There are few topics that capture the imagination and passion of the human spirit more than Information Technology management. Yes, I’m joking. I’ve learned the best conversation killer is to say I manage IT for a living. People literally trip over themselves trying to get away. At business conferences, non-IT professionals rarely attend IT management sessions.
When someone looks to change career paths and get into a new industry, it can be tough. Nevada has tapped a company to help make that transition easier for those seeking work in the technology sector. Transmosis is a workforce trainer focused on developing a pipeline of skilled labor by helping job seekers address skill gaps.
Worried about cybersecurity? You should be. Email, a must in every business, is the biggest port of entry for those seeking to steal from your company and your employees, a panel of experts told about 100 people attending Northern Nevada Business Weekly’s monthly Breakfast & Business event at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno.
This month’s WIN Breakfast Meeting is Friday, July 28. This event will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in the Paradise Terrace, across from Bistro Napa. Learn about ‘Personal and Business Cybersecurity Hygiene’ with presenters Romaine Marshall and Matt Sorensen.
In a flurry of legislative approvals June 2, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval added his signature to Assembly Bill 471, which formally stands up the Office of Cyber Defense Coordination within the Department of Public Safety. The move makes Nevada one of the latest states trying to shape its cybersecurity destiny with an office meant to coordinate and respond to the myriad threats circulating the Internet.
While the next generation of cars will usher in new embedded computers that offer exciting comfort, performance, safety, economy and infotainment applications, cybersecurity engineers are challenged to retain reliability and defend against cyber attacks that could directly impact physical safety and dependability. University of Nevada, Reno electrical and computer engineers presented, at the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking conference in January, a design for smart cars that improves security, dependability and energy efficiency. The research project is halfway into a two-year development plan.
Hacked emails, a cyberattack that shut down internet service on the East Coast and a breach of 500 million user accounts — these are all examples of cyberattacks that have made headline news in recent weeks. Awareness of a global, chronic cyber problem is growing and becoming more troubling in the eyes of the public. Rather than writing another alarming article about the threat of cyberattacks, we need to ask a more important question: What do we do about it?