Local Organization Plans Cyber Security Class: Back by popular demand, the Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition is hosting a class on how to protect your business from cyber-attack. “Cyber Security for Business 101” will be led by local cyber security professionals Joe Eastman, adjunct faculty at Eastern Michigan University, Jeff Haller, and Noël Quiton, trainer specializing in information assurance. The class will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Saline Library, 1555 N. Maple Road, Saline. The session starts at 11 a.m. The class will cover topics ranging from demonstrations on how easy it is for any business to become a target of a cyber-attack and what it looks like to get hacked, to providing insight on what happens when hackers get in your system. A question and answer session will follow the discussion. Get information on simple steps you can take to make your computers and data less of a target as well as details about what to do if your business becomes a victim. Founded in 2009, the mission of WC4 is to raise awareness and provide county residents with the tools and resources to be good cyber citizens. Coalition members include members of local, state and federal agencies who are involved in keeping residents and businesses safe online. To pre-register for the Feb. 19 class, which is strongly encouraged, visit http://wc4-february.eventbrite.com. More at http://washtenawcybercoalition.org.
Pryor Knowledge Offers Advanced Training: Registration is now open for an intensive two-day course, “Advanced First Principles COMSOL Multiphysics Modeling”. This course, offered by Pryor Knowledge Systems, will be held on March 6-7 in Troy. COMSOL Multiphysics software is used by engineers and scientists in many industries to simulate the functions of their device designs prior to making physical prototypes or modifications to current products. The instructor for these courses, Dr. Roger W. Pryor, CEO of Pryor Knowledge Systems, says, “Having a thorough guided experience in the use of technical software like this pays off in much more effective and efficient designs at a lower development cost and shorter time to market. In this course we give the experienced user of COMSOL Multiphysics more advanced, sophisticated approaches to more complex modeling.” The course has as its foundation a First Principles approach, starting with the scientific concepts involved in the modeling goals and progressing to their application in the model design. The course uses a combination of theory-based and applied lectures, with instructor-assisted model building sessions. Dr. Roger Pryor is an experienced educator. He has taught physics, engineering, and materials science courses in the academic settings of the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Connecticut and Wayne State University in Michigan, and he has trained engineers, scientists and technical associates in both formal and informal industrial settings at Bell Laboratories and at Pitney Bowes. He is the author of two college textbooks, including “Multiphysics Modeling Using COMSOL 4”, which will be used in these courses. Additional information regarding these course offerings is available on the Pryor Knowledge Systems website. Early registration is recommended, as seating is limited. Registration for this session closes on February 20, 2013. More at www.pksez1.com/html/training.html.