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Please join us for our monthly meetings the second Tuesday of each month. We meet at the Tex R Us LLC Conference Room – 2525 Blueberry Rd Suite 201. We have a wide variety of topics such as personal information, state laws, cloud computing, and technology on the campaign trail. Previous speakers include representatives from ACS, Dell, Microsoft, Apple, State of Alaska, University of Alaska, and many more. If you are interested in speaking or have a specific topic of interest, please let us know.
The typical meeting agenda is:
6:00 pm – meeting social
6:30 pm – introductions and announcements
6:40 pm – dinner
7:00 pm – speaker
8:00 pm – end of meeting
February 13, 2018 Meeting
Special Guest Speaker: Rob Barnett, Director of IT – Olgoonik Corporation
Meeting Topic: Social Engineering – How to avoid being a victim
Corporate and personnel information are being attacked on a daily basis through various means. Social engineering is one of the more common forms of such an attack because it can be done literally by anyone anywhere and often has a relatively high rate of success. The objective of this training is to help reduce this possibility by defining what Social Engineering is and–through a series of examples–help you to recognize the signs of social engineering, thereby enabling you to protect yourself from its pitfalls.
As the Director of Information Technology (IT), Robert Barnett is responsible for the overall management of IT functions within Olgoonik Corporation, leading a small team on a large task. This includes designing, implementing, operating, and administering Olgoonik’s Corporation-wide telecommunications systems. In addition to managing employees located across the country, Mr. Barnett also oversees and supports Olgoonik’s worldwide network. Mr. Barnett has been with Olgoonik for 13 years and held progressively responsible positions within the company.
His recent accomplishments include the standardization of corporate IT policies & practices, maintaining a 100% customer satisfaction rating, and aggressively pushing towards 100% compliance with new standards for government contractors like NIST’s 800-171 regarding Controlled Unclassified Information.
Mr. Barnett holds a variety of technical and administrative certifications including his Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), VMWare Certified Professional (VCP) and thirty-one other certifications. He holds 20 distinct Microsoft certifications including his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) & Microsoft Certified Trainer.
He maintains a membership in several prominent IT organizations throughout the community including the Anchorage CIO Council, Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Infragard, as well as the Alaskan chapters for International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and Project Management Institute (PMI). He presently serves as the chair for the University of Alaska Computer Science & Engineering Advisory Board and ex-officio member of the College of Engineering Advisory Board. He also finds time to assist non-profit organizations like the Anchorage Glacier Pilots with charitable support of their computer networks.
Mr. Barnett earned his Master of Business Administration with a focus in Telecommunications Management from Alaska Pacific University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science specializing in Local Area Networks from Charter College. Mr. Barnett lives in Eagle River with his wife and two children.
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