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1701, 2019

Hey Texas Business Owners: Come and Claim Your R&D Tax Credits!

By |January 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Data Breach Fatigue – Fact or Fiction, Does it Matter?

By |January 14th, 2019|In the news|0 Comments

SIIA by Mike Davis, alliantgroup Chief Information Security Officer
January 4, 2018
Published in SIIA

1401, 2019

Data Breach Fatigue – Fact or Fiction, Does it Matter?

By |January 14th, 2019|R&D, Uncategorized|0 Comments

January 4, 2019
by Mike Davis, alliantgroup Chief Information Security Officer &
by Rick Lazio, alliantgroup Senior Vice President
Published in SIIA

No, it’s not a fait accompli; where one gives up due to the inevitability, but quite the contrary.

Are we tired of hearing about data breaches (DB) yet? Sure, this is a natural reaction as the number of DB disclosures continue to increase. Security professionals are keenly aware of the DB risks, yet there are conflicting theories about the effect of frequent DBs on consumers and their behaviors. We’ll explore a few views on what DB fatigue (DBF) is, how to move past it and the protections needed either way.

So, how much DB news is too much? When do people tune out the news and warnings of data breaches? During 2018 there were successful hacks against every sector. The ITRC is a great resource to find […]

1001, 2019

New Year, New Risks: 2019 Top Cybersecurity Threats to Businesses & CPA Firms

By |January 10th, 2019|Events, Webinars|0 Comments


CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and financial decision makers.


Thursday, January 24th 2019 from 12:00-12:30pm CT

CPA firms are heading into by far the busiest time of their year – and most vulnerable. During tax season, more sensitive data is being shared between multiple parties than at any other time during the year, leaving both CPA firms and the clients they serve open to malicious attacks and fraud. Even more troubling, many CPAs do not realize that data security is now a necessity for every Authorized IRS e-File Provider and tax professional, whether a partner in a large firm or a sole practitioner.

Join RGCybersecurity President Rizwan Virani, Vice Chairman […]

801, 2019

Incentives for Intelligent Buildings

By |January 8th, 2019|Events, Webinars|0 Comments


CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and financial decision makers.


Wednesday, January 23rd 2019 from 12:00-12:30pm CT

Join alliantgroup Managing Director Tracy Lustyan for a complimentary webinar to review how building solutions providers and integrators can grow their operation in 2019 by maximizing the value of available government incentives. If you are conducting any or all of the following activities, you could qualify:

  • Developing schematic drawings for the integration of system components
  • Designing electrical wiring and layouts for the installation of control systems
  • Design coordination and value engineering in plan specifications and design-assist projects
  • Determining appropriate control system logic to meet project […]
701, 2019

Hiring Incentives In 2019: What You Need To Know

By |January 7th, 2019|Events, Webinars|0 Comments


CPAs, CFOs, CEOs, Presidents and Company Stakeholders.


Tuesday, January 22nd 2019 from 12:00-12:30pm CST

In 2019, employers will claim an estimated $1 billion from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Over the past five years, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has undergone several changes that have expanded the incentive to new groups and demographics – making it even more beneficial to U.S. business owners!

Join presenter alliantgroup Hiring Credits & Incentives Specialist Sean Lustyan for an informative presentation that will give a brief but in-depth overview on the credit, as well as all the changes that the new year will bring for the incentive.

1312, 2018

alliantgroup, HISD Partner for 2018 Elementary Science Teacher Award

By |December 13th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce its partnership with the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for its 2018 Elementary Science Teacher Award.

The award will recognize elementary science teachers within HISD who are utilizing innovative teaching methods to spark student interest in the field of science. The program stems from alliantgroup and HISD’s support of integrating STEM into the lives of students at an early age.

Six finalists, each from a different HISD region, will be chosen and will each receive a cash award of $1,250, as well as an additional $500 for their classroom. One grand prize winner will be chosen and will receive a personal cash prize of $3,500, as well as $500 to put toward their classroom.

“Teachers are often the first people that spark a child’s interest in STEM, and it’s one of the greatest advantages a student can have,” alliantgroup Strategic Advisory […]

1212, 2018

The R&D Tax Credit: Big Savings Available for Security System Integrators and Solution Providers

By |December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Technology is taking over the security industry— and for industry executives, this shift offers a potentially valuable opportunity they may have never considered for their firms.

From the growing connectivity of systems and mobile devices through the Internet of Things (loT) to the use of AI and automation to monitor cyber and physical security systems, the industry is in the midst of massive technological changes that will ultimately make us (and the confidentiality of our data) much safer. Along with enhancing our physical and cyber security, these technological advancements also qualify security companies (be they integrators or solutions providers) for one of the most valuable tax incentives available to U.S. businesses—the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.

The R&D Tax Credit: […]

712, 2018

Perspective From Inside The IRS: Future Litigation of Captive Insurance

By |December 7th, 2018|pastevents, Webinars|0 Comments




CPAs, Micro-captive Insurance Managers and Agents, Businesses with Micro-captives.


Monday, December 17th 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm CT

With the end of the year quickly approaching, we thought now would be the perfect time to review the past year in captive insurance and preview a number of upcoming developments that could have potentially massive implications for captive insurance advisors.

alliantNational, alliantgroup’s Washington national office, will be hosting a free CPE webinar reviewing this year’s major judicial rulings and other relevant information with regard to the captive insurance space. The presentation will include key insights from former Senior Attorney for the IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel Matthew Reddington. During […]

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