ACG Group ernennt Steven Facer zum europäischen Vizepräsidenten

ACG Group ernennt Steven Facer zum europäischen Vizepräsidenten Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

MUMBAI, Indien, February 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

-Der Branchenexperte wurde verpflichtet, um das anhaltende Wachstum des Kapselgeschäfts des Unternehmens in der Region zu unterstützen-

ACG, ein weltweit führender Anbieter von integrierten Fertigungslösungen für Unternehmen der Pharmabranche und Hersteller von medizinischen Lebensmitteln, hat Steven Facer zum Vizepräsidenten für Europa ernannt. In seiner Rolle wird er dafür verantwortlich sein, die ambitionierten Wachstumspläne für das Kapselgeschäft des Unternehmens in der Region zu unterstützen und die Vertriebs- und Kundendienstteams weiter auszubauen, um europäischen Kunden einen Ansprechpartner in unmittelbarer Nähe zu bieten.

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Steven bringt über 25 Jahre an Erfahrung im Bereich Pharmazie und Gesundheitswesen mit, die er in unterschiedlichen Märkten weltweit gesammelt hat. Steven war zunächst bei Colorcon als geschäftsführender Direktor tätig, bevor er zum Senior-Vizepräsidenten von Capsugel ernannt wurde. Bei beiden Positionen trug er die Verantwortung für die EMEA-Region. Außerdem kann er auch auf seine Tätigkeit als Vizepräsident bei Catalent Pharma zurückblicken.

Steven Facer tritt die Nachfolge von Keith Nazareth an, der nach einer 27-jährigen Karriere bei ACG in den Ruhestand gehen wird, wo er für den Aufbau und das Wachstum des heute etablierten europäischen Geschäfts verantwortlich war.

Selwyn Noronha, der für das Kapselgeschäft zuständige Geschäftsführer von ACG, kommentierte die Ernennung folgendermaßen: “Wir heißen Steven mit Freude im Team willkommen. Er hat bereits viel Erfahrung in den Bereichen Betrieb und Handel gesammelt, so dass er einen ganzheitlichen Einblick in die Branche hat und uns daher dabei unterstützen kann, unsere regionalen Entwicklungspläne umzusetzen.”

Steven Facer fügte hinzu: “ACG hat ehrgeizige Wachstumspläne und ich freue mich darauf, diese Herausforderung anzunehmen und Teil dieser aufregenden Reise zu sein.

ACG ist eine spannende Marke, die ihr Kapselgeschäft bereits gut auf dem europäischen Markt etabliert hat. Trotzdem es gibt immer noch viele Möglichkeiten und wir werden in den kommenden Monaten einige aufregende Ankündigungen machen.”

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Über ACG

Die ACG-Gruppe ist der weltweit einzige Anbieter von integrierten Fertigungslösungen für die Pharmaindustrie. Das vielfältige Produktangebot von Kapseln, Folien, Engineering- und Inspektionssystemen erfüllt die Anforderungen internationaler regulatorischer Anforderungen nicht nur, sondern übertrifft diese auch noch. ACG setzt sich ein einziges Ziel: Alles zu bieten, was für eine effiziente Kapsel- und Tablettenherstellung benötigt wird.

ACG verfügt über mehr als 5 Jahrzehnte an Erfahrung und ist in über 100 Ländern mit über 4.500 Mitarbeitern auf der ganzen Welt vertreten. Mit unserem kundenorientierten Ansatz, der Pflege von Kundenbeziehungen und nicht zuletzt dank unserer Würde und Transparenz haben wir es geschafft, viele treue, zufriedene Kunden und Partner gewinnen.

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AgreCoin Will Use the Blockchain to Solve Supply Chain Problems in the Alcohol Industry

AgreCoin Will Use the Blockchain to Solve Supply Chain Problems in the Alcohol Industry Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AgreCoin (ACN), a peer-to-peer solution for trade and transactions of alcoholic agricultural products and services, announces the release of their Green Paper. As a prelude to the company’s White Paper, this document discusses the potential impact of blockchain technology on Latin American economies, beginning with corruption and accountability in the tequila industry supply chain.

Tequila is growing in popularity globally and sales in the United States alone are estimated at $2.6 billion annually. However, the industry is facing a current supply crisis of agave, the agricultural product from which tequila is produced. Farmers often deal with the dilemma of overplanting when demand is high or underplanting when demand is low, leading to either oversupply, or an agave shortage, as the plant takes some six years to reach maturity.

