Pyramid Consulting has hired LaShaun Solomon, MBA as Head of DE&I Partnership Development & Strategy

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Workforce Development

LaShaun Solomon has joined Pyramid Consulting, Inc. as the Head of DE&I Partnership Development & Strategy. LaShaun’s role will oversee Pyramid’s Intentionally Inclusive efforts around diversity recruiting, employee and contingent staffing engagement, and community impact across the entire company portfolio. LaShaun comes to Pyramid with more than 13 years of experience in DE&I, marketing, business development, L&D, and operations for Fortune 50 companies including Comcast, NBCUniversal, HBO, Cox Communications, and global non-profit organizations.

Read More

The Center for Global Health Innovation Launches Innovation District In 47-Story Tower in Midtown Atlanta

Digital Health

ATLANTA – Dec. 15, 2021 – The Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI) today announced the launch of a new global health district in Midtown Atlanta that is poised to become the world’s leading hub for innovation at the intersection of global health, health technology, and life sciences, solidifying the region as the world’s global health capital.

Read More

Webinar: CMMC 2.0: Level 2 CUI Breakdown

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Information Security | Transportation Tech

Many DoD subcontractors will be required to meet Level 2 compliance under CMMC 2.0 moving forward. While the tiered structure has alleviated some of the challenges associated with 1.0, it’s important to understand the changes to each level and what requirements are still in place, particularly when it comes to CUI.

Read More

Kennesaw State Faculty Member Endows Graduate Scholarship in Data Sciences

Data Science & Analytics

Professor Jennifer Priestley has helped Kennesaw State University become a leader in the field of data science and analytics. She is continuing to innovate by establishing KSU’s first endowed scholarship for a Ph.D. program.

Read More

Media and Entertainment Innovations Drive Economic Recovery

Media & Entertainment

TAG tracks 713 media and entertainment companies in Georgia in first-ever media and entertainment ecosystem report

$14.7 billion annual economic impact, 40,000 employees in Georgia.

Read More

Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business is Now Home for the Georgia Fintech Academy

Education/STEM | Fintech

The Georgia Fintech Academy, a collaboration between the state’s fintech industry and the University System of Georgia (USG), has transitioned to Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Robinson was selected as the Fintech Academy’s institutional home after an incubation period with the USG.

Read More

CMMC 2.0 Webinar: Level 1 Self-Assessment

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Information Security | Infrastructure | Transportation Tech

CMMC 2.0 brings big changes & sighs of relief to many Defense Industrial Base contractors with the ability to conduct self-assessments for Level 1 and a subset of Level 2. While this relieves a heavy burden in many aspects, there’s a flipside to these changes to bear in mind as you continue down the path to certification.

Read More

Public-Private Partnership Completes Transformation of Atlanta BeltLine’s Smart City Corridor and Paves Way for New Development Opportunities

Infrastructure

eX² Technology, LLC, a single-source solution for those seeking to build, scale, or future proof their communications infrastructure, announced today the completion of an advanced communications network that transforms 15.8 miles of the Atlanta BeltLine into a smart city corridor.

Read More

CMMC 2.0: Unpacking the Changes and What It Means for DoD Contractors

Data Governance | Information Security

“Making sense of the latest changes to the CMMC Program can be challenging for DoD contractors. That’s why I’m excited for this opportunity to unravel what we’ve learned from the announcement as Snap Tech IT continues to educate, prepare, and provide best practices & services that will make a real difference in the CMMC journey. I look forward to sharing in the knowledge transfer through meaningful discussion on November 17th.” −Karl Bickmore, CEO, Snap Tech IT

Read More

DefenseStorm Secures New $5M in Financing Round and Smashes its Own Records Heading into Fourth Quarter

Cloud | Fintech

DefenseStorm, the leading cloud-based cybersecurity, cybercompliance, and cyberfraud management provider to regional and community banks and credit unions, today announced that Curql Collective, through its Strategic Investment Fund, Curql Fund I has invested $5M thanks to DefenseStorm’s unprecedented growth, bringing total funding to $52M.

Read More

U.S. Space Force Recognizes Georgia Tech as New Strategic Partner

Education/STEM

On Nov. 11, Georgia Tech and the U.S. Space Force launched a strategic partnership to develop a high-caliber aerospace workforce and collaborate on advanced aerospace research. As part of a comprehensive agreement, the two parties signed a memorandum of understanding, making Georgia Tech the newest member of the U.S. Space Force’s University Partnership Program.

