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Connecticut Cyber Chief and other officials say utilities thwarted attacks

CT officials: Utilities thwarted millions of hacking attempts (Hartford Business Journal, 9/18/18) Connecticut cybersecurity officials said Tuesday that utility companies have faced more frequent and sophisticated attempts to penetrate their networks over the past year, but suffered no breaches. In a second annual review of utility cyberdefenses — a confidential…

Stanley Black & Decker’s downtown tech center a beacon into U.S. manufacturing’s future

(Hartford Business Journal, 9/17/18) Inside a downtown Hartford skyscraper, legendary New Britain hand- and power-tool maker Stanley Black & Decker has set up a collaborative technology laboratory whose aim is to bottle innovation lightning of all kinds. When it formally debuts as early as late October, the pilot Stanley Technology…

Hacking the Factory Floor: Cybersecurity in Smart Manufacturing

(Heattreat, 9/12/18) When you think of hacking, you might think of viruses or ransomware attacks where computers are unable to operate unless a bitcoin is paid to an anonymous cybercriminal. In the manufacturing sector, the reality isn’t quite so public. First, the practical physical realities of the industrial landscape are…

Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership highlighted in Fox 61 WorkinCT

WorkinCT #CTConfident: Push for new talent in advanced manufacturing (Fox 61 News, 9/18/18) Shawn Dow is fairly new to Phoenix Manufacturing in Enfield. “I was an auto mechanic before. There’s only so much you can do in the auto field without owning your own business, and here you can really expand…

Aussie Defense Summit stops at CCAT’s AMC

Aussie Defense Summit stops at CCAT’s AMC

As part of Australia’s first-ever defense summit in Connecticut, a group of officials stopped by CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center on Sept. 14 to check out our capabilities and what we could offer their supply chain. The tour was led by AMC Associate Director Wayne Sumple and included CCAT’s Executive Vice…

Story on workforce initiatives aligns CCAT with Pratt & Whitney

How jet-engine innovator Pratt & Whitney is building its next-generation workforce (Hartford Business Journal, 9/10/18) Two of the region’s largest employers — Hartford HealthCare and Pratt & Whitney — are in constant hiring mode as they seek to build up their diverse workforces with top talent. This is a behind-the-scenes…

Startup Success: Monitoring the oceans thanks to undersea technology

(The Day, 8/27/18) A 19th century naval officer continues to inspire maritime strategy today. ThayerMahan Inc., located in Groton, is named for the famed officer. This 21st century company is dramatically changing how the physical and environmental security of the world’s oceans are monitored. ThayerMahan, founded in 2016, uses modern…