Marité Cochard Earns a Cover Story in the December 2018 Issue of Featured Agent Magazine

The December 2018 Real Estate Edition includes features on professionals in California and New York.

Those featured in our December issue represent some of the most successful and dedicated professionals in the real estate industry.”

— Lisa White

PHOENIX, AZ, USA, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The December 2018 Real Estate Edition of Featured Agent Magazine has been released, and features Southern California Real Estate Professional Marité Cochard, and New York Real Estate Professional Diana Wong. The edition is available in its entirety on Featured Agent Magazine’s website.

Marité Cochard has made a name for herself over the last decade in Los Angeles County, through her work with buyers and sellers of all kinds — from first-time buyers and seniors downsizing, to investors and those grappling with foreclosure. She is among the Top 20 agents out of 1,200 company-wide, and has expanded her service offerings to include the certifications of Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR). To further contribute to her professional community, Marité mentors and teaches marketing classes to fellow agents. She also makes a charitable impact through her contributions to several causes close to her heart.

The issue also includes a profile story on Diana Wong, a real estate professional based in New York City. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Diana is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, which adds noteworthy value for multilingual and international clientele. With her local knowledge of New York’s five boroughs well-established, Diana is a proven professional with a strong business background, a host of first-hand experience, and a reputation for delivering results.

Lisa White, Managing Editor of Featured Agent Magazine says, “Those featured in our December issue represent some of the most successful and dedicated professionals in the real estate industry. It is our pleasure to help share their stories, and introduce others to their outstanding services.”

Featured Agent Magazine is targeted towards real estate and mortgage professionals, along with consumers. The magazine’s website includes a searchable agent directory, allowing consumers to locate and connect with real estate and mortgage professionals in their communities. Educational articles, along with a variety of lifestyle articles are also included in each issue.

Featured Agent Magazine is published by Times 3 Publishing Group, LLC. Call 888-437-5707 or visit www.featuredagentmagazine.com for more information. Follow Featured Agent on Twitter or Facebook.

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BCF Ventures Doubles its Potential Size to $12 million and Presents its Portfolio

Passion led us here.

BCF Ventures, one of Canada’s 1rst Super Angel funds, has doubled its potential fund size to $12M and presents the 6 companies now part of its portfolio.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Montreal, December 11, 2018 – BCF Ventures, one of Canada’s very first super angel funds investing in pre-seed and seed stage startups, is proud to announce that it has increased its potential fund size from $5M to $12M in just six months following its inception and has invested in six innovative companies now part of its portfolio.

Led by award-winning techpreneur Sergio A. Escobar, a renowned business mentor in the international startup scene, BCF Ventures has already participated in investment rounds totalling over $7.8M, investing in multiple opportunistic sectors across Canada and the United States with its wide network of international co-investors extending from Silicon Valley, New York and the Midwest to Israel and Asia. The fund was initially capitalized with a $5M investment over a ten-year period from the partners at BCF Business Law, acting as Limited Partner in BCF Ventures*. With the addition of family offices and wealthy accredited investors as LP’s and by doing so, more than doubling its initial fund size, BCF Ventures is now considered a full-fledged venture capital fund*.

As a core investment thesis, the fund believes in the future of Cloud & Software-as-a-Service companies leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Analytics and Security. The economic impact of its portfolio companies across industries is impressive as they have a total user outreach of over 200 companies, including Fortune 500 corporations, and over 200,000 suppliers.

Here are the six BCF Ventures portfolio companies:

• Alpin (Colorado, USA) is an innovative enterprise that provides a SaaS data monitoring and management platform for cloud enterprise software applications via a single dashboard. The deal was made in co investment with US based venture funds such as Next Frontier Capital (Montana) and Rocky Ventures (Colorado).

• BRIDGR (Montreal, CA) is a data driven project management marketplace for manufacturing companies to find Industry Experts 4.0 (AI, Robotics, Industrial IoT, Smart Factories). The round closed alongside co investor Right Side Capital (San Francisco).

