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Announcement: New resources added for CCSK vs CCSP webinar! Under Resources tab above.

Chp Mtgs:  October 16, 2018

Arizona Technology Summit: September 12, 2018. 

Register for Free here: see below

CSA SouthWest Summit and CCSK Exam Preparation Workshop: December 3 – 4, 2018

Place: Fairmont Hotel

Link to Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/csa-southwest-arizona-chapter-forum-tickets-46629417844

Get 10% discount on the CCSK:

CCSKsummer2018 to help you save 10% when you earn your Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge.

Use the promo code before October to save on test tokens.

Already have your CCSK? Forward this email to colleagues within your organization to build cloud knowledge within your team.

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How the CCSK Helps You & Your Colleagues

  • The CCSK certificate is widely recognized as the standard of expertise for cloud security and provides students with the foundations in the cloud.

  • Proves competence in cloud security to partners, customers and employers.

  • Counts as 1 year of experience towards the CCSP.

Cloud Security Tools You’ll Learn How to Use:

  • Cloud Security Guidance Document.

  • ENISA recommendations

  • CSA’s cloud-specific risk & compliance tool: the Cloud Controls Matrix


Annual Sponsors





Register for September 12, 2018 Arizona Technology Summit

Countdown to the 10th Annual Arizona Technology Summit

It’s time to register for the Arizona Technology Summit. Join us Wednesday, September 12, 2018 for a day packed with ideas and information to help you align your business with best practice solutions. Focus on the important topics facing our industry. Sessions are designed with your daily IT challenges in mind. This year we focus on “Innovations in IT and Security.” With today’s dynamic threat landscape, the summit has gathered the best and the brightest to talk about advancing your security solutions.

Mr. Morgan Reed, the CIO of Arizona will begin your day as the keynote speaker. From there, you will have plenty of sessions in which to choose; from technical to future-focused, from cloud to security – the 10th annual Arizona Summit hosts industry leading companies. Take a day getting practical know-how and building connections. Collaborate, learn and discuss with other CIOs, engineers and technologists. Get answers to your technical and/or business-related questions, capitalize on available technologies, and have one-on-one conversations with peers. 


You can learn, collaborate, and even have fun. In addition to the learning, there will be fabulous give-aways, including a dream vacation and a few surprises that you won’t want to miss. 

REGISTER NOW. Type  CLOUD in promo box to waive the $249 fee when registering.

This year’s topic: “Innovations in IT and Security.” Be the champion of your technology transformation story. Rethink current business practices incorporating proven business methodology. Immerse yourself all that the Arizona Technology Summit has to offer. In addition to the learning, there will be fabulous give-aways, prizes including a dream vacation and a few surprises. We look forward to seeing you there!


Come with challenges and leave with solutions. Network with industry leaders to develop partnerships that help move your business forward. Expand your network in: Government, Education, Economic development, Technology associations, Healthcare providers, and Corporate enterprises.

Type CLOUD in promo box to waive the $249 fee when registering.


Arizona Technology Summit is a certified conference. You earn a 6 Credit CPU certificate. Attend the conference. Enjoy a day listening, learning and networking with other technologists. This summit is designed for people who want to learn more. During some sessions, there will be raffles that will include: Roku Ultra, Bluetooth Beats Solo Headphones, DJI Spark Mini Drone, Amazon Echo Dot, and Amazon Gift Cards!


8:00 AM: 

• Opening Keynote: Morgan Reed

-Statewide Strategic IT Roadmap

• Defending Against the 2018 Threat Landscape


9:00 AM:

• The Bots are Coming!

• The Future of WIFI

• Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Cyber Defense

• Hyper-converged Secondary Storage for Backup

• Shortest Path Bridging (SPB)- Can it really be this simple?

• Security Fabric: Bridging Security Gaps to Solve Business Needs

• CIO Forum (breakfast included)


 10:00 AM:

Networking/Tour Exhibits


11:00 AM:

• Building a SOC that Scales: Morphing to SuperSOC Status

• HPE InofSight and Intelligent Storage

• How Cybersecurity Can Be Easy

• Current Cyber Threat Trends and Actionable Next Steps that Make Business Sense

• Cyber-crime Threats & Techniques

• Identity Driven Security

• CIO Forum


12:00 PM:

• Lunch & Learn: Security Data Analytics and Pro-Active Intruder Hunting

• Lunch & Learn: Protection from Ransomware using offsite backups into the Cloud

• Lunch & Learn: Effectuating Multi-Cloud Access Security

• Lunch & Learn: Securing Your Way of Life- The Latest Trends in Cybersecurity

• CIO Forum: For IT Executives with VIP Badges, Lunch 

 will be Included


1:00 PM:

• Seamless Recovery- Even from Ransomware

• New WiFi Technologies Explained- Design and Performance Expectations for 802.11ax and IoT Infrastructure

• The Future of Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Internet-of-Things and Edge Computing

• Threat Intelligence and Layered Security in the WannaCry Era

• The Next Level of Connections in IT & Security


2:00 PM:

Networking and Exhibit Raffle Giveaways


3:00 PM:

• Audience & Panel Discussion: Tying it All Together, Today’s Takeaways

• Cocktail Reception

 – Bar and Drinks that is gratis


An afternoon of a gratis cocktail session will take place at the end of the summit. Enjoy vendor giveaways and enter to win the GRAND RAFFLE, a dream vacation for two to a destination of your choice. Valued at $2,500. 

To enter, simply complete the stamp card by visiting vendors throughout the summit. When the card is complete, drop it off at the registration desk and you are entered to win. You MUST be present to win. 


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2018 Chapter Meetings


JOIN US! Tuesday, July 17, *9:30AM- 4:30PM.

*9:00AM registration/sign in: 9:50AM start

FREE.  Includes Networking, Lunch and CPE Certificate

At:  Rio Salado College Conference Center, at 2323 W 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281







“Architecting Your Cloud for Success”

Aaron Sandeen, Co Founder & CEO at Zuggand, Inc. (Former CIO for State of Arizona)




“We are from the Government, and we are Here to Help!”

Christine Figueroa, Protective Security Advisor at US DHS


Ilene Klein, Cybersecurity Program Coordinator for the State of Arizona



“Lessons Learned:  Failures and Pitfalls of Cloud Conversion/Cutovers”

Sherri Dewey, IT Support Specialist at BMC Software



“Security Challenges and Opportunities Across IoT in Transportation”

George Moakley, Solutions Architect and Strategist, George Moakley Ventures


“BlockChain 101”

Cory Williams, Principle Solutions Architect, Blockchain Developer & Founder, at ConflictFree4U



CSA SW and ISC2 Phoenix are partnered on this event!

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