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Learn more about Darknet at CSBJ breakfast Oct. 30

Learn more about Darknet at CSBJ breakfast Oct. 30

Douglas DePeppe, a cyber law attorney with the Colorado Springs-based intellectual property law group Aspire IP, has a sobering statistic for any business owner. He says reports from reputable sources indicate 97-100 percent of all networks can be compromised at some level. “In absolute terms, there’s no way to secure a network,” DePeppe said. “But… Continue Reading Learn more about Darknet at CSBJ breakfast Oct. 30

Serious talk on sequestration

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Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, knew his mission on a recent night at The Broadmoor. He was the guest speaker for The Home Front Cares’ annual fundraising dinner, helping the 10-year-old nonprofit in support of local military members, particularly those families affected by deployment. Shelton… Continue Reading Serious talk on sequestration

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We can’t put off cyber concerns

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The words projected on a screen sent the terse message, loud and clear: Terrorists and criminals no longer have to be in faraway places. Through the Internet, they’re in the room with you. That was the overarching theme Tuesday throughout the latest Breakfast with the Journal at Embassy Suites. The panelists, Doug DePeppe and Jeff… Continue Reading We can’t put off cyber concerns

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For homeland security professionals to be successful in their field, it is critical to stay ahead of prevailing tendencies within the industry. Colorado Technical University recently sponsored a mock exercise, hosted by the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership (CEPP), and attended by personnel from private and public sector institutions to help prepare for a cyber-attack. During… Continue Reading How first responders train for real-life cyber threats

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Breakfast with the Journal Date-place: Tuesday, July 30, Embassy Suites Time: 7 a.m. registration, 7:30 program Cost: $23 for subscribers, $33 for nonsubscribers Register: CSBJ.com/events Almost one-third of small businesses in the United States have been attacked through their computers, emails and cloud networks, losing millions each year to cyber criminals. Even worse, nearly three-quarters… Continue Reading Hot topic: Cyber security, protecting networks

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Companies put billions into cyber warfare

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Companies put billions into cyber warfare

Ten years ago, cyber attacks were public displays of power, mischievous and destructive ploys designed to wreak network havoc and interrupt services. Not anymore. Today’s cyber criminals are stealthy, clever and ruthless — thieves who slip in the back door unnoticed to steal information and money. The fight against cyber crime has evolved, and the… Continue Reading Companies put billions into cyber warfare

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Leading local, national and global cyber security experts will gather in Colorado Springs to discuss the threats to local and national cyber security. Western Cyber Exchange will host the meeting from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Mining Exchange Hotel. “This event is very important for the community and our state,” said Doug… Continue Reading WCX bringing cyber security experts to Springs Jan. 30

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  The U.S. Air Force Academy’s cyber competition team placed first in 331 undergraduate teams from the United States and Canada in the New York Polytechnic Cyber Security Awareness Week “Capture the Flag” competition held last month. A total of 1,212 teams – including graduate students and industry professionals – competed from around the world.… Continue Reading AFA scores first in undergraduate cyber competition

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  U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is trying to round up funding for cyber-defense training programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy.   Udall said Monday computer hackers threaten the United States and could cripple the electrical grid, water supplies and computers used by the military.   Earlier this year, Udall got an amendment to the… Continue Reading Udall seeks to fund Colo. cyber defense program

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      A federal appeals court has turned down a Freedom of Information Act request related to the 2010 cyberattack on Google users in China.   The request from the Electronic Privacy Information Center was to disclose communications between Google and the U.S. National Security Agency. The center focuses on privacy and civil liberties.… Continue Reading Court won’t order Google-US interactions released

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