SCMEP offers a wide selection of training and courses. Funds may be available to cover a portion of the cost.
Additionally, most courses and training sessions can be delivered at your facility.
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Please note, refunds will only be issued if a cancellation notice is received at least 24-hours in advance of the course.


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February 2018
$300

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

February 26, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Yellow Belt

Course Agenda: Introduction and Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Course Overview Lean & Six Sigma History DMAIC Philosophy for both Lean & Lean Sigma Lean Overview & Simulation The Project Charter – Driving Activities Voice of the Customer – Why Is It Important? Introduction to Basic Statistics & Variation Purpose of the Analyze Phase & the basic tools employed Purpose of the Improve Phase & Kaizen Events Why controls are important and the types of controls 5S & Visual…

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$3,000

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course – 2 Week Course

February 26, 9:00 am - March 2, 5:00 pm
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Once on %1$s
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

Week 1: 2/26 - 3/2 Week 2: 3/12 - 3/16 *Please note, a laptop or electronic device with Microsoft Excel is required. Course information will be provided on a flash drive with work to be completed in Minitab and Excel. Do not activate the Minitab free trial prior to the course as this will allow you to use Minitab throughout the training. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement method that focuses on reducing errors and increasing customer…

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$8,000

Lean Six Sigma Green/Black Belt Combo – 4 Week Course

February 26, 9:00 am - March 2, 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 2/26 - 3/2 Week 2: 3/12 - 3/16 Week 3: 4/2 - 4/6 Week 4: 4/16 - 4/20 Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-4pm *Please note, a laptop or electronic device with Microsoft Excel is required. Course information will be provided on a flash drive with work to be completed in Minitab and Excel. Do not activate the Minitab free trial prior to the course as this will allow you to use Minitab throughout the training. Lean…

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$300

A3 Problem Solving

February 27, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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A3 Problem Solving

A3 derives its name from the paper size (11×17) that is used to create the A3 storyboard. Developed by Toyota, A3s are used for problem solving, project reports, and proposing policy changes, each complete with a storyline detailing the analysis and thought process behind it. In this class, we will focus specifically on the A3 problem solving, which is ideally suited for capturing all steps in the problem solving process and making the process and results easy to…

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March 2018
$600

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

March 1, 9:00 am - March 2, 5:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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ISO 9001 2015 Internal Auditor

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training Agenda Day One ISO 9001:2015 requirements for internal audit process ISO 9001:2015 requirements for internal auditors Roles of lead auditors and team members Characteristics of lead auditors and auditors Types of audits System Process Product The Audit Process Prepare for audit Collect information and working papers Create a checklist Create audit map Develop audit strategy Develop an audit plan Create and publish agenda Opening Meeting Collect Objective Evidence Asking questions Using a checklist…

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$300

Lean for Human Resource Professionals

March 2, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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In partnership with GSHRM, join us for a one day course focusing on the Lean principles used by successful organizations across multiple industries. Lean for Human Resources is a fundamental change in how you, and the people in your organization, approach problems. Participants will learn how lean methods may be applied to HR processes, participate in hands on interactive simulations, and develop an easy to use strategy to apply the tools in your organization. When rigorously applied, Lean for…

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$1,850

ISO 9001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor Training

March 5, 8:00 am - March 7, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2015 Overview: Highlights of the session include: Quality management systems as required by ISO 9001:2015 The process approach and the alignment of business strategies to operational performance indicators How to address and understand various methods for risk-based thinking Business leadership requirements ISO 9001 requirements and interpretation QMS historical perspective and regulations Understanding documentation requirements QMS audit programs (planning, scheduling, documenting, & reporting) Evaluating system effectiveness Evaluation of conformance and performance indicators of management systems…

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$2,150

ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor Training

March 5, 8:00 am - March 8, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Please note: This course does include a prework assignment. Familiarization of the Standards prior to class is expected. This unique training option allows you to take 4 full days of classes and achieve certificates stating that you have successfully completed the Exemplar Global Certified Quality & Environmental Management System Lead Auditor Courses (Pillar Management Associates is the certified course provider). The course is a comprehensive training in lead auditor techniques, methodology, practices and skills. It was designed and…

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$1,850

ISO 14001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor Training

March 6, 8:00 am - March 8, 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001:2015 Overview: Highlights of the session include: Understanding Environmental Management Systems and the concepts of aspect and impact identification and management The Historical and Regulatory Perspectives of Environmental Management (conformance vs. compliance) How to address and understand various methods of risk-based thinking EMS Audit Programs (planning, scheduling, documenting, & reporting) Evaluating Environmental Management System Effectiveness Understanding documentation requirements Evaluation of conformance and performance indicators of management systems Audit Reporting Lead Auditor responsibilities, methods, and techniques…

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$300

SMED

March 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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SMED (also known as Quick Changeover) began as a technique to reduce die press machines setup time. Today this tool is commonly used to reduce all types of machinery changeover time in any industry. The principles taught in this class will teach participants how to properly collect data of the current changeovers, analyze and prioritize opportunities for improvement, implement solutions, and document the improved process. During the course, participants will learn about the main steps to conducting a…

