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Assent of Drones JWCAssent of Drones presented by SURVICE Engineering and sponsored by Drone Mats. May 06, 2021

Whether these unmanned aircraft are controlled by a remote or accessed via a smartphone app, they possess the capability of reaching the most remote areas with little to no manpower needed and require the least amount of effort, time, and energy. This is one of the biggest reasons why they are being adopted worldwide, especially by these four sectors: Military, Commercial, Personal, and Future Technology. The designs presented by the SURVICE Engineering team are becoming capable of transporting up to 500 lbs.

Download  Mark’s drone presentation, (Videos removed to reduce download size) pdfAssent of Drones by SURVICE Eng, May 06, 2021
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A few of the uses identified for drones:

Aerial photography for journalism and film
Express shipping and delivery
Gathering information or supplying essentials for disaster management
Thermal sensor drones for search and rescue operations
Geographic mapping of inaccessible terrain and locations
Building safety inspections
Precision crop monitoring
Unmanned cargo transport
Law enforcement and border control surveillance
Storm tracking and forecasting hurricanes and tornadoes
and, multiple military applications.

Development of hundreds of more uses of drones are underway due to the multiple investments pouring into this promising industry everyday. Estimated to be a $64 Billion industry by 2023, with millions of drones in use.

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Mark Butkiewicz, Applied Technology Operations Manager (ATO) for SURVICE Engineering, and now creating, here in Churchville, MD, one of the country’s most unique drone research facilities – SURVICE ATO at the Harford County Airport. It’s unique because it has its own, and rare to get, restricted flying zone for drones; it’s on the maps of the FAA and airlines maps, with this new facility supporting the development and testing of the latest in unmanned multirotor platforms and integration of custom payloads and autonomous technologies.

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RMI LinkedInHeaderDigital Tech Transforming Manufacturing. Powered by data and automation, digitization is transforming every step of the manufacturing process, from supply chain and enterprise to the shop floor and end users. … By adopting and implementing smart technologiesmanufacturers can increase productivity, improve inefficiencies and further sustainability.

The buzz term is Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution, and it’s about focusing on connectivity and communication. It presents a future where devices are connected so that they can communicate and make smart decisions, often more robot than human. 

Mike Galiazzo, Ph.D, is the long tenured President of the Regional Manufacturing Institute of MD, for over 30 years championing the value of a growing manufacturing base in Maryland.

Water Cooler March 4, 2021: Three Magic Things of Cybersecurity

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On March 04, 2021, Brian Dykstra, CEO of Atlantic Data Forensics, Inc., with over 25 years’ experience in investigations, computer forensics, incident response, and secure network architecture and his company, an internationally recognized company handling hundreds of forensic investigations and data breaches each year for clients in the US, presented the most valuable tips for us to stay safe in the cyber world.

The basis for his presentation centered around Cyber Crime- one of the greatest threats to every business, and the pandemic has increased the threat 400% as noted recently by the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center- IC(3). The impacts to the financial health of the company, reputation, and ability to operate can be catastrophic if not handled well from the time of the incident identification. Brian reviewed some recent cases during the pandemic that employers have faced and how they handled the situation.

His solution is: “Be Proactive, Prepare For The New Threats”

  • Ransomware is an Evolving Threat that Now Exploits the New Normal Brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Organizations with Newly Remote Workers are at Heightened Risk
  • Enterprises can Deploy “Three Magic Things,” which will Significantly Reduce Their Risk of a Cyber Incident at Little to No Cost

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The event was sold out, a combination of topic and speaker

With all the news about foreign actors hacking into our most secure corporate networks, and spying on us through other media, we must up our game working at home to stay safe. Fortunately, the National Security Agency because of all these threats, recently released guidance on how to secure your work at home office from cyber threats.

Many of the helpful guide are listed below to download/

We thank our speaker:
Michael O’Leary, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Math Dept at Towson University, and author, Cyber Operations: Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks, who explained what the NSA recommends, how to apply them to your work-at-home-office, and why they are so critical to you, and your employer, even if your employer has already secured your office

Securing a Home Network

Updating and Upgrading Software

Collaboration and Video Conferencing Solutions

Securing your web browser

Multi-Factor Authentication

Want more? Do you have questions about mobile devices, social media, location data exposure, or identity theft?

taxes with banner 300x160Presentation available for download below. A caveat; the tax laws on Covid-19  are not all finalized, and what is offered here, should be verified with your accountant at time of filing.

Our Presenters
Basalmo, Stewart, Lutters and Ruth CPA’s in Bel Air MD are Certified Public Accountants and Consultants serving Harford County, Cecil County, and central Maryland, and specifically, many in our local defense and private industry. Presenting with be two of the firm’s principles; Margaret Ruth and Brian Lutters.


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Computer fraud
This Water Cooler’s ‘Hot Cooler Topic”, warned us on how vulnerable we are to the ever changing mix of the prominent, eight intrusions into our computing system, and while some are annoying when caught early, others become catastrophic if not.

This was a non-technical, data-driven discussion with topics including:

  1. 32,002 security incidents from 74 security firms (Akamai to US Secret Service)
  2. Quick and inexpensive security wins
  3. Finding your organization’s security comfort level
  4. Security priorities by industry focusing on known risks
  5. Helping top management make security decisions
  6. A quick overview County and State training grants for Maryland businesses

The host used their GoToWebinar platform to share the presentation available for download, after your sign in to their platform, at .

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The  Presenter was Maury Weinstein, System Source Co-Founder, who is always passionate about avoiding $ losses, as he shared the wisdom acquired from his 38 years managing thousands of workstations and servers.

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