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Absolute® Data & Device Security (DDS) is an adaptive endpoint security solution. It provides you with a persistent connection to all of your endpoints and the data they contain. This means you’re always in control, even if a device is off the network or in the hands of an unauthorized user. Your connection to each device provides you with the insight you need to assess risk scenarios, apply remote security measures, and prove compliance with data protection regulations.

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ByteSpeed, since 1999, custom-builds desktops, laptops, servers and more. We are an Intel® Platinum Technology Provider, Microsoft® Gold Partner and are ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified. Each Intel® based system is backed by an industry leading "No Hassle" parts and labor warranty, superior customer service and free lifetime tech support. 


Cass County Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member owned electric distribution system, serving more than 45,000 active accounts in a 10-county area in southeastern North Dakota. CCEC serves members’ energy needs with reliable electric service, while delivering the values of cooperative membership in an ever changing world. CCEC is headquartered in Fargo and has service centers located in Fargo, Valley City, Arthur, Kindred, and Lisbon, N.D.


Core Security provides market-leading, threat-aware, identity, access and vulnerability management solutions that provide actionable intelligence and context needed to manage security risks across the enterprise. Solutions include multi-factor authentication, provisioning, Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), Identity and Access Intelligence (IAI), and Vulnerability Management (VM). The combination of these solutions provides context and shared intelligence through analytics, giving customers a more comprehensive view of their security posture so they can make better security remediation decisions and maintain compliance.


Core Security is headquartered in the USA with offices and operations in South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. To learn more, contact Core Security at (678) 304-4500 or

Dakota Carrier Network

Dakota Carrier Network, created in 1996, is owned by 15 North Dakota-based independent telecommunications companies representing 85 percent of all telephone exchanges in North Dakota and more than 90 percent of the state's total surface area. They serve more than 164,000 customers in approximately 250 communities. The DCN companies currently have more than 40,000 miles of fiber optic cable in service. DCN's corporate headquarters is located in Fargo, N.D., and its Network Operations Center (NOC) is located in Bismarck, N.D.

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From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure. We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines purpose-built ASICs, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control—while providing easier administration. Fortinet is the only company with security solutions for network, endpoint, application, data center, cloud, and access designed to work together as an integrated and collaborative security fabric. This also means we are the only company that can truly provide you with a powerful, integrated end-to-end security solution across the entire attack surface along any point along the kill chain.  According to IDC, Fortinet is the # 1 Network Security Appliance vendor in the world.

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Hewlett-Packard creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, schools, governments, businesses and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, mobile computing, desktop, workstation, and personal systems, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. 



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High Point Networks, is a value-added reseller (VAR) of information technology providing solutions to both the SMB and enterprise level markets in the upper Midwest. We offer organizations best-in-class solutions in the areas of: infrastructure, unified communications, data center, security and services. Our solutions solve real challenges and provide measurable return on investment. High Point Networks is located in West Fargo (headquarters) with regional offices in Bismarck, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Billings and Denver. 




LogRhythm, a leader in security intelligence and analytics, empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats. The company’s award-winning platform unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network and endpoint forensics and advanced security analytics. In addition to protecting customers from the risks associated with cyber threats, LogRhythm provides innovative compliance automation and assurance, and enhances IT intelligence.



Founded in 1931, Midcois the leading provider of internet and networking, cable TV, phone, data center and managed services, home automation and advertising services in the Upper Midwest. More than 380,000 residential and business customers count on Midco services in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Midco will deliver advanced gigabit internet technology to most customers by the end of 2017. Visit to learn more about Midco and how the company gives back to the communities it serves.



The Mitchell Hamline's online certificate in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law is designed for lawyers, business leaders, and IT professionals who want to understand how cybersecurity and privacy affects business operations and educate professionals on how to identify and apply privacy and cybersecurity law to make effective decisions. The certificate is a 13-week, non-degree, online program aimed at business professionals, practicing lawyers, executives and in-house counsel. After program completion, participants will be prepared to: analyze and communicate effectively about legal issues related to cybersecurity; employ leadership and counseling skills to guide information governance; articulate the standard of care to protect and secure personal information; develop a technical understanding of information systems and security controls; and perform risk assessments and create effective incident response plans. 


ND Infragard, InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. The membership includes people representing businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S. Critical Infrastructures.

The North Dakota InfraGard chapter’s mission is to lead the state effort to protect critical infrastructure in North Dakota and reduce risk, by connecting the public and the private infrastructure community with local, state, and Federal resources. This is accomplished by fostering collaboration and information sharing across our membership that enhances our collective ability to address threats to the critical infrastructure.


Xtreme partners with leading consumer and technology companies to provide the talent resources, operational expertise and comprehensive staffing solutions they need to efficiently grow their businesses and accelerate success.


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