American PCS, an IT support and cybersecurity services provider in the Council Bluffs and Omaha metro area, has announced $50,000 in grant funding to help local nonprofit organizations strengthen their cybersecurity measures. Nonprofits in Iowa or Nebraska are eligible to apply by Aug. 1. The maximum grant available per nonprofit is $4,500. According to a news […]

Doug Elrick, professor and co-chair of the DMACC IT-Cybersecurity Digital Forensic Investigation program, was recently honored with the 2024 Spirit of IACIS Award from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists. IACIS is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to training, certifying and providing membership services to computer forensic professionals around the world, according to a news release. Elrick […]

Cedar Rapids-based Involta is now ark data centers, the company announced Wednesday. The rebrand of the national provider of data center, cloud and connectivity infrastructure and services is in response to the demand for edge data centers and cloud infrastructure brought on by the recent surge in artificial intelligence. According to a news release, ark will […]

TAI hosting Cybersecurity Action Month events during OctoberThe Technology Association of Iowa is hosting a series of events throughout October in partnership with Iowa technology companies in recognition of Cybersecurity Action Month. Nationally, October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Last year, TAI and Heartland Business Systems, formerly Pratum, launched a partnership to also encourage companies to take action […]

Reflections on Secure Iowa Conference Last week, Heartland Business Systems (HBS) hosted the annual Secure Iowa Conference for Iowa’s information security professionals. Sessions included a conversation with Des Moines Public Schools Director of Technology Lisa Irey on the school district’s recent ransomware attack, a panel of local chief information security officers and a keynote from […]

Heartland Business Systems is hosting the 11th annual Secure Iowa conference on Oct. 3 at the Meadows Event Center in Altoona. HBS is hosting the event following its acquisition of Pratum in 2022. The sessions include a keynote speech by Samuel Visner, an adviser on U.S. national security on the evolution of cybersecurity, a panel of […]

Google announced Tuesday it will invest $350 million at its data center campus in Council Bluffs. As one of Google’s largest data centers, the campus helps power services like Google Cloud, Workspace (including Gmail and Google Docs), Search and Maps, according to a news release. The investment also includes a $250,000 grant to Advance Southwest […]

Cedar Rapids-based Involta has hired Michael Joffe as vice president of channel to elevate the firm’s channel partner program. Channel partnerships are strategic alliances between businesses that meet mutual goals and offer advantages. Joffe brings more than 20 years of experience across the digital infrastructure and technology industries and experience in building strategic channel partner […]

House, Senate committee changes help elevate technology topics The Technology Association of Iowa’s priority bills centered on cybersecurity issues are moving through the Iowa Legislature this year as the first deadline to have bills out of House and Senate committees approaches on March 3. The three bills TAI has proposed make the use of ransomware […]

On their partnership for Cybersecurity Action Month October has been Cybersecurity Awareness Month since 2004, but two Iowa tech organizations took the opportunity to make the month about taking action as well. For the last four weeks, Ankeny-based cybersecurity firm Pratum and the Technology Association of Iowa have partnered on Cybersecurity Action Month, an initiative to […]