Meeting Notes – Ansible and Space Weather

Two new posts are now available on our YouTube site.

Ed Summer’s talk regarding Automation via Ansible and Rob Perry’s discussion regarding Space Weather. If you missed these meetings now is your chance to see the pros in action.

Automation via Ansible

Space Weather


August 2021 – Securing Against Space Weather

“Those who shoulder disaster recovery responsibilities won’t want to miss this one.  This presentation will introduce the topic of “space weather” and why you should be concerned about it, including strategies you can take to minimize the impact of some worst-case scenarios of solar cycle 25.” -Rob Perry

I get it, what the heck is space weather and why should I be concerned about it?  Well Rob Perry is bringing us the goods again.  If you have ever attended one of Rob’s presentations you know that he has a great ability to take a very complicated subject, break it down and make it fun and enjoyable with a slant toward security.  His previous presentations on Block Chain and Quantum Computing were awesome and we expect this one to be just as good. Stay tuned for more information on this one.

Thanks to SyCom Technologies for hosting

What: Securing Against Space Weather

When:  Thursday, August 12th, 5:30 pm


In Person:

Sycom Technologies Colonnade Corporate Center 2800 Electric Rd #103c, Roanoke, VA 24018


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Presenter Bio:

Robert Perry is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Carilion Clinic, one of the largest hospitals and healthcare providers based in southwest Virginia, serving nearly one million in the Virginia community and surrounding areas.

As an expert in the technology industry, Mr. Perry’s charismatic speaking style and passion for technology and cybersecurity have made him a sought after speaker at conferences. Speaking topic range in areas including: cybersecurity systems, and tools, attack and counter attack cybersecurity response systems, authentication and access control.

Mr. Perry is a high performance IT leader with over 20 years’ experience managing cybersecurity, technology systems and networking. His business and technology experience has allowed Mr. Perry to align technology initiatives with corporate and organizational business objectives.

He holds dual masters degrees: Masters in Technology Management and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Mr. Perry’s licenses and certificates include: CISSP (retired), CISA, CCSP, and CCNA-Voice