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Thursday, 05 January 2017 14:29 Written by  Mike Schmidt

January 2017 Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group Meetup:


To CSE Group Members:

Ok, to start the new year off... we will be meeting again for the second time at the ENT Conference Center at Library 21c as our "home meetup space" at the East Library was fully booked for the last two weeks of January.

Our Theme for This Month is Cyber Security and the continued development of our Homeland Community Response VDC

This will be our first meetup of the year to cover our continued development of the Homeland Community Responders Venture Development Cluster that Brian Siravo of Accinctus and I have been working on over the course of the last year.

You can get a good overview of the initiative HERE and request a copy of the Green Paper we developed about the HCR/VDC.  Below is a quick summary in case you don't follow the link:

HOMELAND Community Responders Venture Development Cluster (HCR/VDC)

The HCR/VDC creates a collaborative community-focused environment to address challenges and find solutions within the cyber security, homeland defense, business continuity, and community preparedness areas.  These disciplines share many common interests in the goal of protecting our local community, while working with both state, and national agencies, who utilize similar processes, tools, and strategies while addressing very different needs to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters of any size.   

The Integrated VDC model includes a focus on four “interconnected clusters” of “Domain” experience and community collaboration that creates a balanced HOMELAND Community Response when they are working together towards common objectives.

Each Domain and focus area bringing professionals and participants across multiple disciplines, professions, and organizations together to address local challenges and develop appropriate HOMELAND Community Responses that align with the community members in each area.



Overview of the Center for Health Information Cyber Security:

Also this month I will provide an update on the status of the developing Health IT Cyber Security Center of Excellence that we are participating in the development of to create a Center of Excellence with following characteristics;

• Build the foundation for community trust in and safety of health information

• Bring money/ financing/ R+D funding into the community to build a secure health information ecosystem

• Serve as a forum for community information exchange and feedback on health information security

• Provide answers to questions from the community on health information security

• Establish the infrastructure (data, bandwidth) for information needed to support community-wide cyber security; supporting both the NCC and the ISAO

(Information Sharing and Analysis Organization) already established locally.

• Provide the “go-to” knowledge base and platform for learning about health information security best practices

• Create value-driven discussions between health information security professionals and cyber security experts

• Educate health care consumers and purchasers on health information security

• Cover the entire community, remembering to include especially small practice/ behavioral health, senior care, skilled nursing facilities

• Insure that underserved people are educated and their health information protected
Involve health care providers, payers and consumersThe Center of Excellence will include a Governing Board of 7 key members with skills sets across Healthcare and Cyber Security Technologies, as well as the formation of a supporting Advisory Board of between 10-20 subject matter experts in Internet, Networking, Software Development, Cyber Security, Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Services, etc.

So let's kick-off 2017 addressing one of the most important societal topics of the day... Cyber Security... and how our local business community is rising to the challenge, and what kind of innovations and start-up opportunities

Save the Date: January 2017 Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group Meetup

Scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 6PM at Library 21c Ent Conference Center.

1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Phone: (719) 884-9800

Looking forward to meeting many of our new members !


Mike Schmidt, Chair

Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group














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