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Innovate Mississippi launches new “Entrepreneur in Residence” program to boost statewide entrepreneurial success

Rich Sun, Jackson resident and member of the Innovate Mississippi Board of Directors, has been named “Entrepreneur in Residence” as part of a new program by Innovate Mississippi that is designed to support tech and innovation-based entrepreneurial development throughout the state. The position offers an opportunity for Mississippi entrepreneurs to capture insight and guidance from a successful entrepreneur/executive who is ...

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TEC appoints Brown to technician

TEC of Jackson has appointed of Matthew Brown as Technician at TEC in Roanoke, AL. In this role, Brown will be responsible for the installation and repair of company products and services. Brown lives in Roanoke, AL with his wife, Amanda, and son, Liam.

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TODD SMITH — Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook most valuable brands

Technology giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook have been named the Top 5 companies in the 2017 Brandz top 100 most valuable global brands ranking, carried out by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. Now in its 12th year, the study combines measures of brand equity, based on interviews with more than 3 million consumers about thousands of global brands, ...

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MIKE SKINNER — 5 cybersecurity strategy mistakes you can’t afford to make

Read through your Twitter feed or turn on the news on any given day and one thing is evident: cyber attacks are happening in every industry and organization size. It is obvious that these attacks are increasing in number and sophistication, and we’re confident in stating that this trend will continue. Developing a cybersecurity strategy can give your organization the ...

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Northrop Grumman locating new aerospace work in Jackson County, creating 60 jobs

Northrop Grumman is adding a mix of new work to its Unmanned Systems facility in Jackson County, including sub-assembly work for the F-35 program. This $3.7 million investment will create 60 jobs in the coming years. Moss Point is an important manufacturing center for Northrop Grumman, where Gulf Coast employees manufacture rotary and fixed-wing autonomous systems, such as Fire Scout ...

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Mississippi Department of Revenue wins Brilliance Award

The Mississippi Department of Revenue has been recognized for its innovative use of physical and digital technology to meet requirements for a new state law at the 2017 Brilliance Awards from Pitney Bowes. The annual awards honor leading print and mail organizations – innovators, early adopters and creative problem solvers – who are finding new ways to streamline workflow, respond ...

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Modes to protect university research for tech transfer have shifted dramatically

By BECKY GILLETTE The field of technology transfer from higher education to business and commercial developments once focused strongly on obtaining patents for products developed by university research. Today, there are many commercialization projects that may benefit more from other types of protection, said Chase Kasper, assistant vice president for research, technology transfer and corporate relations, University of Southern Mississippi ...

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MIKE SKINNER: Hackers don’t care about size

  Data or access to another organization’s data is what makes a target attractive, not the size of the organization. We hear it over and over – “why would a hacker target me? I don’t have any valuable data, plus my organization is small compared to X, Y, Z.” We are seeing more and more smaller organizations being attacked for ...

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