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 […]
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 […]
The United States was only strengthened by the information revolution bought by the Internet and its connectivity. This country’s greatness comes from connecting its diverse citizens, inspiring them and providing a creative environment to build a societal synergy found nowhere else on earth. But the benefits are not without risk. While America is able to […]
The General Data Protection Regulation has 88 pages, 99 articles and a greater impact on U.S.-based businesses than you might think. It’s the biggest overhaul of Europe’s data security rules in two decades, and when it takes effect May 25, companies worldwide will be impacted by a web of stringent...
The good news: Cybersecurity still needs humans. The bad news: Cyber threats are so numerous that humans alone can’t handle them — and they’re so nuanced, they can’t all be farmed out to artificial intelligence. “he issue is that we’re dealing with so many vulnerabilities that we can’t possibly answer all...
A cybersecurity breach can break a small business, and now the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center has launched a statewide program to help small-business owners get ahead of the threats. “We have now fully launched our cybersecurity for small business program, which we lovingly call Cyber CYA — Covering Your Assets,” said Pikes Peak SBDC […]
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. […]
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 […]
The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization has a new opportunity for local professionals wanting to help solve real problems in the Air Force. In partnership with the Air Force’s CyberWorx program, CTRAC is looking for 8-10 industry leaders to participate in a weeklong design sprint February 13-17 at Catalyst Campus to help identify mission-related cyber […]
It’s time to take hacking personally, John Sileo says. Whether you’re a victim because Equifax lost your entire credit profile, or because Russians hacked your data from Facebook, the way to start securing your life and your business against cybercrime is to take it personally. Sileo knows this from bitter experience. Sixteen years ago […]
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 […]
A new nonprofit security tech accelerator — the first of its kind in Colorado Springs — is taking shape, aiming to recruit entrepreneurs to the city and boost cyber economic development. Exponential Impact (EXi) will take a holistic approach to mentoring and coaching, said CEO Vance Brown, and will focus not only on technology and […]