• CareTeam (Vancouver, CA) is an AI enabled digital health platform allowing patient centered care collaboration for individuals suffering from chronic illnesses. Many venture funds such as Right Side Capital (San Francisco), Globalive Capital (Canada), Atrium Ventures (Canada) as well as renowned angel investors such as Barney Pell (associate founder of Singularity University and co founder of Moon Express) and Ajay Agarwal (founder of Creative Destruction Lab) helped close the round.

• FightCamp (Los Angeles, USA), on its way to becoming one of the next giants of the fitness industry, is an AI powered interactive at home boxing subscription service that allows everyone to train in the comfort of their home. The round closed alongside co-investors such as Panache Ventures (Canada), Y Combinator (San Francisco) and StreetEdge Capital (San Francisco).

• FleetOps (Toronto, CA) is an AI enabled freight transportation and logistics marketplace that allows instant matching of trucks to shipments. The deal was made in co investment with Hike Ventures (Japan), Fenox VC (San Francisco) and Panache Ventures (Canada).

• Prospectify (Tempe, USA) is a data driven enterprise that provides a sales management platform for sales leaders worldwide and has many notable clients such as Facebook, Informatica, HubSpot and ScaleFactor. The round closed alongside many co investors such as Techstars Ventures (Colorado), Loup Ventures (New York) and Stout Street Capital (Denver).

“The enthusiasm and the need for funding at the pre-seed and seed stage are huge in the US/Canada and BCF Ventures’ unique model has filled that gap, allowing us to quickly develop promising partnerships with major international co-investors. We are committed to helping our portfolio companies grow their corporate expansion and leverage the remarkable capabilities of Montreal as a global hub in artificial intelligence, said Sergio A. Escobar, CEO & Partner at BCF Ventures. On top of that, our partnership with BCF Business Law firm gave us the expertise to develop a strong due diligence process through its certified scientific IP and patent experts. To obtain valuable intellectual property rights for our entrepreneurs and to protect their core proprietary technologies are key components to BCF Ventures’ distinctive approach. Ultimately, we want our founders to become world leaders.”

*The BCF Business Law’s partners have committed to invest $500,000 a year for an initial 3-year period starting July 1, 2018, along other accredited investors who have joined them and committed to invest $700,000 a year for 3 years. A sum that can then be renewed at the investors’ discretion, annually, for 7 years following the initial period, which could potentially reach a grand total of $12M over ten years.
*Ibid.

About BCF Ventures

BCF Ventures is a pioneer in the Canadian investment scene by being one of the first Super Angel Funds, now converted to a full-fledged venture capital fund. Based in Montreal, BCF Ventures invests at the pre-seed and seed stage of technology-based startups, mostly in North America and opportunistically in Europe/Israel. The fund leverages its extensive network of international co-investors in order to multiply the fundraising capacity of the companies that are selected. As part of the team, Mr. George Korkejian is now Investment Counsel at BCF Ventures overseeing the analysis of investment opportunities. BCF Ventures’ advisory committee is composed of Mike Cegelski, Managing Partner of Panache Ventures, Anne-Marie Boucher, tax lawyer and businesswoman, Jocelyn Auger, IP lawyer, Nicolas Bélanger, head of W Investments and Louis Carbonneau, founder and CEO of Tangible IP and Venture Partner at Cycle Capital Management. The Chairperson of Invest in Canada, Mitch Garber, also acts as a special advisor on a volunteer basis.

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Rally Aims to Set More Records for Women’s March 2019

Rally named by Women’s March organizers as an Official Partner.

We’re excited to partner with Rally, an experienced bus rideshare partner, to transport riders to the Women’s March.”

— Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rally, creators of the bus rideshare, set a global record by successfully transporting nearly 50,000 people to the first Women’s March on Washington.

Now, building on that success, Rally has been named by Women’s March organizers as an Official Partner.

“We are proud to have supported the success of the first Women’s March through our grassroots efforts, and a formal partnership enables us to work more closely together,” remarked Siheun Song, cofounder of NYC-based Rally. “The idea for Rally was born when we were trying to help people get to another political rally in DC. Mobilizing passionate and like-minded people is in our DNA, and so we are thrilled to get back to supporting such a powerful movement.”

