VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF JUNE 17, 2019

Lamoille Economic Development Corporation to
Host Cybersecurity Workshop for Small Businesses
Morrisville – How to Keep Your Business Safe in Today’s Electronic Workplace
Firewalls, strong passwords, and encryption are all important, but often all it takes is one click on the wrong link to bring your business to its knees. In fact, the 2018 Verizon breach report found that “companies are nearly three times more likely to get breached by social attacks than via actual vulnerabilities, emphasizing the need for ongoing employee cybersecurity education.”

In this presentation we’ll show you how to spot phishing emails, fake logins, spoofed websites, wire fraud, phone/text phishing, weak passwords, and more. Live hacking and phishing demos will also be provided to illustrate the simplicity and impact of today’s most prevalent cyber attacks.

Presented by rbTech’s resident security engineer Dave Porcello, founder of Pwnie Express and inventor of the award-winning Pwn Plug security testing device featured on Good Morning America, NPR, CNN, Forbes, Wired, and “Mr. Robot”. In his 18 years of field experience Dave has also served as Security Director for Vermont Mutual, professor at Norwich University, and advisor for NPR and other public figures.

The workshop will take place on June 26th from 9 am to noon in the Community Center at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hyde Park. The cost to attend is $49 and pre-registration is required. Please visit www.vtsbdc.org and click on TRAINING to register and pre-pay on line or email Vicki Blanchard at dblanchard@vtsbdc.org if you have problems registering. For more information call John Mandeville at 888-5640.

VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF JUNE 03, 2019

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Partners
with Community College of Vermont
for Accelerated Medical Assistant Program
Brattleboro, VT — (April 11, 2019) – Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) and Community College of Vermont (CCV) are partnering again for an accelerated program to prepare qualified candidates for jobs as Certified Medical Assistants. Enrollment in the one semester program will be limited to twenty participants. Classes will be held on the CCV Brattleboro campus, and all clinical aspects of the course work will be completed at BMH. As part of the joint initiative, BMH is providing full scholarships for eight successful applicants. Scholarship recipients will have their CCV tuition covered and will be hired as Medical Assistants at BMH upon successful completion of the academic program and certification exam.

Three informational presentations about the program will be held at BMH in the Brew Barry Conference Room #2. The first one is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2:00–3:30 PM, the second will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 3:30-5:00 PM, and the third on Tuesday, June 18 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. The public is invited to attend to learn about program details, the application process, and available scholarship opportunities. Staff from BMH and CCV, as well as current BMH Medical Assistants will be on hand to answer questions and provide technical assistance with the application process.

“This program represents an important investment in the future of healthcare and the future of BMH,” says Steven R. Gordon, BMH’s President and CEO. “We are excited to partner with CCV for a fourth year for this successful education and employment program.”
Applications for the new College to Career Program are available at ccv.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Monday, July 15. The first session of classes will begin on September 3, 2019. The curriculum will consist of a combination of classroom instruction at CCV and supervised clinical practice at BMH.

“It’s great to see two important Brattleboro institutions consistently coming together to make our community stronger,” says Tapp Barnhill, CCV’s Executive Director of Academic Centers. “This strong collaboration between CCV and BMH will take participants directly from the classroom to the workplace and is successfully building solid local careers.”