Local businesses learn how to counter cybercrime

03/23/2017
SALT LAKE CITY — It may come as a surprise that a former top administrator from the Department of Homeland Security, the 240,000-employee agency tasked with keeping the country safe from outside threats, said the biggest cyberthreat to U.S. businesses is likely not from some intricate plotting by a rogue nation-state intent on toppling the […]

Top 20 startups announced in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

03/15/2017
Utah’s best college entrepreneurs are competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize, in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the biggest student business competitions in the country. The competition got a lot more interesting with the top 20 teams being announced. Hundreds of students from all colleges in the […]

Venafi research: Twenty-one percent of websites are still using insecure SHA-1 certificates and putting users at risk

03/15/2017
New research from Venafi Labs shows that 21 percent of the world’s websites are still using certificates signed with the vulnerable Secure Hash Algorithm, SHA-1. On February 23, 2017, Google affiliated security researchers announced they cracked the SHA-1 security standard using a collision attack. The incident proved that the deprecated cryptographic secure hash algorithm still […]

2017 Cybersecurity Conference: Protecting our national and economic security

03/09/2017
Cybersecurity is becoming a fiercely debated issue following attacks in the political realm to breaking news on information leaks in the private sector. As the world becomes more interconnected government, business, and individuals are becoming more vulnerable to cyber threats. Every day, new tools and techniques are developed to resolve challenges in our security, but […]

Utah Non-compete study results now available

03/02/2017
The Salt Lake Chamber in collaboration with a working group of legislators and members of the business community, released the findings from a study conducted in response to the passage of H.B. 251, post-employment restrictions amendments, during the 2016 Utah General Legislative Session. The findings release key issues concerning non-compete agreements to better inform policymakers and […]

Utahns remain confident in economy as employment gains remain strong

03/01/2017
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index remained roughly the same, declining a statistically marginal 2.9 points to 114.7 in February. The small decrease resulted from a slightly less positive outlook on the current economy and the economy over the next six months. The overall CAI currently sits 8.9 points higher than its level 12 […]

The economic impact of solar; Utah ranks 6th in the nation

03/01/2017
Once referred to as a form of “alternative” energy, solar power has become a mainstream energy resource in Utah and a soaring economic driver for the state, thanks to falling prices and environmentally-conscious businesses and residents who are concerned about energy independence and improving the state’s air quality. The Solar Energy Industry Association recently reported […]

USTAR Technology Acceleration Program grant application opens to start-ups, Monday

03/01/2017
The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative will open the second round of their Technology Acceleration Program for applications on Monday, February 27, 2017. Letters of intent, which are not required, are due March 13, 2017, and submissions close March 29, 2017. TAP is a competitive research grant program, designed for start-ups and early stage […]

Introducing the Skyline Challenge: A partnership with Salt Lake City

02/22/2017
When we think about Utah’s air quality challenges, we often focus on vehicle emissions, but don’t often consider the contribution our own homes and office buildings have to local air pollution. These contributors are called area sources. From 2008 to 2014, the Utah Division of Air Quality reported a 7% increase in area source contributions […]

Complying with U.S. export controls

02/21/2017
Join Salt Lake Community College, the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Utah District Export Council for a two-day, in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations. The program will cover what exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements, including: What items and activities are subject to the EAR Steps to […]

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Industry Sponsored Mobile App Now Available to Connect Teachers with Volunteers

Teachers and Industry Volunteers Encouraged to Create Profiles and Listings in New STEM Mentor Exchange to Help Prepare Students for Future Jobs Salt Lake City, UT – June 29, 2017 – The STEM Partners Foundation today announced the release of the STEM Mentor Exchange (STEM MX), a mobile app designed to connect teachers with industry […]

Nadella to keynote UTC event

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, will be the keynote speaker Nov. 10 at the Utah Technology Council’s 19th annual Hall of Fame Gala in Salt Lake City. The council made the announcement recently. Nadella follows other prominent tech leaders as gala speakers, including Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Marc Benioff […]

Just what are those ‘things?’

By Brice Wallace When experts talk about the “Internet of Things,” or IoT, some people may get lost in the “things” part of the phrase. Mark Sunday, chief information officer and senior vice president at Oracle, recently clued in a Salt Lake City audience, stressing that those things include sensors used in medical care, vehicles […]