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Northfield, VT, United States

Norwich University – The Military College of Vermont is a private university located in Northfield, Vermont . It is the oldest private military college in the United States. The university was founded in 1819 at Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. It is the oldest of six senior military colleges, and is recognized by the United States Department of Defense as the "Birthplace of ROTC" . Norwich University has a mixed student body that includes a Corps of Cadets and traditional civilian students. Wikipedia.


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WannaCry - first of its kind "RansomWorm" to traverse the Globe must be stopped according to SnoopWall SnoopWall, Inc., the global leader in breach prevention, today is announcing this consumer advisory not only as a warning about what may be the worst piece of ransomware traversing the globe and locking up computers in most major countries but how to stop it. According to SnoopWall, Inc.'s CEO and as disclosed on their website, today, the United Kingdom's National Health Service, www.NHS.uk was hit with a massive ransomware attack that demands $300 in bitcoins for each system it infects - in the NHS this could total $500,000 USD in ransomware demands so far, due to malware propagation across more than one thousand Windows computers. According to the FBI.gov, the WannaCry attack has since spread across the globe to more than 74 countries and hitting additional targets such as the Russian Interior Ministry and US-based FedEx. According to Gary S. Miliefsky, The Shadow Brokers leaked a bunch of NSA hacking tools onto the Internet. One of these tools is called EternalBlue, which, according to experts, is a perfect exploit for creating a Windows worm - software that attacks a Microsoft windows vulnerability and then installs on the next vulnerable windows system as it traverses the Internet.  WannaCry is the first piece of ransomware ever to propagate using this kind of worm technology. According to Gary S. Miliefsky, the CEO of SnoopWall, Inc., a cybersecurity expert,  "this is a watershed moment in cyber crime history, when automated exploitation of vulnerabilities in an operating system are using a worm to spread ransomware.  This is the first, not the last, ransomworm." As shown on a map from another independent security researcher, MalwareTech, a large number of U.S. organizations have been hit.  Source:  https://intel.malwaretech.com/botnet/wcrypt According to the researcher, so far, at least 1,600 have been infected with WannaCry in America, compared to 11,200 in Russia and 6,500 in China as it continues to spread. Miliefsky continued, "WannaCry opens the door for similar exploits on other operating systems such as SmartPhones and all Internet of Things (IoT) devices.  Because these devices are sold with vulnerabilities and backdoors, expect worm-like ransomware outbreaks to spread to them next." If you have not yet been exploited, move quickly to close the hole: WannaCry leverages a hole, Microsoft fixed 2 months ago. If you have not installed Windows Security Update MS17-010, please take the time to install the proper patch for your version of Windows and do it quickly: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx Any computing device that connects to the internet should be frequently hardened.  The latest patches should be installed.  Contact manufacturers of your 'smart' equipment and demand security by design and frequent security patches to avoid this kind of risk. While WannaCry spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities, most ransomware has spread through SpearPhishing attacks.  SnoopWall has provided a simple training video to avoid these kinds of attaches.  Training link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiBlXZWotxY Simply put, don’t’ click links and don’t download attachments.  Make sure you can trust the source before you do so.  Do daily backups and test them when you can.  If you know how to use encryption, it's best to encrypt important information before it gets hacked or stolen. About Gary Miliefsky Gary is the CEO of SnoopWall, Inc. and a co-inventor of the company's innovative breach prevention technologies. He is a cyber-security expert and a frequently invited guest on national and international media, commenting on mobile privacy, cyber security, cyber crime and cyber terrorism, also covered in both Forbes and Fortune Magazines. He has been extremely active in the INFOSEC arena, he is an active member of Phi Beta Cyber Society (http://cybersecurityventures.com/phi-beta-cyber/), an organization dedicated to helping high school students become cyber security professionals and ethical hackers. He founded and remains the Executive Producer of Cyber Defense Magazine. Miliefsky is a Founding Member of the US Department of Homeland Security (http://www.DHS.gov), the National Information Security Group (http://www.NAISG.org) and the OVAL advisory board of MITRE responsible for the CVE Program (http://CVE.mitre.org). He also assisted the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in their development of The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, as well as the Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism and Cyber Crime at Norwich University. Previously, Gary has been founder and/or inventor for technologies and corporations sold and licensed to Hexis Cyber, Intel/McAfee, IBM, Computer Associates and BlackBox Corporation. Gary is a member of ISC2.org and is a CISSP®. Learn more about him at http://www.snoopwall.com/media and http://www.garymiliefsky.com/ About SnoopWall SnoopWall is the world's first breach prevention security company delivering a suite of network, mobile and app security products as well as cloud-based services protecting all computing devices from prying eyes and new threats through patented counterveillance cloaking technology. SnoopWall secures mission critical and highly valuable confidential information behind firewalls with our award-winning patented NetSHIELD appliances and with WinSHIELD on windows and MobileSHIELD on Google Android and Apple iOS mobile devices with next generation technology that detects and blocks all remote control, eavesdropping and spying, based on the patented AppSHIELD SDK. SnoopWall's software products and hardware appliances are all proudly made in the U.S.A.  Visit us at http://www.snoopwall.com and follow us on Twitter: @SnoopWallSecure.


