Cyber Wyoming is holding a security conference Wednesday, Oct. 6th through 8th.“We need to make sure we’re a little bit more critical thinkers when we’re on line, that we read and we research. The second thing is the league of women voters every year, or maybe every couple of year puts out a media bias chart. So, try to read your media, have your media sources be in the middle of that chart,” said Laura Baker, President of Cyber Wyoming Alliance.
Blockchain technology is Wyoming’s future in data security. The committee on Blockchain Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology had a meeting in Laramie Tuesday. “We need to bring it to the states, so that we can bring it into Wyoming. Not only be on the front line but be able to benefit from what that brings to us, “said R.J. Kost, Senator for District 19.
Blockchain technology is the future; according to U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming is setting itself up to be a leader of this kind of tech in the future. Blockchain technology acts as an internet ledger, securing digital information, medical records, legal documents, wills, and is unhackable.
The number of young Americans watching online videos every day has more than doubled, according to survey findings released Tuesday. They're glued to them for nearly an hour a day, twice as long as they were four years ago.
Proponents say blockchain is the kick in the pants Wyoming needs to attract tech businesses and boost its economy. Blockchain is the networked ledgering technology behind cryptocurrencies including bitcoin.
An emergency alert sent out in Hawaii in January sent the state into a frenzy. The ballistic missile warning had families preparing for the worst, and was eventually found to be a mistake. Folks in Washington are trying to figure out how to prevent this from happening again. A cyber security expert says these alerts are essential and must be administered correctly.
Governor Mead announces a new Cyber Challenge for Wyoming students. The competition is open to Wyoming high school junior or senior girls who are at least 16 years old. Contestants will learn cybersecurity skills and test their aptitude through a no-cost online game of discovery called CyberStart.