Category Archives: Past Events

Web Meeting Only ~ Legal Pitfalls of MSPs: How to Avoid the Biggest Liability Traps – Ben Yarbrough, Calyptix

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be – Wednesday, November 14th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

This meeting will begin on-time – so please plan to join a few minutes early.

Please note this will be a Web-Based-Meeting Only – NOT an In-Person Meeting.  This meeting will be for our current members only.

A link to attend the meeting will be sent in a separate e-mail, prior to Wednesday’s meeting time.

Legal Pitfalls of MSPs: How to Avoid the Biggest Liability Traps – Ben Yarbrough, Calyptix

A boom in data privacy law is underway, and it brings a side effect: MSPs have more responsibility than ever before.

Join us Wednesday afternoon to see the biggest liability traps that surround your MSP business. Calyptix CEO Ben Yarbrough – who is also a licensed attorney – will cover topics such as:

  • Cyber security incident legal exposure
  • Protecting your MSP from new clients
  • Hidden risks of cyber insurance
  • Liability traps in HIPAA and PCI DSS

Ben Yarbrough – oversees the day to day operations of the company and helps coordinate the sales, support, and development teams to help best serve customers. Ben also works to maintain the company’s finances and helps develop and foster the vision of the company.

Prior to joining Calyptix, Ben received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College. From there, he spent two years working as a legislative aid on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Ben continued his education with a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. He spent the next 13 years working in corporate law, namely mergers and acquisitions and private equity, both at Kennedy, Covington Lodbell & Hickman and Foodman, Hunter & Karres PLLC.

Ben joined Calyptix as CEO in 2007, having worked for more than two years with Founder Lawrence Teo as a strategic business advisor, helping to cultivate Lawrence’s vision of a network security company and assist in commercialization.

Note from Ken: I’ve attended this presentation from Ben and found it insightful, helpful and very thought-provoking, (as Ben’s presentations usually are). This is a “Business-Focused” Presentation (not a Technical-Focused presentation.) To be clear – the focus of this presentation is not about Calyptix or Calyptix Devices and Services – but Ben will discuss them toward the end of his presentation. Ben will be happy to answer any questions throughout or after the presentation.  Ben’s portion of the meeting will be for the first hour or so – so please join early so you don’t miss any of his presentation.

Looking forward to “seeing” everyone online on Wednesday!

Reminder: A link to attend the meeting will be sent in a separate e-mail, prior to Wednesday’s meeting time.

Ken Shafer
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.

October 10th Meeting ~ WatchGuard – Security Threats & Solutions – Johan Bloomhart

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be  – Wednesday, October 10th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). WatchGuard – Security Threats and Solutions – Johan Bloomhart Join WatchGuard as we discuss the latest threats in Cyber Security and how WatchGuard can mitigate these threats through advanced network security solutions, protecting… Continue Reading

September 12th Meeting ~ Discussion Group & Planning Session

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be – Wednesday, September 12th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). We’re planning a discussion group for our meeting on Wednesday.  In part, because the presentation we had lined up, backed out.  I think the discussion meetings are some of the best we have.  A… Continue Reading

August 8th Meeting ~ StorageCraft with Matt Harding and Martin Merrell

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be tomorrow – Wednesday, August 9th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). StorageCraft Updates and Product Announcement – Matt Harding, Martin Merrell Much has happened with StorageCraft since they presented last at one of our meetings and there are some new faces to go along with… Continue Reading

June 13th Meeting ~ Amy Babinchak – Defender’s Role

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, June 13th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Defender’s Role – Amy Babinchak, Owner of Third Tier As service providers, especially MSP’s, the conventional wisdom is that 3rd party software is required to protect against malware, especially ransomware. Unfortunately, even with 3rd party software… Continue Reading

February 14th Meeting ~ Ask the Microsoft Expert: Azure, Office 365 and more

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, February 14th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Ask the Expert: Azure, Office 365 and more, Bhargav Shukla, MVP, MCM, MCSM,  and Keith Mayer, Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist This will be a great follow up to Mat Morgan’s presentation in January.  The… Continue Reading

January 10th Meeting ~ Microsoft Azure for Small Businesses – Mat Morgan

Happy New Year!! Our first Technology Wizards meeting of 2018 will be Wednesday, January 10th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Microsoft Azure for Small Businesses – Mat Morgan, Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Microsoft Azure is transforming how companies large and small can take advantage of the latest… Continue Reading

December 13th Meeting ~ Condusiv Software plus Board Elections

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, December 13th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Technology Wizards Board Elections We will begin our monthly Technology Wizards meeting on Wednesday with our annual Board Elections.  We will be electing the 5 members who will serve on the Board beginning in January 2017. … Continue Reading