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SASE

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we will be discussing Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) led by Jason Cable from Fortinet. We will learn all about this innovative technology and what Gartner describes as “The Future of Network Security in the Cloud.”

Key Takeaways Include:

  • What is SASE?
  • Common use cases/architecture
  • Licensing
  • FAQs
  • Q&A

Register and attend for a chance to win our raffle prize – a Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Tablet – 13″! Make sure to bring your questions AND your appetite! We look forward to you attending!

Raffle Prize

Register for a chance to win this month’s raffle prize! Thanks to our sponsors, the winner will receive the following!

About the Presenter

Jason Cable

Fortinet

Systems Engineer

I am a sales engineer with Fortinet. I have been in IT for 14 years, most recently in Engineering roles at Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana, and KFC. I currently live in Charlestown, IN with my wife, and two kids. As a family, we enjoy college football, and going to Disney.

Microsoft Security – Upcoming Roadmap Features & Tales From The Wild

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Microsoft Security – Upcoming Roadmap Features & Tales From The Wild

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we will be discussing the new features of Microsoft security, along with a few of them that you may be overlooking. In addition, we will look at the successes/failures of other organizations and the opportunities you should be taking advantage of.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Updated Device Restriction Configuration
  • New Laps – coming 1st QTR 2023
  • Windows Update Reporting refresh
  • Upcoming Premium Intune Features
  • Security Successes (is that a word?) and failures opportunities

Make sure to bring your questions AND your appetite (like we won’t all be appeasing our appetites that following week – Happy Thanksgiving)!

We look forward to you attending!

Raffle Prize

Register for a chance to win this month’s raffle prize! Thanks to our sponsors, the winner will receive the following!

About the Presenter

Josh Gatewood

Patriot Consulting Technology Group

Senior Microsoft Cloud Security Solutions Architect

Josh is a Senior Microsoft Cloud Security Solutions Architect at Patriot Consulting Tech. He works to help clients review and harden their cloud security posture and performs training for companies on products within the Microsoft stack.

Josh has over 15 years of experience working with complex enterprise IT administration and is passionate about how Azure is the best of all the clouds. Additionally, Josh has a Masters from Sullivan University and is multi-cloud certified from both GCP and Azure. In his free time, you can find him running at Beckley or volunteering in the community. He goes to Adventure Christian church in Jeffersontown, Kentucky and has a dog name Ellie.

BooMUG – Incident Response Management

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Incident Response Management Workshop

What goes bump in the night for IT personnel? Well… we’re going to talk about it. While cybersecurity incidents can be a haunting experience, knowing you have a defense against the grim reaper can make the world of a difference.

Join us for a ghostly workshop put on by the LouMUG team where we will examine the coordination, collaboration, information sharing, and response capabilities of your organization’s reaction and response to a significant (ghoulish) cyber incident. This workshop is an opportunity to discuss and present multiple options, possible solutions, and/or suggested actions to resolve or mitigate a cybersecurity incident. It is meant to be a fang-tastic, interactive event where varying viewpoints/opinions are welcomed and expected!

Bring your team, along with any and all incident response materials you have, and get prepared to fight the cybersecurity monsters.

Details of the workshop include:

  • Responding to a cybersecurity scenario using your knowledge of existing plans, capabilities, and insights derived from your training and experience.
  • Work together with your team to navigate the proper steps that should be taken in response to said scenario.
  • Address what went right, any ideas or issues that may have emerged from the exercise discussions, and next steps your team and organization should take.

You will also have the opportunity to tour Flexential’s data center while you’re here!

We are going to have a fun, interactive – BUT SPOOKY – Halloween time. Join the LouMUG team by dressing up in your Halloween costume and you’ll get an extra entry for this month’s raffle prize!

COSTUME CONTEST & Raffle Prize

Register for a chance to win this month’s raffle prize! Thanks to our sponsors, the winner will receive the following!

If you decide to join the LouMUG team and dress up in your Halloween costume, you’ll get an additional entry for the raffle!

About the Presenter

Tim Lewis

Mirazon

Security Practice Manager

Tim Lewis has been an Information Technology consultant since 2003 and with Mirazon since 2007, working in the network, systems, storage, virtualization and security space. He currently manages Mirazon’s Network and Security Operation Centers. In his spare time he enjoys backpacking, fitness and movies.

Endpoint Management: Pain Points and Solutions

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Endpoint Management: Pain Points and Solutions

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we will discuss Endpoint Management! We will have a guest speaker, David Sowder, Adaptiva Solution Architect, who will discuss pains of endpoint management and ways that IT departments can overcome them. Lunch will be provided. 

