ArtPrize Cybersecurity Open House & Happy Hour – Lecture with Jason McNew and Mike Ritsema

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Nov 14, 2022 10:26:27 AM

Missed our ArtPrize open house? Watch the lecture here! We were at New Holland Brewing - The Knickerbocker, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on September 28th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM EDT. We teamed up with Jason McNew, Principal Solutions Advisor at ConnectWise; And had a social hour and a lecture about the latest cybersecurity threats & how to fend against them.

About Jason McNew:

Jason McNew has 25 years of experience in the field of Information Technology, including 12 years at the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) and Camp David, where he worked on some of the most secure systems in the world, for some of the most important customers in the world. Jason, a United States Air Force veteran, holds a Master’s degree from Penn State in Information Sciences, Cyber Security, and Information Assurance, in addition to a Bachelor of Science and two Associate of Science degrees. Jason is also CISSP certified. In 2017, Jason founded Stronghold Cyber Security, helping to get DIB (Defense Industrial Base) contractors CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) ready. In 2020, Stronghold Cyber Security was acquired by Appalachia Technologies, where Jason served as Senior Engineer, Cybersecurity Compliance and Risk. In 2022 Jason joined ConnectWise’s global security sales team as Principal Solutions Advisor. Jason lives with his wife and five children near Gettysburg PA, in a hewn log home that was built in 1760. His hobbies include home renovation, cars and trucks, and gardening.

If your business is looking for help with cybersecurity and other IT-related services, i3 Business Solutions can help you. To learn more, contact Mike Ritsema at 616-719-4111 or at To request a free IT assessment for your organization, contact us today!

i3 Business Solutions is an IT service provider that focuses on business productivity and managed security for organizations across greater Grand Rapids, Michigan. We provide a layered security stack, end-point protection, network management, disaster recovery, backup services, and help desk support out of Grand Rapids, MI.

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