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CMMC Center of Excellence Announces Engagement Agreement with Ignyte Assurance Platform

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Center of Excellence ( CMMC COE ), hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public-private partnership serving the public and private sectors for more than 15 years, is excited to announce a partnership with Ignyte Assurance Platform, a leading provider of software and consulting expertise for cyber risk, cyber compliance, and cybersecurity standards mapping and assurance. This unique partnership will extend efforts to identify and include proven capabilities within the CMMC COE Marketplace to improve cybersecurity protection and resilience for the global defense industrial base network of contractors, vendors, and suppliers. Ignyte Assurance Platform delivers a software product to assist with data collection, analysis, and to help streamline processes across multiple security frameworks at once. The capability developed by Ignyte Assurance Platform supports an organization’s efforts around security, governance, risk management, and compliance and provides a tested and proven range of solutions to improve overall cybersecurity protection and resilience while meeting requirements of standards such as CMMC. The executed Engagement Agreement establishes a collaborative engagement between Ignyte Assurance Platform and the CMMC COE to partner in the furthering of their respective and complementary missions and objectives regarding the adoption, use, and expansion of CMMC based cybersecurity practices, risk management, and compliance for the DIB contractor, vendor, and supplier community of providers creating a broader CMMC ecosystem globally to improve security and resilience. “This is exciting opportunity for us”, said Mr. John Weiler, Chairman of the Board at CMMC Center of Excellence, “This new partnership will further help advance the goals and objectives for improving the supply chain security and resilience of the US Department of Defense (DoD)”. “While CMMC seems like a brand-new framework for someone outside the industry, we’ve been working on automation of its predecessor legislative and industry requirements such as DFARS 252.204-7012, NIST 800-171 and FedRAMP since 2012, eliminating manual components and automating governance processes” said Mr. Max Aulakh, Founder and CEO of Ignyte Assurance Platform. “We recommend implementing NIST 800-171 for now, because it’s the first logical step in CMMC adaptation. NIST domains cover 110 controls out of 130 required for Level 3 of CMMC. Joining IT-AAC / COE in this initiative, we are not just bringing educational resources to the table, but have the means to utilize our technology to speed up and simplify CMMC adoption for the DoD Supply Chain” Specific actions will include: The co-development of CMMC advisory services, cyber training and education programs to accelerate CMMC certification, increase cyber adoption and improve cyber protection & resilience. Co-sponsor symposiums, training programs and podcasts leveraging their combined cyber and IT expertise. Host regular working groups, with other partners, to enable collaboration and communications. Source qualified CMMC/ cyber professionals to serve as advocates. Establish an independent Industry Cyber Security Advisory Council with peer organizations to advise and educate leaders across government and industry on the continued evolution and effectiveness of CMMC. The CMMC-COE ( http://cmmc-coe.org ) and Ignyte Assurance Platform partnership will focus on bringing together the many disparate cyber and national security communities of interest to reduce complexity, improve awareness, and accelerate industry effort to become more cyber resilient against the growing threats from nation states and criminal enterprises. The CMMC-COE establishes both a Market Place and Knowledge Clearinghouse that will include resources that support the overall effort, including white papers; tutorials; recorded webcasts; presentations; and more that will help reduce the cost and burden on small and medium size contractors already struggling from the impact of COVID. For more information on the CMMC COE, please visit http://cmmc-coe.org email info@cmmc-coe.org or call 703-863-3766 For more information on Ignyte Assurance Platform, please visit https://ignyteplatform.com/ About Us ---------- CMMC-COE.ORG is a unique non-profit public-private partnership, with a vision to accelerate Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMM) adoption, and reduce time & cost for security compliance for our partners by leveraging commercial best practices, CMMC standards, and innovative solutions for a measurable success. Our mission, focused on DOD mission objectives, cost containment and expeditious CMMC compliance, is to help the DIB improve cyber posture and resilience, and simplify its acquisition. The CMMC-COE is hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public/private partnership (P3) chartered in 2007 as an honest broker to reach outside the confines of the Federal IT advisories that lack dynamic reach into the Global IT Market, and dedicated to the adoption of commercial IT management standards of practice and innovations emanating from the Global IT market. Team IT-AAC has already demonstrated the value of its decade long investment, and provides a unique value to agencies seeking to achieve accelerate the transformation of legacy processes and systems. Our Just-in-Time SMEs apply an innovative suite of Technology Business Management and Agile Acquisition Processes needed to assure the business value of commercial IT. The Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH), is the managing partner that make up the 24 NGO/SDO organizations that make up the IT-AAC. ICH provides the contract vehicles, clearances, and critical resources proven to guide sustainable, measurable and repeatable processes needed to drive better investment decisions as the speed of mission need, while aligning existing processes, methods and workforce with IT reform mandates contained in Clinger Cohen Act, FITARA, IT MGT Act, EO13838. Contact Details Bob Dix +1 703-975-6633 bob.dix@it-aac.org Company Website https://cmmc-coe.org

