December 9th Meeting ~ Security Best Practices Plus…..

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, December 9th, 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 2016. Only current members present in the room will be allowed to participate in the elections.

According to our Bylaws, annually the membership selects the 5 people who will serve on the Board from Jan – Dec. At the January Board Meeting, the 5 people elected then hold an election to determine what positions within the Board they will each fill for the year. Our Bylaws further stipulate that the President must have served on the Board the previous year.

After we have concluded our Board Elections, we’ll move on to our featured presentation and discussions.

Website Security Protection and Monitoring

Rusty Lee, will discuss some of the things he has learned about protecting websites from being compromised and about a new service offering he became aware of that will monitor websites for compromises and remediate/repair/restore them if needed.

Technology Wizards Best Practices – Security – Part 2

Security is a critical component of what we do to support our clients as Technology Wizards. Wednesday’s meeting will center around key components of keeping our networks and our client’s networks secure, the tools and best practices for doing so.

One of the goals is to get us talking about some of these things without “critiquing”, “judging” or “putting on the spot” fellow members for whatever policies we/they are currently using, in an effort to increase awareness, while sharpening each other. I’m sure that there are many things some of us have thought about and considered (or experienced) that others have not.

I know that many of you have already developed some excellent policies, and perhaps there have been a few that you have not considered yet. Please come and contribute your ideas, suggestions, experiences, etc., in an effort to improve our community and the services we all provide to all of our clients.

Lunch will be provided for the first few minutes of the meeting, so get there early!

PARKING: There are a couple of lots between NW 15th & NW 16th and NW Johnson & NW Kearney or NW Kearney & NW Lovejoy with the entrance to either lot on Kearney Street (located under I-405), a parking garage located above the Safeway on 14th between Lovejoy and Marshall of or any other public parking facility nearby. There is a fee to park. Plan to arrive early to find parking as it has really been filling up lately.

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all and to your active participation in these discussions!

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.

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