News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. In a case study of one 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and his family's dog, researchers found the intervention program led to a wide range of improvements for the child, including physical activity as well as motor skills, quality of life and human-animal interactions. "These initial findings indicate that we can improve the quality of life for children with disabilities, and we can get them to be more active," said Megan MacDonald, an assistant professor in OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences and corresponding author on the study. "And in this case, both are happening simultaneously, which is fantastic." The researchers detailed the child's experience in the adapted physical activity intervention program in a case study just published in the journal Animals. Co-authors are Monique Udell of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences; Craig Ruaux of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine; Samantha Ross of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences; Amanda Tepfer of Norwich University and Wendy Baltzer of Massey University in New Zealand. The research was supported by the Division of Health Sciences at OSU. Children with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy spend significantly less time participating in physical activity compared to their peers and are considered a health disparity group, meaning they generally face more health concerns than their peers. Researchers designed an adapted physical activity, animal-assisted intervention where the family dog would serve as a partner with the child in physical activities designed to help improve overall physical activity, motor skills and quality of life. The family dog is a good choice for this type of intervention because the animal is already known to the child and there is an existing relationship - and both the dog and the child will benefit from the activities, MacDonald said. Researchers took initial assessments of the child's daily physical activity, motor skills and quality of life before starting the eight-week intervention. A veterinarian examined the dog's fitness for participation and the human-animal interaction between the dog, a year-old Pomeranian, and the child was also assessed. Then the pair began the eight-week intervention, which included a supervised physical activity program once a week for 60 minutes and participation in activities such as brushing the dog with each hand; playing fetch and alternating hands; balancing on a wobble board; and marching on a balancing disc. "The dog would also balance on the wobble board, so it became a challenge for the child - if the dog can do it, I can, too," MacDonald said. "It was so cool to see the relationship between the child and the dog evolve over time. They develop a partnership and the activities become more fun and challenging for the child. It becomes, in part, about the dog and the responsibility of taking care of it." The dog and the child also had "homework," which included brushing the dog, playing fetch and going on daily walks. The child wore an accelerometer to measure physical activity levels at home. At the conclusion of the intervention, researchers re-assessed and found that the child's quality of life had increased significantly in several areas, including emotional, social and physical health, as assessed by the child as well as the parent. In addition, the child's sedentary behavior decreased and time spent on moderate to vigorous activity increased dramatically. "The findings so far are very encouraging," MacDonald said. "There's a chance down the road we could be encouraging families to adopt a dog for the public health benefits. How cool would that be?" The researchers also found that the relationship between the dog and the child improved over the course of the therapy as they worked together on various tasks. The dog's prosocial, or positive, behavior toward the child is a sign of wellbeing for both members of the team, said Udell, who is director of the Human-Animal Interaction Lab at OSU. "A closer child-dog bond increases the likelihood of lasting emotional benefits and may also facilitate long-term joint activity at home, such as taking walks, simply because it is enjoyable for all involved," she said. This study is one of the first to evaluate how a dog's behavior and wellbeing are affected by their participation in animal-assisted therapy, Udell noted. From an animal welfare standpoint, it is promising that the dog's behavior and performance on cognitive and physical tasks improved alongside the child's. Though the case study features only one child, the research team recruited several families with children with disabilities and their dogs to participate in the larger project, which was designed in part to test the design and methodology of the experiment and determine if it could be implemented on a larger scale. Based on the initial results, researchers hope to pursue additional studies involving children with disabilities and their family dogs, if funding can be secured. They would like to examine other benefits such a pairing might have, including the sense of responsibility the child appears to gain during the course of the intervention. "We're also learning a lot from our child participants," MacDonald said. "They're teaching us stuff about friendship with the animal and the responsibility of taking care of a pet, which allows us to ask more research questions about the influence of a pet on the child and their family."