February 08, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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2021 Will Be the Year of Meaningful Travel

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Airbnb released a new report and highlighted how 2021 will see a shift toward more meaningful travel as the pandemic continues to limit mass tourism and afflict the industry overall. When travel returns in 2021, it will be about connecting with loved ones through more personal trips, with mass tourism unlikely to return at any scale this year. Recently, Director of International Communications at Airbnb, Cassidy Blackwell, teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to discuss this trend and much more. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/f00q-568WXw In the report, US consumers say their near-term travel priority is to spend time with family and friends in comfortable, familiar and secure settings. Here are some additional findings from the report: Travel for pleasure is the out-of-home activity Americans have missed the most—over going to restaurants and bars, and attending sporting and other live events. A majority is ready to travel again: 54% have either already booked, are currently planning to travel, or expect to travel in 2021. This includes 57% of 18- to 29-year-olds, and 60% of 30- to 49-year-olds. The type of travel people have missed the most is visiting with family and friends. Business travel is the type of travel they have missed the least. Connecting with family and friends is also the type of travel that has grown most in importance as people look to travel after the pandemic: 41% say such travel has become “much more” important to them, almost twice the percentage who cite travel to accomplish personal goals (22%). Affordability is the top priority overall when it comes to choosing accommodation not just for the first trip but for future travel indefinitely (54%), beating health and safety protocols by 10 points. Nearly three in five Americans (58%) earning less than $50,000 per year say they are booked, planning or expecting to travel in 2021. Based on ongoing Airbnb guest survey data, a majority of guests—including 53% of all homes guests in 2019—tell us they choose Airbnb to save money while traveling. 56% of those under age 50 say they would be “much” or “somewhat more likely” to use an online platform which offers the ability to search for alternate energy and green accommodations. Only 28% of those aged 50+ say the same. For more information on these trends and much more, visit Airbnb.com About Cassidy Blackwell: Cassidy Blackwell is the Director of International Communications at Airbnb. In her role she is responsible for leading the teams across EMEA, APAC, LATAM and China to drive initiatives that help to advance business objectives, policy priorities and brand reputation. In her tenure as a marketing and communications professional, Cassidy has experience in working in both tech, CPG, retail and philanthropy, with specialized experience in empowering women, people of color and other underserved communities around the world. Cassidy has been named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, Brand Innovator's 40 Under 40 and a finalist for the Sage Group's Marketers Who Matter. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 05, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CORRECT AND REPLACE Stradling Chooses OnePlace Marketing & Business Development from Intapp as its All-in-One Business Development and CRM Solution

