TCC Resources at the IN3 “The Lock & Key” Collaboration Space at Crane WestGate Academy

Posted by Stephen Palamara, TCC Director of Business Development

TCC recently joined the INdiana Consortium for Advanced Technology Transition (INCATT), formed by the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3). IN3 brings together the best minds in government, academia and industry to solve real world problems for the Department of Defense, National Security Agencies and industry.

Consortium members uncover urgent requirements and organize their capabilities to bring solutions to the end users in both government and industry. Consortium members generate the momentum to solve the nation’s toughest microelectronics supply chain challenges. By joining the consortium, TCC is part of this exchange.

TCC is utilizing the new collaboration space provided by IN3 at the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center. The space includes more than 1,000 square feet of office and conference rooms with an additional 8,000 square feet of warehouse space that is being considered for a possible maker space.

TCC has technical, sales and marketing resources at the collaboration space for coworking use and to participate in vendor showcase events.  This will allow TCC to engage with leaders from government, military, industry and research universities in collaboration with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane).

To learn more about INCATT please visit their website http://in3indiana.com/consortium/

To learn more about TCC’s IT Managed Services and Cybersecurity please visit our website https://e-tcc.com/managed-services.

 

 

TCC Seeks a Project Manager – Application Development

Posted by Kelly Grant, TCC Senior Technical Recruiter

When you join the TCC team, you join a team of exceptional individuals who are experts in their fields.  At TCC, you will have the opportunity to use technology to make our clients’ lives easier and their businesses more profitable.

The project manager II is accountable for the successful delivery of assigned projects utilizing approved project management methodology.  This includes properly scoping the project, attainment, and assignment of appropriate resources, daily management of the project to minimize and mitigate risks, and appropriate reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver project successfully and on time and on or under budget
  • Create and manage detailed project plans and reporting
  • Simultaneously manage several smaller sub-projects under the scope of the master project to which they are assigned
  • Ensure proper project execution of workflows, critical paths, and milestones
  • Manage project scope and change control process
  • Actively manage to the project budget by creating monthly forecasts and analyzing and explaining variances
  • Identify needed resources, requests appropriate resources, and ensures appropriate staffing for the duration of the project to ensure efficient and successful project delivery
  • Effectively manage a diverse group of team members
  • Record labor utilization on the project and create labor utilization forecasts
  • Track project risk and ensure appropriate resolution
  • Review project deliverables to ensure high quality
  • Manage customer expectations and maintain the client relationship as it pertains to project delivery
  • Hold formal project review
  • Prepare and deliver project status reports
  • Ensure all stakeholders are identified and understand the project schedule, assigned tasks, and key milestones

 

Skills & Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 5+ years of work experience in project management or related field
  • Extensive experience in project management methodology
  • Demonstrated expertise with project management software, such as MS Project
  • Previous supervisory experience and the ability to coach and develop team members effectively are required
  • Previous experience in a Windows application development environment
  • Demonstrated strong written, verbal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated reasoning and problem solving abilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills (negotiation, team-building, positive thinking, can-do attitude, and job flexibility)

Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision packages
  • 401(k) plan
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Paid time off 

To see open positions at TCC, please visit our website http://e-tcc.com/open-positions.

TCC Seeks a Senior System Engineer

Posted by Kelly Grant, TCC Senior Technical Recruiter

When you join the TCC team, you join a team of exceptional individuals who are experts in their fields.  At TCC, you will have the opportunity to use technology to make our clients’ lives easier and their businesses more profitable.

The Senior System Engineer is responsible for the planning and engineering of an organization’s systems infrastructure. Includes the implementation and design of hardware and software. Monitors the performance of systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Install and configure patch management systems that deploy patches in an automated fashion to virtual and operating system platforms
  • Design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot virtual and operating system platforms
  • Configure backup systems and ensure consistent and reliable backups of virtual and multiple operating system platforms
  • Monitor and maintain system configurations to ensure security data integrity of virtual and multiple operating system platforms
  • Monitor system availability and resource consumption of virtual and multiple operating system platforms
  • Design and implement security related controls that enhance the security posture of the virtual platform, operating systems, and SAN storage systems

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical degree
  • 7+ years of experience working in the Information Technology field
  • Experience with Windows Server advanced administrative functions
  • Experience with virtualization platforms, specifically VMWare 5, 5.5,6
  • Experience with CISCO networking infrastructure platforms
  • Experience with SAN storage platforms
  • Vendor certifications are preferred
  • ITIL certification or experience desired

Benefits:

  • Health, dental and vision packages
  • 401(k) plan
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Paid time off 

To see open positions at TCC, please visit our website http://e-tcc.com/open-positions.

Small Businesses Targeted in Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Stephen Palamara, TCC Director of Business Development

There have been well publicized news stories regarding cybersecurity attacks, typically involving data breaches in very large companies. However there have been ransomware attacks on smaller organizations, including businesses and hospitals here in Indiana. If it can happen to the owner of Big Guy Signs, it can happen to any small business.

In this story by Fox 59 News, the owner of Big Guy Signs, Asher Collins says, “It’s been a total nightmare,” and “Never saw it coming. I just never saw it coming.” https://fox59.com/2017/01/19/indy-small-business-owner-urging-others-to-protect-against-ransomware/

It only took cybercriminals two minutes to take control of every computer in the small business, and they demanded ransom of $500 – $600 for every infected computer. Mr. Collins decided not to pay the ransom and worked with a backup service to restore all his data.

According to a story posted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ransomware threats are on the rise. https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/ransomware-on-the-rise. Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computers and restricts access to or threatens destruction of the files on that computer unless a ransom is paid.

The article states “When ransomware first hit the scene, computers predominately became infected with it when users opened e-mail attachments that contained the malware. But more recently, we’re seeing an increasing number of incidents involving so-called “drive-by” ransomware, where users can infect their computers simply by clicking on a compromised website, often lured there by a deceptive e-mail or pop-up window.” “Also a growing problem is ransomware that locks down mobile phones and demands payments to unlock them.”

The FBI shared the following advice to protect your computers from Ransomware:

  • “Make sure you have updated antivirus software on your computer.”
  • “Enable automated patches for your operating system and web browser.”
  • “Have strong passwords, and don’t use the same passwords for everything.”
  • “Use a pop-up blocker.”
  • “Only download software—especially free software—from sites you know and trust (malware can also come in downloadable games, file-sharing programs, and customized toolbars).”
  • “Don’t open attachments in unsolicited e-mails, even if they come from people in your contact list, and never click on a URL contained in an unsolicited e-mail, even if you think it looks safe. Instead, close out the e-mail and go to the organization’s website directly.”
  • “Use the same precautions on your mobile phone as you would on your computer when using the Internet.”
  • “To prevent the loss of essential files due to a ransomware infection, it’s recommended that individuals and businesses always conduct regular system back-ups and store the backed-up data offline.”

To learn more about TCC’s IT Managed Services including Cybersecurity, please visit our website https://e-tcc.com/managed-services.