“We’re excited to partner with Rally, an experienced bus rideshare partner, to transport riders to the Women’s March.” Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Director of Community Engagement, of Women’s March also stated.

Individual riders are able to book from over 500 cities on Rally’s site at rally.co/womens-march-on-washington. Go to womensmarch.com for general info about the non-profit organization and the January 19, 2019 rally.

About Rally
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Individuals get together on Rally’s platform to create on-demand bus trips to sporting events, concerts, festivals and more. Event-goers book rides at rally.co or the mobile app by finding their closest “Rally Point” (bus stop), or by requesting a new one. Rally’s algorithms dynamically connect people along a route to create an efficient bus trip, all automated with artificial intelligence. Rally has received reservations in over 3,500 cities across North America and recently became the Official Bus Rideshare partner of 7 NASCAR tracks and a NFL team. Rally’s new tagline is “let’s get there together.”

Peter Bray
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High-tech & high-touch converting firm in US successfully transitioned to ISO 9001:2015 with the aid of MyEasyISO

It made us easily conformed to the new requirements and now we are readily transitioned”

— Operations Manager

VALLEY COTTAGE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A company specializing in numerous slitting and roll-finishing techniques was then certified to ISO 9001:2008. As it continuously strives to enhance quality management system, this company transitioned from the old version of the standard to ISO 9001:2015 using a QMS software that is designed to make transition easy and fast.

“We were skeptical on how we will retain our QMS certification as the structure of ISO standard has changed entirely. But then, we searched online and came across with a powerful QMS software – MyEasyISO. We found that this QMS software was created according to the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015. It is a very unique, easy-to-use and an affordable tool. It made us easily conformed to the new requirements and now we are readily transitioned,” said Operations Manager.

MyEasyISO QMS software comes with pre-built modules that streamline processes, increase efficiency, and thereby achieve higher productivity. It offers rapid deployment and implementation with unmatched cost effectiveness. With these features, it is suitable and recommendable from small-sized to medium-sized organizations with limited resources and unlimited ambitions.

About MyEasyISO

MyEasyISO helps in achieving ISO certification and manage regulations and standards like ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001, ISO 17025, ISO 13485, ISO 22000 and many others.

With more than 4000 clients across the world, MyEasyISO is gaining fast popularity in the market and has helped clients across all industries by improving business performance, implementing, certifying and maintaining ISO standards. It is recognized as one of the best quality management software solutions in numerous independent surveys and reviews covering customer satisfaction, simplicity, ease of deployment, comprehensive coverage of various requirements, support, value for money etc.

To find out more on how our software could benefit you, visit www.myeasyiso.com or email your queries to info@myeasyiso.com.

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THE ISLANDS OF MUSTIQUE AND THE GRENADINES ARE VERY POPULAR RIGHT NOW

Palm Beach Mustique

Palm Beach Mustique

Les Jolies Eaux Mustique

Les Jolies Eaux Mustique

Greystone Villa Mustique

Greystone Villa Mustique

Frangipani Villa Mustique

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Plantation House Mustique

Plantation House Mustique

Strong Demand for The Grenadines and Mustique Island this Winter Season

many of our clients are now looking for more than just a beach holiday. They want something a bit more experiential and exotic. Mustique and The Grenadines ticks all the boxes”

— Alexandra Baradi

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading Global Villa Rental Company, Exceptional Villas has added close to 50 new luxury villas to its portfolio for 2019 on the islands of Mustique and The Grenadines. The company which is considered to be one of the worlds most trusted villa rental companies have experienced a 30% increase in demand for the islands of Bequia, St Vincent, Petit St Vincent, and Mustique Island.

Owner and CEO of Exceptional Villas said that “many of our clients are now looking for more than just a beach holiday. They want something a bit more experiential and exotic. Mustique and The Grenadines ticks all the boxes”. In addition, the company is finding that many of their particularly discerning clients are happy to take the extra short flight required to get to a new destination they would like to experience for the first time. There are regular flights from both Barbados and St Lucia to Mustique and The Grenadines. The flights generally connect with the international flights making the extra travel very easy and seamless.

