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Incredible Story About An Incredible Man
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The Association of Information
Technology Professionals is a
professional association comprised of career minded individuals who
seek to expand their potential -- employers, employees, managers,
programmers, and many others. The organization seeks to provide avenues
for all their members to be teachers as well as students and to make
contacts with other members in the Information Technology field, all in
an effort to become more marketable in rapidly changing, technological
We encourage all people interested in the field of Information
Technology to attend our meetings. You don't have to be a member to
attend. Just e-mail us and let us know to expect you.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
"Should Companies pay to Have Security Intrusion Professionals
Presented by George Fahr of Digicorp.
The value of "penetration
testing", why it is so important (the general state of security issues
today and going forward). There is real interest into how many
organizations include this in their best practice applications, real
world examples of how it has aided companies, and the extent of damage
repair in organizations that are breached (business recovery). Lastly
of course, how often should it be done, what are the resources
required, and the average costs to deploy it for budget purposes.
Geogre Fahr has been working in the technology industry for 32 years.
Upon completing a BS from the University of Minnesota in 1986, George
began his professional career at NCR Corporation. In 1996, George left
NCR and acquired minority interest in Digicorp Inc. In his 21 years at
Digicorp, George has aquired full ownership of the firm and overseen
revenue growth of roughly 520%. Today, Digicorp employs 50 employees
with better than 50% of the employees serving in the capacity
Specific to IT security, George has seen the world change drastically.
The bank teller and check processing systems that George programmed at
NCR in the mid-80s ran proprietary operating systems and existed
largely on private networks, inaccessible to the outside world.
Although IT security in the 1980s and early 90s existed, the
challenges were minimal compared to the environment that evolved from
the mid-90s on. The proliferation of distributed computing (PCs and
servers) and the Internet led to a myriad of new security risks. Today,
a simple firewall and PC antivirus does not address the security
challenge that presents itself. Organizations need to begin with
defining security policy. Following from policy, an organization can
design and build solutions that include infrastructure, procedure,
auditing and remediation.
Digicorp has designed, implemented and supports security infrastructure
at thousands of customers. These solutions include large retailers,
hospital/health organizations, financial institutions, insurance
companies, county and local government, manufacturers, school districts
and many more.