March 6, 2024

Dr. Tsikerdekis selected as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar

Associate Professor Michael Tsikerdekis will spend 6 months in Greece in 2025 to research implementing a version of PISCES

February 21, 2024

On The Cyber Front Line In Big Sky Country

University of Montana Students Discover Threat Inside Critical Infrastructure During Cybersecurity Training Program

January 8, 2024

Small town in West Virginia suffers cyberattack

A cyberattack on the municipality of Beckley, West Virginia, caused a security breach within the city’s computer network on Thursday.

November 10, 2023

New Veeam vulnerability advisory notice

This advisory is for organizations that use Veeam ONE to monitor virtual infrastructure, backup infrastructure, and data protection environments. If your organization does not use this platform, this notification may be discarded.

September 12, 2023

Cyber students help protect civic institutions vulnerable to hackers

MSU Denver’s PISCES program provides cybersecurity monitoring for organizations throughout Colorado and gives students real-world experience in the process.

March 29, 2023

CyberSensei Podcast hosts PISCES' Mike Hamilton

Mike Hamilton comes onto the CyberSensei podcast to discuss how to best prepare cybersecurity students for their jobs.

March 28, 2023

FY23 PISCES Survey Results

In FY23 PISCES conducted a survey of all data sharing partners to better understand the community, students and assist in the planning process for the next cohort.

March 27, 2023

Call for Papers for the 5th Annual PISCES Academic Workshop

The 5th Annual PISCES Academic Workshop will be held on 2 November 2023 in conjunction with the 27th CISSE at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia and on-line.

March 17, 2023

Microsoft Urgent Outlook Vulnerability Notice

Microsoft has just released a patch to address a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook for Windows

February 16, 2023

PISCES Partner Guides Students With Autism to Cybersecurity Careers

MSU Denver is working with neurodiverse cybersecurity students as part of PISCES.

November 2, 2022

Training the Next Generation of Cyber Guardians

Executive director Steve Stein gives an overview of the program and some real cyber scenarios students have helped prevent.

September 22, 2022

Eight Days Left to Apply for 2022 CyberForce Competition

The annual CyberForce Competition will be held as a hybrid competition this year on November 4-5, 2022. Registration is now open for the 2022 CyberForce Competition® for both student teams and volunteers.

May 26, 2022

An Intro To PISCES with Michael Hamilton and Steve Stein

Michael Hamilton and Steve Stein discuss the PISCES process and program operations.

May 26, 2022

Cybercriminals Targeting Resource-Poor Local Governments

Grace Dille of MeriTalk discusses how smaller state and local governments (SLGs) often do not have the resources to build a robust IT department, and how cybercriminals often target these smaller agencies.

March 1, 2022

The No. 1 Problem in Cybersecurity

RANE Insights Podcast – In this episode of the RANE Insights podcast, Greg Radner speaks with Michael Hamilton at Critical Insight Security about the challenges of defending against ever-increasing cybersecurity threats amid a revolution in work habits.

January 19, 2022

How ‘The Great Resignation’ Is Affecting Cybersecurity

PISCES’ Mike Hamilton discusses the challenges of talent retention in cybersecurity.

December 9, 2021

Biden administration wants 600,000 cybersecurity positions filled

An onslaught of ransomware attacks has compelled the US government to push for a cybersecurity hiring spree. Various experts discuss the nation’s new cyber efforts and PISCES.

December 2, 2021


PISCES Director Steve Stein and Western Washington Professor Erik Fretheim, discuss the new partnership with Colorado’s National Cyber Center.

November 18, 2021

Biden’s Infrastructure Bill: What Does It Mean for Cybersecurity?

President Joe Biden signed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure spending bill into law on Nov. 15. PISCES’ Mike Hamilton discusses the new bill and its impacts on the cybersecurity talent gap, state and local governments, and the nation’s infrastructure.

November 13, 2021

The Big Quit: Why Cybersecurity Pros Are Leaving Government

Public-sector cybersecurity workers are frustrated by the lack of government investment and the bureaucratic slowness to innovate. Mike Hamilton discusses pay and the widening talent gap in cybersecurity.