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June 8 Dinner Presentation "Bet you didn't know that I could hack you from..."

June 8 Dinner Presentation "Bet you didn't know that I could hack you from..."

Many people have seen the movies about hackers and state of the art network security, few know that it is easier to gain access to a network than you think.  This could include the current environment of viruses and malware, phishing scams, or just simply an unsecured copier or printer.
 
These devices are often a forgotten piece of the network that has the ability to give you full access to anything you want over time.  Whether it's a copy of a print or scan job or a user's login information, this important part of digital information needs to be secured.  That includes locking down open ports and thumb drive capabilities, protecting the hard drive with encryption or DOSS, and protecting the operating system from malware.  Every network should have a holistic managed print program that encompasses the security, ease of management for IT staff, ease of use for user, any compliance/regulatory rules, and improved workflows at a cost that makes sense for your organization.

What's in it for me?

Meridian is sponsoring this event and has asked Jordan Arnold, Director of Managed Services Solutions to be our speaker.  

Good food, Good networking, Good information about Print Management systems
to learn:
  • How to secure your print environment based on your culture and needs
  • The Rise of on demand Wireless access
  • How to balance what users want that they already have at home-
  • Print/scan/copy from wherever, whenever, and however they want.

Extra! Extra!  Meridian will provide special gifts/handouts as a sponsor of the event.

Meridian will offer anyone that attends a free managed print assessment for their organization.
For a brief overview of Meridian's area of expertise, contact www.whymeridian.com.
 

Come join us for the evening and network with your IT peers to celebrate the CompTIA AITP commitment to make your work life better. 


Please RSVP by Monday noon, June 5.  
 

Speakers

 
Name of Speaker:  Jordan Arnold
 
Title of Speaker: Director, Managed Services Solutions
                         
 
 
Contact:

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              571-282-2358 (direct)
 
                                          
   Jordan has worked with a variety of Washington area organizations, ranging from under 50 users to several thousand, to develop plans to improve their networks and workflows.  This includes consulting on networks, mobility, cloud services, security, managed print programs, document management, workflow automation and more.  Jordan began working for Meridian 8 years ago in the managed services department, lead the managed print program and solutions team, and now directs the managed network services for Meridian as well as providing vCIO services to more than 50 clients.  Jordan has had a lifelong passion for technology that continues today, enjoys reading a great story of fiction or truth, and spending time with family.



RSVP


Please register by clicking on "RSVP For Event" no later than noon, June 5. 
 
 
Format


6:00pm to 7:00pm Network and Registration
7:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner served
8:00pm to 9:00pm Presentation (including time for Q&A) before departing for the evening.

About the Venue


Alfio's La Trattoria, in Chevy Chase, MD (http://www.alfios.com/), within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro Station and Free Valet Parking, specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine.

Alfio's La Trattoria,  4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3622
Phone: 301-657-9133


Costs
 
AITP Members: $25 - Non-Members: $30 - Students: $20

There will be a $5.00 charge for those without a reservation.
 
Special:  Guests of Members pay the AITP Member rate so invite your friends and coworkers.
 
The cost includes a main entrée  (typically meat, seafood and vegetarian options), salad, rolls, coffee/tea, and dessert and a cash bar is available throughout the evening.

May 2017 Meeting Cancelled

Note that the May 11 Dinner meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of speaker.  Look for our June announcement.
 
Summary of April 13 Dinner " Update of CompTIA - AITP Merger Progress"


Dear Members and Prospective Members:

At the last minute, Ms Shawn Sanford of CompTIA  AITP, arrived to give an update on the transition to CompTIA.  She was helpful in explaining the process.  For individual new memberships, a powerpoint notice to sign up has been distributed to the CompTIA network.  Interested names are being collected for followup when the new CompTIA website is established in July.  These are at the discounted dues rate of $79.  The normal rate will be $99 in July.  They have collected over 4,000 interested names so far.  

