cybersecurity

Indegy Releases Series of Videos on Critical Infrastructure Protection for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

(Business Wire, 10/2/18) NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indegy, a leader in industrial cyber security, announced that beginning today it will release an educational video each week in October as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018. The annual event is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has…

UConn opens building to help foster research partnerships

(Norwich Bulletin, 9/21/18) STORRS — UConn has cut the ribbon on a building designed to foster partnerships between the school’s researchers and industry. The Innovation Partnership Building was funded with about $85 million from industry. It brings together academic experts and companies in fields such as flexible electronics, materials science,…

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…

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…

NIST Awards $4 Million For 2018 Small Businesses Innovation Research Program

(Public.now, 8/21/18) GAITHERSBURG, Md.-The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $4 million in grants to 21 small businesses to support innovative technology development. Awardees in 15 states will receive Phase I or Phase II funding through NIST’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The…

MEP at 30 — Looking Back at the Four Eras of Manufacturing

(NIST, 8/23/18) Today (August 23, 2018) represents a milestone in the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Thirty years ago, on this date in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act (Public Law 100-418). Section 5121 established the…

CCAT featured as model for Aussie success

(Defence Connect, 8/28/18) The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) is a leading non-profit organisation providing integrated workforce development, research, development and commercialisation support and opportunities, creating and implementing bold ideas for applied technologies, energy solutions, STEM education, career development, and export and cyber compliance, with a key focus on supporting…