Vesta Appoints Former Equifax Leader as Chief Product Officer

Fintech

Hrishi Talwar will lead the global product and marketing functions at Vesta

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Technology Association of Georgia Announces Cohort for 2022 Innovation Challenge

Fintech

Seven Georgia startups have been selected to the 2022 Innovation Challenge cohort as part of awards and recognition next week’s Fintech South conference.

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Save the Date! FBI Cybersecurity Briefing for Atlanta Businesses at The Capital Grille – Hosted by Snap Tech IT

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Georgia Defense Industrial Base Taskforce | Information Security

Amazing opportunity for Atlanta area businesses! It’s your chance to hear the unique perspective of an FBI Cybersecurity Investigations Agent, learn how to protect your business from cyber-attacks & enjoy an amazing lunch on us with local colleagues!

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Technology Association of Georgia Announces ADVANCE Award Finalists for Fintech South

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Thirteen Georgia companies are announced as finalists for the ADVANCE Award that recognizes prolific, established fintech companies.

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Snap Tech IT Hosting FBI Cybersecurity Briefing at The Capital Grille

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Digital Health | Fintech | Georgia Defense Industrial Base Taskforce | Information Security | Infrastructure | Media & Entertainment

How often do you get the chance to hear the unique perspective of an FBI Cybersecurity Investigations Agent, learn how to protect your business from cyber-attacks & enjoy an amazing lunch with local Atlanta businesses? Doesn’t happen too often.

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Comcast RISE to Award $1 Million in Grants to Small Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color in Atlanta

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Media & Entertainment | Product Management | Sales Leadership | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Workforce Development

Comcast announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small Atlanta area businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others. The application process will open to qualifying businesses June 1-14, and prospective owners must have their businesses located in the City of Atlanta or in Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, Cobb or DeKalb counties.

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Kathryn Petralia and Rob Frohwein to Receive Georgia Fintech Hall of Fame Award

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Kabbage’s co-founders will be honored at Fintech South, June 14-15 at Georgia’s World Congress Center

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DefenseStorm Named as a Fastest-Growing Private Company in Atlanta

Fintech | Information Security

DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based provider of cyber security, fraud and compliance technology and managed services to banks, credit unions and fintechs, has been named a 2022 Pacesetter Award winner by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for the third consecutive year.

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Client Spotlight Webinar: Zero Trust Cybersecurity Defense with Application Control

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

On average, bad actors can dwell unnoticed in an IT environment for 45 days, prior to the execution of an attack. Couple that with the majority of attacks that exploit legitimate access by taking advantage of existing vulnerabilities and through social engineering. How do you prevent hackers from running rampant once they’ve compromised your network systems and handle the expense of remediation?

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Webinar: Real-World Cybersecurity: Winning with Process-Driven Managed Detection & Response

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

Cybersecurity best practices are the baseline for preventing an attack, but they won’t protect your business from everything. Hackers are targeting businesses in this country every 39 seconds. How do you know if you have active cyber threats swimming around in your environment right now? And, how do you keep those threats from becoming full-blown attacks? More importantly, are you well-positioned to respond to the attack? More is needed to effectively defend your business.

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4 ways to fuel the innovation economy and make growth sustainable for everyone

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Fintech | Infrastructure | Workforce Development

This is a golden age of the innovation economy, but will it last? How can we make the tech boom sustainable in this age of rising inequality and make its benefits widespread?

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DefenseStorm CEO Named a Georgia Titan 100

Cloud | Corporate Development | Fintech | Information Security

Steve Soukup recognized as one of Atlanta-area’s highest-achieving C-level executives

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DefenseStorm Named a Winner of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Metro Atlanta Top Workplaces of 2022 Award

Cloud | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security

DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity, cyberfraud and cybercompliance management provider to regional and community banks and credit unions, has been named a Top Workplace 2022 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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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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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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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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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! https://www.snaptechit.com/educational-assets/peeling-back-the-layers-on-cmmc-password-policies/

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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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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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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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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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