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IT - Email
99% Of Cybersecurity Leaders Are Stressed About Email Security
Egress, a cybersecurity company that provides intelligent email security, released its Email Security Risk Report 2023. The report uncovers findings that demonstrate the prevalence of inbound and outbound email security incidents in Microsoft 365, with 92% of organizations falling victim to successful phishing attacks in the last 12 months, while 91% of organizations admit they have experienced email data loss.
Not surprisingly, 99% of cybersecurity leaders confess to being stressed about email security. Specifically, 98% are frustrated with their Secure Email Gateway (SEG), with 53% conceding that too many phishing attacks bypass it.

'The growing sophistication of phishing emails is a major threat to organizations and needs to be urgently addressed,' said Jack Chapman, VP of Threat Intelligence, Egress.

AiTHORITY, March 8th, 2023
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AMP Email Explained With Examples, Use Cases, And Benefits
Email is the most used communication channel across the globe. But, even then, if you look at an email from a decade ago and compare it with one from today, you'll notice that emails haven't changed much. While all the other communication channels have evolved at speed, email has been the odd boomer amongst the Millenials.
Experts were even raising alarms that the email had gone dead or would work for sure in a decade!

Fast Forward to 2019. This year, Google released AMP for email for the Gmail web app. This release could include AMP components like forms, carousels, accordions, and more inside the email.

Creating a dynamic email experience became easy. AMP emails started making CTA buttons, and redirects blush with the prospect of all the actions now possible right inside emails. One could interact and act inside an email with an AMP email. Now, let that idea sink in!

mailmodo, March 8th, 2023
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Business Email Compromise: 3 Steps To Reduce Risk
Email has been a popular delivery of malware and risk for decades.The first phishing schemes took place in the 1990s, and phishing techniques have only become more sophisticated in the decades since. It's particularly popular among criminals now; since 2019, the use of phishing scams has increased by 300%.
The reason for the increase? Despite the proliferation of easy-to-spot scams (Nigerian princes, for example) phishing works.

One of the most lucrative forms of phishing is business email compromise (BEC). According to the FBI, businesses worldwide lost more than $43 billion to BEC scams between July 2019 and December 2021. In fact, BEC scams made more money for threat actors than ransomware; In 2021, BEC attacks caused total losses of $2.4 billion in the US, while ransomware was the cause of just $49.2 million in losses the same year.

This article explores business email compromise, including what it is, why it's used, and how you can reduce its impact on your organization.

Security Boulevard, March 8th, 2023
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Email Security Is A Bigger Stress For Businesses Than Ever Before
All firms are getting worried over email security, report finds
We're all getting more stressed about email(opens in new tab) security and the risks malicious messages pose, a new report from Egress has claimed.

According to the cybersecurity firm, 99% of cybersecurity leaders are stressed about email security, mostly being frustrated with Secure Email Gateway (98%). In fact, more than half (53%) worry that too many phishing emails make it past the SEG.

For Jack Chapman, VP of Threat Intelligence at Egress, things are only going to get worse, as cybercriminals are constantly evolving their methods, with the use of AI-powered technologies to draft convincing emails at scale that latest big concern., March 8th, 2023
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Netcore Cloud's Study Of 100 Billion Emails: Dating Industry Witnesses Highest Click-To-Open Rate At 11%
Netcore Cloud, a profitable SaaS company and global leader in customer communication, engagement, and retention, today announced the release of its third edition of Email Benchmark Report 2023.
The report analyzes over 100 billion emails and showcases an in-depth, multi-metric analysis of emails across 20 major industries, including BFSI, Retail and eCommerce, Beauty, Food, Entertainment, and Media.

The report highlights how email has prevailed to be one of the most effective ways to connect with consumers across brands. It also reveals proven strategies to overcome email marketing challenges in different verticals and the key areas to focus on for improvement., March 8th, 2023
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IT - Sales
B2B Reads: How To Do Sales Development Right, Sales Meeting Ideas, Sales Negotiation Skills And More.
In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the web each week. We'll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below.
Employees Need Gratitude By Juliane Waack

According to studies, showing gratitude strengthens relationships, lifts the mood, and increases motivation. So why do so many companies fail to be grateful when it comes to their employees?

How Your Revenue Team Can Avoid These 5 Missteps in 2023 and Beyond By Caroline Forsey

Help your RevOps team drive growth. Learn from Sendoso's VP or Revenue Operations to learn the biggest missteps she sees RevOps teams making and how you can avoid them.