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$300

Project Management Made Easier

March 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Everyone knows most projects are both late and over budget. Employees have too many projects and tasks. There are no clear priorities, and project schedules are unreliable. The good news is that three simple Lean Project Management tools could help you transform your project management performance. In this 1-day workshop, participants will learn how to apply the three tools to their own unique situations in order to make an immediate improvement in workflow and success rates. Recommended for…

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$495

ISO 9001:2015 Overview

March 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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1-Day Course Overview for Leadership & Process Owners Our 1-day overview provides an overview of WHY management systems are important, the pros and cons associated with the upgraded ISO 9001:2015 standard, the process approach, the intent of risk-based thinking, and must-have tools to take your system to the next level. This course is ideal for process owners, site leaders or the novice who wants to understand the intent of the standard and what is expected during the transition…

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$1,450

ISO 9001:2015 Lead Internal Auditor

March 6, 9:00 am - March 8, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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3-Day Course Option for ISO 9001:2015 Lead Internal Auditors This course options is available for transitioning ISO 9001:2015 Lead Internal Auditors or Internal Auditor team members who strive to conduct audits on their own and/or lead a group of internal auditors to conduct first or second-party audits as a Lead Auditor. This course is designed to increase your understanding of process auditing techniques per ISO 19011:2011. Participants would be internal auditors that intend on auditing by themselves and/or leading an…

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$1,850

IATF 16949:2016 Lead Internal Auditor

March 6, 9:00 am - March 9, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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4-Day Course Option for IATF 16949:2016 Lead Internal Auditors This course options is available for transitioning IATF 16949:2016 Lead Internal Auditors or Internal Auditor team members who strive to conduct audits on their own and/or lead a group of internal auditors to conduct first or second-party audits as a Lead Auditor. This course is designed to increase your understanding of ISO 19011:2011 as well as the automotive process approach. Participants would be internal auditors in the automotive supply chain that…

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$2,295

Leadership & Productivity Development – 10 Week Course, Bi-weekly

March 6, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

10 Bi-weekly Tuesdays (Kickoff in person - TBD, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/29, 6/12, Graduation in person - TBD) Effective leadership can make the difference between succeeding and failing in today’s global marketplace. This 10-session program helps leaders spend more time on activities critical to the success of their organization. The substance of effective leadership is a combination of self-management, prioritization and team management. Effective leadership starts with the foundation of being able to manage yourself, your…

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$995

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor

March 7, 9:00 am - March 8, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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ISO 9001 2015 Internal Auditor

2-Day Course Option for ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditors This course is designed to increase your understanding of the new requirements in the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 standard. This class also focuses on process auditing techniques per ISO 19011:2011. The course is ideal for internal audit team members responsible for supporting the transition to the new standard, auditing new requirements, and finding opportunities and risks associated with defined QMS processes. This class includes a combination of lecture, breakout…

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$1,450

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor with emphasis on IATF 16949:2016

March 7, 9:00 am - March 9, 5:00 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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3-Day Course Option for IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditors This course is designed to increase your understanding of process auditing techniques per ISO 19011:2011 with emphasis on Automotive QMS requirements found in IATF 16949:2016. This course is ideal for internal audit team members responsible for supporting the transition to the new ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards, auditing new requirements, and finding opportunities/risks associated with defined QMS processes. Participants would be internal auditors that do not intend on auditing by themselves…

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$600

Front Line Leadership

March 8, 9:00 am - March 9, 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Today’s modern organization requires managers to have essential skills that allow them to develop their team, communicate efficiently and effectively, and lead and manage improvement efforts. Unfortunately, most front line supervisors have been great “doers” which placed them in their management role. They often manage reactively rather than proactively. Our Front Line Leadership program is designed for individuals who are the daily decision makers and require the ability to: Challenge and motivate their team, execute more through great…

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$1,200

C-Suite Series: Combo

March 8, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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SCMEP and Broad Insights are pleased to announce the Spring 2018 C-Suite Series; a program of interactive half-day events/workshops for CEOs, COOs, top executives and owners of small to mid-size manufacturers. Typically we review key content, and then work together as a group applying the content to each person’s specific situation. You walk out with a customized plan of specific action steps for your company, and you’ll develop some new relationships with other company leaders. Each C-Suite Series…

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$300

C-Suite Series: Are You a Business Owner or CEO?

