Cyber Security Update

Cyber security risks are constantly evolving as bad actors adapt their tactics to improved corporate defenses. New reports arise almost daily of prominent companies becoming victims of malware attacks, not to mention the many unreported attacks on less prominent companies.

What are the emerging threats companies should be aware of? What successful approaches are companies taking to protect their infrastructure, their data, their very business? Are trends becoming more favorable or less favorable to small and mid-sized businesses?

Join us as Ronnie Munn, CISO from MCPc, answers these questions and others in our March webinar.

About the Speaker

Ronnie Munn is MCPc’s Chief Information Security Officer, where he is responsible for consultative cyber security efforts across MCPc’s customer base. He has developed and implemented the solution catalog specific to information security programs, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems and assets (including protected financial information) from both internal and external threats.

Ronnie has an encompassing understanding of the IT landscape as it relates to security, business continuity, and disaster recovery. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Citrix Certified Professional-Networking (CCP-N), and Citrix Certified Professional-Virtualization (CCP-V).

MCPc has been supporting the IT needs of midwestern businesses for more than 20 years and has focused efforts in the cyber security space for more than 10 years. They’ll share insights to help businesses understand how best to protect themselves against evolving and emerging threats.

Program Survey Results

We recently posted a survey over on SurveyMonkey asking you what you wanted to see this year for subjects of presentations at our meetings. Below please find the results:

Topic  Weighted Average
Enterprise Architecture in the Cloud 2.35
AI and Machine Learning 2.32
Trends in Cyber Security 2.12
Data Analytics and You 1.91
Advancing your IT Career 1.74
Cloud Computing Trends: From Hyperscale to Regional 1.50
Implementing DevOps 1.32

The number of respondents was 34. Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey! We will also be participating in Tech Week again this year, which is the 1st week of April! Stay tuned for more details!

Scholarship Presentation

On November 15th 2018, Clara Friend, a Senior in Computer Science at Malone University in Canton, OH received a $500 scholarship presented by Board Member Dr. James Glasgow. The scholarship was awarded in the name of Akron Canton Chapter from CompTIA AITP. The selection of the scholarship award was the prize of the recently held Chapter Challenge contest, which Akron Chapter of AITP placed 9th overall out of 31 chapters.

Clara Friend, scholarship recipient, and Dr. James Glasgow, Board Member