Various issues with providers throughout the supply chain exist as well, and it is currently difficult to establish accountability with so many stakeholders involved. Says Jessica G. Contreras, CEO of AgreCoin, “Our goal is execution and application of the blockchain technology; therefore, the team is made up of key executives within both the alcoholic-beverage industry, and the Mexican wine and spirits markets.”

Last week, AgreCoin was mentioned in INC for its role in “resolving the agave crisis that threatens the billion-dollar tequila market in the US,” a solution which is laid out in AgreCoin’s Green Paper.

The ICO presents a solution for this crisis in the form of smart contracts that would serve to stabilize this volatile marketplace. By applying blockchain technology and the use of a public ledger that cannot be tampered with, each link in the supply chain would be held accountable. This would lead to improved efficiency and greater transparency. Transactions that are currently subject to currency conversions and delays would take place in the AgreCoin cryptocurrency, further streamlining the process.

The company also proposes a Social Impact Plan (SIP) in which a percentage of the funding will be dedicated to giving back to the Mexican community, investing in a cryptocurrency mining operation in Guadalajara. Farmers and their children will be taught how to use blockchain technology to administer their produce and an academic community will be founded for underprivileged students.

More About AgreCoin

AgreCoin (ACN), an Agricultural Agreement Coin, is an Ethereum ERC20 token, symbol: ACN, formed to resolve the agave crisis threatening the $2.6 billion dollar tequila market in the US. As an accredited investor-only offer, AgreCoin uses a SAFT agreement, which combines one AgreCoin token with one preferred share of parent company, Fuego Fino Inc. Leading this peer-to-peer solution for trade, payment, and business transactions for agricultural products and services is CEO, Jessica G. Contreras, who brings key experience in navigating the local tequila industry and resourcefulness and vision to AgreCoin’s table.

For further information about AgreCoin, please visit www.agrecoin.com. To review the company green paper, visit http://agrecoin.blogspot.com.

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Uruguay Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report – Third Offshore Bid Round Delayed Due to Low Prices

Uruguay Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Third Offshore Bid Round Delayed Due to Low Prices Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p03682988

Summary
“Uruguay Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report – Third Offshore Bid Round Delayed Due to Low Prices”, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Uruguay’s upstream oil and gas sector. The report sets out in detail the contractual framework under which firms must operate in the industry, clearly defining factors affecting profitability and quantifying the state’s take from hydrocarbon production. Considering political, economic and industry specific variables, the report also analyses future trends for Uruguay’s upstream oil and gas investment climate.

Scope
– Overview of current fiscal terms governing upstream oil and gas operations in Uruguay
– Assessment of the current fiscal regime’s state take and attractiveness to investors
– Charts illustrating the regime structure, and legal and institutional frameworks
– Detail on legal framework and governing bodies administering the industry
– Levels of upfront payments and taxation applicable to oil and gas production
– Information on application of fiscal and regulatory terms to specific licenses
– Outlook on future of fiscal and regulatory terms in Uruguay

Reasons to buy
– Understand the complex regulations and contractual requirements applicable to Uruguay’s upstream oil and gas sector
– Evaluate factors determining profit levels in the industry
– Identify potential regulatory issues facing investors in the country’s upstream sector
– Utilize considered insight on future trends to inform decision-making

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Commonwealth Psychology Associates® Expands TMS Therapy for Depression

Commonwealth Psychology Associates® Expands TMS Therapy for Depression Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Commonwealth Psychology Associates® (CPA) has expanded its Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy for depression service to meet growing demand. CPA now has two full-time, board-certified, TMS trained psychiatrists who are offering TMS services in Boston.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is an FDA-approved, breakthrough non-medication, non-invasive treatment for depression. For many people, symptoms of depression persist despite months or years of psychotherapy and multiple trials of anti-depressant medications. For others, anti-depressant medications are not an option due to side effects. Fortunately, there is now an alternative depression treatment that does not rely on medication. TMS Therapy for depression uses a magnetic pulse similar to that of an MRI and works by stimulating areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression. TMS Therapy sessions last about 25 minutes and typically are conducted daily for 4-6 weeks. Most health insurance plans cover TMS Therapy. Individuals considering TMS Therapy should be evaluated by a trained TMS psychiatrist to determine whether it is an appropriate treatment.

