By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA

The local Cyber and Information Security Consortium is planning the final micro event as part of the region’s inaugural “Innov865 Week.”

The session, titled “Cybersecurity Opportunities for the Entrepreneur and Small Business,” is set for 9 to 11 a.m. September 23 in the MC-100 Building Classroom of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 100 ORAU Way, Oak Ridge.

Stacy Prowell and David Sims from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will present an overview of available cybersecurity technologies and the licensing process. Their presentation will be followed by one where Travis Howerton of the CNS Y-12 National Security Complex will speak about emerging trends in cybersecurity that create small business opportunities.

To register for the event, click here.

(Note: This article appeared previously on, a web-based service that was launched to spotlight and celebrate “all things” related to technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in East Tennessee.)