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Intapp, the leader in connected firm management solutions for professional and financial services firms, announced that the business law firm Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (Stradling) has selected OnePlace Marketing & Business Development — a connected client lifecycle management suite — to power, organize, and manage the firm’s business development and communications efforts. Stradling, based in Newport Beach, California, employs more than 100 lawyers across 10 offices in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Washington. Founded in 1975 to serve Southern California’s emerging growth companies, Stradling works with public and private companies across the western United States to provide innovative solutions for securities, finance, private equity, M&A, litigation, and public finance needs. The firm’s high profile financing work led Stradling to be recognized among the Top 25 Most Active Law Firms in VC Deals in 2020. The move to OnePlace Marketing & Business Development will give Stradling’s marketing team the ease of a single interface from which to support current and future business development initiatives, reach various audiences in highly targeted communications, and centralize data among the separate office locations. “With Intapp OnePlace, we’re ensuring our business development will be future-proofed,” said Robin Gerard, Chief Marketing Officer at Stradling. “In order to do our best work today and grow the firm for tomorrow, we need to reach the right people in the right way and with the right message. Intapp gives us the power to do that now and down the line.” “Given the current work-from-home world we live in, firms face an even greater need to drive collaboration and engagement with and between clients and colleagues,” said Lavinia Calvert, General Manager for Marketing & Business Development Solutions at Intapp. “Robin and the team at Stradling recognize that having the ability to consolidate and manage the firm’s experience data, relationships intelligence, communications, and marketing programs on in one place has become absolutely mission-critical. We’re thrilled to welcome Stradling to our growing family of Intapp OnePlace clients.” Stradling is expected to complete its OnePlace Marketing & Business Development implementation in March, aided by ClientsFirst Consulting. About Intapp Intapp powers connected firms. Trusted by more than 1,600 of the world's top legal, investment banking, private capital, accounting, and consulting firms, Intapp offers end-to-end, cloud-based connected firm management software built for the unique needs of partner-led firms. Intapp helps enhance collaboration, unleash collective knowledge, transform decision-making, and fuel success. Our products and services span the entire engagement lifecycle — from strategy through origination and execution — to drive optimal outcomes. For more information, visit intapp.com and connect with us on Twitter (@Intapp) and LinkedIn. About Stradling Stradling is a leading business law firm with more than 110 lawyers providing experienced counsel in critical transactions and disputes from 10 offices across California, Colorado, Nevada and Washington. By focusing on its clients’ core needs, Stradling’s size, structure, and culture provide big-firm counsel with small-firm flexibility and responsiveness. That deliberate focus on client success has helped the firm attract and retain many of the most accomplished lawyers in their fields. The Stradling teams work together to provide clients with innovative solutions to their corporate and securities, finance, private equity, litigation, M&A, employment, tax, venture capital, intellectual property, healthcare regulatory, bankruptcy and restructuring, environmental, real estate, and public finance needs. Contact Details Natalie Papaj +1 703-586-0048 natalie.papaj@intapp.com Company Website http://www.intapp.com

February 04, 2021 03:20 PM Eastern Standard Time

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New Year, New Finances

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With the new year underway, it’s a great time to make some financial resolutions to help manage your money. In an increasingly digital world, it’s now more important than ever to harness the power of digital tools so you can level-up your financial journey in the year ahead. Recently, personal finance expert, Farnoosh Torabi, teamed up with Capital One and YourUpdateTV on a nationwide satellite media tour to share tips and digital banking resources to help consumers across the nation get set for financial success in the year ahead. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8FpRQjEfQvc Shopping Smart When it comes to finances, the first place to look is your last few credit card statements, said Torabi, who recommends scrutinizing every purchase to make sure they fulfill a need. And, as we rely more and more on our phones for digital transactions, it can be easy to make impulse purchases, she said. According to Torabi, small behavioral shifts, like avoiding late-night spending, can help you mindfully shop and avoid unnecessary purchases. When you do shop, shop smart. Searching for discounts and coupons is one easy way to save, and, luckily, there are great digital tools out there that can do the work for you. For example, Capital One Shopping is an online tool that finds you better offers, automatically applies the best coupon code at checkout, and lets you know when prices drop on products you’ve viewed and purchased. The best part is it’s free and accessible for anyone in the U.S. via a browser extension download or mobile app on your phone. Getting Organized for Tax Season With tax season just around the corner, it’s never too early to get organized so you can get prepared and maximize your return. Torabi recommends filing your taxes online or by using a tax software to avoid costly errors. This is another great time to take advantage of digital tools like Eno, the intelligent assistant from Capital One, which is available to customers via text, email, mobile app and online. Eno proactively sends customers a personalized year-end summary of possible charitable donations made with their Capital One card so they can see what might be eligible for tax deductions. Protecting Yourself Online Protecting your personal information is paramount, which is why Eno creates virtual card numbers to disguise and protect your actual credit card number when making online purchases. You simply install the browser extension, and next time you’re checking out, you’ll be provided with a unique virtual card number specific to that site. And, it’s worth the reminder, said Torabi – do your research! If a site is new to you, glance at the Better Business Bureau or do a quick online search to make sure it’s a reputable merchant. If it feels too good to be true, it probably is! For more information about digital tools from Capital One, visit capitalone.com About Farnoosh Torabi: Farnoosh Torabi is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities — hooked on helping you live your richest, happiest life. As a Contributing Editor to Oprah Magazine and NextAdvisor, host of primetime series for CNBC and creator of the Webby-nominated podcast So Money, Farnoosh has become our favorite go-to money expert and financial friend. The New York Times calls her advice, “perfectly practical.” About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 03, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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MarketFinance Business Booster Fund announces first winners of grants