For AITP Chapters, an evaluation process is in place to query the 60 chapters as to viability and fit to become a sponsored CompTIA chapter.  The decisions will be made as mid May.  The top 20 chapters will be given extra staff and financial support to make them the advertised model chapters of CompTIA.  The next group of 20 chapters will get less support but will function as chapters.  The final group of 20 chapters will be disbanded.  So with a limited staff of three, this is the chapter transition plan for CompTIA. 

 CompTIA will not micro manage the chapter's administration.  They have to prepare by-law change format and decide who will be the board of directors.  All this will take them time to complete for several chapters.  

Our view of the CompTIA merger benefits to the chapter would be the aggressive marketing capabilities from the expansive CompTIA data base of IT students and professionals that are in the DC area.  To have more members at various levels of experience and specialties would add value to being a member of a professional association.

Where does the DC chapter fit in to this transition?  Well, the nation's capital should have a chapter of CompTIA but will it be the former AITP chapter or a newly created model chapter?  The current chapter has 23 members which is at the lowest level.  The officers have been serving for several years and need new blood to carry on.   The monthly dinner format with educational speaker is not working as well as it has in the past.  We need to infuse webinar sessions and expand the social media tools into our educational program.  As a professional group we need to continue the Code of Ethics requirements as part of being a member.  
 
We will know more about our fit in the evaluation process very soon.
Go to CompTIA.org and check it out.
 
Thanks to all who attended the April meeting and in particular, a special thank you to Shawn Sanford for her efforts to help us understand the transition process.

Update of CompTIA - AITP Merger

Update of CompTIA - AITP Merger

For April 13, our dinner meeting will focus on the merger transition and how CompTIA will assist the Washington DC chapter.  

All members are invited to come and share ideas about how to improve the member experience thus benefiting individual professional growth.  All non-members are also invited for idea sharing and a discounted membership rate for 2017.
 
What's in it for me?
 
A look at the rebirth of AITP as the merger with CompTIA  progresses.  A savings of $20 in annual dues as a bonus for being a member.  The importance of a professional association to promote individual and chapter growth.  AITP is the place to belong...
 
See a powerpoint presentation prepared by CompTIA Transition Team informing the membership of progress to date. Bring guests to take advantage to the combined benefits of AITP and CompTIA.

Come join us for the evening and network with your IT peers to celebrate the CompTIA AITP commitment to make your work life better. 
 
Please RSVP by Monday, April 10.  
 
Speakers
Open forum
RSVP
 
Please register by clicking on "RSVP For Event" nlt APRIL 10.  
 
Format
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm Network and Registration
7:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner served
8:00pm to 9:00pm Presentation (including time for Q&A) before departing for the evening.

About the Venue
 
Alfio's La Trattoria, in Chevy Chase, MD (http://www.alfios.com), within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro Station and Free Valet Parking, specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine.
 
Alfio's La Trattoria,  4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3622
Phone: 301-657-9133

Costs
 
AITP Members: $25 - Non-Members: $30 - Students: $20 
 
There will be a $5.00 charge for those without a reservation.
 
Special:  Guests of Members pay the AITP Member rate so invite your friends and coworkers.
  
The cost includes a main entrée  (typically meat, seafood and vegetarian options), salad, rolls, coffee/tea, and dessert and a cash bar is available throughout the evening.

March 9 Dinner Speaker Topic: "Hacking People - Why IT Security Solutions Will Never Be Enough"

March 9 Dinner Speaker Topic:
"Hacking People - Why IT Security Solutions Will Never Be Enough"

A cybersecurity presentation by Raymond Bowen, an experienced expert in many facets of the IT world.

Description of Presentation:

Each year organizations are becoming more "Cyber Aware" as we hear of attacks and data breaches on almost a weekly basis. The percentage of the IT budget that is dedicated to cyber defense is moving in a positive direction. Although much more thought and emphasis is being placed on the hardware/software side of the equation, little to no thought is placed on the human side of the equation. Until there is a proactive strategy to combating people hacking systems will not be fully secure.

What's in it for me?

