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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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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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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The Olympic world stage is not only a proving ground for athletes, but for sophisticated malware, hacks and cyberattacks ready to become household names. While sport isn’t closely tied to cybersecurity in the popular imagination, international sporting events are highly attractive targets for cybercriminals chasing profit and malicious state actors looking to make a point, […]
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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 […]
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Colorado Springs has no registered cybersecurity apprenticeships — but they could be what the city needs to fill serious gaps in the industry workforce. At Cybersecurity Industry Day April 10 at Catalyst Campus, government, tech and education leaders urged local firms to build and register cybersecurity apprenticeships. A common theme among speakers: Colleges alone can’t […]
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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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Military officials have announced that the Air Force Academy’s CyberWorx program — designed to train the next generation of American warfighters to more effectively engage threats in cyberspace — has reached its “initial operating capability.” High-ranking Air Force officials from the Academy and from Air Force Space Command announced the achievement at a press conference […]
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Are the hackers who’ll target your business after a quick payout or playing the long game? That might determine whether you’re at greater risk from ransomware or cryptojacking — either way, you’re probably not ready. The new 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon found that businesses are still not investing in appropriate security strategies […]
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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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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 […]
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The Department of Defense is bolstering its cybersecurity efforts, and that could mean significant challenges for some DoD contractors. A delay in the implementation of new regulations, however, means there’s still time for companies to ensure compliance. Until October, the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Program “was a voluntary, public-private cybersecurity partnership created […]
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