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Fintech business lender MarketFinance has today made three grants of £5,000 each to winners of the MarketFinance Business Booster Fund. Over 500 virtual pitches were received and 5 were shortlisted. These businesses were put to a social media vote before three winners were selected. The three winning entries came from ethical breastfeeding clothing brand The Bshirt, smart food labelling specialist BlakBear and independent children’s literacy charity The Economist Educational Foundation. Inner city young people’s charity XLP and creative agency Collaborative Creations were the other two businesses to make the shortlist. Anil Stocker, CEO of MarketFinance commented: “We launched this initiative as a small boost to help the successful businesses pivot, scale or grow in 2021. We want to support more of the UK’s hardest working and most exciting SMEs. In addition to the grant, we will offer the time and skills of our expert staff to help their leadership teams. Whether they need tech, marketing, finance or communications support, we will provide the resources to help them get to where they want to go. The winners' applications were highly commended and we wish them all the very best for the year ahead. ” On being the first beneficiaries of grants from the MarketFinance Booster Fund, the winners’ comments: Lisa Lessaware, co-founder of The Bshirt said: “This means so much to our business. This grant will be used to launch exciting new ethical products to help women breastfeed more comfortably and ultimately for longer.” Michael Kasimatis, co-founder at BlakBear said: “We’re thrilled to receive this grant. It will help drive the technical and regulatory development. Initiatives like this truly help deliver research and innovation to the market. Thank you, MarketFinance". Harriet Boland, Fundraising & Partnerships manager, at The Economist Educational Foundation said: “We are delighted to receive a grant from the MarketFinance business booster fund! This money will help us grow and reach thousands more young people and enable them to have inspiring discussions about current affairs in schools." The Business Booster Fund was established in December 2020 and forms part of a commitment from MarketFinance to SMEs. The Fund makes grants of £5,000 available to UK small businesses, along with expert advice from MarketFinance’s team. The fund has been designed to develop innovative entrepreneurs even further. MarketFinance looked for entrepreneurs that represent our community as a whole, and is keen to support companies that value diversity, inclusion and giving back. Anil Stocker added: “We know that the winners, and all SMEs in general, face challenging times as we deal with both the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic challenges ahead. For that reason, it has been exciting to see a very wide range of innovative approaches from so many applicants to grow their businesses. It was difficult to narrow the awards down to a small number of outstanding winners and we look forward to supporting them with a variety of talent and resources at MarketFinance”. ENDS About MarketFinance MarketFinance is a business finance company with offices in London and Manchester. The online platform enables businesses to access a range of flexible finance solutions - quickly and easily. This smart technology is backed by help from real people so business owners can save time and focus on growing their business. Since 2011, MarketFinance has advanced over £3 billion to companies across a range of sizes and sectors, providing working capital and finance for everything from paying staff and suppliers to launching new products or services and accelerating growth. MarketFinance is backed by Barclays, Santander InnoVentures, European venture capital fund Northzone (invested in Klarna, iZettle and Trustpilot), and private equity group MCI Capital (also invested in iZettle, Azimo and Gett). Contact Details MarketFinance Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@marketfinance.com Company Website https://marketfinance.com/

February 03, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Jennifer Lang Financial Services Releases New 2021 Tax Planning Guide

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Contact Details Jennifer Lang +1 877-487-8926 mail@jenniferlangfinancialservices.com Company Website https://www.jenniferlangfinancialservices.com

February 02, 2021 10:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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A Toast to the Big Game: Celebrate the Big Game from Home and Help Out Local Businesses While You Do

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On a night when many would typically be flocking to their favorite bars and restaurants to watch the Big Game, this year will be a little different. Recently, Emily Arseneau, Director for Collectif 1806, teamed with Cointreau and YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to discuss what people can do to support local bars and restaurants. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/6yqrz1ggz1k It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a calamitous effect on local bars and restaurants, with the industry facing a long road to recovery. 1 in 6 restaurants have closed since March and 85% of local establishments are still at risk for permanent closure. Local bars and restaurants and their staff are core to the memorable experiences we all hold near and dear and these cherished establishments remain at risk for closures and jobs lost. So, on one of the biggest nights of the year, Cointreau is lending its microphone and raising awareness for the industry with its first ever Big Game campaign in partnership with the Independent Restaurant Coalition for “Love Letter,” which encourages people to express gratitude to their favorite places on social media. It’s a testament to our love for the industry and we’re looking forward to seeing love letters from people nationwide. For everyone enjoying the game at home this year, try the Original Margarita with Cointreau. It’s easy to make and will be sure to elevate any game day celebration. Here’s how to do it: Ingredients: 1 oz Cointreau 2 oz Blanco Tequila 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice Steps: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass Garnish with a lime wheel For more information, visit Cointreau.com/SaveRestaurants About Emily Arseneau: Based in NYC, Emily Arseneau is the Director for Collectif 1806, Remy-Cointreau USA's flagship bartender engagement program. Emily has consulted on concepts and menus all across the United States and has been a guest on streaming platforms for Bustle, Refinery 29, and more as a cocktail expert. She has hosted cocktail master classes throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and China. Emily and her creations have been featured in publications such as Food & Wine, Modern Luxury, American Airlines Magazine, and Liquor.com. Currently, her career focuses on people management and the development and recommendation of incredible heritage brands. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 01, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Taste of the NFL Goes Virtual to Feed 30 Million School Kids

