Meeting Notes – April 2020

Sorry for the delay, folks! We’re working to get back up to speed and ensure we keep you up-to-date with our meeting recaps.

Our April virtual meeting was an overview of Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN). Johnny Hatfield and Stephen Watkins of Fortinet joined us to discuss the technology, how it is changing networking, and the benefits it brings to network security. Watch the recording on our YouTube channel:

Link to April meeting YouTube video

If you’d like to get in touch with the speakers:

Johnny Hatfield
Fortinet
Major Account Manager
804-852-3786
jhatfield@fortinet.com

References:

SDxCentral – Articles, white papers, and information on SD-WAN and related technologies

June Announcement

I know that it seems that RISE has been out of sorts these past few months and the reality is that you’re not wrong.  As you know many members of the core RISE team also serve as key team members on various Cyber teams within their own companies.   With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic we have been laser focused on setting up secure remote workforce solutions and protecting network resources as various attack patterns continue to rise.  These efforts have resulted in us not being able to dedicate the time needed to ensure that the RISE presentations that you see are both content rich and well-polished.   This is not what we desire nor will we continue down this path.  I want to assure you RISE is focused on getting you the content that you need and want.

Each month we want to make sure that each presentation is polished and presented with a knowledgeable speaker.  We also want to ensure that each meeting provides members an opportunity to socialize, share experiences and create comradery within the local Cyber community.   Lastly, I want to assure you that RISE is not going away or losing steam.  Your core team members are still dedicated to getting you presentations that are both relevant and content rich.  With that being said, I want to let you know that we will need to cancel this week’s presentation.    Due to work related duties we were not able to capture the details needed to ensure a polished presentation.  This means that we will move forward with our scheduled presentation for July and it should be a good one.  Please stay tuned as we will be sending out details within the next few days.

Again, we are sorry that we have had to cancel this week’s presentation and I promise this is not indicative of things to come, this is merely a small speed bump as we traverse these crazy times.

Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you all in July.