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The Department of Defense is set to release the final version of its cyber certification framework for contractors Jan. 31, and military contractors will have to step up compliance efforts if they want to keep doing business with the government. Once the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification goes into effect, all...
Cybersecurity is shifting up a gear in 彩票联盟, with the National Cybersecurity Center and UCCS tapping funding and momentum to spur growth. UCCS is pushing to expand cybersecurity programs; providing cybersecurity training and artificial intelligence for law enforcement; applying for a $1.2 million Minerva grant; and consulting with the NCC...
Last December, Vance Brown looked back on what he called a year of “incredible momentum” for cybersecurity in Colorado Springs, and for the National Cybersecurity Center itself. Now, taking stock of 2019, the NCC’s CEO says he had no idea where that momentum would lead. “I’m an optimist, so when...
Service accounts might be the biggest cyber risk you’ve never heard of. Hackers and cybersecurity professionals alike named service accounts as the most vulnerable targets in Thycotic’s new “Hackers and Security Professionals at Black Hat” report — but for most small and mid-sized businesses they’re not on the radar. “A lot...
Five months after its launch, Space ISAC has convened a panel at the Cyber Symposium to discuss the challenges of bringing cybersecurity to space. The nation’s only space-dedicated information sharing and analysis center, Space ISAC is based in Colorado Springs at the National Cybersecurity Center. At the symposium, Space ISAC VP...
As Colorado Springs builds its reputation as a cyber and tech hub, local industry and educators are chasing new ways to train the workforce it demands. The effort was front and center at the 4th Annual Cyber Symposium in the Springs last week, as leaders from education and industry discussed...
Businesses in the Pikes Peak region can now earn a Cyber-Aware Business badge — the first of its kind in the nation — to show they’ve “done the hard work” of protecting themselves and their customers against cyber attacks. The cyber badge is a pilot program between the Pikes Peak...
No one’s touting Silicon Mountain anymore. And while “Cyber Mountain” might be more accurate today, it doesn’t have the same ring to it. The Silicon Mountain nickname had its moment in the Springs in the 1980s, as tech firms made manufacturing footprints across the city. They included Springs-headquartered companies like...
From phony i彩票联盟Phones preloaded with malware to election meddling and the rules of cyberwar, Black Hat USA 2019 wrapped up in Nevada last week with something for everyone to lie awake worrying about. Unlike most of us, Shawn Murray was there, with about 17,000 other infosec professionals. He’s a cybersecurity...
The National Cybersecurity Center and Denver Elections Division have completed a third-party security audit of mobile voting in two Denver municipal elections, showing that votes cast over the blockchain were recorded and tabulated accurately. Since last year, the NCC has been investigating how blockchain can help secure elections, and potentially...
Data breaches cost more than ever, and the fallout lasts even longer than previously thought, IBM has revealed in a new study. Colorado Springs cybersecurity expert Terry Bradley knows this firsthand. “My company, PLEX, worked a ransomware data breach case starting back in February of this year,” he said, “and we...
When even the giants aren’t safe in the cloud, what’s everyone else to do? TD Bank, Ford and Netflix all discovered this month that their data was exposed when card-skimming hacker group Magecart found a way to scan Amazon S3 buckets (public cloud storage that holds data and other backend...