Bryan Sparling

Alumni & Faculty Spotlight - Bryan Sparling

Jan. 6, 2020

Bryan Sparling, MS TCP Instructor and Colonel, US Army Retired Sparling is a consultant, strategist and cyber operations expert. Colonel Sparling was an early leader in military Information Warfare and Cyber Operations. He is now the Senior Vice President at Horizon Strategies, LLC, the founder of Victory 6, LLC, and...

presidential alert texts

National Emergency Alerts Potentially Vulnerable to Attack

Dec. 23, 2019

In October of 2018, phones across America recieved a text that was the first trial run for a new national alert system. This system was developed by several U.S. government agencies as a way to warn as many people across the United States as possible if a disaster was imminent...

Cybersecurity Is People. Cybersecurity Is Diversity.

Cybersecurity Is People. Cybersecurity Is Diversity.

Dec. 18, 2019

The talent and skills gap in cybersecurity is getting larger every year, as the threats grow and security becomes more important to every industry and organization; we needed an extra million people in 2017 and it is projected that by 2021, the shortfall could be 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals ...

CU Boulder students win the DOE CyberForce Competition locally at NREL, and placed 34th out of 103 teams competing nationally.

TCP Newsletter - December 2019

Dec. 3, 2019

CU team wins DOE Cyberforce Competition, Cybersecurity for Space panel highlights, Student Spotlights on Divyakumari Kumaranathan, Shilpa Joshy and Karl Olson, and the latest news and upcoming events relevant to tech, cyber and policy at CU Boulder.

Shilpa Joshy, MS in TCP '20, and Karl Olson, PhD in CS '22

Student Spotlight - Shilpa Joshy & Karl Olson

Dec. 2, 2019

Recently, TCP’s BuffOvrFlows cyber competition team won the local division of the Department of Energy’s annual CyberForce Competition . The team also placed 34th overall out of the 103 teams competing nationally. In a recent interview, team members Shilpa Joshy and Karl Olson shared some great knowledge about their experience...

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6 Top Nontechnical Degrees for Cybersecurity

Nov. 24, 2019

A computer science degree isn't the only path into a cybersecurity career. The gap between trained cybersecurity professionals and need is on the order of 4 million people worldwide , and yet not nearly enough students are in computer science and cybersecurity university programs around the world to bridge that...

Divyakumari Kumaranathan Headshot Photo

Student Spotlight - Divyakumari Kumaranathan

Nov. 21, 2019

Divyakumari Kumaranathan is a second year graduate student in the TCP Masters program at CU Boulder, and will be graduating in May 2020. She is specializing in Wireless Networking. Kumaranathan is also currently a Wireless Lab Engineer intern at CableLabs. Recently, TCP got a chance to talk to her about...

TCP students win the local NREL portion of the DOE's CyberForce Competition November 2019

TCP BuffOvrFlows win local NREL CyberForce Competition

Nov. 17, 2019

CU Boulder's TCP Program is proud to announce that their BuffOvrFlows cyber competition team is NREL's local winner in the DOE's CyberForce Competition in 2019. They also placed 34th overall out of 103 teams competiting nationally . To win the local NREL competition, the CU Boulder TCP team had to...

National Renewable Laboratory - host of DOE's 2019 CyberForce Competition

College competition at NREL motivated by serious need: shortage of cybersecurity professionals

Nov. 14, 2019

People defending the nation’s energy operations from cyberattacks will be doing battle with hackers this weekend on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus in Golden. But not to worry, the energy systems and attacks will be simulated. However, that doesn’t mean the exercise isn’t serious, said Tony Markel, senior researcher...

Panelists speaking at TCP's Inclusion and Diversity in Technology and Cybersecurity seminar on Oct. 9, 2019.

TCP Newsletter - November 2019

Nov. 5, 2019

Spotlight Features of Chris Ayala (MS-TCP'20) and Pete Caputo (MS-ITP'00) and the latest news and upcoming events relevant to tech, cyber and policy at CU Boulder.