Suncoast Oracle Users Group (SOUG) Monthly Meetings

Join Guardian Eagle and SOUG on the 4th Tuesday of every month to discuss Oracle software, development tools, and applications. Our monthly SOUG meetings, give members the opportunity to network, discuss local job opportunities, catch up on the latest tech news, and gain insights from vendor and SOUG member presentations.

About July Meeting

Cyber Defense In The Modern Org: 7 Low-Cost Tips To Secure Your Organization

Speaker: Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 25 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the US Army’s 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in Information Security.

Cybersecurity is often expensive, time-consuming and can have catastrophic consequences if done wrong. From scams designed to steal money to attacks designed to disrupt business and bring production to a halt, attackers have been upping their game continuously.

In the meantime, the security vendor’s marketing departments relentlessly try to sell the latest and greatest “solution” to our problems with catchy ideas and the latest trends and buzzwords. Do we really need AI-enabled, ML-enhanced, multi-disciplinary, automated threat hunting cloud-connected, quantum controlled, blockchain-processing toasters in our organizations?

Marketing departments sure think so. Sadly, all of this buzzword bingo has drawn attention away from securing the basics in favor of more technology, which requires more trained cybersecurity professionals to manage and really don’t reduce our risk in any meaningful way.

This session will focus on 7 low-cost, but vital fundamental security principles that are being overlooked, resulting in significant breaches and disruption in small, medium and global organizations alike.

About SOUG

The Suncoast Oracle Users’ Group (SOUG) aims to further the relationship between Local IT professionals, consumers and vendors.

SOUG provides a forum that encourages the sharing of knowledge and skills amongst database administrators, applications developers, technical managers and other individuals who have interest in software, development tools, and applications.

Regular meetings are held 10 times a year on the fourth Tuesday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October. The November meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday to avoid Thanksgiving and there is no meeting in December.

We always encourage participation from our members, so if you would like to present or contribute towards SOUG in anyway please contact us!

Date and Time:

4th Tuesday of each month

4:30pm – 7:30pm EST


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    Upcoming Meetings:

    July 27, 2021

    Erich Kron, KnowBe4

    7 Low-Cost Tips To Secure Your Organization

    August 24, 2021


    September 28, 2021