Southern California Fall Chapter Meeting

Southern California Fall Chapter Meeting
IT and Data Center Security at Zayo Group in Irvine, CA.

Security within the data center environment is one of the most crucial elements of data and asset protection.  From cyber security to outsourcing security management, the importance of implementing a robust security program is paramount to virtually all information technology and critical infrastructure operators.

According to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecuritythe national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure. Cybersecurity threats exploit the increased complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems, placing the Nation’s security, economy, and public safety and health at risk” (2014, National Institute of Standards and Technology).

Growing trends of ransomware and DDoS attacks also highlight the significance of including employee training as a vital part of security and compliance programs.  Nicole Henderson’s recent article: What the Average Worker Doesn't Know About Security Will Scare You sheds excellent light on the topic (2017, Penton).

Join SoCal AFCOM’s 3Q education event covering the relevant topic of security and protecting your assets.

Keynote Speaker

Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight and has been quoted or published in Time, CIO, Computerworld, USA Today, and Forbes.


Del Husain has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology with over 15 years in the financial/Real Estate/Mortgage vertical. Del has worked as CTO & Co-Founder of High Performance Partners, LLC where he headed up Technology Operations for HPP’s Quantum. He was also Vice President of Technology & Systems Development, First American Corporation where he headed up the IT operations for First American’s Enterprise Technology Group.

Jamie Hari is the Director of Cyber Security and Cloud at Zayo. He has 15 years’ experience in enterprise technology and information security, joining Zayo from BlueCat, a leading DNS Security technology company. Prior to BlueCat, Jamie was the head of security Product Management at Scalar Decisions where he launched a new managed security practice that provided cyber security operations for the Toronto Pan Am Games in 2015. 

Jesse Wiegand is the Cybersecurity Compliance Leader for Schneider Electric where he manages a team of cybersecurity engineers specializing in federal government compliance. Jesse has worked in the cybersecurity industry for nearly 20 years. Jesse currently Is the Program Manager for Schneider Electric’s Cybersecurity Compliance Center.

Michael Crabtree is CEO of Netsyntropy, assisting companies with IT security consulting and managed services. Michael has worked as a consultant for large enterprise companies in Healthcare, Financial Services and other compliance burdened sectors for 20+ years. Extensive background in Information Security, Data Center Infrastructure, control and operations. Currently engaged with a division of Optum / United Health consulting on Information Security, and Enterprise Architecture. 


3:00 - 3:30 Check-In
3:30 - 4:00 Welcome & News Round-Up
4:00 - 4:30 Cyber Security Keynote
4:30 - 5:15 Break
5:15 - 6:00 IT and Data Center Security Panel
6:00 - 7:00 Data Center Tour

Registration Process

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