Endpoint management is a never-ending task fraught with challenges – lack of time/resources, lack of visibility, and so much more. A recent survey from the Ponemon Institute showed that on average, 48% of enterprise devices are at risk because they are not visible to IT, or the OS is outdated. If you’re like the respondents to the survey, you’re spending millions and still falling behind the support tickets, manual tasks, and complexity of your day-to-day job.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • What these common endpoint management challenges are
  • How to set your organization up for success in solving these challenges
Make sure to bring your questions, and we look forward to you attending!

Raffle Prize

Please register and sign in with a recognizable name so we can add you to the drawing for this month’s prize. Thanks to our sponsors, the winner will receive the following!

About the Presenter

David Sowder

Adaptiva

Senior Solution Architect

David’s many years of experience as a System Administrator and Engineer at Enterprise organizations lead him to join Adaptiva as a Senior Solution Architect. Most recently a client of Adaptiva for numerous years at Marsh & McLennan, he understands the challenges of an end-user while helping to enable them for success.

Demos & Dell Client Demo Truck

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Demos & Dell Client Demo Truck

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we will be hosting the Dell Client Demo Truck! We will also have several self-paced demos you’ll be able to explore (more details below) including: 

Self-Paced Demos:

  • Windows 11
  • Security Awareness Training (SAT)
  • Wireless Surveys
  • Conference Room Systems
  • SharePoint
  • Supply Chain & Licensing
This is a GREAT opportunity to talk with engineers about your IT environment and how it could benefit from these products and services.
Pastries and coffee will be provided in the morning, followed by lunch. Make sure to bring your questions, and we look forward to you attending!

Raffle Prize

Please register and sign in with a recognizable name so we can add you to the drawing for this month’s prize. Thanks to our sponsors, the winner will take home this Dell monitor!

Dell 24 Monitor – E2422HS

About the Presenters & Demos

Dell Client Demo Truck

The Dell Client Demo Truck is a mobile truck stocked with various types of Dell equipment. The truck offers a fantastic chance to experience and interact with Dell products up close and personal—including laptops, servers, storage solutions, monitors, and more.

Self-Paced Demos

Windows 11

Kyle Haas & Joe Fuchs

Take a look at the operating system, interface, functions, and key features of Windows 11. How would this benefit your organization? Feel free to ask the experts questions and try out the product yourself! Get a feel for the advantages it could bring your business.

SAT

Tim Lewis

See the administrator’s dashboard, phishing tests, learning content, reporting & analytics, and more during our Security Awareness Training product’s demo! Learn how the features work together to help your employees be the strong first line of defense.

Wireless Surveys

Justin Cottrell

Take a closer look at the top wireless network design, surveying, validation, and troubleshooting tools. Learn about wireless surveying and how to blend the wireless connectivity requirements for your business with realistic environmental factors.

Conference Room Systems

Craig Stein

Learn how to seamlessly execute screensharing, hybrid meetings, video feeds, room management & booking tools, and more! Get hands-on experience with technology that’s built for the businesses and employees of today’s hybrid world.

SharePoint

John Ross & Billie Ross

Come see what SharePoint is all about! Get a look at this cloud-based service, its features, integration with PowerApps, customizability, latest updates, and more. Learn about the advantages and see what it can bring to you, your employees, and the company.

Supply Chain & Licensing

Tyler Switalski

Tyler, our Purchasing Manager won’t be doing any demos, but he is here for any and all non-technical questions! Interested in supply chain and what Mirazon is seeing? Have Microsoft/Veeam licensing questions? Want to just have a nice chat? Come see Tyler!

Zero Trust Network Access

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ZERO TRUST NETWORK ACCESS

Join us for this month’s LouMUG event where we will discuss Zero Trust Network Access. We will have a guest speaker and lunch will be provided. 

Jimmy Shaw, Systems Engineer with Fortinet, will dive into ZTNA and tell us everything we need to know about this increasingly adopted trend, and why it’s important.

Jimmy will lead a discussion on:

  • Threat landscape
  • What is ZTNA?
  • Is VPN dead?
  • Is ZTNA right for your network?
  • The Fortinet ZTNA solution
Make sure to bring your questions, and we look forward to you attending!

Raffle Prize

Please register and sign in with a recognizable name so we can add you to the drawing for this month’s prize. Thanks to our sponsor, Fortinet, you will get to choose one of the following!

About the Presenter

Jimmy Shaw

Fortinet

Systems Engineer

Jimmy has been a network/security engineer for roughly 14 years, and has spent 11 years in various roles at West IP Communications. The last 3 years he has been at Fortinet as a Systems Engineer. A fun fact about Jimmy is that he’s always up for a good time, but anything with an engine usually gets him excited.

