May 9th Technology Wizards Meeting

Our May Technology Wizards meeting is this Wednesday, May 9th 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest Office (located at 1414 Northrup in the Pearl District).

We’ve all had situations and circumstances where a client has called us indicating that an employee may have committed some sort of company or security violation, or even possibly a crime call us and want us to help figure out exactly what was done using the computer.  As much as we believe in our own abilities to help, there is so much more we need to be aware of to make sure we (and/or the client) does not compromise the evidence, and to ensure we are protecting ourselves and our clients from liabilities and other issues.

This month’s meeting is titled “The Role of Digital Forensics in Security Investigations” and will be presented by Dennis York from Data-Seekers Digital Forensics.

This will be a fascinating and insightful presentation.

And a bit about Dennis (in addition to being a former member of Technology Wizards):

Dennis York~ President/Forensic Analyst at Data Seekers Digital Forensics

Mr. York is a highly skilled, 20-year IT professional with a sound understanding of current forensic tools, methodologies, and procedures. He formed Data Seekers to provide digital forensic investigations and analysis to clients operating primarily in the civil area. Prior to this he successfully started, grew, and sold a computer consulting, network integration and support firm that provided comprehensive IT solutions to small businesses.

Mr. York began his forensics training by attending the CyberSecurity Institute Computer Forensics Core Competencies course, and followed this with Windows Forensics Essentials and additional training by Access Data and DataLifter.

Dennis is a Washington licensed private investigator, and holds the CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA)™ and Access Data Certified Investigator (ACE) certifications. He is a member and active participant in both the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) and Washington Association of Legal Investigators (WALI). Dennis is a long-time Microsoft Partner and holds the Microsoft Certified Professional and Small Business Specialist certifications.


NOTE: We originally had scheduled a presentation on HIPAA, but the presenter was unable to attend due to a client’s accreditation needs.  We are working to reschedule that presentation.

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

PARKING: Please park in the lot between NW 15th & NW 16th, NW Kearney and NW Lovejoy with the entrance on Kearney Street.  There is a fee to park this time as the presenter is not from Microsoft.  Also, if there is an attendant there, tell him/her you are a Microsoft meeting attendee.  The lot is located underneath I-405.  Plan to arrive early to find parking.

Hope to see you there for this insightful presentation!


Ken Shafer

President, Technology Wizards

One Response to May 9th Technology Wizards Meeting

  1. I’m really looking forward to this one. Many of my clients are in the medical arena and this will help me to give them better advice with regards to HIPAA and Technology.

    Rusty Lee