Heinz Marketing, March 10th, 2023
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Designing A Sales Training Program Fit For Today's Market Challenges
Gain sales strategy alignment and winning go-to-market strategies
The tech market especially is well-known for change. While sales teams are usually well trained in the features and functions of a new technology, including their horizontal application across industries, they do require, however, more insight to the strategic priorities of business buyers at an industry level. An effective training program empowers them with a sharp understanding of the technologies, the industry and enables them to build strong go-to-market plans and value-selling strategies that deliver lasting business growth.
IDC, March 8th, 2023
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Gartner Survey Finds Aligning Commercial Functions As Sales Leaders' Top Priority For 2023
Sales Organizations that Prioritize Alignment with Marketing Are Nearly Three Times More Likely to Exceed New Customer Acquisition Targets
Sales leaders say that aligning commercial functions, such as sales and marketing strategies, is their top priority for 2023, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc.

Gartner surveyed over 200 sales leaders in November and December 2022 to understand how sales teams align their go-to-market approach to changing customer needs.

'As buyer journeys become more complex, commercial organizations must deliver a more integrated human and digital customer learning experience,' said Billy Luckey, Director, Advisory in the Gartner Sales Practice.

Gartner, March 7th, 2023
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Sales Pipeline Radio, Episode 334: Q & A With Rishi Dave
If you're not already subscribed to Sales Pipeline Radio or listening live every Thursday at 11:30 a.m Pacific on LinkedIn (also on demand) you can find the transcription and recording here on the blog every Monday morning. The show is less than 30 minutes, fast-paced and full of actionable advice, best practices and more for B2B sales & marketing professionals.
We cover a wide range of topics, with a focus on sales development and inside sales priorities. You can subscribe right at Sales Pipeline Radio and/or listen to full recordings of past shows everywhere you listen to podcasts! Spotify, iTunes, Blubrry, Google Play, iHeartRADIO, Stitcher and now on Amazon music. You can even ask Siri, Alexa and Google or search on Audible!

This week's show is entitled, 'How a 'Day 1 Mentality' Wins in B2B Sales and Marketing' and my guest is Rishi Dave, Expert Partner at Bain & Co.

Heinz Marketing, March 6th, 2023
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SF IT vBeers Boca
vBeers South Florida (March 15th) Biergarten Boca
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person, after work vBeers have resumed! Hang out with IT colleagues after work! Please share this message!


  • 2nd Wed - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • 3rd Wed - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin, Board Member, South Florida Tech Hub

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Sponsor - SIM
Society for Information Management (SIM) - South Florida Chapter
Joining SIM connects you with top IT leaders in the industry, including: CIOs, senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other top IT professionals
The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include:

  • Meeting to share innovative ideas and real-world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers from our membership and bring in industry executives or subject matter experts from many sources.
  • Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems.
  • Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts.
  • Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.

SIM South Florida Membership Dues


  • For-profit organization: $250/year
  • Not-for-profit, educational or Government organization: $150/year


  • For-profit organization: $500/year
  • Not-for-profit, educational or Government organization: $250/year

Joint membership with Tech Hub South Florida (SFTH)

  • Joint membership with Tech Hub South Florida
  • Joint membership for a Practitioner from a Not-for-profit, educational or Government organization: $215/year

The geographical scope of the South Florida Chapter is Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. Subscribe to receive emails from the chapter to get notified of all relevant events in the area. If you are already subscribed, you will be sent a link to update your preferences.

Connects the Area's Premier IT leaders - for Business Solution Exchange, Professional Development, and Timely Education
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Sponsor - ISACA
ISACA South Florida Chapter
A diverse group of innovative thought leaders partnering with the community to serve as the first choice for professional development and a global role model for ISACA Chapters by 2024

  • ISACA South Florida Chapter outreach to more than 1,300 professionals, and partner organizations which represent a range of Corporate IT Audit, IT Compliance, IT Governance & IT Security responsibilities in a cross section of industries and business sizes
  • Extensive networking opportunities, face-to-face contact and one-on-one meetings
  • Display of your latest products and services to all attendees
  • Traffic flow throughout the exhibition area
  • Display of your logo and link to your home page on our ISACA South Florida Chapter web site

Find out more! Contact us at

Corporate IT Audit, IT Compliance, IT Governance & IT Security Professionals
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Sponsor - ISSA
South Florida Chapter of the ISSA
The ISSA South Florida Chapter (SFISSA) is a not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners
ISSA provides educational forums and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries, such as communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and government. SFISSA is an excellent vehicle for those who need to acquire CPE credits for certification needs. We need your support, so we hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor to support our chapter.

Sponsorship Options: Chapter sponsorship

Platinum sponsors $1,500/meeting benefits include:

  • Non-marketing presentation at one SFISSA meeting (including attendee/sign-in list)
  • Higher priority in speaker selection for SFISSA Annual Conference
  • Logo signage displayed at meetings*
  • Logo, name and company URL on SFISSA website for event
  • Materials distributed at SFISSA meetings*
  • 5 minute presentation at 1 SFISSA meetings per year

Program sponsors $1,000/meeting benefits include:

  • Non-marketing presentation at one SFISSA meeting
  • Logo signage displayed at meetings*
  • Logo, name and company URL on SFISSA website for event
  • Materials distributed at SFISSA meetings*
  • 5 minute presentation at 1 SFISSA meetings per year

Conference sponsorship opportunities coming soon.