BrewMUG Social

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It’s that time of the year again – The LouMUG BrewMUG Social!

Join us on Thursday, May 19 from 4:30pm – 7:00pm at Mile Wide Beer Co.

This will be a great opportunity for some relaxation, catching up, and networking – and maybe indulge in a nice craft beer or two! You won’t want to miss out on this event Register below to attend. We hope to see you there!

Security Threats & End User Education

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Cybersecurity and Awareness Training

The world of cybersecurity can be an overwhelming one, to say the least. With the constantly changing threat landscape and growing sophistication of attacks, it’s all hands on deck. Your end users need to continually be trained to recognize phishing and social engineering attempts – but how can you go about it effectively?

Join Tim Lewis (Security Practice Manager, Mirazon) and Craig Stein (Partner and Solutions Architect, Mirazon) as they dive into Security Awareness Training, why it’s important, and how to conduct it.

Craig and Tim will lead a discussion on:

  • A layered security strategy
  • What is Security Awareness Training?
  • Finding your weakest link in the security chain
  • Manual vs automated testing
  • Keeping up with threats
  • Options for tools to combat
  • Recommendations & resources
We HIGHLY encourage you to bring your own ideas, methods, and recommendations to share! And of course, make sure to bring your questions!

Raffle Prize

Please register and sign in with a recognizable name so we can add you to the drawing for this month’s prize – New Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker for Outdoor Travel

About the Presenters

Tim Lewis

Mirazon

Security Practice Manager

Tim Lewis has been an Information Technology consultant since 2003 and with Mirazon since 2007, working in the network, systems, storage, virtualization and security space. He currently manages Mirazon’s Network and Security Operation Centers. In his spare time he enjoys backpacking, fitness and movies.

Craig Stein

Mirazon

Partner and Solutions Architect

Craig Stein is one of the founding partners at Mirazon and has been providing systems consulting since 1992. He listens to customers’ needs and offers solutions that fit their budget while using the most innovative technology available and striving to provide the highest level of customer service. In his spare time he enjoys restoring old cars, spending time with his wife, Kelli, and two dogs.

PowerShell for AzureAD Demystified

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More and more organizations are turning to Azure Active Directory to manage identities in the cloud.  Besides the web portal, many IT admins use PowerShell to more quickly navigate Azure AD and make changes. 

 But there are multiple Microsoft PowerShell modules to work in Azure AD.  Which one is the best one to use? 

Join Roger Seekell (Systems Engineer, Jefferson County Public Schools) as he uses PowerShell to manage over 200,000 users and 4,500 groups in Azure AD.

Roger will showcase the different PowerShell modules for Azure AD and which ones to use for jobs like these:

  • Look up an account’s MFA settings
  • View recent user logins
  • Email a report of Azure AD administrators
  • Create a report of Conditional Access Policies
  • Remediate a compromised user account
Bring your questions!

Raffle Prize

Please register and sign in with a recognizable name so we can add you to the drawing for this month’s prize – Oculus – Quest 2 Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset – 128GB

About the Presenter

 

Roger Seekell

Jefferson County Public School

Systems Engineer

Roger Seekell is a Systems Engineer at Jefferson County Public Schools.  He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Information Technology from Sullivan University.  Working at JCPS for over twelve years, his responsibilities range from VMware virtual machines and Citrix virtual desktops to Microsoft 365 administration and cybersecurity policies.  PowerShell ties it all together across his many duties. 

In addition to playing piano at his church, Roger enjoys cycling, riding rollercoasters, and playing Minecraft with his wife.

Cybersecurity Insurance

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Cybersecurity insurance is proving to be crucial for businesses today, and depending on if you follow the guidelines correctly, it could make or break you. Join us to find out more about how to protect yourself, employees, and businesses.

Odin Olson joins Louisville Microsoft User Group to discuss:

  • General Cyber Insurance Market trends
  • Insuretechs
  • Technology requirements and the application process
  • What action can IT/Infosec professionals take?
  • MSFT/Arctic Wolf alignment
Bring your questions!

Raffle Prize

Please register and sign in with a recognizable name so we can add you to the drawing for this month’s prize, a $250 Amazon gift card!

About the Presenter

Odin Olson

Arctic Wolf

VP of Business Development

Odin Olson is responsible for Business Development at Arctic Wolf, including integration ecosystems, strategic and industry alliances as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to Arctic Wolf Odin was responsible for Business Development of ServiceNow’s Security and Risk Products, and later the IT Operations and Platform technology ecosystems.
Odin has also held information security alliances and leadership positions with Tanium and Damballa after years engaging with customers as a Systems Engineer. Odin holds a bachelors degree in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.