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April 14th Meeting ~ SOCSoter with Eric Pinto

This meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm. 

So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with our Great Idea/Tech Talk segment.

Our Technology Wizards Great Idea / Tech Talk will feature a presentation on eM Client by John Green, Nova Business Systems. 

Our meeting will begin with this 5-15 minute segment, and it features one of our members sharing a business, marketing or technical tip that they have found to be very helpful or valuable in their business. 

What’s driving Cybercrime in Business and why you should care – Eric Pinto, SOCSoter

Join our team of compliance & security analysts as they unpack leading cyber tactics, uncover the profit layers behind them, and why they continue to work in 2021. Review leading cyber security concerns as they impact small business environments and the increasing regulatory compliance demands expected in coming years.

Eric Pinto, Sr. Dir. Channel and Product Strategy

Eric Pinto has spent the past decade cultivating comprehensive IT solutions and working to better understand the compliance needs of small business. Engagement at this level has allowed for a unique perspective on security as a whole and the impact of increasing compliance demands on environments with limited resources. Specifically, Eric has become well versed in the dynamic and challenging relationship between technology and its users. 

 As Senior Director of Product Strategy for SOCSoter, a US based Managed Security group, Eric Pinto oversees an internal team of security analysts and dedicated account managers.  An award winning Managed Detection Response Platform, SOCSoter works to democratize access to security and compliance tools in small business. Eric also contributes actively in his local tech community and the nonprofit space.  Elected to CompTIA’s Channel Advisory Board in 2018, he continues to give back. Eric has previously served on the executive council for CompTIA Security helping business owners to better understand the challenges in the road ahead.

Online Meeting Registration Details:

Existing members, and those on our mail list should have already received an invitation to attend. Online meetings require registration in advance. If you would like to learn more about Technology Wizards, or register to attend an online meeting as a guest, Please let us know via the Contact page.

Ken Shafer
President, Technology Wizards

Reminder: Technology Wizards meetings are intended for current Technology Wizards members or potential members.  Potential members must be owners or employees of a/an IT services business whose main purpose is to support small business using Microsoft products and services in some capacity.

March 17th Meeting ~ Avoiding, Detecting & Mitigating Disasters

When: Wednesday, March 17, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Pacific timeWhere: Zoom. Invitations going out separately (If you turn your camera on please remember to wear pants)What: Monthly Technology Wizards meeting, delayed by a week If nothing else, the last year in our industry can be described as interesting. (Did anyone say anything about ancient… Continue Reading

November 11th Meeting ~ Amy Babinchak, MSP Regulation

Our November meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, November 11th. As previously stated, this meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with our Great Idea/Tech… Continue Reading

October 14th Meeting ~ Andrew Brearton – Barracuda MSP

Technology Wizards Friends, Our October meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, October 14th. As previously stated, this meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with… Continue Reading

September 9th Meeting ~ Phishing Training and Awareness

Our August meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, September 9th. As previously stated, this meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with our Great Idea/Tech… Continue Reading

August 12th Meeting ~ WatchGuard MFA by John Green

Our August meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, August 12th. As previously stated, this meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with our Great Idea/Tech Talk segment. Our Technology Wizards Great… Continue Reading

July 8th Meeting ~ Matt Wilson: DNS Security and Encryption

This meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30 am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00 pm.  So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go. Our Technology Wizards Great Idea / Tech Talk will be presented by Rusty Lee, CallMyPCDr.com.  Topic: Growing Technology Wizards… Continue Reading

May 13th Meeting ~ Before, During and After the Pandemic

Technology Wizards, Please forgive us for the late notice as we’ve had a great number of challenges putting this all together – but we ARE having a meeting, and it will be an Online Meeting as originally planned. Our May meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, May 13th. This meeting will be an “Online”… Continue Reading