Read More

Vizzia Technologies Releases Advanced Healthcare RTLS Software Platform

Cloud | Corporate Development | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Southeastern Software Association

Vizzia InVIEW℠ provides Real-Time Data Analytics & Enhanced Reports to Improve Patient Care and Streamline Clinical Operations

Read More

Atlanta Tyk’s BBQ & Beer Networking event

Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Marketing

Tyk recently opened an office in Atlanta, just in time for Covid to shut everything down. Now that things are getting back to normal, we’d like to celebrate our arrival in the peach state the best way we know how: beer and food! Please join us at the newly renovated Sweetwater Brewery Taproom for an in-person meetup on November 18th at 6:00pm. Registration is limited, but free of cost.

Read More

Curricula Launches Free Security Awareness Training for Every Organization

Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security

From TAG’s 2021 winner of the Innovation Driven Company – Small award, every business now has access to free security awareness training designed to build a fun culture of cybersecurity

Read More

Technology Association of Georgia Announces Winners of 2021 TAG DE&I Awards

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

TAG DE&I Awards honor top companies and organizations that embrace and embody inclusion and serve as stewards of our community fostering innovation.

Read More

Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business Eliminates GMAT/GRE Requirement

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has eliminated the requirement for Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores from the admissions process for its MBA and master’s portfolio, effective immediately. GMAT/GRE scores are not necessary to predict classroom success; the tests are a barrier to entry and perpetuate systemic inequities, and test performance is immaterial to career outcomes.

Read More

Equifax Wins Google Cloud Financial Services Customer Award

Cloud

Equifax® (NYSE: EFX), a data, analytics and technology company, today announced that Google Cloud recognized Equifax as the top Financial Services customer in 2021. The Equifax Cloud™ transformation was recognized for demonstrating innovative thinking, technical excellence and transformation execution. Google recognized Equifax’s usage of Google Cloud in the Equifax Cloud transformation. This award will be presented at Google Cloud Next ’21 on October 12.

 

Read More

ITEN WIRED to hold nationwide IT Virtual Career Opportunities Expo

Corporate Development | Southeastern Software Association

Job Seekers with Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Telecommunications skills from Tampa and across the United States are invited to participate~

Read More

CMMC Quick Bytes Series: Why Identifying Scope is Critical to Securing Certification

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Digital Health | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Southeastern Software Association

CMMC Quick Bytes Series: Identifying Scope, Common CMMC Terms & More — In this interview, Karl will dive into Identifying Scope and what that means for DoD subcontractors seeking certification. Learn common CMMC terms used in the certification process, what scoping is in relation to CMMC, how you identify where your sensitive data lives, ways to identify scope to an assessor and more. https://www.snaptechit.com/educational-assets/cmmc-quick-bytes-process-overview-best-practices-2/

Read More

CMMC Quick Bytes Series: Education You Need for Certification!

Cloud | Data Governance | Digital Health | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Southeastern Software Association

CMMC Quick Bytes Series – Process Overview & Best Practices In this series, Karl Bickmore teams up with cybersecurity training expert, Dana Mantilia, to tackle the hard-hitting CMMC questions. Learn the overall process for CMMC, how to determine an appropriate budget, cybersecurity basics every DoD subcontractor should implement & the importance of working with a true CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization. https://www.snaptechit.com/educational-assets/cmmc-quick-bytes-process-overview-best-practices/

Read More

CMMC Readiness Gauge for DoD Subcontractors

Cloud | Data Governance | Digital Health | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Southeastern Software Association

If you’re struggling to get started with your CMMC journey, check out this free resource that tells you if you’re ready for CMMC Level 1 today. Find out the likelihood of receiving your certification, based on the current setup of your IT environment. Know where you stand! https://www.snaptechit.com/educational-assets/cmmc-gauge/

Read More

NXTCOMM Lead RF Engineer Jimmy Strates Named to SSPI ’20 Under 35’ List of Young Professionals to Watch

Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

NXTCOMM announced that Jimmy Strates, lead RF engineer, has been named to Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)’s fourth annual “20 Under 35” list of outstanding young space and satellite professionals age 35 and under.

Read More

Technology Association of Georgia Relaunches Information Security Society

Information Security

TAG forms new board to focus on bringing infosec leaders and cybersecurity professionals together.

Read More

Curricula Hosts Free Virtual Security Awareness Event Series

Information Security

Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October 2021, this five-part webinar series is free to attend and will focus on sharing knowledge and insights towards building a stronger cyber security culture.

Read More

PPRO clamps down on financial crime risks, partnering with and investing in AI-driven transaction monitoring startup Sentinels

Fintech

PPRO clamps down on financial crime risks, partnering with and investing in AI-driven transaction monitoring startup Sentinels

Read More

PPRO offers integration into PayPal Commerce Platform for PSPs Worldwide

Fintech

PPRO today announces its integration of the PayPal Commerce Platform.

Read More