BBC Friday 17 May 2013 – “Cloud Security” w/ Jason Omens

Join us this BBC Friday for a very special event: BBC Regular & OXp Technology Sensei Jason Omens will lead the long-awaited discussion on “Cloud Security.”

Cloud Security: Is there such a thing? What is it? How much does it weigh? How much does it cost? Was it really ancient technology discovered in prehistoric caverns deep beneath the Mid-Atlantic islands of the Azores, from where, as some cosmogonists believe, the fabled Lost Atlantis ruled Pangaea for a million years before the Acadians and Ugarits first starting planting the Hanging Garden Of Babylon?

Jason Omens will unravel these eldritch mysteries for those who dare this Friday’s BBC secret session. (It’s not really secret…like, anyone may attend, really.)

Even as we all utilize various computer security measures and protections — login passwords, file encryption, anti-virus and anti-malware programs such as Windows Defender (once called MS Security Essentials), AVAST!, AVG, Malwarebytes — even so should we not be aware of what happens and what vulnerabilities may accrue to our data once it leaves the safety of our own hard drives and takes wings into the cloud?

TheCloud, offsite Shangri-La, the final frontier, Data-Heaven. But is your data really in heaven when floating about in TheCloud? Are the gravity angels protecting your data as advertised? Or are the eAngels really cyberpunk hacker-werewolves, eSpace Vampires waiting to lunch upon your intellectual property…or worse the property of your clients which you have intrusted to TheCloud.

Jason will discuss Microsoft Office365 and SkyDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox, as the primary examples of Cloud Computing.

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this daring journey into the unknown astral realm of TheCloud … and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Cloud Security” w/Jason Omens
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC

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PS. From last weeks presentation with David Franklin (DavidFranklin.org), David closed with the following great questions with which to start one’s day:
– What could happen today that would make it the perfect day?
– What am I most excited about doing today?
– What accomplishment today would completely energize me?
– What inspired me to start my business?
– What is my business’ greatest strength?
– If I could wave a magic wand (and time and money weren’t a problem), what would be my greatest wish for my business? What step could I take within the next week to support that wish?

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BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

May OfficeXpats [email protected] Workshops – “Social Media Strategy” (noon-1:00)
May is social media strategy month for our [email protected] business skills seminars. Before investing in any new marketing venture, it’s helpful to know where you want to go. Such as understanding WHY you would use WHICH channels of social media and WHAT you want to get out of them. And of course you will want to know whether you are reaching your objectives over time. This month, we will break it down into 4 weekly workshops to help you develop your own goals and build a process for reaching them. (officexpats.com/social-media-strategy/) — There Are Still Three Great Sessions!
May 14: Building a content marketing strategy, with Lena Scott.
May 21: Creating a social media dashboard, with Tobias Eigen.
May 28: Creative ideas in action, with Karen Klein.

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, “start-ups” or businesses in a growth transition, for profit or non-profit, don’t forget to tell them about the Accelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program. See acceleratekitsap.org for details. BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats, and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney ([email protected]) or Dave Kragen ([email protected]) if you have specific questions. Thank you.

17 May, Friday: Bainbridge Lecture Series – “The Future Of Water” (5:30-7:00 PM). Reception to follow. Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (Madison Av & High School Rd). Free admission. (Details: bainbridgechamber.com/default.aspx?ID=209)

Welcome to Kombi Corp, New Full-time OfficeXpats Member! Read about the KombiCorp-OXp Connection: officexpats.com/kombi-corp-of-bainbridge-island-to-co-locate-with-officexpats

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BBC Related Links

OfficeXpats http://www.officexpats.com/
Chamber Of Commerce http://www.bainbridgechamber.com/
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring http://acceleratekitsap.org/
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association http://www.bainbridgedowntown.org/
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.