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Free membership! Special IT offer for Chamber members.

Walsh College Information Assurance Center is offering free memberships to small business members of the Detroit Regional Chamber. The IAC (1) (InterApplication Communications) The interprocess communications capability in the Macintosh starting with System 7.0. Many IAC events take place behind the scenes.  provides businesses and organizations with education, information and training in responding to cyber (1) From "cybernetics," it is a prefix attached to everyday words to add a computer, electronic or online connotation. The term is similar to "virtual," but the latter is used more frequently. See virtual.  threats from terrorists or criminals and safeguarding the nation's information assets.

"Small businesses may be most vulnerable to attacks on their IT systems because their employees aren't aware of protection measures or because they may not know how to safeguard their data," says IAC Director Jeff Recor. "By offering this service free to small businesses, we hope to protect their customers as well as their vendors."


Membership in the IAC provides access to knowledge, expertise, projects and research. The Center offers educational programs through professional services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. , industry certifications and degree programs. Membership benefits include:

* A knowledge repository (1) A database of information about applications software that includes author, data elements, inputs, processes, outputs and interrelationships. A repository is used in a CASE or application development system in order to identify objects and business rules for reuse.  and message board with 24/7 access.

* An industry-specific newsletter on current threats and best practices.

* Notification of alerts and threats that originate o·rig·i·nate
1. To bring into being; create.

2. To come into being; start.
 anywhere in the world.

Protecting the technology infrastructure is essential to our economy and our national security. That's why The President's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace In the United States government, the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, is a component of the larger National Strategy for Homeland Security. The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace was drafted by the Department of Homeland Security in reaction to the September 11, 2001  was established and why the National Security Agency has designated Walsh College in Troy as a Center of Academic Excellence to provide educational programs to protect us from these threats. Walsh is the first school in Michigan and one of only 59 in the country to be recognized with this important designation.

IAC membership applications are available at: For more information, call Jeff Recor at (248) 823-1369.
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Title Annotation:Technology; Walsh College Information Assurance Center
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Date:Jan 1, 2005
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