Information Technology

Why it’s time to fight back against cyber risk to cloud computing and virtual machines

(Cloudtech, 10/31/18) Cloud computing is now a primary driver of the world’s digital economy. Governments, large corporations and small businesses are increasingly implementing cloud-based infrastructures and solutions to store their sensitive data and manage their operations. While the cloud offers lower costs, scalability and flexibility, it also expands a company’s…

Now trending in workplace safety: the next best tech thing

(Business Insurance, 10/24/18) Technology is the next frontier of workplace safety, according to experts at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo. Automation that hands off riskier jobs to machines, artificial intelligence that can help manage safety concerns such as protocols for preventing injuries, sensors that can tell a worker…

Google spinoff to test truly driverless cars in California

(AP News, 10/30/18) The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies. The regulatory approval announced Tuesday allows Waymo’s driverless cars to cruise through California at speeds…

CCAT participating in Big Tech Showcase; radio broadcast weekend of Nov. 10

CCAT participating in Big Tech Showcase; radio broadcast weekend of Nov. 10

How will new technologies continue to revolutionize our world? What ethical standards should we demand regarding our data, privacy, and safety? How will tech breakthroughs change the way we interact with each other and think about ourselves? The award-winning radio show Pulse of the Region will air weekend broadcasts on…

US Indicts 10 Chinese Over Scheme to Steal Aerospace Tech

(Industry Week, 10/31/18) The United States indicted 10 Chinese, including two intelligence officers, over a five-year scheme to steal technology from U.S. and French aerospace firms by hacking into their computers. The indictments came 20 days after the Department of Justice obtained the unprecedented extradition of a senior Chinese intelligence…

CCAT, Novus taking measures to support cybersecurity awareness

CCAT, Novus taking measures to support cybersecurity awareness

EAST HARTFORD – October 16, 2018 — The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and Novus Insight are supporting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018 by promoting awareness of online security and privacy. CCAT and Novus are part of a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities,…

Four Community Colleges To Launch Apprenticeship Program In Advanced Robotics

(Hartford Courant, 10/9/18) With a grant from a non-profit robotics manufacturing institute and some additional support from the state, several state community colleges will be launching a two-year apprenticeship program this spring in advanced robotics. The program, which will include a mix of class time and paid apprenticeship training at…

Digital Transformations Carry Cybersecurity Concerns

(Manufacturing Tomorrow, 9/11/18) Cybercrime is an ever-evolving epidemic. Pharmaceutical companies face threats like phishing emails that pose as mail from reputable companies as well as malware and insider hacking. Some attackers will encrypt files and ask for a ransom to decrypt them, but not all cybersecurity threats are financially motivated…

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…