Of course, the tourism industry is not new to Mustique and The Grenadines. It is a very important economic driver that creates thousand of much need jobs for the region. Mustique has always been one of the world’s most fashionable and exclusive islands. Mustique first came onto the radar as a holiday destination during the sixties when Lord Glenconner gave Princess Margaret a ten-acre plot of land as her wedding gift. She subsequently went onto build one of the world’s most iconic villas called Les Jolie Eaux. Mustique Island received a further boost to its popularity when Concorde flew to Barbados. Click Here

Soon after that time, clients who wished to experience an added level of exclusivity and security and privacy took the short hop over to Mustique. This is also when many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and most famous people-built villas on the island. Some of the more famous names that own or have owned properties on the island include Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and David Bowie. In more recent times, many household names still like to enjoy holidays on the islands. Kate Middleton and Prince William are regularly seen enjoying holidays in Mustique for example. It is one of the few places in the world where very famous people can come and enjoy a holiday without being disturbed. This is where they can truly relax.

The real essence of Mustique and The Grenadines is that of true barefoot luxury, combined with an incredibly friendly open house party atmosphere. These islands are the type of places where you can meet lifelong friends with similar outlooks in life where fellow guests.

ABOUT EXCEPTIONAL VILLAS

Exceptional Villas is a luxury villa rental company featuring only the best hand-picked and personally inspected properties in the world. The company has clients from all over the world. Exceptional Villas have been in the travel business for over 25 years and offer a bespoke service to their clients. This includes matching the perfect villa to each of their clients and providing a complimentary concierge service. This service includes organizing all aspects of the client’s vacations such as VIP airport arrival, ground transportation, restaurant reservations, tours and excursions, water sports and pre-arrival stocking. Unlike some of their competitors, they do not provide a membership fee. Likewise, their villa experts are indeed experts. They visit every single villa and are filled with a wealth of information regarding each villa, as well as each destination. Exceptional Villas take total pride in the customized service they offer.

For more information visit http://www.exceptionalvillas.com/ or call + 353 64 66 41170 or toll-free from the US and Canada 1 800 245 5109 and UK 0845 528 4197

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Formulation and Preclinical Development of QBM-001 for Pediatric Nonverbal Disorder in Autistic Children

Q BioMed Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO)

Q BioMed Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO)

Acceleration Biomedical Technologies from Incubation to Monetization

Acceleration Biomedical Technologies from Incubation to Monetization

Denis D Corin CEO Q BioMed Inc

Denis D Corin CEO Q BioMed Inc

Collaboration with SRI Provides QBioMed Expertise in Formulation Development and Preclinical Work in Autism, as well as CMC and Manufacturing capability

Q BioMed (OTCQB:QBIO)

We are pleased to have found both experience with autism models and expertise in formulation of products like QBM-001 in SRI International,”

— Denis Corin, CEO Q BioMed Inc.

NEW YORK, USA, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Q BioMed Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO), a biotechnology acceleration company, is pleased to announce a collaborative agreement with SRI International to provide formulation development, preclinical development, and early clinical manufacturing of QBM-001, in support of Q BioMed’s Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) drug development program for non-verbal or minimally verbal autistic children.

SRI has broad expertise in solving formulation, drug delivery, and characterization challenges of small molecule drugs and biologics. The formulation team, led by Dr. Gita Shankar, is experienced in the development of novel formulations that have reached clinical trials. They are currently developing a formulation for QBM-001 with relatable chemical properties and formulation requirements.

The preclinical studies for QBM-001 will be led by Dr. Stephen Morairty and his team in SRI’s Center for Neuroscience. Dr. Morairty and his colleagues are experienced in working with several preclinical autism models.

“We are pleased to have found both experience with autism models and expertise in formulation of products like QBM-001 in SRI International,” said Denis Corin, CEO of Q BioMed Inc. “This important step will be the catalyst for several milestones for QBM-001 over the next few months as we prepare clinical product for the trials we anticipate starting in 2019.”

