Progressive Computer Systems Partner Lisa Mitchell and SNC Squared CEO and Founder John Motazedi Hits Amazon Best-Seller Lists with “Under Attack.”

Lisa Mitchell and John Motazedi recently hit five Amazon Best-Seller lists in the United States with “Under Attack.”

UA_mitchell copyOrlando, FL – February 18, 2016 – Lisa Mitchell and John Motazedi recently joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with Robin Robins to co-write the book, Under Attack: How to Protect Your Business & Bank Account From Fast-Growing, Ultra-Motivated and Highly Dangerous CyberCrime Rings.”  CelebrityPress™, a leading business book publisher, released the book on January 14, 2016.

On the day of release, Under Attack reached best-seller status in five Amazon categories – reaching as high as #1 in the “Cloud Computing,” “Network & Cloud Computing,” and “Computer Network Security” categories.  The book also reached #2 in “Cyber Security & Encryption,” and #5 in “Computers & Technology.” Lisa Mitchell and John Motazedi contributed a chapter titled “Modern Healthcare and Data Security: Protecting Electronic Records and Serving Patient Needs.”

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

The wording “Under Attack” implies a dangerous situation – one that signifies we are currently under assault. In this book, the Celebrity Experts® showcased are in the vanguard of protecting data and sensitive information under threat – the threat of digital information being made available to unscrupulous sources, and at times just pure vandalism. There are very few businesses, organizations or even individuals, left in this country that don’t use electronics today.

The Electronic Revolution has been all encompassing. Remaining vestiges of ‘old world’ practices – like manually writing or recording transactions or events, or the time-honored tradition of ‘hiding money under the mattress’ – have all but disappeared. So, along with the use of bows and arrows and pony dispatch riders, these are becoming historical markers strewn along the path of progress. The Celebrity Experts® in this book are people who are in business to protect digital information. In addition to unscrupulous sources that wish to profit from competitive information, businesses also have to deal with governmental regulations that ensure both consumer’s privacy, as well as organizational transparency.

Penalties for not adopting legislated governmental requirements in medical, financial and various other industries are severe. The information herein highlights the usefulness and ability of these experts – and their expertise is varied. We should not be surprised that electronic systems are “Under Attack,” and also, that these Celebrity Experts® are not merely qualified, but more importantly, experienced in helping stave off the inevitable attacks that businesses, governments and organizations face daily. Using such expertise is a form of insurance, without which the cost of remediation can be devastating.

After such a successful release, Lisa Mitchell and John Motazedi will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many leading independent best seller lists. 

Click HERE to order a copy of Under Attack

A portion of the royalties earned from Under Attack will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the leading children’s hospital pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening disease

More About Lisa Mitchell:

Lisa Mitchell is passionate about helping her clients become proactive in managing their businesses and providing strategic planning to ensure their future successes.  By serving primarily as a high-level Virtual CIO (Chief Information Officer) for her clients, Lisa is able to help her clients not only make good decisions around Information Technology (IT), but also help them focus on the broader components of what makes a business succeed in general.

While the core services Lisa’s company offers include IT Managed Services, Business Continuity Planning, Security Assessments, and HIPAA Compliance, what makes Lisa’s knowledge valuable is the business acumen learned in the almost 30 years of running her own IT business.  Lisa and her business partner, Mark Michal, started Progressive Computer Systems, Inc. in 1987 with the sincere desire to cultivate long-standing partnerships with both their clients and their staff based on building trust and operating with integrity at all times.  Many of their clients have been with Progressive for over 15-20 years and the average employee retention rate is over 12 years which confirms one of Lisa’s core beliefs that your team is your most valuable asset.

Lisa is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she is the CEO and co-founder of Progressive Computer Systems, Inc.  Lisa also currently serves as the facilitator for a national Healthcare Special Interest Group and she is involved with other International IT Peer Groups and local, non-profit organizations.  Lisa and her team have been fortunate to have received national and local recognition including being rated as one of the “Top 500 Technological Companies in the Country, one of the “Top 100 Technology Companies in the Triangle”, twice recognized as the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies, Top “40 Under 40” Businesses, and one of the “Top 25 Women in Business”.  Progressive’s clientele ranges from small, medium, to enterprise-level clients in all professional industries with a heavy concentration in the medical, pharmaceutical, dental, legal, and healthcare vertical markets.

You can connect with Lisa and Progressive Computer Systems, Inc. at:

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More About John Motazedi:

John Motazedi is the CEO and founder of SNC Squared. He started the company in 1998 as an individual, and SNC Squared has grown to a staff of 15.

He is a leading expert in disaster recovery and has been recognized by Fox Business, NPR, PBS, CRN, FedEx and the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center for his expertise and swift response during the May 2011 tornado that devastated Joplin, MO. He has been a guest speaker at multiple regional and national disaster recovery events. He is also a leading force in helping businesses in the Joplin Metro area develop their own disaster recovery plans. In fact, he has best-selling book on the topic of disaster recovery titled, “The Tech Multiplier.” It is available for purchase on

John was named a recipient 14 for 14 from the Joplin Metro Magazine that chronicled fourteen individuals that helped define the Four-State area in 2014. John was also the 2012 winner of the Technology Marketing Toolkit, which awards the best IT company in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Heartland Technology Group voted SNC Squared as number one company for efficiency, growth and best delivery of solutions to the end users. They were also awarded the highly coveted Hands that Give, No One Left Behind Award for reaching out and assisting during the time of need in a disaster.

SNC Squared was named Small Business of the Year 2013 by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce and was one of the top finalists in 2012. They have been accepted in the 2012 and 2013 Edition of Inc. 500|5000 Magazine for being one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

Additionally, SNC Squared was recently ranked at number 33 for the annual list of the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners.

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1700 best-selling authors to date.

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Kasey Kalchert

Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®


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