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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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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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People are very, very worried about protecting their data — but not worried enough to work through the nuts and bolts of protecting it. That’s the central finding of Malwarebytes Labs’ latest report, “The Blinding Effect of Security Hubris on Data Privacy,” which surveyed almost 4,000 people to measure their confidence in their own privacy […]
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Imagine waking up one morning and discovering there’s no money in the bank. Picture going to work to learn that every computer on the company network has nothing but a frozen screen and a message demanding a ransom payment within 12 hours. Imagine the Colorado Springs government paralyzed by a severe denial-of-service attack that renders […]
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The Catalyst Campus is only a few weeks from its scheduled June 14 grand opening, yet one tenant — the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization — has been hard at work since it launched in November. C-TRAC, the nonprofit technology transfer arm of the campus, is establishing partnerships meant to bridge the gap between […]
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One year after its launch, Air Force CyberWorx has moved into a new 10,000-square-foot studio, and successfully completed one design sprint and two student projects in its custom-built space. Until this summer, CyberWorx operated out of a temporary studio, director Col. Jeffrey Collins said. The team could handle one project at a time, and had […]
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Cybercriminals and scammers are targeting both taxpayers and tax professionals as the April 18 filing deadline nears, local business leaders warn. “We’ve definitely seen a significant increase in tax-related cyber threats over the past few years. This tax season [marks] even a new high water mark for these type of threats,” Chris Blees, president and […]
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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.
If blockchain is unhackable and cryptocurrencies are secure, how did cybercriminals steal 58 billion yen (U.S. $500 million) last month from Coincheck, one of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges? That’s one of many questions National Cybersecurity Center interim CEO Vance Brown fielded at the NCC’s first blockchain training event, Jan. 30. And the answer was […]
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Six months in, the main takeaway from the Rapid Response Center’s early operations is this: Among small and medium-sized organizations, cybersecurity hygiene is sorely lacking. The RRC, the National Cybersecurity Center’s emergency service for organizations that suffer a cybersecurity breach or attack, has successfully handled 10 incidents since January from law firms, nonprofits and small […]
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Assume your business is going to get hacked — because statistics and human nature say it will. The question is, how will you know, and what will you do to limit the damage? Even a quick look at the recent Black Hat 2018 Hacker Survey Report and the 2018 Study on Global Megatrends in Cybersecurity […]
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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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