QBM-001 targets toddlers with pediatric developmental nonverbal disorder, where an underlying commonality may lead to developmental delay, an autism diagnosis and eventual nonverbal or very minimally verbal capability for the rest of their lives.

About Pediatric Development Nonverbal Disorder
There are approximately 18,000 new cases of pediatric developmental nonverbal disorder in the US each year and a similar amount in Europe. The majority of the children are diagnosed as young children and fall within the autism and epilepsy spectrum disorders. Individually, the economic cost for toddlers that become non- or minimally verbal is 10 Million on average per person over a life span. Collectively, an estimated $200 Billion is spent yearly on individuals who have become nonverbal in the US. Not all individuals who become nonverbal will benefit from QBM-001. However, with validated biomarkers, testing from trained specialists and genetic testing, children who fall into this targeted population can be identified, and will have a higher likelihood of responding to treatment.

About SRI International
SRI International creates world-changing solutions to make people safer, healthier, and more productive. SRI, a research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, works primarily in advanced technology and systems, biosciences, computing, and education. SRI Biosciences is a well-established, trusted source for a wide array of contract services under the highest industry standards. With deep scientific resources and expertise, we take R&D from idea through the start of human clinical trials.

About Q BioMed Inc.
Q BioMed Inc., ”Q“, is a biomedical acceleration and development company. We are focused on licensing and acquiring undervalued biomedical assets in the healthcare sector. Q is dedicated to providing these target assets; strategic resources, developmental support, and expansion capital to ensure they meet their developmental potential, enabling them to provide products to patients in need‏. Please visit www.qbiomed.com and sign up to receive regular updates. Follow us on social media @QBioMed.

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This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our growth strategy and product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated are: risks related to our growth strategy; risks relating to the results of research and development activities; our ability to obtain, perform under and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing; our dependence on third-party suppliers; our ability to attract, integrate, and retain key personnel; the early stage of products under development; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; patent and intellectual property matters; competition; as well as other risks described in our SEC filings. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

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Cristina Gillaspie, Founder, CloudShyft Talks About Cybersecurity and Xiid Relationship

Cristina Gillaspie, Founder, CloudShyft

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Steve Visconti – CEO – Xiid

www.Xiid.com

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“In The Boardroom” On SecuritySolutionsWatch.com

We are honored to have Cristina Gillaspie, Founder, CloudShyft join us “In The Boardroom” to talk about cybersecurity and the Xiid relationship”

— Martin Eli, Publisher

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SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us today, Cristina. One will read at CloudShyft (http://www.cloudshyft.com/), that your solution is a“OneStop Cloud Shop….for moving, operating, and securing your business in the cloud.” Before drilling down into CloudShyft services a bit further, please tell us about your background and may we have a brief company history?

Cristina Gillaspie: Before starting CloudShyft, I had the pleasure of standing up the first authorized commercial cloud access point(CAP)in the DoD. I also led several projects that were some of the first accredited cloud projects in the DoD. I started a small disadvantaged women-owned business specializing in cloud solutions. We’ve been in business since January 2018.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Please tell us about CloudShyft services (http://www.cloudshyft.com/services/) and what is the unique value proposition that CloudShyft delivers to your customers?

Cristina Gillaspie: CloudShyft’s unique value position is in getting from talking conceptually about cloud to getting it implemented. This is often an enormous sticking point as it is still“new”to leadership and poor implementations can cause both financial and technical issues. All organizations have different needs, so there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. CloudShyft focuses on the assessment of a business’s requirements and the suitability and planning that goes into migrating an enterprise’s applications securely to a cloud service.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Seems to us Cristina that your timing is incredibly good for CloudShyft at this moment in time. We’ve all seen the recent headlines regarding the
Marriott breach: https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/30/starwood-hotels-says-500-million-guest-records-stolen-in-massive-data-breach/
Cryptolocker – NotPetya – WannaCry: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3212260/ransomware/the-5-biggest-ransomware-attacks-of-the-last-5-years.html
Equifax: https://www.ftc.gov/equifax-data-breach
Ticketmaster: https://www.zdnet.com/article/ticketmaster-breach-was-part-of-a-larger-credit-card-skimming-effort-analysis-shows/
Uber: http://fortune.com/2018/04/12/uber-data-breach-security/
My Heritage: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myheritage-privacy/security-breach-at-myheritage-website-leaks-details-of-over-92-million-users-idUSKCN1J1308
Orbitz;https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/03/20/800-000-orbitz-cards-compromised-breached/442277002/
and the ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/27/us/atlanta-ransomware-computers/index.html

