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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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Cyber thieves make millions every year by stealing identities — and businesses aren’t immune from the crime. As government agencies and private companies continue developing new firewalls, codes and methods to prevent theft, high-tech criminals respond by ramping up their tactics to breach network security. Brian Wozniak, senior tax specialist for the IRS, and Chuck […]
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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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Colorado Springs ranks 16th nationally in the new Best Cities for Cybersecurity Professionals report, and experts say it is uniquely placed for a surge in growth and recognition as a cybersecurity hub. Personal finance website GoodCall.com analyzed data from 221 cities for the report, highlighting Colorado Springs’ excellent cybersecurity job prospects and desirable lifestyle — […]
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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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The first official c-Watch cohort kicks off this week, using sport to help train cybersecurity experts experienced in information-sharing environments. And by July, c-Watch students will be part of a pop-up security operations center for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, doing the cyber threat intelligence work that’s now so critical during high-profile sport events. Why […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the impacts of the collection, distribution and commercial use of consumer data. Part I was published in the Nov. 16 edition of the Business Journal. All day, every day, companies are sucking up vast amounts of your personal information, manipulating it, packaging it and […]
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Breaking into your own house is unnerving. Why wasn’t that window locked? Why didn’t the alarm trip? Why didn’t the neighbors blink? It’s too easy. For the same reasons, cybersecurity experts say, breaking into your own place is important in the cyber world. And that’s what white hat hackers are for. White hat hacking (or […]
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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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A new cybersecurity program — a partnership between SecureSet and Fort Carson — is offering active duty soldiers a fast track to cybersecurity careers in the civilian world. The pilot Cybersecurity Career Program aims to bridge the gap between military experience and civilian cybersecurity requirements, and smooth the transition to civilian life for service members […]
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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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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...