Not-for-profit Organization of Information Security Professionals and Practitioners
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Sponsor - Refresh Miami
Refresh Miami: Educate, Inspire, Connect and Grow South Florida's Tech and Startup Ecosystem
Be front and center at all our monthly speaker events, get training on the latest technologies, break bread with our distinguished speakers, and find qualified candidates via our sponsored job listings
Be front and center at all our monthly speaker events, get training on the latest technologies, break bread with our distinguished speakers, and find qualified candidates via our sponsored job listings.

Refresh Corporate: $2000/Year

  • Guaranteed ticket to all speaker events
  • Complimentary ticket to three (3) Refresh Miami workshops ($150 value!)
  • 40% discount on all other Refresh Miami workshops ($160 value!)
  • Preferred Access to VIP/Speaker Dinners
  • Discounts on Community Events
  • Partner Discounts
  • Refresh Miami T-Shirt
  • Ability to post relevant events to Community Calendar
  • Ability to post jobs to Refresh Job Board
  • Ability to post business to Refresh Miami Tech Map


Join today and experience some great benefits, like guaranteed tickets to all Refresh Miami speaker events, access to VIP / Speaker dinners, discounts on Refresh Miami workshops and more!
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Sponsor - Palm Beach Tech
South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)
Check our Membership options and help build the South Florida into a Tech Hub!
SFTH Memberships are based on Exposure, Talent, & Business

  • STARTUP and nonprofit - $1,000/year
  • Ambassador - $2,500/year
  • Premier - $5,000/year
  • Executive - $10,000/year

Individual membership is just $100 per year.

In partnership with SIM South Florida, SFTH is happy to offer a special rate on a joint membership for $295/year.

You will get access to SIM's local and national leadership content and opportunities, plus South Florida Tech Hub's tech and startup content. You must be an IT leader to qualify for this membership (i.e. no sales or recruiters)

South Florida Tech Hub is a 501(c)6 nonprofit Building South Florida's Tech Hub

A Nonprofit Membership Association Building South Florida into a Tech Hub
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Sponsor - SFHIMA
South Florida Health Information Management Association (SFHIMA)
We are the SMEs in health information! So whether you are a student, a recent graduate, seasoned professional or profession partner, your local chapter is here for you.
South Florida Health Information Management Association.

The theme from FHIMA for this year is 'Smooth Sailing Ahead'.

SFHIMA is ready to set sail with more great informational sessions, networking and continuing education opportunities. Sessions this year will be offered in person and via remote web connections.

Create and Encourage an Environment Conducive to Promoting HIM Practices and Emerging HIM Occupations
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Sponsor - PMI
PMI: Advance the PM Profession Through the Promotion of Certification Training
To be a conduit of innovation, networking and support for the next evolution of Project Managers through strategic focus, customer centricity and operation agility

  • Advance the PM profession through the promotion of PMI certification training and project excellence acknowledgement.

  • Provide members and volunteers with networking, leadership roles and superior development and education events and activities,

  • Ensure alignment with PMIs talent triangle, compliance with PMIs core values and contribution to the improvement of the PM body of knowledge.

We are only one of over 270 Chapters serving Project Management Institute (PMI) members and communities in more than 70 countries around the world. These local communities help spread awareness of the profession and PMI by reaching out to local governments and organizations, hosting events or seminars for local practitioners and providing opportunities to learn, network and earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining credentials.

PMI South Florida Chapter
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Sponsor - IIBA
IIBA: Premier World-Wide Professional Association for Business Analysts
We are the local representative of the International Institution of Business Analysis (IIBA), the premier world-wide professional association for business analyst
Sponsorships are available.

The objectives of the Chapter are to:

  • Promote and advance the profession of Business Analysis
  • Provide opportunities to our members to gain knowledge and network with experienced professionals across various industries and government agencies
  • Provide access for members to a formal "knowledge base" as well as forums for sharing expertise, expressing professional opinions and building a reputation within the industry
  • Provide pathways to learn about business analysis best practices
  • Create corporate support for the IIBA within the local market by superior marketing/awareness programs that demonstrate the value of business analysis and the IIBA
  • Liaise with industry and association partners to increase awareness and benefit of IIBA Chapter members
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for our members to become Business Analysis certified professionals

As our events calendar and past events reflect, we have a mix of day time symposiums for professional development, after work meetings focused on a topic of particular concern to business analysts, and online meetings and webinars to develop your technical skills and analytical competencies, as well as one to two premiere dinner events per year with at least one distinguished guest speaker.

International Institution of Business Analysis (IIBA)
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