The purpose of this discussion is not to make people social engineers or people hackers: they already are but don't know it. The goal is to make people more aware so they may use this information to secure their infrastructure both at work and at home.

Come join us for the evening and learn how dynamic the cybersecurity arena is; an upward battle. Invite your significant others, co-workers, neighbors or others and learn the risks associated with this new technology and the actions you can take to preserve your most important interactions with the people you care about the most.


Please RSVP by Monday, March 6.

Speakers
Ray Bowen is co-founder and CEO of the newly formed 356 Solutions, LLC. A single source provider of security services. He is also co-founder of 2PG Firearms Training. Before 356, Ray was co-founder, President and CEO of Exceptional Software Strategies (ESS) for almost 20 years. Under his leadership, Exceptional built a reputation as an innovative, progressive and successful Professional Services IT company. Prior to founding ESS, Ray was President of The Bowen Group, A small IT consulting firm that serviced private sector organizations. Ray's career has spanned over 30 years in the information technology field. As a technologist he has worked as a programmer, software engineer, system administrator, systems engineer, database administrator, database engineer and software architect.

An active participant in public forums, Ray has spoken on leadership, strategy, and technology at various industry conferences and seminars in the Baltimore /Washington area. He has also been featured in several industry publications and has been a radio guest.

Ray is active in professional and charitable organizations. He has served on executive and economic advisory boards, philanthropic boards, leadership boards and ministerial boards as either a chairman or a member of the board. He is an active Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and is a member of various industry and professional organizations.

When not working you can find Ray at the golf course, the shooting range (he is an avid hunter) or just hanging out with family or friends. Ray holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.


RSVP

Please register by clicking on "RSVP For Event" nlt (no later than) March 6.

Format

6:00pm to 7:00pm Network and Registration
7:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner served
8:00pm to 9:00pm Presentation (including time for Q&A) before departing for the evening.

About the Venue

Alfio's La Trattoria, in Chevy Chase, MD (http://www.alfios.com/), within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro Station and Free Valet Parking, specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine.

Alfio's La Trattoria, 4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3622
Phone: 301-657-9133

Costs

AITP Members: $25 - Non-Members: $30 - Students: $20

There will be a $5.00 charge for those without a reservation.

Special: Guests of Members pay the AITP Member rate so invite your friends and coworkers.

The cost includes a main entrée (typically meat, seafood and vegetarian options), salad, rolls, coffee/tea, and dessert and a cash bar is available throughout the evening.

Upcoming and past events:

September 11 "Cybersecurity: FOLLOWUP
Melvin Barnes presented a talk elaborating on why cyber security professionals are overwhelmed. His look at everyday risks and threats that expose the individual to the corporate infrastructure was presented at a level for all to embrace. He shared suggestions on how to join and grow in the cybersecurity field of expertise.

Thanks to Melvin Barnes for an outstanding presentation. We had a great turnout for this topic. Melvin is a new member of the AITP dc chapter.

October 13 - "Ransomware - Is it Really Give up and Pay Up?" FOLLOWUP. David and Silvia Vargas presented at the Techno Security & Forensics Investigations 2016 Conference (June 6). We welcome them back as speakers from 2014.

Thanks to the dynamic duo of David and Silvia Vargas who excited the audience with their knowledge about cybersecurity in an interactive session.

November 10 - Mobile Devices "How to get Smart using my Smart Phone". Mr. Petry will empower us with the tools and knowledge we need to make appropriate decisions of what mobile devices, applications and configurations are appropriate for our mobile computing productivity needs.

December 8 - We had a nice holiday break.

January 14 - Motivation Speaker Tip Fallon, Founder of Fallon Consulting Group, will lead us as we begin a new year with a new government. Highly rated speaker! Just what we need to move us forward in 2017. Tip will share insights, tools, and strategies to start your year with more power and clarity in reaching your goals.