CPA Chief of Psychiatry, Dr. Sanja Petrovic is a strong advocate for TMS Therapy. “I believe that every clinician empathizes with clients who continue to suffer from severe clinical depression. Physicians continue to see clients who are unable achieve remission despite different medication trials and psychotherapy. TMS Therapy is an important, safe alternative that may profoundly improve the quality of life for many of these clients.”

CPA founder & CEO, Dr. Andrea Piatt says an important part of offering TMS Therapy is educating medical providers and clients about the availability of such an effective, non-medication treatment for chronic depression. “Although TMS Therapy is rapidly growing in popularity, too many clients are missing out on this treatment option simply because they are unaware of it. We are working to raise awareness and to bring this service to the large number of people who continue to suffer from depression despite trying every other available treatment.” She added that CPA plans to continue expanding this service to other locations to meet the growing demand for this important treatment option.

More information about TMS Therapy at Commonwealth Psychology Associates® is available at CommPsych.com or by calling (617) 259-1895.

About Commonwealth Psychology Associates®

The standard in behavioral health, CPA is a multi-disciplinary psychological counseling & behavioral health center dedicated to providing collaborative, state of the art assessment and treatment. CPA has four locations in Boston and Newton, MA, where over 40 full-time doctoral-level psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and psychopharmacologists offer specialty services including:  health psychology, stress management training, biofeedback, neuropsychological evaluation, ADHD diagnosis and treatment, medication consultation, child & adolescent services, and much more. Since opening in 2004, CPA has helped over 20,000 clients lead happier, healthier lives and has been honored as a “Top 100 Woman Led Business” and a three-time recipient of the Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” award.

Contact:
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Communications Manager
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Standard Motor Products Releases 1,188 New Parts for Standard and Intermotor

Standard Motor Products Releases 1,188 New Parts for Standard and Intermotor Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 1,188 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release spans more than 100 product categories and expands coverage through the 2018 model year by an additional 638 million VIO. To view the highlights, watch Standard’s New Parts Spotlight Vol. 23 at www.YouTube.com/StandardBrandParts.

The company continues to broaden its aftermarket-leading coverage for both its Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and Diesel lines, with the release of 37 VVT Solenoids, 18 VVT Sprockets, 11 new Diesel Fuel Injectors, and 11 remanufactured Diesel Fuel Injectors.

Another highlight from the release is the increase in coverage for the company’s sensor and switch lines. The addition of 487 sensors includes 79 Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT), 38 Vehicle Speed, and 25 Ambient Air Temperature Sensors to increase total coverage by an additional 70 million VIO. The company’s 255 new switches—including 114 Power Window, 34 Oil Pressure, and 17 Stoplight Switches.

Other notable additions include 46 Transmission Control Solenoids, 44 Fuel Vapor Canisters, and 29 Power Door Lock Actuators.

Commenting on the release, Phil Hutchens, Vice President Engine Management Marketing, SMP, stated, “We’re proud to add more than a thousand parts across growing categories such as VVT and diesel. When professional technicians think full-line coverage, we want them to always think Standard.”

All new applications are listed in the eCatalogs found at www.StandardBrand.com and www.IntermotorImport.com and in electronic catalog providers.

Standard® offers a full line of premium engine management products across an array of categories including diesel, turbochargers, TPMS, VVT components and new MAF sensors. Intermotor® offers a full line of genuine import products that are unrivaled for their superior quality, original match and comprehensive coverage. For additional information, contact an SMP sales representative or visit www.StandardBrand.com and www.IntermotorImport.com.

About SMP:
SMP® supplies independent professional auto technicians and automotive do-it-yourselfers with high quality replacement parts for engine management ignition, emission and fuel systems as well as temperature control products for domestic and import cars and light trucks. SMP® products are sold through both traditional and non-traditional distribution channels. For more information, download the SMP® Parts App 2.0 or visit www.smpcorp.com.

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AJC Transatlantic Institute Criticizes European Parliament for Blocking Cartoon Exhibition on Iran

AJC Transatlantic Institute Criticizes European Parliament for Blocking Cartoon Exhibition on Iran Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

BRUSSELS, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AJC deplored the European Parliament for barring a cross-party group of EU lawmakers from hosting a cartoon exhibition highlighting Tehran’s human rights violations.

Suppressed in its entirety by the British Liberal Quaestor Catherine Bearder on the grounds of being “controversial,” the four Members of Parliament co-hosting the exhibit—Lars Adaktusson (EPP), Péter Niedermüller (S&D), Anders Vistisen (ECR) and Petras Auštrevičius (ALDE)—had to relocate the installation “Iran and Human Rights” to an adjacent venue. The exhibition features satirical cartoons by The Israeli Cartoon Project, a group of artists who consider their work an act of solidarity with the Iranian people.