Die Identitätsfrage hat mittlerweile so stark an Bedeutung gewonnen, dass Unternehmen es gar nicht erwarten können, endlich die vollständige 360-Grad-Visibilität über sämtliche Zugangsrechte für Systeme, Anwendungen und Datenspeicher zu erlangen, um Datenverstößen in Zukunft besser vorbeugen zu können. Mit dem Öffnen der Cloud-basierten Identity Governance-Plattform IdentityNow erlangen Unternehmen nun Zugriff auf einklagbare, präzise Identitätsdaten, die mit anderen kritischen Sicherheitstechnologien kombiniert werden oder interagieren können. Eine identitätsbewusste Infrastruktur ist für das Unternehmen von heute von wesentlicher Bedeutung, da es Sicherheitsrisiken und Konformitätsanforderungen proaktiv gerecht wird und gleichzeitig die strategischen Erfordernisse des Unternehmens effektiv erfüllt. „Mit SailPoint wird unser IT-Team in die Lage versetzt, weiterreichende IT-Strategien umzusetzen und handfeste Ziele zu erreichen. Und da wir konsequent innovative Ideen in unsere IT-Infrastruktur mit einfließen lassen, um unseren Wettbewerbern stets eine Nasenlänge voraus zu sein, haben wir das Cloud-basierte Konzept zur Identity Governance von IdentityNow begeistert übernommen“, sagt Perley Dexter, Leiter der Abteilung IT Systems for Norwich University. „SailPoint IdentityNow ist für uns eine entscheidende Sicherheitslösung geworden.” Als Marktführer im Bereich der Identity Governance will SailPoint Unternehmen dabei unterstützen, die Vorteile seiner offenen Identitätsplattform voll zu nutzen. Lesen Sie mehr über Gartners Meinung über SailPoint, einschließlich IdentityNow, indem Sie unsere Webseite https://www.sailpoint.com/gartner besuchen und „Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration“ herunterladen. SailPoint, der Marktführer im Bereich Identitätsmanagement, macht Unternehmenskunden auf der ganzen Welt die „Power of Identity“ verfügbar. Die offene Identitätsplattform von SailPoint gibt Unternehmen die Möglichkeit, in neue Märkte einzusteigen, ihre Belegschaft zu verstärken, neue Technologien zu übernehmen, schneller Innovationen zu entwickeln und auf globaler Basis wettbewerbsfähig zu sein. Als Pionier in der Branche und Marktführer im Bereich Identity Governance bietet SailPoint Unternehmen mit komplexen IT-Umgebungen Sicherheit, operative Leistungsfähigkeit und Regelkonformität. SailPoint zählt die größten Unternehmen der Welt in so gut wie jeder Branche zu seinen Kunden: neun der führenden Banken, sieben der führenden Einzelhandelsmarken, sechs der führenden Gesundheitsdienstleister, sechs der führenden Sach- und Unfallversicherungsanbieter und sechs der führenden Pharmaunternehmen. SailPoint, das SailPoint-Logo, IdentityIQ, IdentityNow, SecurityIQ und alle Techniken sind Marken bzw. in den USA und/oder in anderen Ländern eingetragene Marken von SailPoint Technologies, Inc. Alle anderen Produkte oder Dienstleistungen sind Marken der jeweiligen Unternehmen.


AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SailPoint, chef de file de la gestion des identités, a annoncé aujourd'hui l'élargissement de son concept de plateforme ouverte de gestion des identités à IdentityNow, première et unique plateforme ouverte de gestion des identités dans le cloud sur le marché. Le concept de plateforme ouverte de SailPoint permet aux entreprises de placer la gouvernance de l'identité au centre de leur activités informatiques et relatives à la sécurité, sur site ou dans le cloud. En tant que plateforme de gestion des identités située dans le cloud, IdentityNow est entièrement indépendante et permet d'intégrer des informations relatives aux identités dans des stratégies informatiques et relatives à la sécurité, essentielles pour l'entreprise. Le problème de l'identité a pris une telle ampleur que les entreprises cherchent par tous les moyens à disposer d'une visibilité à 360 degrés sur leurs systèmes, applications et stockages de données et sur les personnes qui y ont accès afin de prévenir les infractions relatives aux données. En ouvrant la plateforme de gouvernance des identités basée sur le cloud IdentityNow, les entreprises ont désormais accès à des données exploitables et exactes sur les identités pouvant être associées à ou mises à exécution par d'autres technologies relatives à la sécurité. L'entreprise d'aujourd'hui qui souhaite traiter proactivement les risques liés à la sécurité et les besoins en conformité, tout en répondant efficacement aux exigences commerciales stratégiques, ne peut pas se passer d'une infrastructure qui gère les identités. « Au cours de l'année écoulée, nous avons consacré un gros budget à l'élargissement de nos capacités IdentityNow, notamment pour le lancement du nouveau service Access Request, et avons constaté un intérêt marqué de la part des clients pour un programme de gouvernance des identités basé sur le cloud. De fait, IdentityNow constitue désormais notre segment d'activité à la croissance la plus rapide », se réjouit Kevin Cunningham, président et co-fondateur de SailPoint. « Les partenariats conclus avec des chefs de file de l'industrie de la sécurité et de l'informatique grâce à IdentityNow ont pu concrétiser pour nos clients notre vision d'une infrastructure consciente des identités. » « SailPoint permet à notre équipe IT de se concentrer sur des stratégies informatiques de plus grande portée et de tirer parti d'objectifs exploitables. Nous devons constamment innover en matière d'infrastructure informatique pour devancer la concurrence. C'est la raison pour laquelle nous avons immédiatement adopté le concept basé sur le cloud d'IdentityNow pour la gouvernance de l'identité », a déclaré Perley Dexter, directeur des systèmes informatiques de Norwich University. « SailPoint IdentityNow est devenue une solution essentielle pour gérer notre sécurité. » Dans cette optique de plateforme ouverte, IdentityNow interagit avec d'autres fournisseurs de technologie en fonction de la demande du marché. « L'application exigeant une interopérabilité la plus demandée par nos clients est la gouvernance du processus d'authentification unique. Nous avons donc collaboré avec Microsoft pour offrir une gouvernance des identités aux clients de Microsoft Azure Active Directory », explique Kevin Cunningham. « Nous avons été agréablement surpris par le succès de ce partenariat et l'accueil positif qu'il a reçu sur ce marché. Nous ne faisons que commencer à concrétiser notre vision pour habiliter les entreprises à gérer les identités. Nous sommes persuadés que d'autres fournisseurs de technologie leaders des secteurs de la sécurité et de l'informatique rechercheront cette interopérabilité dans l'avenir. » SailPoint, le leader de la gestion des identités d’entreprise, propose la solution Power of Identity à ses clients à travers le monde. La plateforme ouverte de gestion des identités de SailPoint confère aux entreprises le pouvoir de pénétrer sur de nouveaux marchés, d’augmenter leurs effectifs, d’adopter de nouvelles technologies, d’innover plus rapidement et de se distinguer de la concurrence à l’échelle mondiale. À la fois pionnière du secteur et leader du marché de la gouvernance des identités, SailPoint confère sécurité, efficience opérationnelle et conformité aux entreprises évoluant dans des environnements informatiques complexes. SailPoint compte parmi ses clients les plus grandes sociétés mondiales dans pratiquement tous les secteurs d’activité, parmi lesquelles figurent : neuf des plus grandes banques, sept des plus grandes marques de détail, six des principaux prestataires de services de santé, six des plus grands assureurs (immobilier et accidents), et six des sociétés pharmaceutiques les plus importantes.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity management, today announced that it has extended its open identity platform approach to IdentityNow, making it the first and only cloud-based open identity platform on the market. SailPoint’s open platform approach enables enterprise organizations to put identity governance at the center of their security and IT operations, whether on-premises or in the cloud. As a cloud-based open identity platform, IdentityNow is a vendor neutral foundation for infusing identity information into business-critical IT and security strategies. The identity issue has become so overwhelming that enterprises are desperate to have full 360-degree visibility into ‘who has access to what’ across systems, applications and data stores to better prevent data breaches today. By opening the IdentityNow cloud-based identity governance platform, enterprises now have access to actionable, accurate identity data that can be combined with, or acted upon by other critical security technologies. An identity-aware infrastructure is essential for today’s enterprise that must proactively address security risks and compliance needs, while still effectively meeting the strategic needs of the business. “We have made significant investments into expanding IdentityNow capabilities in the past year, including the recent introduction of the Access Request service, and have seen tremendous interest from customers in adopting cloud-based identity governance. In fact, IdentityNow is now the fastest growing segment of our business,” said Kevin Cunningham, president and co-founder, SailPoint. “Opening IdentityNow to partner with industry-leading vendors in security and IT operations, makes our vision of an identity-aware infrastructure a reality for our customers.” “With SailPoint, our IT team is empowered to focus on tackling broader IT strategies and delivering on actionable goals. And, because we need to consistently infuse innovation into our IT infrastructure to stay ahead of our competitors, we readily embraced IdentityNow’s cloud-based approach to identity governance,” said Perley Dexter, Director of IT Systems for Norwich University. “SailPoint IdentityNow has become a critical security solution for us.” As part of this open platform vision, IdentityNow interoperates with other technology vendors, driven by market need. According to Cunningham, “The first application of interoperability in high demand by our customers has been around governing the single sign-on process, which is why we collaborated with Microsoft to deliver identity governance to Microsoft Azure Active Directory customers,” continued Cunningham. “We’ve been very impressed by the success of that partnership and the positive reception it has seen in the market. This is just the start of our vision for enabling the identity-aware enterprise; we fully expect to see demand for further interoperability with other industry-leading technology vendors in security or IT operations, going forward.” Organizations are already reaping the benefits of using Microsoft Azure Active Directory to streamline delivery of access to any application with the full confidence of SailPoint’s market-leading identity governance to ensure that access is delivered securely and confidently across all applications. SailPoint’s identity governance platform extends the value of Azure Active Directory by ensuring access is granted and maintained according to established business policy throughout the life cycle of each user within the organization. As the leader in identity governance, SailPoint is committed helping enterprises realize the benefits of its open identity platform. Read Gartner's view on SailPoint, including IdentityNow, by visiting https://www.sailpoint.com/gartner to download the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration. SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity management, brings the Power of Identity to customers around the world. SailPoint’s open identity platform gives organizations the power to enter new markets, scale their workforces, embrace new technologies, innovate faster and compete on a global basis. As both an industry pioneer and market leader in identity governance, SailPoint delivers security, operational efficiency and compliance to enterprises with complex IT environments. SailPoint's customers are among the world’s largest companies in virtually every industry, including: 9 of the top banks, 7 of the top retail brands, 6 of the top healthcare providers, 6 of the top property and casualty insurance providers, and 6 of the top pharmaceutical companies. Stay up-to-date on SailPoint by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn and by subscribing to the SailPoint blog. SailPoint, the SailPoint logo, IdentityIQ, IdentityNow, SecurityIQ and all techniques are trademarks or registered trademarks of SailPoint Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other products or services are trademarks of their respective companies.


