Snap Tech IT Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation from KirkPatrickPrice

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

TEMPE, Ariz., February 21, 2022 – Snap Tech IT, a managed services & cybersecurity provider, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that Snap Tech IT has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to its clients by demonstrating that they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.

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Fulton County Arts & Culture Launches Public Art Futures Lab

Education/STEM | Media & Entertainment | Young Professionals

Fulton County Arts & Culture launches the Public Art Futures Lab, a physical and online space exploring the intersection of art and technology. Through public-private partnerships, the Lab seeks to democratize access to the creation and participation of art through technology. While there are existing private innovation labs offered by universities, technology companies and museums, the Lab is the first Government-led space of its kind in the United States.

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Legal Firm Webinar: Strengthening Data Security & Compliance

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Digital Health | Information Security

In a recent Legal Technology Survey, 34% of legal firms indicated that they do not have an incident response plan, putting them at tremendous risk of upholding regulations around information security & data privacy. These firms are exposing themselves to downtime, leading to loss of revenue through unprocessed billable hours, reputational damage, & additional financial losses in an attempt to recover stolen data.

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Georgia State to Offer Master’s in Supply Chain Management

Business Process Management | Workforce Development

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business will introduce a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management in fall 2022. The one-year, three-semester program emphasizes the role of coordination and synchronization in creating efficiencies and value across all components of the end-to-end supply chain.

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Tyk Version 4.0 Release Party

Cloud | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure

Please join us on February 24th at 6 PM ET at the newly renovated Sweetwater Brewery Taproom in Atlanta for a night of food, drinks, and fun to celebrate Tyk’s new Version 4.0 release.

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Curricula Launches Free SOC 2 Security Awareness Training

Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security

Businesses undergoing a SOC 2 audit can now access free SOC 2 security awareness training content and educational materials for their employees

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Appian Process Mining Now Available

Business Process Management | Data Science & Analytics

Appian (NASDAQ: APPN) today announced the general availability of Appian Process Mining, the easiest way to identify and address workflow bottlenecks. Now organizations can discover process inefficiencies, and then design and automate those workflows in a unified platform. With the addition of native process mining, Appian delivers the world’s most complete low-code platform.

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Financial CyberDefense Webinar: Striking a Balance Between Compliance & CyberSecurity

Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Sales Leadership | Southeastern Software Association | Young Professionals

We are entering a new realm of cyber-attacks, placing financial organizations directly in the crosshairs. In 2021, a number of major financial organizations were hit with devastating attacks, including Automatic Funds Transfer Services, Flagstar Bank, CNA Financial & more. Larger companies with more resources are being affected by cyber-attacks than ever before. Where does that leave smaller financial businesses in protecting sensitive data without stout resources or infrastructure in place? And, how does a smaller financial firm strike a balance between achieving financial compliance with regulators & properly structuring cybersecurity for their organization that protects critical data simultaneously? Cybercriminals understand that expertise & resources pose a difficult challenge for smaller financial organizations & are willing to target them as low-hanging fruit. Less work on their end.

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CMMC Quick Bytes: Peeling Back the Layers on CMMC Password Policies

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Georgia Defense Industrial Base Taskforce | Information Security | Infrastructure | Southeastern Software Association

When you peel back the layers on CMMC Password Policies you’ll find that there’s quite a bit of ambiguity when it comes to CMMC password policies under 2.0. In this segment, Snap Tech IT COO, Shawn Brown, brings clarity to the gray area using NIST guidelines for creating & managing passwords and associated policies. You’ll learn practical approaches to scaling password management across your business, what to consider when implementing password policies & best ways to prepare for your auditor that will evaluate these policies for certification. Check out the latest episode!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Digital Health

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.

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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


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


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 | 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.

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Equifax Wins Google Cloud Financial Services Customer Award


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.

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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.

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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!

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