Small Biz at Risk for Cyber Attacks

September 8, 2017

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 […]


NCC in Colorado Springs fills gaps

CHRIS WALKER | JULY 19, 2017 | 8:15AM Imagine working as an accountant for a large nonprofit and discovering that over 500 W2 tax forms are suddenly missing from your computer’s hard drive. Ed Rios, CEO of the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs, says his organization received a phone call describing just such a situation a couple of months ago. While […]


Hickenlooper touts ‘Modem Millie’ to promote cyber safety

Get ready for Millie the Modem, or something like her. Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday during a panel discussion at The Broadmoor hotel that the cybersecurity industry needs an icon like Smokey the Bear or McGruff the Crime Dog to promote online safety. “Kids today are born pushing buttons and using smartphones and other devices. […]


British embassy leaders collaborate on cybersecurity in visit

March 16, 2017

Protecting your information online is always an important topic. With the opening of the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs, members of the British embassy made a visit. England recently also opened a cybersecurity center last month. On Thursday, they spent the day on continued relationships with the United States and specifically Colorado. Leaders also spoke […]


Colorado Springs fosters the cybersecurity industry

March 9, 2017

A couple years ago, the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC began examining the cybersecurity industry and quickly identified it as a major emphasis area for the future. A city vision was formed for Colorado Springs to become a cybersecurity capital within the United States. This vision rapidly accelerated in 2016 with the announcement of three […]


Gardner, Comstock introduce bicameral, bipartisan legislation to ramp up state, local cybersecurity

March 6, 2017

A grant program would be established to help state, local and tribal governments better prepare for and counter cyber threats under bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) last week. The State Cyber Resiliency Act would establish a grant program that helps states draft cyber resiliency […]


Colorado governor unveils cybersecurity center, urges change in strategy

February 14, 2017

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper warned on Monday that unless states take a proactive approach to cybersecurity education and investment, leaders will find themselves susceptible to crippling attacks from hackers and organized cybercrime. Hickenlooper addressed an audience in San Francisco at RSA’s Public Sector Day where he outlined his administration’s digital security efforts and appealed to […]


National Cybersecurity Center Works Quickly to Help its Clients Recover

January 31, 2017

The National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs has helped four clients recover from cyberattacks since mid-December, the center’s CEO said. Its Rapid Response Center helps businesses, nonprofits and government agencies cope with network security incidents. The victim of a recent phishing attack that resulted in the theft of more than 500 employee tax forms sought […]


Furda leaving CSBJ for National Cybersecurity Center

January 24, 2017

Furda was named associate publisher of the Business Journal in 2012, when John Weiss purchased the paper from The Dolan Co. She became publisher in 2015, when Weiss announced his semi-retirement. “Four years ago I convinced Jen to lead our business, military and legal newsweekly divisions,” Weiss said. “It was my most inspired hire ever. […]


Cybersecurity exercise planned in February in Colorado Springs

January 20, 2017

The National Cybersecurity Center and the National Cyber Exchange will host a cyber threat exercise next month at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs. The exercise, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23, will include attacks from inside and outside the country directed at U.S. infrastructure, causing extended power outages in major […]