Northfield, Vt., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Norwich University has been named a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security through 2022. Also, the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) recently certified Norwich as a National Center for Digital Forensic Academic Excellence (CDFAE). Both federal certifications designate Norwich’s cybersecurity programs as fulfilling the needs of the federal government as well as addressing major concerns of private industry that runs much of the nation’s critical infrastructure, from banking to healthcare. Upon successful graduation from a CDFAE designated school, students will receive a certificate of completion. “These federal programs recognize Norwich University as a national leader in cybersecurity education, which includes statewide leadership as well as outreach to local businesses and area schools to share our knowledge and expertise to help protect Vermont and the nation,” President Richard Schneider said. The NSA’s CAE-CDE program is designed: “to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the Nation.” Norwich has met stringent CAE criteria including mapping its cyber-curricula to a core set of knowledge units, identifying cyber defense faculty expertise, research output and outreach beyond the University. The second designation relates to Norwich’s digital forensics curriculum. The CDFAE program is governed by the DC3 Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance (DACCA) board comprised of organizations from DoD, academic and professional sectors, with the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) acting as host.  For an academic institution to have its digital forensics and cyber investigation programs accredited, they must meet rigid criteria giving structure to what students are learning and how it is being applied. The program’s rigor is validated based upon common core theories, practice, and applicability to the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) Investigate, Protect and Defend areas of expertise. CDFAE provides individuals the opportunity to validate their skills and knowledge and delivers employment-ready individuals to the workforce. DC3 explains: “The United States is in a cybersecurity workforce deficit. More than ever, organizations need to plan for the future as significant shifts in cyber operations accelerate globally. Digital forensics skill sets provide crosscutting application to multiple fields. In its strictest connotation, digital forensics is the application of computer science and investigative procedures involving the examination of digital evidence, including proper search authority, chain of custody, validation with mathematics, use of validated tools, repeatability, reporting, and expert testimony. Beyond traditional legal purposes, the same techniques, scientific rigor, and procedural precision now support the range of military operations and course of action (examples: computer network operations and counterintelligence objectives). CDFAE serves as a prime avenue for cultivating leaders to meet evolving objectives across the digital forensics and cyber communities, as it is vital to protect, investigate, and serve public, private, and national goals. As part of the new CDFAE designation, Norwich University has signed an articulation agreement with DC3’s Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) to better serve students pursuing cybersecurity careers within the DoD and those within the DoD seeking formal university degrees. NU students have the opportunity to apply for two prestigious CDFAE certification: the Digital Media Collector and the Digital Forensic Examiner. Norwich students meeting the requirements for these can apply for certificates that can be exchanged for DoD training course credit allowing them to start working as digital forensic practitioners immediately. Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cyber security in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education. Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program. Norwich is partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs. Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com. Norwich is also home to GenCyber@NU, a National Security Agency and National Science Foundation-funded cybersecurity camp for high school students. Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Leadership” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu. Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/49effa8b-eedd-435e-bbc7-ebb6c9390066


