We’re trading our privacy for trinkets. Big businesses are using Americans’ personal information to make money — it’s collected and bundled and sold over and over — and we’re giving it away for email accounts and Facebook likes and fuel points and insurance discounts. In March, twin Facebook scandals jolted many Americans to realize they […]
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It’s tax season, and many businesses are worrying about the IRS. But according to tax and cybersecurity experts, they should be worrying about people who aren’t the IRS. Tax season is a minefield of scams, with identity thieves and cybercriminals taking advantage of anxiety, scare tactics and taxpayers’ desire to stay on the right side […]
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Businesses are leaving holes in their cybersecurity thanks to mobile devices, and experts say it’s time to take the risk seriously. According to the latest research from Verizon, while companies increasingly lean on smartphones and tablets, many haven’t taken even the most basic mobile cybersecurity precautions to protect their data and core systems. What’s more, […]
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The Olympic world stage is not only a proving ground for athletes, but for sophisticated malware, hacks and cyberattacks ready to become household names. While sport isn’t closely tied to cybersecurity in the popular imagination, international sporting events are highly attractive targets for cybercriminals chasing profit and malicious state actors looking to make a point, […]
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Fearing the U.S. is over-reliant on GPS technology, Congress has directed the defense community to find positioning, navigation and timing alternatives — and a range of possibilities was presented at the PNT Technology Showcase Feb. 26. The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization hosted the event at Catalyst Campus in conjunction with TechnologyMarketplace.org. The showcase […]
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Funding for the Department of Defense’s innovation arm could more than double in 2019 — but three Colorado Springs tech companies are seeing benefits long before that money lands. Rim Technologies, Aspen Logix and Spectrabotics have teamed up to create SpaceBook in response to a Commercial Solutions Opening from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), […]
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A bipartisan marijuana tracking bill that was postponed indefinitely in a Feb. 7 Senate committee meeting is delayed, not dead. There’ll be a refined version of SB18-029 “Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology,” this legislative session, co-sponsor Sen. Kent Lambert said, that will better explain how marijuana tracking will protect Colorado’s legal businesses, tax revenue, marijuana […]
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New technology has the potential to eliminate some jobs, although that same progress can lead to the creation of other positions, such as when the typewriter was replaced by the computer, which helped propel the IT industry. “Technology creates new and different jobs, and often higher-paying jobs,” said Dave Jeffrey, president of JPM Prototype & […]
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For some professionals, it’s easier to have a meeting with co-workers from the comfort of their homes.
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Overseas companies are drawn to Colorado Springs’ outdoor lifestyle, quality workforce and vibrant, supportive business community — but its small talent pool and lack of name recognition are setbacks in the competition for international prospects. “One of the things we’ve been trying to work on — and this is something that companies have told us […]
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Whether it’s an arts alliance or a start-up company, the developing technology industry is an area most businesses should start paying attention to, and Colorado Springs and Pueblo are not exempt. To help businesses share technology advancements and kickstart conversations surrounding tech, the Colorado Governor’s Office proclaimed the week of July 31 to Aug. 4 […]
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Colorado Springs sees hundreds of soldiers leave the military each month while thousands of IT jobs go unfilled. Now the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is looking to connect the two. Microsoft, Fort Carson and the Army Career Skills Program hosted a ribbon-cutting June 2 for the 18-week accelerated IT course, taught through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical […]
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