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Xcel Energy needs a smarter, greener electric grid. But should Colorado customers foot the $344 million bill for it?

If the Public Utilities Commission OK's Xcel’s largest ever rate increase, electric bills for Colorado customers will have increased 20% since the start of the year

Business

Colorado is the third state to pass a consumer-data privacy bill. Now what?

Yes, you can ask a company to delete your personal data. No, it doesn’t apply to all personal data. And yes, many companies in-and-out of Colorado must figure out how to manage this by July 2023.

Technology

Opinion: While we’re debating how to improve infrastructure, let’s pay more attention to countering cyber-threats

The next war launched against the U.S. will not be a military strike but a massive cyberattack, and we’re already seeing the beginnings of these events.

Opinion Columns

World’s largest meat producer JBS getting back online after cyberattack that stalled production lines in Greeley

The shut downs affected about 2,900 workers in Greeley, where the company's largest U.S. beef processing facility is located. A similar attack last year shut down Molson Coors.

Business

Nearly 200 companies with Colorado customers reported data breaches in the past 16 months

Colorado has a strong data security bill, but to give more control to consumers, two more data privacy laws have been proposed.

Technology

What’s Working: How ID.me navigates face masks and social engineering to battle Colorado unemployment fraud

Plus: The state Department of Labor and Employment is cracking down on unemployed workers who don’t show up for job interviews or respond to job offers.

Technology

How scammers targeted Colorado’s unemployment system — and what the state is doing about it

The fallout of fraudulent claims for pandemic unemployment continues into 2021 as Colorado victims, employers and legitimate people on unemployment deal with impostors.

Business

University of Colorado investigates cyberattack on system

The attack on software provided by a vendor, Accellion, likely exposed employee, student, health and research records, according to university officials.

Education

Opinion: Huge cyberattack shows it’s time to fix our failing cybersecurity infrastructure

We live in an age of asymmetric cyber warfare where even small teams of attackers have an advantage over large and well-funded defenders.

Opinion Columns

Smartphone and registration?: Colorado state troopers will now ask for your digital driver’s license

But you still need to carry your plastic version as proof since local police and law enforcement haven’t adopted the technology.

Technology

Opinion: Facebook shouldn’t block a journalist tool revealing how political ads are targeted

Opinion Columns

Election officials bolster confidence in election, warn against misinformation at Colorado Sun forum

Officials also played down cybersecurity issues but said they were remaining vigilant

Election 2020

Spreadsheet snafu exposes private data of 30,000 Colorado state employees

State officials say files have been deleted and there’s no evidence of misuse, but those affected are being told to take precautions

Business

After a small Colorado city paid cyber attackers a ransom, there’s concern about the rest of the state

Most small towns don’t have the resources to hire cybersecurity professionals. An effort to help cities like Lafayette, which just paid a ransom, are underway

Technology

Fraudulent unemployment claims continue in Colorado, but 30-50% were stopped “at the front door”

New unemployment claims for the first time last week dropped below the highest point of the Great Recession.

Business

Fraud, ID theft in Colorado have shifted during coronavirus. Now is the time to double down on protection.

A flood of federal relief overwhelmed outdated government systems as fraudsters exploited cracks with data likely stolen long ago. But don’t give up on protecting personal data, say security pros.

Business

Fraudsters foiled by Colorado’s unemployment office as number of new out-of-work claims decline

State rolls out fraud prevention tips in case you’re one of those employed folks who received unemployment notices in the mail

Business

Nearly one-third of new pandemic unemployment claims last week were fake, Colorado’s labor department says

The FBI is investigating the multi-state scheme involving stolen identities and backdated claims. Meanwhile, the department stopped payments on half of them, resulting in $34 million not being paid.

Business

How SamSam ransomware took down CDOT and how the state fought back — twice

When cyberattackers held CDOT files hostage and demanded bitcoin in 2018, the state learned a $1.7 million lesson about cybersecurity

Business

Colorado got $3.6 million from the Equifax breach. It’ll help start a rural college program to prevent this from happening again.

Colorado Northwestern Community College plans to start cybersecurity classes this Fall while the rest of the money will be spent on consumer education and possibly a loan-forgiveness program.

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