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America’s children are facing a severe hunger crisis, which has been made worse by the pandemic. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. children under the age of 18 are food insecure – they wake up hungry every day. For many kids, school meals are the only adequate meal they get each day. To help, GENYOUth has partnered with the 30th Annual Taste of the NFL event taking place on Super Bowl Sunday (February 7th). Recently, Alexis Glick, the CEO of GENYouth teamed with celebrity chefs Tim Love and Andrew Zimmern on a satellite media tour to discuss the important initiative. GENYOUth, the nationally recognized leader in creating healthier school communities, is helping schools feed America’s kids. GENYOUth’s COVID-19 Emergency School Meal Delivery Fund has raised over $10.5 million to support 8,800 schools with grants to fund their emergency meal delivery programs. Live from the Tampa Bay Super Bowl, Taste of the NFL @Home will feature super chefs like Carla Hall, Tim Love, Andrew Zimmern and Lasheeda Perry as they help viewers plan the perfect game day menu at home. The purpose is to help provide funds to schools across the country and specifically in your community. The event will also include chalk talk with legendary athletes with experience performing on the biggest stage. “A Hunger to Win” will be hosted by three-time Emmy-award winning broadcaster, James “JB” Brown, host of “The NFL Today” on CBS-TV, “Inside the NFL” on Showtime, Special Correspondent for CBS News and GENYOUth board member. This engaging and entertaining “Chalk Talk” will offer Taste of the NFL livestream viewers a candid conversation with three of the world’s top athletes. Joining Mr. Brown will be two-time Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback, Peyton Manning, five-time World Series Champion, Derek Jeter, and decorated U.S. boxer, Claressa Shields. For information on how to get involved, please visit tasteofthenfl.com About Alexis Glick: A veteran media executive, television personality and former Wall Street executive, Glick helped launch the Fox Business Network, the largest cable news launch in history, where she served as Vice President of Business News and anchored “Money for Breakfast” and “The Opening Bell” before taking on the role of CEO at GENYOUth. GENYOUth, a nonprofit organization, Glick created in partnership with the NFL, all 32 NFL teams, and America’s dairy farmers, is the largest in-school health and wellness program in the nation whose mission is to create healthier school communities. Glick recruited a world-class board of directors comprised of some of the nation’s most powerful leaders in business, sports, academia and politics. GENYOUth supports 40 million kids daily in 73,000 of our nation’s schools and has raised well over $100M in funds for schools. Glick has been called one of the top “business of philanthropy rock stars” by Forbes. About Andrew Zimmern: An Emmy winner and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable personalities in the food world. In February 2020, Andrew returned to television with What’s Eating America, which premiered on MSNBC, and in 2021, he will premiere Family Dinner on Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network.As the creator, executive producer and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and Emmy award-winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. About Tim Love: Chef Tim Love is known as much for his vibrant personality as he is for his signature urban western cuisine, creating inspired and innovative dishes that have earned critical and popular acclaim. With restaurants spanning the nation from Seattle to Knoxville, Love’s roots remain in Texas, where he is chef and owner of seven beloved Texas restaurants. Host of CNBC’s show Restaurant Startup, he and co-host Joe Bastianich vie against each other to invest their own money in restaurant concepts they believe will make them millions. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 01, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CMMC Center of Excellence Announces Engagement Agreement with Titania Ltd