Your thoughts?

Cristina Gillaspie: I can’t stress enough the importance of securing your data in the Cloud. In DoD and the Federal Government, cloud solutions must comply with minimum cybersecurity standards that are described in NIST Guidelines. The advantage and disadvantage of this guidance is its flexibility. The guidance lists goals, however demonstrably achieving those goals is up to the individual system owner. This gets even more complicated with the type of data stored. For instance, health institutions have HIPAA; there is a multitude of rules for protecting personally identifiable information(PII)and, of course, different levels of data classification.

If leveraged properly Commercial Cloud solutions can flexibly and cost-effectively enhance the security posture of the organization by taking advantage of technologies that would be excessively prohibitive to deploy for any but the largest groups, taking advantage of Commercial Cloud provides additional means to protect data, enhance your access control, accountability, identification and authentication, system and communications and more. The problem with the flexibility is that there are many ways to solve for security controls and matching the solution to the organization's mission is CloudShyft’s primary focus.

CloudShyft helps to navigate the assessment and design of the forward facing solution. The best practices in protecting government systems also apply to commercial entities. Regardless of whether the group is Federal or Commercial, the CloudShyft goal is to be proactive in defense by taking advantage of Cloud technology and also in ensuring the organization knows they play a critical role in the protection even after transferring. Cyber Security tends to be an afterthought in most organizations with little attention paid until a bad agent exploits a vulnerability. It is a shame that it takes an attack to spur a company to practice good security hygiene and, at that point, it’s often too late.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: We understand that CloudShyft has recently entered into a strategic relationship with Xiid.com (www.Xiid.com) . Please tell us more, Cristina….why Xiid?

Cristina Gillaspie: I am always excited when I see technology that offers an innovative approach to dealing with issues. When a group extends their system into the cloud, there is an enormous advantage for collaboration by allowing login through the cloud system. However, the current best practice is to extend the Active Directory sign-on process into the public cloud. This increases the attack vectors of groups leveraging collaboration, and frankly, that is one of the most valuable parts of cloud solutions.

Xiid is currently the only vendor that offers a one-way single sign-on solution for identity management meaning that Xiid only leaves a request queue in the cloud with only an outbound connection to it performed by an unreachable on-premise agent. There is virtually no external attack surface for hacker’s to exploit and it supports single sign-on with CAC and PIV authentication. By only allowing twice-encrypted and twice-digitally-signed, JSON signaling data back through this outbound channel through the firewall, the chance of compromise is greatly reduced. This is critical as it allows more control by keeping the login information safely behind the organization’s firewall.

The 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon stated that outsiders perpetrate 75% of breaches and 51% involved organized criminal groups. If the bad actors can’t “see” a system to attack either because of port closure or encryption, then they can’t even use tools like password hackers since there is nothing to run them against.

Xiid from what I have seen is unique in protecting the Active Directory or LDAP login in the hybrid cloud environment. Xiid works in collaboration with organizational boundary protection tools. When combined with strong internal protections, Xiid reduces an organization’s risk significantly.

With Xiid, you are looking at the capability to orchestrate microservices across hybrid and multi-public cloud environments with a single sign-on. It also allows for traceability back to the user. From an identification and authentication perspective, this is huge.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Any other partnerships, pilots, “wins”, or success stories in the pipeline you care to mention?

