Curricula Partners with Drata to Automate Security Awareness Training Compliance

Business Process Management | Fintech | Information Security

Organizations can now integrate their Drata account with Curricula to automate security awareness training evidence requirements for SOC 2 and other compliance frameworks.

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Webinar: Demystifying Revenue Recognition for Tech Companies and Their Investors

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Southeastern Software Association

Join Cherry Bekaert CPAs and Advisors on April 12th as we demystify revenue recognition for technology companies – including from the investor’s perspective. Though it’s been in effect for a few years, ASC 606 still carries some ambiguity. Cherry Bekaert’s advisors are here to help break down the reporting differences as well as provide recommendations related to the changes.

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SureLock Technology continues to expand its leadership team with the addition of Jeff Daniel, Director of Engineering

Information Security

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – March 1st, 2022 – Bob Kopesky, President & CEO SureLock Technology is pleased to appoint Jeff Daniel to the position of Director of Engineering. Daniel will be tasked with managing the Engineering team and overseeing all professional services.

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TAG Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Announces New Board Leadership & Members

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Society is pleased to announce the appointment of its 2022 Board of Directors.

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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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The Technology Association of Georgia to Begin Accepting Applications for Top 40 List

All companies selected to the Top 40 will be featured at the 2022 Georgia Technology Summit held on April 26-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center. 

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The Technology Association of Georgia Announces Georgia Technology Summit 2022 

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is issuing a call for content and sponsors of the Georgia Technology Summit, taking place on April 26-27, 2022. 

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TAG Digital Health Announces New 2022 Board Members & Leadership Summit

Digital Health

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Digital Health Society is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to their 2022 Board of Directors.

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TAG Corporate Development Announces New 2022 Board Leadership & Members

Corporate Development

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Corporate Development Society is pleased to announce the appointments of new leadership and members to their 2022 Board of Directors.

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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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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.

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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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