“Who would have imagined that an installation criticizing human rights violations would be deemed too ‘controversial’ to be displayed in the European Parliament,” said AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal at a press opening for the exhibition, which was also attended by Yair Lapid, head of Israel’s Yesh Atid Party, MEPs Vistisen and Niedermüller, as well as members of The Israeli Cartoon Project.

“It’s a decision that no doubt must have pleased the Majlis, that sham Iranian parliament, but it is no badge of honor for a Western parliament, particularly one that says that human rights, freedom of speech and the fight for democracy are among its main priorities,” Schwammenthal said. “The exhibition, we were told, would have damaged Parliament’s ‘dignity.’ With all due respect, I would argue that not this exhibition, but its censorship, is the real damage to Parliament’s dignity and image.”

“It would have been one thing for Parliament to block one or two of the cartoons. However, to suppress the installation in its entirety suggests it is not a legitimate argument over taste, but an attempt to silence a debate,” Schwammenthal continued. “In this context, I am reminded of Europe’s rather muted responses during the brutal crackdown of the Iran protests and Brussels’s failure to condemn Iran’s intrusion into Israeli airspace just last weekend. It appears that when it comes to Iran’s human rights violations and aggression in the region, there are some people in the EU who prefer not to speak up and would rather that others don’t either.”

Yair Lapid remarked that “the European Union’s decision to reject the caricature exhibition turns the EU itself into a caricature. This exhibition will be displayed on schedule in Brussels, to remind the world of the simple truth: Iran is an Islamic terror dictatorship that believes in blood.” 

EU lawmakers Lars Adaktusson, Anders Vistisen, Peter Niedermüller and Petras Auštrevičius said in a joint statement that “freedom of speech is a fundamental human right, which needs to be cherished. We would like to point out that by censoring the exhibition, the EP reconfirms once again its passive stance towards the Iranian regime’s violence and aggression against its own people and neighbors.”

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Cabell-Huntington Health Department and the City of Huntington Fire Department Officials Named Co-Recipients of the 2017 kaléo Cares Award

Cabell-Huntington Health Department and the City of Huntington Fire Department Officials Named Co-Recipients of the 2017 kaléo Cares Award Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that Dr. Michael Kilkenny, Physician Director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department and Jan Rader, Chief of the City of Huntington Fire Department, have been named co-recipients of the 2017 kaléo Cares Award for outstanding achievements serving patients in need.

“We are pleased to recognize the outstanding contributions of two amazing people, along with their departments, for the work they do serving the people of Cabell and Huntington counties in West Virginia,” said Spencer Williamson, CEO of kaléo. “Chief Rader, Dr. Kilkenny, and their fellow public servants in the health and fire departments have taken bold steps to deliver a coordinated approach to saving the lives of citizens struggling with substance use disorders in their community. Thanks to their combined efforts, and others in the community, the region has seen progress in the fight against the opioid epidemic.”

Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, the first woman to reach the rank of Chief for a career department in the State of West Virginia, is widely recognized for her leadership in the fight against the opioid overdose crisis, most recently as a subject in “Heroin(e)” an award nominated documentary. Chief Rader serves as a member of the Mayor’s Office of Drug Control Policy. The task force takes a holistic approach to the epidemic, utilizing prevention, treatment and law enforcement measures to stem the tide of overdose fatalities in the community.

Dr. Michael Kilkenny, the Physician Director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, is regularly honored for his dedication, passion, and tireless work on behalf of his community, leading the charge to expand access to tools such as medication-assisted treatment and take-home naloxone for the citizens of the region. Under Dr. Kilkenny’s leadership, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department is proactively advancing public health through strong community partnerships across the region. 

United States Senator Shelley Moore Capito traveled to Huntington to honor the award recipients. “It’s sometimes difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the opioid epidemic, but the thing that gives me hope is all of the work already underway at the state and local level to fight it,” Senator Capito said. “I am so proud of all the West Virginians who have seen the devastating toll this epidemic is having on their communities and are now taking action to change things. It was an honor to recognize a number of those inspiring individuals today and to stand alongside them in their fight to help combat the growing drug crisis.”

