Hy-Vee Inc. is investigating unauthorized activity that may have affected payment transactions at fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants, including Market Grilles, Market Grille Expresses and Wahlburgers, the company announced this afternoon. The company, which operates more than 260 stores across eight states, says it has contracted with unnamed cybersecurity firms and notified federal law […]

Cybersecurity is a never-ending threat, but the biggest risk to an organization can also sprout from its most trusted asset — the employees.  BrightWise, a new company born out of collaboration between West Des Moines-based Affiliates Management Co. and Montana-based LMG Security, is meant to mitigate those risks. CEO Sherri Davidoff, who is also CEO […]

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was elected president of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) during the organization’s summer conference, after winning the NASS IDEAS Award for the election cybersecurity initiative, “Partnerships Pay Dividends: A Roadmap to Election Cybersecurity”. Secretary Pate will serve as the NASS President through July 2020.

At Gateway Inc. in the 1990s, Rob Cheng, senior vice president of worldwide sales, marketing and support, could see the problems lining up from his desk on the Iowa-South Dakota border. Customers were calling customer support lines complaining of slow machines, and there was no clear diagnostic system to efficiently address the customers.  In 1999 […]

Gabriella Perez, research technology compliance specialist at the University of Iowa, is one of six inaugural Trusted CI Open Science Cybersecurity fellows nationwide, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The program is under the National Science Foundation’s Cybersecurity Center for Excellence, and Perez can access weekly digital presentations from cybersecurity experts and will receive funding to […]

California-based Sectigo, a leader in web security platforms, has acquired West Des Moines-based Icon Labs, which provides cross-platform security solutions for internet of things (IoT) device manufacturers, Sectigo announced today. Sectigo’s expanded IoT Security Platform will provide device manufacturers, systems integrators and enterprises using connected IoT with the ability to use purpose-built IoT issuance from a trusted […]

Sherri Davidoff and the Iowa Credit Union League’s holding company Affiliates Management Co. have partnered to build new cybersecurity training firm BrightWise. Based in Des Moines, BrightWise will be led by Davidoff as CEO and Corey Skadburg as COO. Skadburg has more than 15 years of experience in financial services, and Davidoff, who also leads LMG […]

When attorney general William Barr delivers the Mueller report to members of Congress, it will arrive on compact discs, reports Wired. That might be raising eyebrows, but Wired makes the case why digging out the CD-ROM drive works for a report of this size. IN OTHER NEWS: As the devastating Notre Dame fire burned on […]

The Technology Association of Iowa is seeking presentation proposals for the third annual Iowa Technology Summit, to be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in downtown Des Moines. Session content will be selected by a committee comprised of technology professionals in multiple industries across the state, TAI said in an announcement. Successful proposals will demonstrate […]

Technology-related employment in Iowa grew by more than 1,000 new jobs in 2018, the Corridor Business Journal reports. In an annual assessment, CompTIA reported net tech employment in Iowa grew by an estimated 1,014 jobs in 2018, a 1.1% increase over 2017. Growth was driven by new software and web development positions (up 3.6%) and computer […]