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Zero Trust Network Access

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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


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


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


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.

IT Hiring and Career Development

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The IT jobs industry’s got a fever, and it is partially because of COVID.

Join us for our first meeting of the year! We’re joined by Bellarmine University’s CIO Eric Satterly, Mirazon’s CEO Karen Albers, and an Amazon recruiter Lindsay O’Neil for a lively discussion about IT hiring and career development — the current landscape, hiring practices, navigating the job market, what employers are looking for, etc.
Bring your questions!
Please register and sign in with a recognizable name so we can add you to the drawing for this month’s prize, Lego’s BMW M 1000 RR Technic kit ( **or kit of equal or lesser value pending availability and winner’s choice**

About the Presenters


Karen Albers


Partner & Co-Founder

Karen Albers is a Partner and Co-Founder at Mirazon, a Louisville-based IT consulting company. She performs a variety of duties including technical staff coordinator, referee, professional Nerf gun trainer, and other technical duties that keep the office running smoothly, but more importantly, happy. She not only helps to set the professional standards, but also pushes all of her employees to exceed them, and have fun doing it.
On any given day, Karen may be performing technical duties, managing and speaking with clients, and walking her dog around the office to greet everyone – a day in the life of a Mirazon Partner and Co-Founder is varied. She is a frim believer that flying monkeys, Nerf guns, and a sofa are important parts of the company culture. She knows that commitment and customer service are what set Mirazon apart, both professionally and culturally.

Lindsay O’Neil


Senior Client Lead Recruiter

Hi, my name is Lindsay O’Neil and I am currently a Sr Client Lead Recruiter at Amazon. I work in our Worldwide Technology Operations organization in a centralized group recruiting for Data Engineers, Business Intelligence Engineers, and Scientist(applied, research and data). I have been with Amazon for less than a year, but have worked in the recruiting industry for the last 8 years.

I started working in recruiting for a company called TechUSA, in Atlanta, GA, where I recruited in the construction and engineering world before moving to TEKsystems to focus in the IT space. I am also the Membership Director for RockIT Women, a local organization for women in technology.

Eric Satterly

Bellarmine University

CIO & Associate VP for Digital Transformation

My name Eric Satterly and I am currently the CIO and Associate VP for Digital Transformation at Bellarmine University. I have over 21 years of experience serving as the highest-ranking Information Technology professional that has held accountability to some of the most senior executives and/or board of directors. I’ve been successful in developing and communicating technology strategy, building and empowering innovative teams, and delivering operational excellence.

I have a varied work background in all types of environments including entrepreneurial, start-ups, highly structured businesses, and corporate operations. I serve on the board of the Higher Education Systems and Services (HESS) Consortium and on the board of the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK). Last year, I was able to give a TEDx Talk, which was a very interesting experience for me, and it has led me to want to continue doing talks for the people of my community.

New Year, New OSes: Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11

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It’s our last meeting of the year and Microsoft’s been saying “new year, new me” with Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. Join Mirazon’s CTO Brent Earls and Mirazon’s Systems Engineer Dustin Lamkin as they walk us through the high level on changes and new features.

Brent will cover Windows Server 2022:

  • Versions
  • Security
  • Azure
  • Containers
  • Storage Migration Service new features
  • Storage Spaces Direct Improvements
  • Random improvements

Dustin will cover Windows 11:

  • Versions
  • Security
  • Hardware compatibility/requirements
  • New look/feel
  • “Under the hood” improvements

About the Presenters

Brent Earls



Brent Earls is the Chief Technical Officer at Mirazon, a Louisville-based IT consulting company. He has a bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from the University of Louisville College of Business and a trail of other letters in his professional credentials, such as VCAP, MCSE and MCSA.
On any given day, Brent may be designing highly available storage area networks for a prominent university and then pivoting to helping a coworker troubleshoot a printer problem at a small local firm – a day in the life of a Mirazon engineer is varied. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, and he’s currently building out a full library in his home office, complete with track lighting and a murphy bed.

Dustin Lamkin


Systems Engineer


Dustin Lamkin started as a systems engineer at Mirazon in August of 2020. Dustin’s love for fixing things and helping people drew him to IT and he’s been in the industry for nearly two decades. He’s certified in a wide range of technologies, like Microsoft, CompTIA, AWS and Dell.

Dustin has two kids (a boy and a girl) and a spunky labradoodle. He has a ton of hobbies, including but not limited to: RC trucks, drones, 3D printing, mountain biking, and camping.

Intune: Microsoft Endpoint Manager’s Other White Meat

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We’re meeting early this month to make way for Thanksgiving. But first, let’s talk about the other other white meat from Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Intune.

Bellarmine’s Principal Solutions Architect Tony Morrow will talk us through how they are embracing Intune and Microsoft’s other cloud-based tools to deploy software, configure settings, and secure devices (regardless of if they’re sitting on an office desk or traveling around the world).

For over two decades, Microsoft’s endpoint management solution has been Configuration Manager and is excellent for environments where devices are connected to the corporate network. However, the rise of mobile, BYOD, and remote workers has changed the management landscape, and with that, Microsoft introduced Intune. Intune is a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). You control how your organization’s devices are used, including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. You can also configure specific policies to control applications. On personal devices, Intune helps make sure your organization’s data stays protected and can isolate organization data from personal data.

About the Presenter


Tony Morrow

Bellarmine University

Principal Solutions Architect

Tony is the Principal Solutions Architect at Bellarmine University’s Information Technology Department. With 10 years of experience he is considered a jack-of-all-trades, assisting with managing the University’s network, security, and wireless infrastructure; server and virtual environment; and designs solutions using PowerShell whenever possible. Tony is an avid technology nerd and race car fan with more knowledge than any one person should have.

Detection and Response

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Join us on Friday, October 29 at 11:30AM EST for BOOMUG, the Halloween version of our monthly meeting.

Wear a costume and display it on video during the meeting and get a second entry in our prize raffle!
Mirazon’s NOC/SOC Manager Tim Lewis will be talking about the mystery and intrigue around _DR products, like EDR, XDR, MDR and NDR.
We’ll cover…

The threat landscape and why this is necessary:

  • Some stats
  • The short-comings of traditional AV
  • “Detection & Response” as a concept and how it differs

The different kinds of “Detection & Response” offerings & what they do:

  • EDR (endpoint detection & response)
  • NDR (network detection & response)
  • XDR (extended detection & response)
  • MDR (managed detection & response)

What to look for when shopping:

  • Dependencies
  • What they will/will not do
  • Set up
  • SLAs

About the Presenter

Tim Lewis


NOC/SOC 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.

Running Effective Teams Meetings

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Does the Teams jingle make you cringe? Do you feel like you’re strapped to your chair all day, staring at pixelated faces and feeling your energy drain away?

Let’s discuss that!Join Daryl Hunter from Microsoft as we explore effective Teams meetings. Whether you’re still working from home, fully back to an office, or some mixture of both, this is for you.

A few topics we’ll cover are:

  • Mindful teamwork
  • Effective meeting lifecycles
  • Accessibility
  • Meeting fatigue
  • and some hardware goodies thrown in for good measure

About the Presenter


Daryl Hunter


Customer Success

Daryl Hunter is part of the Microsoft Customer Success Organization. His role in Modern Work Tech Strategy is focused on driving the best voice and meeting experiences for our customers. He has been a part of the Unified Communications ecosystem for 20+ years, loves talking about telephony, speaks native SIP, and is totally not a robot. Daryl is excited to return as a LouMUG speaker this year after washing off the rotten tomatoes thrown at him last time