The kaléo Cares Award was established in 2015 to recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements serving patients in need. Previous recipients of the kaléo Cares Award include Chelsea Laliberte of Arlington Heights, Illinois, who founded Live4Lali, a non-profit organization, in the memory of her brother Alex who lost his life to an opioid overdose, and the McShin Foundation in Richmond, Virginia, a non-profit full-service recovery community organization, committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against substance use disorders.

“At kaléo, we are guided by our mission of empowering patients and care partners to confidently take control in serious or potentially life-threatening situations,” said Evan Edwards, Co-founder and Vice President of Innovation, Development & Industrialization at kaléo.   “We are proud to recognize Chief Rader and Dr. Kilkenny as co-recipients of the 2017 kaléo Cares Award. Their dedication to the citizens of this community is truly inspirational.”

Contact: Mark Herzog
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mark.herzog@kaleopharma.com  
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Italy Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report – Regulatory Barriers to Remain an Issue for Project Development

Italy Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report - Regulatory Barriers to Remain an Issue for Project Development Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p03682990

Summary
“Italy Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report – Regulatory Barriers to Remain an Issue for Project Development”, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Italy’s upstream oil and gas sector. The report sets out in detail the contractual framework under which firms must operate in the industry, clearly defining factors affecting profitability and quantifying the state’s take from hydrocarbon production. Considering political, economic and industry specific variables, the report also analyses future trends for Italy’s upstream oil and gas investment climate.

Scope
– Overview of current fiscal terms governing upstream oil and gas operations in Italy
– Assessment of the current fiscal regime’s state take and attractiveness to investors
– Charts illustrating the regime structure, and legal and institutional frameworks
– Detail on legal framework and governing bodies administering the industry
– Levels of upfront payments and taxation applicable to oil and gas production
– Information on application of fiscal and regulatory terms to specific licenses
– Outlook on future of fiscal and regulatory terms in Italy

Reasons to buy
– Understand the complex regulations and contractual requirements applicable to Italy’s upstream oil and gas sector
– Evaluate factors determining profit levels in the industry
– Identify potential regulatory issues facing investors in the country’s upstream sector
– Utilize considered insight on future trends to inform decision-making

Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p03682990

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SRC Technologies Debuts Security Awareness Training Service, Helps Wisconsin Business Leaders Prevent Phishing Scams

SRC Technologies Debuts Security Awareness Training Service, Helps Wisconsin Business Leaders Prevent Phishing Scams Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Do your employees know the difference between legitimate emails and phishing scams? That’s the question SRC Technologies (www.srctechnologies.com), a regional IT infrastructure, data security consultant and managed service provider, is asking midmarket businesses throughout the area – and with good reason. According to security research, 98 percent of cyberattacks today are the result of deceptive social engineering tactics, and email phishing ploys are cybercriminals’ preferred method of infiltration.1 Additionally, two-thirds of successfully installed malware originated as malicious email attachments.2 To combat these sobering statistics, SRC announced today its new End-User Security Training Service, offering web-based training combined with simulated phishing attacks to help employees recognize and avoid serious cyber threats.

“The most important thing a company can do to prevent a phishing attack is to turn its employees into human firewalls,” says Paul Jablonski, a security consultant with SRC Technologies. “People need to learn how to recognize a phishing email and what they can do to protect themselves, both as individuals and as employees, so they won’t become a cybercriminal’s next victim. The best advice we can give our customers is this: Don’t ever think, ‘It won’t happen to me or my organization,’ because it absolutely can, and at some point, it probably will.”

Experts say phishing attacks play at least some role in most modern data breaches. In 2017, one of the most notable data breaches in the state took place at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In this incident, the protected health information of an estimated 9,500 patients was exposed when cybercriminals gained access to the email accounts of just a handful of employees during a week-long targeted spear phishing attack.3 Unfortunately, according to Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, this scenario is all too common: A bicycle manufacturer, a health insurance provider, a general insurance and reinsurance company, a community planning and engineering firm, a water treatment chemical manufacturer, a records management software firm, a plastics manufacturer, a dental services group, and two school districts were all targeted in the last year alone.4 And each of these attacks had one thing in common: employees who didn’t know how to spot a phish-y email and employers who didn’t know how to stop them.

