Creating a security framework that works

Creating a security framework that works www.nist.gov   Even after a large number of data breaches over the last few years, I continue to hear questions about the relevance of cybersecurity best practices to small and medium-sized businesses. Small business owners don’t believe their small business would be a target for cyber criminals. Let me … Read more Creating a security framework that works

Risk management requires continuous effort

Risk management requires continuous effort Every organization faces risks. Corporate risks come in many forms: financial, operational and security, many with a human element. Identifying and managing those risks, especially those cybersecurity risks, may not be the most exciting part of running your business, but one of the most important from both a reputation and … Read more Risk management requires continuous effort

Does innovation, entrepreneurship matter to you?

Does innovation, entrepreneurship matter to you? The Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet is transforming the way it supports innovation-driven entrepreneurship across the commonwealth. Some have asked how that applies to their business. Innovation and entrepreneurship can apply to your business in a variety of ways. Innovation is all about being creative or original in your work … Read more Does innovation, entrepreneurship matter to you?

Cybersecurity is everybody’s responsibility

Cybersecurity is everybody’s responsibility Recently, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released a guidebook draft for cybersecurity stating that cybersecurity is everybody’s responsibility. It is not just the responsibility of the tech support guy. It is the responsibility of the accountant, the janitor, human resources manager and CEO. According to the draft guidebook, … Read more Cybersecurity is everybody’s responsibility

Innovating to create a new workforce

Innovating to create a new workforce Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey recently visited west Kentucky. Ramsey stopped in Paducah to learn more about our innovative programs, to share the vision of the cabinet and to receive updates on projects occurring throughout west Kentucky. The secretary’s visit revealed a few things important … Read more Innovating to create a new workforce

Impact of AT&T, Time Warner merger unknown

Impact of AT&T, Time Warner merger unknown Picture credit: CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/22/media/why-att-wants-time-warner/index.html An antitrust judge recently ruled that distributor AT&T could merge with Time Warner, owner of several content brands. While this court case is one that will impact the industry for years to come, does it impact your business? This month’s column will focus … Read more Impact of AT&T, Time Warner merger unknown

Innovation Station: Reinventing Madisonville’s future

Innovation Station: Reinventing Madisonville’s future The Innovation Station is the brain child of the Madisonville Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation. While many rural areas are struggling to evolve with the rise of technology and the decline of traditional industries, one community in west Kentucky is thriving. Madisonville is working to build an entire ecosystem focused … Read more Innovation Station: Reinventing Madisonville’s future

Tech council eyes regional IT growth

Tech council eyes regional IT growth Across west Kentucky and the country, the information technology sector continues to grow at a rapid pace. The current and future demands of the information technology sector across west Kentucky are outpacing the sector’s current support mechanisms and the workforce development pipeline within the region, creating a regional economic … Read more Tech council eyes regional IT growth

WK&T tech park place to innovate

WK&T Tech Park place to innovate The WK&T Tech Park is the vision of Trevor Bonnstetter and the West Kentucky & Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative. Nestled in the middle of west Kentucky, a new technology park is being developed. While it sounds simple, the park has lofty goals to create an environment that cultivates technological and … Read more WK&T tech park place to innovate

Sprocket: A place for innovation and creativity

Sprocket: A place for innovation and creativity Like many urban and rural areas across Kentucky, the United States and the globe, west Kentucky faces a technology workforce challenge. The challenge comes in the form of the lack of available technology talent for local and regional technology businesses. If our region can increase the technology talent … Read more Sprocket: A place for innovation and creativity