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Speaking Engagement *Tomorrow* Feb 17th at ASIS Phoenix

For those of you that are local to Phoenix, I will be speaking about wireless networking and security to the Phoenix Chapter of ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security) tomorrow, February 17th.

The meeting is being held at the University Club:

39 E Monte Vista Rd
Phoenix, AZ

It is a lunch meeting with registration starting at 10:45 am. Lunch and networking are before the presentation, which starts at approximately 12 noon. There will be a Q & A session to follow.

About ASIS:

ASIS International, formerly known as the American Society of Industrial Security, is the preeminent organization for security professionals with more than 36,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS International is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs that address broad security interests. The ASIS Phoenix, AZ Chapter was chartered in January 1958 and today has over 400 members who are active security professionals and represent over 300 companies throughout Arizona. ASIS International has a long standing relationship with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA).

ASIS International, and its chartered chapters also advocate the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. It provides members and the security community with access to a full range of certification programs and services, and publishing the industry’s number one magazine Security Management. ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance and is the first of its kind to be awarded the Safety Act Designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Speaking Engagement – Webinar on 1/26 at 9AM PST

OK, I promised to give more notice on future speaking engagements.  I am giving a Webinar on “Wireless Security Assessments” on Monday, 1/26 at 9AM PST.

Below is information about the presentation, including the link to attend along with a session description.

Webcast Live Date & Time: 9:00am JAN 26 2009 United States – Los Angeles

Duration: 45 mins

Session Description – Wireless Security Assessments

Our speaker, Douglas Haider, will be presenting on the unique challenges inherent to assessing and securing wireless networks. With the recent reduction in costs of wireless equipment, it has become increasingly common for companies to implement wireless technology.  Companies may desire the convenience that wireless technologies provide, but may not appreciate the security risks inherent to these systems.  Adding wireless equipment to the corporate network adds a significant amount of additional risk to the I.T. infrastructure.  Mr. Haider will cover some of the key tools and methodologies for identifying and mitigating these risks.