Six Ways to Thwart Phishing Attacks
The SRC Technologies End-User Security Training Service is based on the industry-standard KnowBe4 platform that helps train employees to spot suspicious emails and tests their knowledge with periodic simulated phishing attacks. To help Wisconsin business leaders learn to thwart phishing attacks, SRC’s Jablonski offers these six tips:

Says Jablonski: “It’s up to each of us as individuals and business leaders to learn how to recognize these attacks and avoid them.” But does security awareness training work? According to tests performed after using the KnowBe4 platform, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

Studies based on a massive data set of six million users across 11,000 organizations demonstrated that security awareness training lowered the percentage of “phish-prone” employees – those apt to engage in “careless clicking” – from an industry average of 28 percent to 13 percent – less than half – within 90 days of beginning the program; after one year, that number decreased to just over 2 percent.1

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About SRC
SRC Technologies, a regional managed service provider (MSP) headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, offers IT infrastructure and data security consulting and management to midmarket organizations. For nearly a decade, SRC has focused on exceeding client expectations by delivering targeted, responsive solutions and services that meaningfully improve business performance. Through strategic partnerships with Cherwell, Datto, Dell EMC, Kaspersky, LogicMonitor, LogRhythm, KnowBe4, and EventTracker, SRC ensures client infrastructures are secure, available and operating at peak performance. For more information, visit www.srctechnologies.com.

Media Contacts:
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Arthur Germain, Communication Strategy Group for SRC Technologies
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866-997-2424 x101
www.gocsg.com

1 press release (January 23, 2018): KnowBe4 Unveils New Phishing Benchmark Data and Showcases Most At-Risk Industries 
2 Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report Executive Summary 
3 HIPAA Journal article (November 21, 2017): 9,500 Patients Impacts by Medical college of Wisconsin Phishing Attack 
4 State of Wisconsin, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Data Breaches Archive 

 

SOURCE SRC Technologies

ODEM.IO genera una sólida base de seguidores mientras toma impulso la venta masiva

ODEM.IO genera una sólida base de seguidores mientras toma impulso la venta masiva Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

CHIASSO, Suiza, 21 de febrero de 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ODEM.IO, el primer mercado de educación a demanda del mundo, se está construyendo de manera sostenida sobre una sólida base de seguidores dedicados mientras avanza su tan esperada venta masiva (conocida en inglés como crowdsale).

ODEM.IO vendió casi seis millones de ODEM Tokens desde que lanzó la primera venta masiva el sábado 17 de febrero a las 9 a.m. UTC. ODEM.IO se complace por que las ventas estén creciendo de manera sostenida a pesar de las complicadas condiciones en los mercados mundiales de las criptomonedas. ODEM.IO captó más del 22 % de su monto máximo total de €11.182.500 (USD 13,9 millones). La venta masiva funcionará hasta el 19 de marzo a las 9 a.m. UTC.

“Los participantes que contribuyeron y aquellos que se están inscribiendo creen firmemente en el objetivo de ODEM de hacer que la educación sea más accesible y económica”, expresó Richard Maaghul, director ejecutivo de ODEM. “Estamos orgullosos y agradecidos por su pasión y compromiso con el proyecto ODEM”.

ODEM.IO lidera el desarrollo de una plataforma colaborativa e interactiva para dotar a los estudiantes de herramientas a fin de que se vinculen con académicos de primer nivel de todo el mundo para crear experiencias educativas de alta calidad en todo el mundo a un costo razonable. A diferencia de los prestadores de educación en línea, la plataforma de ODEM se centra en la creación de programas y cursos educativos en persona y en tiempo real. ODEM.IO, construida en la cadena de bloques Ethereum, aspira a convertirse en el Airbnb de la educación internacional.

Sobre la base del ODEM Token, la plataforma mejora la organización y la prestación de cursos académicos. El token hará más fáciles los pagos transnacionales e incentivará a los principales educadores para que ajusten su oferta de cursos a las necesidades cambiantes de los estudiantes.

“Los participantes de la venta masiva están avanzando para obtener acceso a la plataforma y sumarse directamente a ODEM”, declaró Bill Bayrd, director operativo de ODEM.IO.

ODEM.IO sigue procesando registros de conocimiento del cliente para la venta masiva pública. Para que un participante pueda adquirir los tokens, es necesario exhibir comprobante de identidad y residencia. Las divulgaciones reflejan las directivas internacionales a fin de garantizar que todos los fondos captados en la venta sean legítimos.

KPMG Switzerland asesora jurídicamente a ODEM.IO mientras que SICOS (Lux) S.C.S. ofreció a ODEM asesoramiento y consejos sobre la venta masiva y su estructura.

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