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Right Hand Technology Group Becomes First Pittsburgh-based Managed IT and Cybersecurity Service Provider to Earn CompTIA Security Trustmark+

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right Hand Technology Group Inc, a Managed IT and Cyber Security Service Provider, announced today it has received the CompTIA Security Trustmark+™ from CompTIA, the non-profit association for the world's information technology (IT) industry.

The CompTIA Security Trustmark+ validated that Right Hand Technology Group uses the security processes identified by the IT industry as generally accepted best practices. In addition, Right Hand Technology Group has been evaluated by an independent third-party assessor which assessed it as meeting the criteria established by the CompTIA Security Trustmark+.

Based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ is a comprehensive review of the security posture of any IT business, applicable across multiple industries and compliance regulations.

"The CompTIA Security Trustmark+ signifies that Right Hand Technology Group adheres to our industry's highest standards for security practices and business processes in critical components of identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery as related to data security," said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA. "Earning the Security Trustmark+ demonstrates a true commitment to address the challenges of security compliance facing our industry today."

"In a world of increasing threats, organizations are looking to managed service providers (MSPs) to help keep their organizations secure - making the MSP industry a target for hackers," said Josh Wilhelm, President of Right Hand Technology Group.

Wilhelm adds, "With the number of MSPs that have been breached over the past year, we wanted to assure our clients that we take security very seriously and follow best practices put out by NIST. While we have been actively following best practices since our inception, the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ gives the third-party validation that companies can count on when deciding to work with us or any other managed service provider,"

To earn the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ Right Hand Technology Group Inc successfully passed an independent assessment of their security policies, capabilities, practices, and processes against industry best practices in areas such as:
* Security technologies, including firewalls, anti-Virus/ malware/ spyware and intrusion detection
* Vulnerability assessment detection
* Data encryption
* Technical employee knowledge/expertise
* Security clearances and background checks
* Physical and hardware security
* Permissions, passwords and other security requirements.

Learn more about CompTIA at: https://www.comptia.org/home

About Right Hand Technology Group

Right Hand Technology Group, Inc. was founded on a very simple idea - that your IT company should have your back. Our experts plan, monitor and manage our clients' technology and security to allow them to focus on their own business growth and organizational success. Every eligible member of our technical team is security certified starting at the top with our CEO, being a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professionals). IT management should focus on expediency but not at the expense of security. We help companies find and maintain the proper balance between the two while still helping them grow their bottom line.

For more about Right Hand Technology Group please visit: https://www.righthandtechnologygroup.com/

Media Contact:
Josh Wilhelm
President
Right Hand Technology Group
844-254-7484
jwilhelm@rhtg.net

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Valentis Security welcomes new Business Development Lead in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Valentis Security is proud to announce and welcome Joseph Ortiz as its new Business Development/Inside Sales Lead. Ortiz will be responsible for business development throughout the markets that Valentis is licensed to operate in.

Ortiz has 20 years experience collectively in both law enforcement as a New York Police Officer and the contracted security industry. He brings to Valentis 7 years' experience in sales and business development, including his time performing these tasks at one of the largest security companies in North America. Ortiz also brings supervisory experience with overseeing security guard operations in various capacities.

Marnie Sutch, CEO of Valentis, stated, "We welcome Joseph as part of our growing team as we continue to strategically place personnel in key roles to help facilitate our growth."

About Valentis:

We are a fully operational security logistics solution for a variety of clients and security concerns. We are growing domestically, and envision global ventures, in risk management and security logistics with services and products under development to create a network of global affiliates, lead through branding, and expand our clients; financial institutions, governments, religious facilities, maritime, cybersecurity, combined with specially-developed training, software and telecommunication consultancy, and more. We are mindful and committed and care about our clients, team, and shareholders.

Learn more at: https://valentissecurity.com/

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Valentis Security Welcomes New Northwest Regional Manager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Valentis Security is proud to announce and welcome Dan Ries as its new Northwest Regional Manager. Ries will be responsible managing Valentis operations, personnel, and assisting with business development in northwest Pennsylvania, mid Pennsylvania, and Ohio markets.

Ries spent 19 years as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the last 13 years as the Chief of Police in Albion, PA. His law enforcement career also includes service as a Park Ranger with the Pennsylvania Dept of Conservation and National Resources (DCNR) at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pa.

Prior to his LE career Dan served in the United States Air Force for 7 years. His military service included work as a Weapons Load Member and instructor to other load crews on how to load, arm, and unarm conventional and unconventional weapon systems for fighter bombers. During his military service he also attended professional supervisor training that helped him lead a law enforcement department.

