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CMMC and Manufacturers Doing Business with DOD

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Looking to Do Business with the Department of Defense? You Have to Get Certified! By 2025, the Department of Defense (DoD) will require that all defense contractors submitting a bid on defense contracts will need to prove that they are certified in a basic level of cybersecurity standards. The DoD designed […]

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AIM Higher Consortium, a Program Designed to Strengthen the Defense Supply Chain, Launches New Website

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (June 17, 2021): The AIM Higher Consortium is a new, wide-ranging program funded by the Department of Defense. The goal of the program is to strengthen the defense supply chain in the Greater Pittsburgh region of Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Leaders of the program have launched a brand-new website, www.AimHigherConsortium.org, to inform […]

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IT Security Risks

Addressing the Scope and Variety of Threats by Cynthia Cavendish-Carey, Senior Strategist, C4CS Truly, the only constant is change. This is especially a fact in the Information Technology (IT) world. Hackers and cyber criminals are continually becoming more sophisticated in their strategies and tactics to infiltrate and disrupt IT assets – personal and professional. Is your […]

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Looking to Do Business with the Department of Defense? You Have to Get Certified! By 2025, the Department of Defense (DoD) will require that all defense contractors submitting a bid on defense contracts will need to prove that they are certified in a basic level of cybersecurity standards. The DoD designed the Cybersecurity Maturity Model […]

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Clarifying Terminology

IT Security and Cybersecurity – What’s the Difference? by Cynthia Cavendish-Carey, Senior Strategist, C4CS Technology pervades many aspects of our lives in today’s connected world. It truly is a global village when it comes to the internet and The Digital Age. We must all be on our guard to avoid attempted or realized disruptions from increasing […]

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Why You Should Make Your Employees Your Most Important Audience Post-Pandemic

By Anne Linaberger, Vice President, C4CS You might think your customers will require most of your attention as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.  While they’re important, we believe your organization’s employees deserve as much or even more communications focus.  They’ve been loyal through the pandemic. They’ve worked from home when you’ve asked them to.  […]

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Exercise: A Healthy Workout for Maximizing Crisis Readiness

by Cynthia Cavendish-Carey, Senior Strategist, C4CS : Recurring crisis exercises that are tailored to fit the company’s needs are imperative to maximizing crisis readiness, including the efficacy of Crisis Response Teams (CRTs), response procedures, and plans. There are many crisis exercise formats, including tabletop crisis exercises that involve multiple participant groups and functional areas. All […]

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Sell Your Products to the Shale Gas Supply Chain

Catalyst Connection is part of the Shale POWER program that assists manufacturing companies to do more business in the energy supply chain. Recently, a supplier directory was designed where manufacturers can develop a company listing to highlight their capabilities and products available to buyers in the energy supply chain. This free listing only takes a […]

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Filterbuy, Air Filter Manufacturing Plant, Will Create 120 Jobs in New Kensington

The Wolf Administration recently announced that an air filter manufacturer will be expanding its operations to Pennsylvania. The expansion will create about 120 full-time jobs in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Filterbuy, an Alabama-based, family-owned manufacturing organization, has plans to redevelop an old industrial building located in New Kensington. The company will be moving into the […]

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Catalyst Connection Receives EDA Grant to Create & Retain Jobs

By Patty Tascarella, Senior Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Catalyst Connection was awarded a $532,497 grant from the U.S Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The grant was awarded to expand entrepreneurial services and resources through the development of a virtual maker-to-manufacturer commercialization center. The EDA grant is expected to create 100 jobs, retain 125 jobs […]

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