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MVCC’s Advanced Institute for Manufacturing holds free cybersecurity training

May 24, 2018

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Mohawk Valley Community College’s Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) will hold a free cybersecurity training to educate local companies and individuals on how to recognize and prevent cyberattacks beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the thINCubator, 326 Broad St., Utica. A light breakfast will be provided at 7:30 a.m. Registration is required by May 31.

The training will cover topics including the largest cybersecurity threats such as ransomware, phishing, botnets, DDoS, and malware; the “Chain of Security” and why a good cybersecurity profile means more than just a strong IT infrastructure; why small to medium manufacturers are the second-most targeted industry by cyber attackers; how to comply with Department of Defense regulations; and the basics of building a cybersecurity action plan.

“Cyberattacks have the power to permanently cripple a company,” said Paul LaPorte, cybersecurity coordinator at AIM. “An astounding 60 percent of small businesses that are cyber-attack victims go out of business within six months. The average recovery cost for a small business is approximately $30,000 and continues to skyrocket. This workshop will help participants plan for a secure future with the resources necessary to intercept cyber threats before they touch the system.”

For more information or to register, call 315-624-9800. For more information about other programs and services AIM offers, visit To learn more about MVCC and its programs, visit

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