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Center of Excellence ( CMMC COE ), hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public-private partnership serving the public and private sectors for more than 15 years, and the CMMC COE EU, is excited to announce a partnership with Titania Ltd, a globally recognized cybersecurity company that has developed an innovative set of automation solutions to audit devices, minimize risk, and validate compliance with a variety of global security requirements. Titania is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices in the United States. This unique partnership will extend efforts to identify and include proven capabilities within the CMMC COE Marketplace to improve cybersecurity protection and resilience for the global defense industrial base network of contractors, vendors, and suppliers. Titania has built leading solutions including Titania Nipper, which assesses the security of firewalls, routers and switches, and has been utilized by all four arms of the US Department of Defense for over ten years to automate configuration audits for compliance with DISA STIGs. Titania software helps to quickly and accurately identify misconfigurations and vulnerabilities, improving cyber resilience and proving network assurance. The company’s solutions are easy to implement, assisting businesses across a range of industry sectors and government organizations to gain certainty around their network risks and how to manage and prioritize them. The result is to ensure that Titania’s customers stay safe, secure and compliant with the latest Government legislation, industry standards and global security initiatives. The executed Engagement Agreement establishes a collaborative engagement between Titania, the CMMC COE, and the CMMC COE EU to partner in the furthering of their respective and complementary missions and objectives regarding the adoption, use, and expansion of CMMC-based cybersecurity practices, risk management, and compliance for the DIB contractor, vendor, and supplier community of providers creating a broader CMMC ecosystem globally to improve security and resilience. Specific actions will include: The co-development of CMMC advisory services, cyber training and education programs to accelerate CMMC certification, increase cyber adoption and improve cyber protection & resilience. Co-sponsor symposiums, training programs and podcasts leveraging their combined cyber and IT expertise. Host regular working groups, with other partners, to enable collaboration and communications. Source qualified CMMC/ cyber professionals to serve as advocates. Establish an independent Industry Cyber Security Advisory Council with peer organizations to advise and educate leaders across government and industry on the continued evolution and effectiveness of CMMC. The CMMC-COE, CMMC COE EU, and Titania partnership will focus on bringing together the many disparate cyber and national security communities of interest to reduce complexity, improve awareness, and accelerate industry effort to become more cyber resilient against the growing threats from nation states and criminal enterprises. “This is exciting opportunity for us”, said Mr. John Weiler, Chairman of the Board at CMMC Center of Excellence, “This new partnership will further help advance the goals and objectives for improving the supply chain security and resilience of the US Department of Defense (DoD)”. “It’s a privilege to be partnering with the CMMC COE and CMMC COE EU, demonstrating our mutual commitment to innovation and best practice", said Mr. Phil Lewis, CEO, Titania LTD. " Through this partnership we will be able bring our accurate compliance assessment capabilities to companies requiring CMMC certification. Working together we can further our joint mission of increasing adoption of the CMMC framework and enhancing cybersecurity resilience in the defense supply chain, in both the United States and Europe.” The CMMC-COE establishes both a Market Place and Knowledge Clearinghouse that will include resources that support the overall effort, including white papers; tutorials; recorded webcasts; presentations; and more that will help reduce the cost and burden on small and medium size contractors already struggling from the impact of COVID. For more information on the CMMC COE, please visit http://cmmc-coe.org email info@cmmc-coe.org or call 703-863-3766 For more information on the CMMC COE EU, please visit https://cmmc-eu.com/ For more information on Titania Ltd, please visit https://www.titania.com/ About Us ---------- CMMC-COE.ORG is a unique non-profit public-private partnership, with a vision to accelerate Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMM) adoption, and reduce time & cost for security compliance for our partners by leveraging commercial best practices, CMMC standards, and innovative solutions for a measurable success. Our mission, focused on DOD mission objectives, cost containment and expeditious CMMC compliance, is to help the DIB improve cyber posture and resilience, and simplify its acquisition. The CMMC-COE is hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public/private partnership (P3) chartered in 2007 as an honest broker to reach outside the confines of the Federal IT advisories that lack dynamic reach into the Global IT Market, and dedicated to the adoption of commercial IT management standards of practice and innovations emanating from the Global IT market. Team IT-AAC has already demonstrated the value of its decade long investment, and provides a unique value to agencies seeking to achieve accelerate the transformation of legacy processes and systems. Our Just-in-Time SMEs apply an innovative suite of Technology Business Management and Agile Acquisition Processes needed to assure the business value of commercial IT. The Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH), is the managing partner that make up the 24 NGO/SDO organizations that make up the IT-AAC. ICH provides the contract vehicles, clearances, and critical resources proven to guide sustainable, measurable and repeatable processes needed to drive better investment decisions as the speed of mission need, while aligning existing processes, methods and workforce with IT reform mandates contained in Clinger Cohen Act, FITARA, IT MGT Act, EO13838. Contact Details Bob Dix +1 703-975-6633 bob.dix@it-aac.org Company Website https://cmmc-coe.org

February 01, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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