5 Critical IT Practices Aerospace Manufacturing Subcontractors Should Follow

Cloud | Data Governance | Information Security | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

By: Karl Bickmore, CEO, Snap Tech IT

During the past several years, we have seen a shift in the IT practices of aerospace manufacturing sub-contractors. As the federal government agencies tighten information security policies and procedures for primary aerospace manufacturers like Northrop Grumman and ATK, these companies are working harder than ever to ensure their downstream subcontractors have solid information security practices in place.

This means that even the smallest organizations serving the aerospace industry need to improve their cybersecurity as well as their auditing.

For many years, downstream aerospace manufacturing subcontractors could fly under the radar and be somewhat relaxed in their IT best practices and cybersecurity defense. This is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Organizations can no longer risk neglecting IT best practices and cyberdefense.

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Why a Robust MDR Solution is a Top Priority in 2021

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

According to Gartner, 50 percent of organizations will be using Managed Detection & Response services for threat monitoring, detection & response functions that offer threat containment capabilities. The security of your business data is paramount when it comes to the success of your operation. Ensure that your cybersecurity strategy includes an MDR solution that offers Advanced Endpoint Management as a single solution, enabling full visibility & understanding around security incidents.

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Non-Profit Organization 48in48 Announces Strategic Collaboration with Verizon Wireless: Volunteers Continue to Showcase Their Skills for Good

Corporate Development

48in48, a skills-based volunteer organization on a mission to mobilize marketing and technology volunteers to serve nonprofits worldwide, recently announced its collaboration with the Citizen Verizon program.

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Malware & Viruses: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Data

Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security

By: Karl Bickmore, CEO Snap Tech IT

The terms “Malware” and “Virus” are used interchangeably in the computer world. While most people understand that both will create havoc on your system, they don’t necessarily know the differences between them. One of the best ways to protect your business data from both predators is to learn what they are, how they operate, examples of each & how to prevent them from infiltrating your IT environment.

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What Compliance Means for Your Cloud-Enabled Business

Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

We live in a business world with an ever-increasing list of regulations. From PII to GDPR to CMMC, the alphabet soup of compliance acronyms grows every year. Some may say to the detriment of business, and others argue for its protection. Needless to say, as our reliance upon technology and data continues to skyrocket and cybersecurity threats are everywhere, all businesses face the challenge of compliance with government and industry regulations and standards

In parallel, cloud computing and the consumption of cloud-based resources is growing exponentially. But can organizations achieve and maintain compliance in a cloud-based environment? This month’s Abel Insight provides an overview of what compliance means for a cloud-enabled business and also debunks several common myths regarding compliance in the cloud.

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The ABM Agency Named Top US Account-Based Marketing Agency

Marketing

B2B digital marketing firm The ABM Agency, which specializes in account-based marketing and demand generation, was recently named the #2 rising agency US B2B marcomms agency in The B2B Marketing US Agencies Benchmarking Report 2021.

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NCR Partners with U.S. Small Business Administration to Help Restaurants Receive Revitalization Fund Grants

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leading provider of end-to-end software and technology that runs restaurants, today announced it is working with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help NCR customers receive Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grants.

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Gimme Key Pro Named 2021 Product of the Year

Product Management

New Design is Twice as Battery Efficient and 100x Stronger

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DefenseStorm Names Mike Shah as Chief Financial Officer

Corporate Development | Fintech | Information Security | Workforce Development

DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management provider to banks, credit unions and fintechs, today announced the addition of Mike Shah as chief financial officer. In this role, Shah will lead the planning, implementation and management of all finance initiatives for DefenseStorm, as well as work closely with the executive team to lead the company’s strategic financial vision.

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Liger Partners Creative Agency Opens New Hybrid Workplace

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Marketing | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

With the roll out of vaccines, many large corporations have announced plans for employees return to the office. While many remote workers are reluctant to go back into a corporate setting, for others the transition to all-screens, all the time was too much. That’s why Atlanta creative firm Liger Partners has opened a new hybrid workplace designed with the future of work in mind. The company combines flexible office hours and remote work with an open-environment and shared common space. Think funky fresh hotel lobby meets a comfortable student center with all of the amenities. There are no assigned desks, so everyone is free to sit where they feel the most inspiration.

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Snap Tech IT Achieves CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization (RPO) Approval

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

In the CMMC ecosystems, RPOs provide advice, consulting, and recommendations to Federal Government subcontractors preparing for certification. RPOs are the implementers and consultants that help organizations prepare for certification but do not conduct certified assessments. Link to Blog: https://www.snaptechit.com/article/snap-tech-it-achieves-cmmc-ab-registered-provider-organization-rpo-approval/

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Chicago’s Roots Pizza Powers Sales Amid COVID-19 with NCR Mobile App

Roots Pizza knows offering excellent digital dining options is just as important as serving the perfect slice of pizza. The Chicago pizzeria, part of the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, worked with NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leading provider of end-to-end software and technology that runs restaurants, to make mobile orders, payments, and loyalty simple.

