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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Jennifer Cobb

October marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate about cyber security, increase the resiliency of the nation and its cyber infrastructure, and offer tips on how to keep your personal information safe. The 10th anniversary campaign has dedicated each week of this month to a different cyber security issue: October 1-4: Launch of 10th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness ...

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Tennessee’s First Connected Communities

By Jennifer Cobb

Just last week, two communities in Tennessee became the first and second certified Connected communities in the state after participating in the Connected program. Sullivan County leaders wanted a way to highlight what makes Sullivan County a great place to live, work, and conduct business, and as part of the Connected program, pulled information from throughout the county in effort to identify available resources and areas in need of improvement. The effort was led by Community Champion Richard Venable, CEO of NETWORKS – Sullivan Partnership, the economic development organization for Sullivan County and its communities of Kingsport, Bristol...

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The Legacy of C4K

By Jennifer Cobb

The three-year federal funding term for the Connected Tennessee Computers 4 Kids (C4K) program has come to an end and we at Connected Tennessee want to thank the US Department of Commerce, NTIA, and the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development for their support over the past three years. The C4K program has made such an impact on the lives of youth over the last few years and created a legacy that will continue to support the preparation of our youth, our future. We understand the changing technological landscape in our towns and communities across the nation and are humbled to be the catalyst for growth and...

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