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.  


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

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   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.


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

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

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.