Sharing internet between landlords and tenant businesses — or among companies in the same building — might seem thrifty, but cybersecurity experts warn it’s fraught with danger. Many companies that share internet are on one subnet together, said Rodney Gullatte Jr., founder of Firma IT Solutions & Services. Because the network isn’t segmented, they’re unprotected […]
Cyber and the Internet of Things are one and the same, and it’s time for information security professionals to tackle the realities of a connected world head-on, according to Maj. Gen. USAF (Ret.) Dale Meyerrose, president of the Colorado Springs-based MeyerRose Group. Meyerrose delivered a keynote address to more than 400 attendees at the 7th […]
The past two weeks have seen a flurry of talk and head-scratching over what’s next for cryptocurrencies. The Bank of International Settlements — known as “the central bank for central banks” — has told central banks they’ll have to reckon with cryptocurrencies, and perhaps issue their own; Goldman Sachs is...
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...
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 […]
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...
The world watches sports for thrills and bragging rights — but among the millions, a select few are watching for bots, hackers, malware and social media trolls. It turns out international sporting events are irresistible to cybercriminals, and their attacks give experts strong leads on newly engineered malware and tactics, serving as a kind of […]
For malware, the future is fileless. Malwarebytes Labs released their 2019 security predictions Nov. 27, and followed up with another report, ‘Under the Radar — The future of undetected malware,’ on Wednesday. That report delves into the rapid rise of fileless malware and the difficulties of stopping it. Staring down 2019’s most alarming cybersecurity threats […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
UCCS has a long history of working the cybersecurity arena — in fact, its work began more than 15 years before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, says Martin Wood, vice chancellor at the university. With its degree programs offering a cybersecurity emphasis, National Security Agency-accredited courses and growing partnerships with local military, UCCS is […]