Cristina Gillaspie: I am very excited about my recent partnerships with DLT, Insight, and Intelisys. This ecosystem of IT providers allows CloudShyft maximum flexibility in providing cloud services, connectivity, hardware and licensing at a good price point for our customers.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: What are your key target markets?

Cristina Gillaspie: My key target markets are system integrators and start-ups. I want to make it easy for an enterprise to assess, plan, acquire and implement cloud services.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: As we head into 2019… what lies ahead for CloudShyft?

Cristina Gillaspie: I want to focus on growth for CloudShyft in the coming year. There are several opportunities in the pipeline that I would like to occur in 2019, so keep your fingers crossed for me.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thanks again for joining us today, Cristina. Any other subjects you’d like to discuss?

Cristina Gillaspie: Thank you for having me. I appreciate you reaching out.

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For Cristina Gillaspie’s discussion on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com:
http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_CloudShyft_Gillaspie.html

For more information: http://www.cloudshyft.com

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For “In The Boardroom With Steve Visconti, President & CEO, Xiid, please click here:
http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_Xiid_Visconti.html

Watch the Xiid video and learn why Xiid solutions are impervious to attack:
https://youtu.be/_dZDZ_UNVjg

Read the Xiid blog here: https://medium.com/hybrid-security-superheroes
For more information: www.Xiid.com

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Hearing Health Foundation Maintains 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating and Consumer Reports “Best Charities” Distinction

HHF concludes our 60th anniversary year of groundbreaking hearing and balance research with repeat accolades from Charity Navigator and Consumer Reports.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) concludes our 60th anniversary year of groundbreaking hearing and balance research with a third consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator and a third consecutive designation as a “Best Charity for Your Donation” by Consumer Reports.

HHF’s mission is to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure hearing loss through innovative research. The organization also promotes hearing health through education and awareness programs. HHF funded the discoveries that certain animals are capable of restoring their hearing once deafened, and now works toward replicating this phenomenon in people, while also investigating new treatments and cures for other hearing and balance conditions like tinnitus, Ménière's disease, and auditory processing disorder (APD).

Consistent accolades from Charity Navigator and Consumer Reports affirm HHF’s life-changing work is carried out with financial efficiency, accountability, and transparency. HHF’s Board of Directors and the organization’s endowment cover all administrative expenses, so donations from generous supporters fully fund hearing loss research and awareness.

Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating, its highest possible, signifies that HHF executes our mission in the most responsible way. The score considers program, administrative, and fundraising expenses, fundraising efficiency, Board policies, and the disclosure of financial records. Fewer than 25% of the 9,000+ nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator have received three or more consecutive 4-star ratings.

Consumer Reports’ annual list of the “Best Charities for Your Donation” aggregates data from Charity Navigator along with CharityWatch and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance to identify organizations most worthy of donors’ support. This year, HHF is the only hearing loss focused charity to earn a placement on the Consumer Reports roster.

As HHF enters our seventh decade of funding critical hearing and balance research, we express our gratitude to those who have given their time and financial resources in pursuit of new treatments and cures. We’re thankful to have your support in our efforts to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans with hearing loss.

If you haven’t yet, and are able to give, please consider an end-of-year donation with confidence HHF will work diligently to ensure your contribution matters.

You can learn more about Hearing Health Foundation at www.hhf.org/hope.

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Family to Auction Ancestor's 1912 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Jewelry

Larry Gardner’s 1912 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship player’s watch fob. From a family collection of Gardner’s Championship jewelry. Accompanied by family Letter of Authenticity

Larry Gardner’s 1920 Cleveland Indians World Series Championship player’s pin, only known example. Accompanied by family Letter of Authenticity

Collection also includes Cleveland Indians 1920 World Series Championship player's pin, believed to be the only one of its type ever to reach the marketplace

Because the pieces have come to auction directly from the Gardner family, they have impeccable provenance and authenticity, which is of prime importance to collectors.”

