Technology

5:00am

Thu May 10, 2012
Business

Colorado's DigitalGlobe Fights Takeover Attempt

Longmont-based DigitalGlobe is fighting a takeover attempt by a Virginia-based company. KUNC’s Emily Boyer spoke with Boulder County Business Report Publisher Chris Wood about the battle.

Boyer:  Now before we dig into the details of what’s going on. Let’s talk about what kind of business DigitalGlobe and this other Virginia-based company are in.

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12:56am

Thu May 10, 2012
National Security

Cybersecurity Firms Ditch Defense, Learn To 'Hunt'

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 11:19 am

The most challenging cyberattacks these days come from China and target Western firms' trade secrets and intellectual property. But a problem for some is a business opportunity for others: It's boom time for cybersecurity firms that specialize in going after Chinese hackers.

"It's the next big thing," says Richard Stiennon, an industry analyst who specializes in information security firms.

'An Adversary Problem'

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1:35am

Wed May 9, 2012
National Security

Cyber Briefings 'Scare The Bejeezus' Out Of CEOs

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 7:02 pm

Cybersecurity analysts work in the watch and warning center during the first tour of the government's secretive cyberdefense lab intended to protect the nation's power, water and chemical plants, electrical grid and other facilities on Sept. 29, 2011, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Mark J. Terrill AP

For the CEOs of companies such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard, talk of cyberweapons and cyberwar could have been abstract. But at a classified security briefing in spring 2010, it suddenly became quite real.

"We can turn your computer into a brick," U.S. officials told the startled executives, according to a participant in the meeting.

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12:29am

Tue May 8, 2012
Business

Shhhh! (Facebook's About To Go Public)

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 8:07 am

The world's biggest social network is expected to go public on May 18. And like all companies facing an initial public offering, Facebook is staying quiet about its financials and stock potential.
Timur Emek AP

Facebook started what's called a "road show" this week, pitching itself to potential big investors across the country. It's one of the last steps before a company goes public — which Facebook reportedly plans to do next Friday.

But that pitch has to be very carefully calibrated — as you can tell from all the warning language that precedes it on Facebook's road show website.

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12:27am

Tue May 8, 2012
National Security

Bill Would Have Businesses Foot Cost Of Cyber War

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 8:20 am

Business executives and national security leaders are of one mind over the need to improve the security of the computers that control the U.S. power grid, the financial system, water treatment facilities and other elements of critical U.S. infrastructure. But they divide over the question of who bears responsibility for that effort.

The disagreement stands as an obstacle to passage of major cybersecurity legislation backed by Sens. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Susan Collins of Maine, among others.

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