Reno Technology Academy at Multnomah University has received unanimous grant approval from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board in the amount of $1.1 million. The funds will be used to launch the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity Specialist Certification training programs. Both programs will be hands-on and take place at the Kietzke Lane campus in January 2019.
Earlier this year, the malware program VPNFilter infected hundreds of thousands of office and home routers and networked devices around the world. The cities of Atlanta and Baltimore experienced ransomware attacks, the latter causing the 911 dispatch system to be offline for 17 hours. Confidential data were breached at numerous companies—Adidas, Dignity Health, Honda, LabCorp, MyHeritage, and Ticketmaster, to name only a handful. Cyberattacks, with their potentially deleterious consequences, are a constant threat to all businesses.
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.