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 […]

An election cybersecurity initiative by the office of the Secretary of State is one of three finalists for the National Association of Secretaries of State’s 2019 IDEAS Award, Secretary of State Paul Pate announced this week. The initiative organized a collaboration between auditors and information technology staff of all 99 Iowa counties, several state agencies […]

An online phishing scam resulted in $45,880.90 stolen from the Diocese of Des Moines after the scammer impersonated a diocesan employee requesting a funds transfer, the diocese reported in a statement on Monday. Law enforcement are investigating after the Dec. 13 incident. No diocesan staff are expected of malfeasance, Bishop Richard Pates said. The diocese […]

Meg Anderson, vice president and chief information officer at Principal Financial Group, speaks at TAI’s Catalysts Live event on Dec. 4. Photo provided by TAI Des Moines met the stories of ten women shaping their industries on Tuesday. At the Technology Association of Iowa’s reception of the Catalysts project’s first year, attendees gathered in the […]