About our Topic: Windows 10 Security
Security is top of mind for many organization as cyber-attacks are now more brazen and sophisticated. Security has been at the forefront of our design of Windows 10, all the way from securing the hardware layer through to the flow of information. During this session we will walk-through Windows 10 security benefits, its relevance for your IT and plan for the future. After an overview of the current threat landscape, you’ll learn about Windows 10 Security with a technical discussion of the key solutions such as Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Windows Information Protection, and Windows Hello for Business. During this workshop, you will learn about the new security features in Windows 10, and a technical discussion of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Windows Information Protection and Windows Hello for Business.
Date: Tuesday February 21, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 9 PM (Doors open at 6pm)
Place: Tillyard Conference Room (Adjacent to Alberta Blue Cross office)
Cost: Current CIC Members: FREE
Guests & Future CIC Members: $30.00*
Renewing Members: $120.00
Renewing Student Mbrs: $24.00
* Guest fees for members joining within 30 days of attending are applied to membership dues.
Payment: Visa/MasterCard via Eventbrite (Note: S/C & Eventbrite fees apply)
Cash/Cheque at the door.
Note: Light food and refreshments are provided for attendees.
About our Presenter: Shawn Porter, Technical Solutions Professional - Windows at Microsoft
Shawn Porter is a 23 year veteran of the IT Industry having worked in computer sales and tech, store owner to enterprise system management, author and everything in between. Shawn’s focus for the last decade has been primarily systems management and desktop OS deployment. In his role as a Windows Technical Solutions Professional for Western Canada, he helps his customers understand and develop their Windows 10 management and deployment strategies. Based out of Victoria, BC his role keeps him busy engaging with customers from Manitoba to BC, but when not on the road Shawn enjoys baking and cooking for his family, as well as taking in the great sights and sounds of the Pacific North West.
About our Sponsors:
Q9 – Venue
For almost two decades we’ve been Canada’s leading provider of outsourced data centre services. Whether you need rapidly scalable infrastructure, or peace of mind from the latest network threats, our experts can help your business meet the challenges of an ever-changing IT landscape. Your mission-critical applications deserve best-in-class service. If you’re looking for rock solid data centre infrastructure and exceptional service quality – it’s time we talked.
True North Group Inc – Various
True North Group Inc. provides exclusively Canadian integrated cloud, managed IT and security services as well as professional IT consulting to small and mid-market enterprises. True North Group has provided door prizes at many events as well as contributions toward CIC’s operational funding.
Microsoft – Office 365 + Operational Funding
Microsoft supplies the Calgary IT Pro Community Association with a free 25-seat Office 365 E3 subscription for the leadership team and committees. As well, Microsoft has agreed to fund a portion of CIC's operating expenses for 2016.
iTech - Platinum Sponsor
iTech is Canada’s leading portfolio of IT technology conferences and exhibitions focusing on Infrastructure, Cloud, Security, Data Centre, Virtualization & Mobility.
At iTech you will have the opportunity to; discover new cutting edge products & services, network & meet new people in the industry, stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends, see technology in action through live demonstrations, attend conference seminar sessions, research information to enhance your IT strategy, enjoy this Local event right in your backyard!
When & Where
Calgary IT Pro Community Association
The Calgary IT Pro Community Association [“CIC”] is a registered not-for-profit society incorporated April 28 2008 under the Alberta Societies Act.
The purpose of the Calgary IT Professional Community Association [“CIC”] is to provide information technology professionals and consultants in Southern Alberta with opportunities for professional development, social networking and sharing knowledge with peers in a non-competitive environment.
Our vision is to become the leading IT professional user group community in Canada
Our mission is to present quality technical programs, offer unique special-interest groups for technical and business practice areas, cultivate strategic partnerships with leading vendors and encourageactive member participation through volunteer engagement and social interaction opportunities.
Our values hinge on honesty, integrity and trust in everything we do.Our members strive to honour every commitment they make to the best of their ability and to meet or exceed expectations when delivering on those commitments.
We value balance in one’s work, family and community – providing good service and expertise for fair compensation so that families are supported and nurtured and our communities are enriched through the work and volunteer efforts of our members.
Membership in CIC is open to anyone interested in joining and contributing to the organization. Regular meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. You are encouraged to attend and participate actively.
Membership dues for 2017:
Regular Members: $120 (Jan 01 – Dec 31)
New Regular Members: $10.00/month through Dec 2017
Students w/ ID: $24 (Jan 01 – Dec 31)
New Student Members: $2.00/month through Dec 2017