February 9 - "Social Media Impact on personal relationships" Come join us for the evening and learn how Social Media, the Internet and the advancement of technology impacts our human relationships on multiple levels. Invite your significant others, co-workers, neighbors or others and learn the risks associated with this new technology and the actions you can take to preserve your most important interactions with the people you care about the most. Pete Petry did a fine job with a complicated subject area.

March 9 - Ray Bowen is our cybersecurity expert and his topic is "Hacking People - Why IT Security Solutions Will Never Be Enough".

April 17 - We are always looking for new speakers on IT topics so sign up

Let us know topics that you are interested in. Have a new job or responsibility? Sign up to share your peers about the company and or products/services. Bring your boss so she can appreciate your efforts.

So take a minute to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your ideas.

Board needs Help
By the way, the board has a few open positions to help manage the chapter. Reflects on your resume' by serving your professional association. Contact President Jack Roof to see how you can best serve.

Social Media Impact on Personal Relationships

February 9 Dinner Meeting and Presentation "Social Media Impact on personal relationships"  
  
Description of Presentation: 
Pete and Darryl will attempt to answer questions relating to how current trends in technology, including but not limited to Social Media and the Internet, have wide-reaching impact on all human relationships.  Darryl will frame the discussion by showing how our relationships play out on personal, interpersonal, cultural and institutional levels, while Pete will discuss the impact of technology on each of these levels.
 
What's in it for me?
Come join us for the evening and learn how Social Media, the Internet and the advancement of technology impacts our human relationships on multiple levels.  Invite your significant others, co-workers, neighbors or others and learn the risks associated with this new technology and the actions you can take to preserve your most important interactions with the people you care about the most.
 
Speakers
Mr. Petry is an experienced IT and Health IT Professional currently on staff at the DC Primary Care Association (DCPCA) where his responsibilities include leveraging technology to solve complex business problems.  He is a frequent speaker at the DC Chapter of the AITP and other venues and is currently serving as the Vice President of Programs and Events.  He has approximately 40 years of experience in information technology and over 15 years of experience supporting healthcare applications.  Prior to joining DCPCA, Mr. Petry was a Senior Clinical Systems Analyst at MedStar Health and a former Lead Support Specialist at Kaiser Permanente.  He's also worked as a consultant for APS Healthcare, Value Options, Advent InfoSystems, CMS and SureScripts.  Mr. Petry has 35+ years of experience in Information Technology and 14+ years of experience in Health IT.  He has a proven track record and passion for leveraging technology to solve highly complex business processes and within Healthcare, increasing patient safety, eliminating healthcare disparities and improving patient outcomes.
 
Darryl Moment is a long time seasoned professional working in the News Media and Entertainment Industry.  He has 28 years of EN Editing and Production experience, 35 years of experience working as a still photographer (studied under Mr. Frank R. Jackson, Washington Post), former Staff Photographer at Kingman's Boys Club, Studio Manager for AIPP/Videotap Editor for KPRC TV, and Videotape Editor/Photographer for KHOU TV (all in Houston, TX), he has worked as a commercial darkroom technicians, Medical Illustrator and Photographer.  He is a former center director and active member of the Mankind Project of Washington, DC:  (http://www.mkp.org), and an expert in multicultural dynamics.  He has multiple public speaking, public relations, image consultation and personal goal setting and assessment experience.
 
RSVP 
Please register by clicking on "RSVP For Event".  There will be a $5.00 charge for those without a reservation.
 
Format
6:00pm to 7:00pm Network and Registration
7:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner served
8:00pm to 9:00pm Presentation (including time for Q&A) before departing for the evening.
 
About the Venue 
Alfio's La Trattoria, in Chevy Chase, MD (http://www.alfios.com/), within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro Station and Free Valet Parking, specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine.
Alfio's La Trattoria,  4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3622
Phone: 301-657-9133
 
Costs
AITP Members: $25 - Non-Members: $30 - Students: $20 
Special:  Guests of Members pay the AITP Member rate so invite your friends and coworkers.
The cost includes a main entrée  (typically meat, seafood and vegetarian options), salad, rolls, coffee/tea, and dessert and a cash bar is available throughout the evening.

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