March 8, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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SCMEP and Broad Insights are pleased to announce the Spring 2018 C-Suite Series; a program of interactive half-day events/workshops for CEOs, COOs, top executives and owners of small to mid-size manufacturers. Typically we review key content, and then work together as a group applying the content to each person’s specific situation. You walk out with a customized plan of specific action steps for your company, and you’ll develop some new relationships with other company leaders. Each C-Suite Series…

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$300

Toyota Kata

March 9, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Toyota Kata

WHAT IS TOYOTA KATA? Toyota addresses the concept of management support through a series of behaviors that is now known as the Toyota Kata, meaning routine or practice. Kata is a way of changing behavior and establishing a habit of continuous improvement. Traditionally goals are set but there is never a path or process to achieve and sustain the goals. Kata examines the target condition, the current condition, and through steady experiment and practice, establishes new conditions. The…

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$300

Value Stream Mapping

March 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a lean manufacturing tool used to create a material and information flow map of a product or processes.  This tool allows companies to map the flow of products from receipt of raw materials through all manufacturing processes to shipping.  The value stream map identifies and quantifies the waste reduction opportunities that exist for a particular product or product family. Benefits of Value Stream Mapping Draw both material and information flows of the current value…

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$300

Value Stream Mapping

March 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a lean manufacturing tool used to create a material and information flow map of a product or processes.  This tool allows companies to map the flow of products from receipt of raw materials through all manufacturing processes to shipping.  The value stream map identifies and quantifies the waste reduction opportunities that exist for a particular product or product family. Benefits of Value Stream Mapping Draw both material and information flows of the current value…

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$300

C-Suite Series: Key Profit and Operational Metrics for Manufacturers

March 15, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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SCMEP and Broad Insights are pleased to announce the Spring 2018 C-Suite Series; a program of interactive half-day events/workshops for CEOs, COOs, top executives and owners of small to mid-size manufacturers. Typically we review key content, and then work together as a group applying the content to each person’s specific situation. You walk out with a customized plan of specific action steps for your company, and you’ll develop some new relationships with other company leaders. Each C-Suite Series…

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$150

Understanding Total Manufacturing Costs

March 15, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lowcountry Graduate Center,
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405 United States
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Owning a manufacturing business is rewarding, but oftentimes difficult to manage and stay profitable. Understanding your company’s fully burdened manufacturing costs is critical for several reasons: they are the basis for establishing your pricing strategies, these costs determine your ability to compete, and they can be used as the basis for qualifying you as a vendor to your customer base. Pricing Strategies determine which markets you can or should target. Knowing your manufacturing costs can greatly impact your…

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$3,000

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – 2 Week Course

March 19, 9:00 am - March 23, 5:00 pm
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Once on %1$s
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Belt Course

Week 1: 3/19 - 3/23 Week 2: 4/23 - 4/27 Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-4pm *Please note, a laptop or electronic device with Microsoft Excel is required. Course information will be provided on a flash drive with work to be completed in Minitab and Excel. Do not activate the Minitab free trial prior to the course as this will allow you to use Minitab throughout the training. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement method that focuses…

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$8,000

Lean Six Sigma Green/Black Belt Combo – 4 Week Course

March 19, 9:00 am - March 23, 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s
Headquarters,
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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Lean Sigma Six Green Black Belt Combo Course

Four Week Event - Project Required Week 1: 3/19 - 3/23 Week 2: 4/23 - 4/27 Week 3: 5/21 - 5/25 Week 4: 6/18 - 6/22 Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-4pm *Please note, a laptop or electronic device with Microsoft Excel is required. Course information will be provided on a flash drive with work to be completed in Minitab and Excel. Do not activate the Minitab free trial prior to the course as this will allow you to use Minitab…

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Cyber Security in Manufacturing: Lunch & Learn

March 20, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Aiken Tech – Room #1717-A, Building #1700, CEAM Building,
2276 J. Davis Highway
Graniteville, SC 29829 United States
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Cyber Security in Manufacturing - is your company prepared for the robot zombie hackmageddon? Hacking! Every day we see more and more headlines about companies who were hacked. Statistics show that small manufacturing companies are the top targets in a growing number of today’s cyber-attacks. Is your company prepared? In partnership with Aiken Technical College, join SCMEP and Spencer Cobb, from Cytellix Security, as we discuss using standards-based approaches to reducing your company’s exposure to malware, ransomware, and…

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Cyber Security in Manufacturing: Lunch & Learn

March 21, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
York Technical College – C102,
452 S. Anderson Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29730 United States
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Cyber Security in Manufacturing - is your company prepared for the robot zombie hackmageddon? Hacking! Every day we see more and more headlines about companies who were hacked. Statistics show that small manufacturing companies are the top targets in a growing number of today’s cyber-attacks. Is your company prepared? In partnership with York Technical College, join SCMEP and Spencer Cobb, from Cytellix Security, as we discuss using standards-based approaches to reducing your company’s exposure to malware, ransomware, and successful…

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Cyber Security in Manufacturing: Lunch & Learn

March 22, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Business Learning Center,
37 Villa Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 United States
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Cyber Security in Manufacturing - is your company prepared for the robot zombie hackmageddon? Hacking! Every day we see more and more headlines about companies who were hacked. Statistics show that small manufacturing companies are the top targets in a growing number of today’s cyber-attacks. Is your company prepared? Join SCMEP and Spencer Cobb, from Cytellix Security, as we discuss using standards-based approaches to reducing your company’s exposure to malware, ransomware, and successful hacking attacks. This fun and engaging…

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