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DefenseStorm Unveils CyberFraud Solution for Financial Institutions

Cloud | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech

DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management provider to banks, credit unions and fintechs, today announced the addition of CyberFraud to its product offerings, providing an integrated solution for Information Security and BSA/AML Fraud departments in a single platform to prevent losses and protect account holders.

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7 Ways to Ensure Security Compliance of Your Financial Organization

Business Process Management | Cloud | Devops | Fintech | Information Security

For most of us, few things cause greater fear than hearing that our financial information has been breached. Or, even worse, that criminals have gained access to our funds. Many financial services organizations must now demonstrate their IT security and compliance in order to do business with new customers – not to mention satisfy nervous vendors and insurance providers.

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Siyana Info Solutions Announce the Launch of their HRMS Product SiHrX

Business Process Management | Corporate Development | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

Siyana Info Solutions announces the launch of its advanced HRMS solution SiHrX. Designed for the modern workforce, SiHrX is being called as the ultimate disruptive innovation for human capital management.

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JINYA Ramen Bar Elevates Customer Experience Using Innovative NCR Aloha Technology

Fintech

There’s a saying among employees of California-based JINYA Ramen Bar: “No ramen, no life.” And at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the JINYA team quickly realized: “No contactless service, no business.” So, the restaurant turned to NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leading provider of software and technology that runs restaurants, to enable the digital transformation of its 37 North American locations.

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PPRO announces strategic investment from JPMorgan Chase & Co., bringing total round to $270 million

Fintech

PPRO announced new investments from JPMorgan Chase & Co and Eldridge, bringing the total round to $270 million. The latest US $90 million investment is an extension of the US $180 million round from Eurazeo Growth, Sprints Capital, and Wellington Management announced just weeks ago and mere months after the company raised $50 million from Springs Capital, Citi Ventures, and HPE Growth which solidified its position among the ranks of global fintech unicorns.

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Fintech Veteran Ron Oertell Joins Purchasing Power as Chief Financial Officer

Fintech

Ron Oertell, JD, CFA has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Purchasing Power®, a voluntary benefit fintech company that offers the leading employee purchase program through the convenience of payroll deductions.

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ATDC at Georgia Tech is Hiring a Startup Catalyst (5G Mobility Technology)

Business Process Management | Corporate Development | Infrastructure | Marketing | Mobility | Smart Communities & Sustainablility

Serving within the Research Faculty of The Institute, Startup Catalysts directly support the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. Primarily this role provides entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration services to Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) companies in strategic areas that foster their development and encourage growth. Specifically, this position will specialize in startup incubation in the fields of mobility, connectivity, smart communities, and IoT devices and systems. The incumbent will oversee ATDC 5G Mobility programmatic activities which will include (overall): recruiting mobility, connectivity, and IoT technology startups; marketing the ATDC Connectivity Program; directing/coordinating all efforts involved with relevant program partners/stakeholders/constituents.

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Advanced Technology Development Center Seeks FinTech Applicants for Spring 2021 ATDC Venture Showcase

Fintech

Twelve Georgia-based FinTech companies will be selected to virtually pitch to venture capitalists and investors.

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Chubb Foundation Establishes Scholarship for Georgia State Undergrads Studying Risk

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

The Chubb Charitable Foundation has established the Chubb Robert M. Hernandez Scholarship for undergraduates studying risk management and insurance (RMI) at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. Scholarships will be awarded to two to five students annually for three years, beginning in the fall 2021 academic year.

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Vizzia Technologies Partners with Phunware for Enhanced Digital Front Door on Mobile

Corporate Development | Digital Health | Mobility

Vizzia Technologies partners with Phunware, an enterprise cloud platform of mobile solutions for patients and medical staff, used by some of largest healthcare facilities in the United States.

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PPRO Unlocks Cross-border Sales in Booming Italian Market with Integration of Satispay e-Wallet

Fintech

PPRO – the leading provider of local payments infrastructure – has launched their integration of popular European mobile payment method Satispay and rounded out their coverage of the Italian market. The news comes just weeks after PPRO announced new funding and a milestone valuation of US $1 billion.

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Learn about New Space and Satellite Careers during Free Engineers Week Virtual Panel on Feb. 24

Infrastructure

Expert Panel Features Space Millennials Book Author, Leading Employers from Satellite Service and Hardware Industry

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T-Mobile, Georgia Tech and Curiosity Lab Team Up to Fuel 5G Innovation in Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, and More

Infrastructure

New 5G Connected Future incubator program will support growth and development of 5G entrepreneurs and startups.

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How One of the Largest U.S. School Districts Protects its Data

Cloud | Data Governance | Education/STEM | Information Security | Infrastructure

Mitigating cyber-risks and understanding modern (and future) security strategies are fundamental skills for IT leaders.

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DefenseStorm Continues Strong Growth and Business Momentum Throughout 2020

Fintech

DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management provider to regional and community banks and credit unions, today announced it achieved record growth in 2020 with a 42% increase in customer count and a 95% customer retention rate, continuing its forward momentum in a year disrupted by a global health crisis that brought about an extraordinary array of cybersecurity challenges.

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