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Napolitano: Security is everyone’s responsibility

Protecting the nation’s cyber networks is everyone’s responsibility, not just the government’t. That’s the message U.S. Homeland Defense Secretary Janet Napolitano brought to the National Defense Symposium today at The Broadmoor. She said Every user should be responsible for keeping cyber space secure and free of viruses, worms and other threats. “Because it is so… Continue Reading Napolitano: Security is everyone’s responsibility

Hacker: Nothing’s really safe

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Those at the Homeland Defense Symposium got a lesson from a computer hacker. That lesson: nothing’s really secure. Oh, and all the expensive equipment the government buys from giant corporations – hackers can make the same devices smaller and less expensively. Jeff Moss, who has been a computer hacker since the age of 13, founded two security… Continue Reading Hacker: Nothing’s really safe

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Cyber militia armed with smartphones

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Chances are that you possess a cyber weapon, one capable of taking down entire business networks or shutting down city utilities.

It’s your smartphone.

Blackberries, iphones and droids all have the capability of launching cyber attacks around the world. Continue Reading Cyber militia armed with smartphones

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Cyber experts at the Homeland Defense Symposium at The Broadmoor today said they believe the presence of the military and the U.S. Olympic Committee make Colorado Springs a target for cyber attacks – which should make it a prime location for a cyber security center. As of now, the Department of Homeland Security plans to… Continue Reading Panelists mull idea of a cyber center in the Springs

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Huntsville, Ala., long one of the Springs’ biggest competitors for aerospace and defense industry jobs, is stepping up its push to recruit business and military missions from the Pikes Peak region. But this time, the Rocket City could face stiffer competition from the Springs. A coalition of city and business leaders is working to give… Continue Reading Looming larger: Huntsville threat

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EDC on mission to retain Space Foundation

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The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. is launching what it hopes will become a community-wide effort to keep the Space Foundation in the area in response to efforts by other cities to lure it away. An international nonprofit focused on the space industry, the foundation hosts an annual symposium at The Broadmoor and provides… Continue Reading EDC on mission to retain Space Foundation

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National Symposium on Homeland Security agenda

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal will be covering the National Symposium on Homeland Security Oct. 27-29 at The Broadmoor. Amy Gillentine will live-blog and twitter reports over the course three-day event, which includes a keynote speech by Janet Napolitano, secretary of homeland security for the U.S. government. The schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 27 1 p.m. –… Continue Reading National Symposium on Homeland Security agenda

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For the fourth year in a row, a team of national judges have arrived in Colorado Springs for the National Security Innovation Competition. This year, they choose a Colorado team, as well as an international team. For the first year, teams from Canadian colleges were allowed to enter, and the team of students from the… Continue Reading National security competition chooses winners

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The Center for Homeland Security, part of the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has added certificates in security intelligence and disaster public health to a growing list of educational services in homeland security and homeland defense. CHS, in partnership with the School of Public Affairs,… Continue Reading UCCS expands homeland security certificate offerings

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