— Michael Russek, Grey Flannel Auctions

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — After more than a century of care and safekeeping in the same family, a small collection of rare, early-20th-century World Series Championship jewelry is headed for the auction block. Grey Flannel Auctions will present the heirloom jewelry collection as the featured highlight of its online and phone auction that closes for bids on December 19.

The pieces were awarded to William Lawrence “Larry” Gardner (1886-1976), a third baseman and four-time World Series champion who played for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, and Cleveland Indians. His Major League Baseball career began in 1908 and concluded in 1924.

The jewelry consigned to the auction includes Larry Gardner’s 1912 Boston Red Sox player’s Championship watch fob, his 1916 Red Sox Championship pocket watch, and his Cleveland Indians 1920 World Series Championship player’s pin, which is the only known example to enter the marketplace.

“This is an extremely important selection of early championship jewelry,” said Grey Flannel Auctions spokesman Michael Russek. “Because the pieces have come to auction directly from the Gardner family, they have impeccable provenance and authenticity, which is of prime importance to collectors at the high end, just as it is to every level of buyer.”

Gardner, who attended the University of Vermont and played on the school’s baseball team for three years, was inducted into Vermont’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969. After his retirement, he returned to the University of Vermont as a baseball coach and athletic director, serving from 1929 to 1951.

Among the other baseball highlights in the auction is an all-original 1954 flannel jersey worn by New York Yankees icon Mickey Mantle, with attribution to the 1953 World Series. The jersey offered by Grey Flannel is autographed by the legendary slugger and is the earliest all-original Mantle home jersey the company has ever handled. It has been graded a perfect A10 by Dave Grob of MEARS.

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California Lawyers Association names Paula Brunoro-Borokhov Vice-Chair of Young Tax Lawyers Committee Taxation Section

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Paula Brunoro-Borokhov, tax attorney and international legal counsel, will serve tax lawyers that have been practicing for 10 years or less in California.

I am honored to be nominated for this new role. I am excited to be a part of the YTLC to assist and promote the Taxation Section not only within San Diego but throughout the state of California.”

— Paula Brunoro-Borokhov

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is a nonprofit, voluntary organization dedicated to promoting excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law. Paula Brunoro-Borokhov, who has recently served as the Chair of Young Tax Lawyers Section of the San Diego CLA Chapter, will now be the Vice-Chari of the Young Tax Lawyers Committee of the CLA (“YTLC”).

The YTLC works with regional chapters to provide education and support for new tax lawyers throughout California. The purpose of the YTLC is to provide opportunities for new tax lawyers to further their personal and professional development through participation in Taxation Section activities. Local chapters hold periodic meetings on current tax developments and facilitate educational talks on noteworthy tax topics while providing networking opportunities to meet fellow young tax attorneys and to meet more senior tax practitioners who often speak at the meetings. There are presently chapters in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Brunoro will participate in the various taxation-specific educational programs organized by the committee and serve as an extension of the Taxation Section to the Young Tax Lawyers Section. Her guidance and participation with these committees will also help her serve the greater legal community in San Diego where her practice operates.

“I am honored to be nominated for this new role. I enjoyed serving as the Chair of the Young Tax Lawyers San Diego Chapter for the past 2 years and I am excited to be a part of the YTLC to assist and promote the Taxation Section not only within San Diego but throughout the state of California.”

About Brunoro Law, APC
Paula Brunoro-Borokhov is the principal attorney at Brunoro Law, APC, a leading international tax law firm located in San Diego California. Brunoro received her J.D. equivalent from the Faculdade de Direito de Vitória in Brazil, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She obtained her LL.M degree in Business and Corporate Law from the University of San Diego and her LL.M in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. Brunoro has been recognized by both the San Diego Daily Transcript and San Diego Business Journal for her legal accomplishments and is an active member of the California Lawyers Association.

Brunoro Law specializes in assisting businesses and individuals with business and tax related matters. The firm’s practice areas include but are not limited to: Tax Controversy, Collections, Planning, International Tax, and Corporate law with a specialization in representing clients from or with business in the US and throughout the world. Contact the firm to receive more information or request a consultation from Paula Brunoro-Borokhov.

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