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Chapter meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May and run from 12pm - 1pm (lunch) and 1pm - 3pm (meeting and presentation). Meetings are not held in June, July or August for summer break.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 11, 2018


How to protect your machine identities

The power of machines is a big change in the business world. The rise of machines is dramatically reshaping the IT and security landscape. People rely on user names and passwords to identify themselves and to gain access to machines, applications and devices. But machines don't. Machine identities are established using digital certificates and cryptographic keys. These critical security assets control machine - to - machine identity and access management. All organizations rely on keys and certificates to keep communications between machines secure and private. Therefore Keys and certificates are the foundation for securing commerce, keeping communications safe and private, and establishing trust between connecting systems. Come learn how to protect your machine identities.


Ivan Wallis, Venafi

Ivan Wallis, is a Senior Solutions Architect with Venafi. He brings over 20 years of systems engineering, key management, and security training experience towards enabling customers and partners to effectively architect and deliver data security solutions for enterprise customers. Past experience includes lead solutions architect role at Thales e-Security and SSH Communication Security, as well as solutions architect at Entrust. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Ivan is an active member of the local ISSA and ISC2 security community. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Information Systems from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.


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2018 Meeting Schedule

January 10th July - no meeting
February 14th August - no meeting
March 14th September 12th
April 11th October 10th
May 19th November 14th
June - no meeting December 12th


Meeting Agenda (unless specified otherwise):

Time Activity
12:00 Networking Luncheon
1:00 Meeting called to order
1:00 - 1:05 Introductions
1:05 - 1:20 Chapter Business
1:20 - 2:05 Security Presentation
2:05 - 2:15 Q&A / Open Discussion
2:30 Meeting Adjourned




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