Marnie Sutch, CEO of Valentis, stated, "We are very excited to have Dan as part of our team. Dan's military and law enforcement background helps to reinforce our renewed commitment to professionalism and quality."

About Valentis:

We are a fully operational security logistics solution for a variety of clients and security concerns. We are growing domestically, and envision global ventures, in risk management and security logistics with services and products under development to create a network of global affiliates, lead through branding, and expand our clients; financial institutions, governments, religious facilities, maritime, cybersecurity, combined with specially-developed training, software and telecommunication consultancy, and more. We are mindful and committed and care about our clients, team, and shareholders.

Learn more at: https://valentissecurity.com/

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Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Partners with SCI Mercer to Train Service Dogs for Veterans

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- It is with great pleasure that Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs announces its latest partnership, with the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Mercer. As part of our new partnership, incarcerated veterans will train some of our future service dogs, beginning at approximately 5 months of age, all while earning college credit.

The program is already underway, with our Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Carol Borden recently completing a full seven days of classes for the 12 selected incarcerated veterans, teaching them our comprehensive training regimen. While required to pass the written portion of the class with an 80% or better, we are proud to say that of the 12 participants, they all scored above 95%.

Now that they are ready to begin training, 4 young future service dogs are on their way to Mercer from our Florida headquarters and are scheduled to arrive at Mercer later this week.

Once they arrive, the dogs will remain with the inmates 24 hours a day, for several months, and will be participating daily in classes and public access-style learning adventures due to Mercer's unique design featuring a cafeteria, classrooms, hospital, auditorium, gymnasium, commissary and library - the conditions are perfect for re-creating public access-type scenarios for the dogs to train in.

The teams training dogs inside Mercer will be visited weekly or more by our Pennsylvania Regional Trainer, to ensure program compliance and monitor each dogs' progress as they go through our positive-reinforcement curriculum.

An additional key benefit of this program is that the selected incarcerated veterans will be earning college credits. This program will not only help the disabled Pennsylvania veterans who ultimately receive the donated service dogs; but it is teaching a new, marketable skillset and industry to those currently incarcerated.

"I have always been so inspired by the service and sacrifice of our American heroes," said Sen. Brooks, who worked for two years to bring the program to SCI Mercer. "The brotherhood that unites our veterans, and the healing power of a dog, have always impressed me as well. This transformative new program unites these special elements into one heart-warming support network, and is destined to produce benefits that will allow veterans to help other veterans in a life-changing way."

Asked about the new program, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Founder & CEO, Carol Borden said: "I couldn't be more excited about the magnificent start of this ground-breaking program. We expect great things - not only in the training of the dogs that will be donated to veterans in Pennsylvania; but that we will be giving the incarcerated veterans hope for a new future once they have served their time. By participating in this program, they are already serving their community".

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization founded in Williston, Florida and has grown into a nation-wide Service Dog Organization. We rescue, raise, train and donate individually trained medical service dogs to veterans, first responders and others who suffer from disabilities including PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, seizure disorders, diabetic alert, mobility issues and more. Guardian Angels receives up to 40 inquiries each day for one of their medical Service Dogs.

If you'd like to learn more about our programs, get involved, make a contribution, or be part of supporting this life-saving project please call 800-398-6102 or visit our website at: https://www.medicalservicedogs.org.

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Names Steiner Realty, Inc A Winner of the Pittsburgh Top Workplaces 2019 Award

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Steiner Realty, Inc. announces their designation as one of Pittsburgh's 2019 Top Workplaces. Steiner Realty has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"Top Workplaces is more than just recognition," said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. "Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement."

Casey Steiner, the company's President, expressed his pride in obtaining the designation, placing the company among an esteemed group of 90 Pittsburgh-area companies. "This award validates our efforts to continuously improve a company built on a firm foundation of trust and respect for everyone," remarked Casey. "We commend our employees for all their hard work that provides our tenants with clean, comfortable, well-maintained housing," he said. "And we will continue to invest time and resources in our employees, treating them all as family, listening to their opinions and responding to them in good faith."

"Becoming a Top Workplace isn't something organizations can buy," Claffey said. "It's an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It's a big deal."

About Steiner Realty:

Steiner Realty, Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based real estate brokerage firm owned and operated by Clarence H. (Casey) Steiner since 1989. Steiner Realty, Inc. currently manages over 1600+ rental units in the Greater Pittsburgh area in a mix of luxury loft apartments, community apartment complexes, small apartment buildings and high-rises, as well as single-family homes and townhouses. In addition to office staff, Steiner Realty employs a full-service maintenance staff to handle all aspects of property maintenance, repair, and updating.

Learn more at: http://www.steiner-realty.com

Facebook: @SteinerRealty
Twitter: @SteinerRealty

About Energage, LLC:

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United States.

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