Methods and apparatus for advancing time in a distributed business process simulation are disclosed. The methods and apparatus simulate an interdependent business process, such as a financial transaction system, in a secure distributed manner. Each business entity that is part of the interdependent business process models itself on a local client device at any chosen level of detail. A simulation server connects the separate client based simulations into one large simulation. Details of each local simulation may be hidden from other simulation participants. However, interruptions in business flow caused by simulated disruptions introduced at the simulation server and/or a client device are propagated to all of the effected simulation participants via the simulation server. In addition, simulation time may be warped from one breakpoint to another breakpoint thereby facilitating an efficient ratio of simulation time to real time.


Methods and apparatus for advancing time in a distributed business process simulation are disclosed. The methods and apparatus simulate an interdependent business process, such as a financial transaction system, in a secure distributed manner. Each business entity that is part of the interdependent business process models itself on a local client device at any chosen level of detail. A simulation server connects the separate client based simulations into one large simulation. Details of each local simulation may be hidden from other simulation participants. However, interruptions in business flow caused by simulated disruptions introduced at the simulation server and/or a client device are propagated to all of the effected simulation participants via the simulation server. In addition, simulation time may be warped from one breakpoint to another breakpoint thereby facilitating an efficient ratio of simulation time to real time.


Patent
Norwich University | Date: 2016-04-12

Methods and apparatus for simulating a distributed business process are disclosed. The methods and apparatus simulate an interdependent business process, such as a financial transaction system, in a secure distributed manner. Each business entity that is part of the interdependent business process models itself on a local client device at any chosen level of detail. A simulation server connects the separate client based simulations into one large simulation. Details of each local simulation may be hidden from other simulation participants. However, interruptions in business flow caused by simulated disruptions introduced at the simulation server and/or a client device are propagated to all of the effected simulation participants via the simulation server. In addition, if a client based model is not available, the server supplies a software agent to replace the inputs and outputs normally associated with that portion of the overall simulation.


Methods and apparatus for simulating risk tolerance and associated adversary costs in a distributed business process are disclosed. The methods and apparatus simulate an interdependent business process, such as a financial transaction system, in a secure distributed manner. Each business entity that is part of the interdependent business process models itself on a local client device at any chosen level of detail. A simulation server connects the separate client based simulations into one large simulation. Details of each local simulation may be hidden from other simulation participants. However, interruptions in business flow caused by simulated disruptions introduced at the simulation server and/or a client device are propagated to all of the effected simulation participants via the simulation server. In addition, the simulation server receives inputs from users indicative of risk tolerance levels and associated response actions. If the operational costs imposed by a selected response action are greater than a deterrence threshold associated with a particular adversary, the adversary is not deterred from causing a certain disruption to the simulated competitive market environment. If the operational costs imposed by a selected response action are greater than the deterrence threshold the adversary is deterred.

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