendees a general overview of […]
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Last week, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance announced that a cybersecurity firm root9B will soon conduct round-the-clock manned cybersecurity operations from its Cascade Avenue headquarters. root9B is preparing to open its new Adversary Pursuit Center (APC) next month, said Chairman and CEO Eric Hipkins. There, it will provide cybersecurity services by remote computer network. Hipkins said […]
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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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You’d be amazed at how precisely companies can tailor their advertising based on your data. You’d be even more amazed at where — and how easily — they find it. “The one that people are most surprised by is location-based targeting,” said Timothy Zercher, president and CEO of Pueblo-based EasySocial, which manages online marketing and […]
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Cyberattacks on businesses surged 55 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest Malwarebytes report, as cybercriminals ditched attacks on individuals in favor of more data-rich victims. Businesses saw an 88 percent increase in ransomware attacks alone, in what the Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Report called “a continuing trend of […]
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Local leaders, state representatives and industry partners gathered Tuesday at the up-and-coming tech enterprise Catalyst Campus to celebrate its grand opening and hear more on the impact its developments will have in Colorado Springs and across the state. Business and civic supporters attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony, technology tour and open house at 555-559 E. Pikes […]
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