A new initiative among local school districts and employers aims to create a talent pipeline in Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Business & Education Alliance is a workforce development collaboration between 12 school districts in the Pikes Peak region and local businesses, said Bob Gemignani, the workplace learning manager for El Paso County School District […]
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Cyberattacks on businesses surged 55 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest Malwarebytes report, as cybercriminals ditched attacks on individuals in favor of more data-rich victims. Businesses saw an 88 percent increase in ransomware attacks alone, in what the Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Report called “a continuing trend of […]
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Federal Deputy Chief Information Officer Margie Graves headlined the inaugural Cyber Security for Small Business Summit Oct. 26, taking questions from Colorado Springs business leaders in a wide-ranging discussion. Graves was afternoon keynote speaker for the event, hosted by the Colorado Small Business Development Center. From questions Graves fielded on artificial intelligence, cyber threats, tech […]
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Five and a half years ago, Yemi Mobolade and Russ Ware had an idea for a small business. They wanted to open a café that could serve as a place for creative people, students and professionals to connect and create a unique community. “We asked lots of questions and did our best to avoid all […]
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As a business, who should you trust? Which companies are you confident won’t lose your customers’ information to cybercriminals, or leave a virtual back door open for hackers? Mark Bristow, director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Hunt & Incident Response Team with the Department of Homeland Security, says businesses make a critical […]
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Election security is front and center as the midterms approach, and the National Cybersecurity Center has announced it’s investigating how blockchain can help secure elections — and potentially make widespread mobile voting a reality. The NCC announced a partnership with Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies to work on “Proving Our Democracy,” a pioneering program evaluating new election […]
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City leaders are looking to the historic City Auditorium to star in the revitalization of  downtown. But in order to play that role, City Aud, as it’s commonly called, needs major repairs, upgrades and some fresh ideas. The city issued a request for proposals Oct. 3, seeking a company to professionally manage and maintain the […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles on school ballot measures. Colorado’s statewide Amendment 73 would increase funding for local school districts. But local districts aren’t counting on its passage and are asking voters in the Nov. 6 general election to support them through bond issues and tax increases. In all, five Pikes […]
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Rising interest rates might mean it’s time to consider refinancing — at least certain loans. “If you have an interest rate on a piece of equipment or building for your company, it’s a good time to check when your loan matures,” said Jason Doyle, president of UMB Bank in Colorado Springs. “If it’s next year […]
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Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles on school ballot measures. Next week, the Business Journal will review ballot measures for Harrison School District 2 and Manitou Springs School District 14, as well as the statewide Amendment 73 proposal. Five El Paso County school districts are presenting a total of six measures on […]
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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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  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 […]
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