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 […]
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The Western Cyber Exchange and the Department of Homeland Security are working together to combat the threat to local and regional cyber networks through a new research and development agreement. A nonprofit group with a focus on sharing cybersecurity information, the Western Cyber Exchange will act as an information-sharing and analysis organization for DHS. The purpose […]
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Colorado Springs will likely be the home of a National Cybersecurity Intelligence Center, a planned national resource which, according to Gov. John Hickenlooper during his State of the State Address, will be “the country’s foremost authority on cybersecurity research and development, training and education.” “The vision for the center will be advanced through collaboration between […]
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In the modern age of technology, it’s apparent that the next generation of technology requires cybersecurity to be integrated from the very beginning — everyone from business executives to security software engineers should be talking to make sure needs are met, networks are secure. Experts are working on how to implement cybersecurity at every level […]
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At the beginning of 2016, the cybersecurity industry continues to move at a rapid pace — integrating with space and satellite research and increasing the need for government agencies to partner with private industries working day-to-day on cybersecurity. And Colorado Springs is in the thick of the activity. Local cyber experts say there is a […]
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A few years ago, the O’Neil Group was quietly successful. It owned Braxton Technologies, a satellite control and maintenance firm, a staffing company, an engineering firm, a real estate business and a property management firm, among others. Then CEO Kevin O’Neil made the first announcement that surprised the local business community: He’d purchased the U.S. […]
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Benjamin Franklin said nothing was certain in this world except death and taxes. But modern times call for an additional certainty: The nation must respond with increasing frequency and urgency to both natural and manmade disasters. Recent news stories highlight the fact that threats to security are rampant: mass shootings, natural disasters, cyber threats to […]
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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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Three weeks ago,  I received a letter from Experian, the credit bureau. It seems their system was compromised and cyber thieves took my personal information — driver’s license number, Social Security number, bank accounts, address — pretty much everything they needed to steal my identity and wreck my credit. Experian was very apologetic and offered […]
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Last weekend, online broker Scottrade became the latest company to become a victim of a data breach, when cyber criminals stole personal information from 4.6 million people using the company’s services. The company wasn’t even aware of the breach until the FBI let Scottrade officials know that someone hacked into their system. Scottrade isn’t alone. […]
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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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