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