Colorado Springs' growing cyber industry takes center stage

By Tom Roeder of The Gazette

The growth of the cybersecurity industry in Colorado Springs was in the spotlight at the Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium as generals and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper touted the burgeoning field in the Pikes Peak region.

Leading professors and the state's cyber businesses into computer security solutions for the Pentagon. Hickenlooper announced Wednesday that cybersecurity payrolls across the state have grown to 85,000 workers, including 13,000 cybersecurity experts in Colorado Springs.

"We're hoping it will be a world-class destination for training our cyber workforce," Hickenlooper said of Colorado Springs, home to the state-backed National Cybersecurity Center, which helps business and local governments deal with computer security challenges.

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