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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Talent | 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.

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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.

 

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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~

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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.

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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.

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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

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PPRO offers integration into PayPal Commerce Platform for PSPs Worldwide

Fintech

PPRO today announces its integration of the PayPal Commerce Platform.

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Vizzia Technologies Achieves Inc. 5000 for 4th Consecutive Year

Corporate Development | Digital Health | Southeastern Software Association

Vizzia Technologies, a leading software and managed service provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) for healthcare organizations, was recognized on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. This is Vizzia’s fourth consecutive appearance on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, due to the company’s double-digit revenue growth. According to Inc. Magazine, only one in 10 companies have made the list four times. This is Vizzia’s fourth consecutive appearance on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, due to the company’s double-digit revenue growth. According to Inc. Magazine, only one in 10 companies have made the list four times.

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Vizzia Technologies recognized as a Top 100 Healthcare Technology Company of 2021

Corporate Development | Digital Health | Southeastern Software Association

Vizzia Technologies, a leading software and managed service provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) for healthcare organizations, was recognized by The Healthcare Technology Report as a The Top 100 Healthcare Technology Company of 2021. Vizzia is also a TAG Top 40 Innovative technology company.

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How To Build It – The VentureLab Female Founders Speaker Series

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

VentureLab’s Female Founders Speaker Series features conversations with successful women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial experts. These virtual sessions are open to all who are eager to learn about building a startup.

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The State of SMB IT Security

Information Security

Snap Tech IT teams up with Datto & IDG to discuss recent IDG research that explores IT decision-makers’ perspectives on cybersecurity. It’s estimated that hackers attack every 39 seconds, exposing critical business data that can lead to catastrophic financial & operational damages. Watch the webinar & learn best practices for managing, detecting & responding to attacks.

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Cybersecurity Readiness: The Elephant in the Room

Information Security

With the increasing volume of high-profile cybersecurity attacks being reported, one clear constant continues to emerge when the smoke clears. Many businesses aren’t addressing the basics of cybersecurity.

 

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NCR Supporting Restaurant Recovery with Donation to Elevate Together™

Fintech

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leading enterprise technology provider, today announced a donation of $200,000 to Elevate Together™, a nonprofit initiative designed to create growth and prosperity for Black and Hispanic communities.

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