STEM grant paves way for cybersecurity training in Nevada

The College of Southern Nevada received nearly $150,000 in funding through the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation’s STEM Workforce Challenge Grant to strengthen its cybersecurity training programs. CSN, which received the money in February, is one of several Nevada training institutions to receive funding.

“This grant is critical to get us the kind of modern security tools needed to train the future front line of Southern Nevada’s cybersecurity defense,” CSN School of Advanced & Applied Technologies Dean Michael Spangler said.

With the funding, Switch Supernap and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s Las Vegas member companies will develop a cybersecurity associate of applied science degree and an advanced certificate of achievement. The grant money will create five new CSN courses: ethical hacking, physical security, incident handling, advanced network security and penetration testing. It also will help create a state-of-the-art classroom and expand the program from about 200 students to 250 students.

This training will help students prepare for several more industry certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCENT, EC-Council CEH and ECIH.

One7 communications gains Strip client

One7 communications became the public relations and marketing agency of record for STK at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in early February.

“STK has continued to push the envelope from its outstanding culinary offerings to the first-rate service and experiential atmosphere,” one7 communications’ founder and President Dawn Britt said. “We’re excited to work with the team to continue telling their great story.”

one7, an integrated marketing communications agency specializing in hospitality, travel, food and beverage and luxury lifestyle, has worked throughout the Las Vegas Valley and the West Coast. Its offerings include public relations, advertising, media buying, brand creative, media outreach, sponsorship programming, special event planning and social media strategy.

“The team at one7 communications has the experience as well as a proven track record in the food and beverage industry to continue building our momentum as the best steakhouse experience in Las Vegas,” said Samantha Chapman, corporate director of marketing and public relations for The ONE Group. “They understand what we are looking for as a brand and came with creative ideas to help us achieve those goals.”


Cox plans $10.3 million

Henderson cable upgrade


Cox Business has announced a $10.3 million investment in its Henderson Fiber Now project.

Construction began last October and over the next five years the project will bring fiber optic readiness to virtually all businesses and homes in City of Henderson.

“This commitment will enable the more than 9,000 businesses in Henderson to access up to 10 Gigabits of fiber optic capability via the Cox Business network,” said Cox Business/Hospitality Network Vice President Derrick Hill.

Cox Business has recently completed the physical deployment of 11 fiber optic node cabinets throughout Henderson, Hill said, including four areas that have been made newly serviceable: Henderson Executive Airport, Boulder Highway Business Corridor, Whitney Mesa Business Park and Eastgate Office Industrial Business Park.

STK has its steakhouse brand inside The Cosmopolitan and several locations in the United States and abroad. U.S. locations include New York, Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Soon-to-come U.S. locations include Dallas, and Orlando, Fla. Internationally, STK is in London and Milan, Italy; a Toronto locale is planned.

Physical therapy company officially enters market

ATI Physical Therapy of Bolingbrook, Ill., acquired the Las Vegas-based Matt Smith Physical Therapy brand in 2015 and marked its arrival the market in late January with an official name change.

Matt Smith, Matt Smith Physical Therapy’s previous owner, will stay on as ATI’s regional vice president of development.

“Matt Smith Physical Therapy has been deeply involved in the community since 1984. That experience and institutional knowledge has been invaluable for our transition to ATI Physical Therapy and will continue to be invaluable moving forward with the new brand,” said Smith. “We share the same mission and values and will continue our steadfast care on the local level.”

ATI has more than 500 physical therapy clinics across 17 states; it has 11 Southern Nevada locations.

ATI’s foundation raised money through donations from employees, patients and community members to get a motorized wheelchair for Lola Pettus, a 3-year-old girl with hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy. Donations were collected through ATI’s annual Holiday Kids Campaign, which draws from 14 states and benefits a child from each region the organization operates in.

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