Tax Planning for Small/Medium Business - Marc Steiger - Feb 7, 2018

Marc is a partner at Hartlaub CPA advisory group.  Hartlaub is a locally based CPA firm that specializes on the tax preparation, and tax planning needs of individuals, the self-employed, and business owners.  We have a focus in the computer consulting, real estate agent, insurance agent, and construction contractor industries.

Marc Steiger is a tax and financial professional with over 25 years’ experience in financial management. Marc is a graduate of Clarkson University, where he obtained a bachelor of science in Accounting and Law, and then went on to becoming a CPA in 1987.

Marc specializes in reducing clients income tax through proper tax planning, in addition to traditional tax compliance. He works with Freelancers, Independent Contractors, and Small Businesses.


Hacker/Security Night - December 6, 2017

Annual Hacker/Security Night at CINPA.  No Pizza this night - come to find out what sort of a food surprise we have this year.

Program -

Cameron Maerz, Principal Security Consultant / Sr. Penetration Tester at Mafazo, presenting on Man in the Middle (MitM) attack techniques and defenses. Probably more on the attack side... Cameron is a local Pen Tester.

Matt Scheurer is going to deliver a presentation on Active Defense. He will be spinning up his Proof Concept site soon! Matt has got some incredible ideas to help the bad guys hack themselves. Given the popularity of the Jolly Roger Telephone Company meeting, Matt thinks the group will enjoy my methods designed to frustrate the bad guys. :)

Dave Stupp - Neopost - November 1

Can’t figure out how to mail a letter. Neopost is here to help. They  guide and support organizations in how they send and receive communications and goods, helping them to better connect with their customers. Dave Stupp will lead us on the journey to communication bliss. 

About Neopost

Neopost is a Global Communications Company that has been around since 1924. We help business customers send, receive, and connect with their customers quickly, efficiently, and economically. Our solutions include document management software, physical mail, and shipping packages.

About Dave Stupp

I’ve been in Sales for 39 years in various positions ranging from Account Representative to National Account Manager for Enterprise accounts. I build great relationships with my customers, provide the right solutions for their business needs, and provide the customer service that they expect and demand.

PowerPoint Slides

Recruiter/Career Night - October 4, 2017

Come join us for our annual IT Recruiter/Career Night. Come learn everything you need to know about landing that perfect IT job. Get the edge you need, and learn how to network so your resume packet is not dropped. Learn the language of the interview to help you get that A+ performance. In no time, you will be sipping on some Java and eating some Pi with that perfect job.

It will be an open discussion with a great panel that includes, but is not limited to, Jeff Twardowski of U B Successful and Chris Palermo from Oxford Search. 

Best part: if you are looking for a job, we will waive the $5 meeting fee.

 **Note CINPA is not responsible for actual job placement Results may vary. Please find another recruiter if problem persists.**


Jess Elshere -White Cloud Security - August 2 2017

Come join us and listen to Jess talk about White Cloud Security and trying to stay https in this http world.

Jess Elshere - Sales Manager, North American Enterprises, White Cloud Security A former Control Systems Engineer with experience in all phases of process engineering through construction, startup, and revamps. After 13 years of domestic and international engineering, Jess transitioned to a career in Sales within the process industry, and owned a small business at the same time. In 2015, Jess joined White Cloud Security, and now provides a key cybersecurity technology to help Enterprise, Infrastructure, and SMB combat the hacker threat.


White Cloud Security

Provider of the patented Trust Lockdown product: The next generation whitelisting technology that closes the gap in Endpoint Protection (EPP) by providing actual malware PREVENTION.  No patching, updating, behavior analysis, or threat assessment needed to maintain protection. We stop malware first!


Presentation - Overview of Endpoint Protection Technologies

The Target - Your Endpoint

The Threat - Today and Tomorrow

EPP Technologies - Overview, Pros/Cons

Cybersecurity - The Value of Networking



Change of P(l)ace - July 5 2016 - Dinner Social

This is v6 of the Summer CINPA Social where we change the P(l)ace. No tech presentation this night - instead we will meet on the second floor of Molly Malone's in Covington. Please feel free to bring a guest - techie or non-techie. In the past some have brought a friend, significant other or spouse and some children. This is an opportunity to show people you know what kind of folks you hang out with when you attend CINPA

Molly Malone's has a pool table and dart boards on the second floor that we will have access to.

7pm - whatever Molly Malones' 112 E 4th St Covington, KY 41011 (859) 491-6659

CINPA will be treating to hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and drinks are on you.

See you there.

How to Podcast - Daniel Lewis – June 7, 2017

As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters training, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcasts covering how to podcastclean-comedy, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, all under the umbrella of Noodle Mix Network and having received nearly 20 award nominations. Daniel and his wife, Jenny, live near Cincinnati with their newborn son, "Noodle Baby." For more info about Daniel Lewis can visit

Brad Sams - May 3, 2017

Brad has nearly a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt. From breaking news about Microsoft to pushing publications to new heights, he has significant experience as a journalist as well as growing web-based brands. Brad brings to BWW Media Group a profound background in all things Microsoft and has been cited by numerous publications for cracking open the Redmond nut and exposing the internal workings of the company. Brad earned his M.B.A from the Lindner School of Business and resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more info check out

Printing for $'s - DCS-Tech - April 5, 2017

We will be discussing Print Environments and how we can save companies money through utilizing software and efficient equipment.

Chip Denlinger has worked in the print industry for 5 years and has helped companies save thousands by consulting with them to make them more efficient. DCS-Tech VP of Sales and Sales Manager, 15 year veteran of the print industry, will also be in attendance.

IoT - Internet of Things - March 1, 2017

IoT - John Osborne.  
Innovation is not constrained to individuals, teams or organizations. In some cases, the best to way to innovate is when entire industries comes together to share the effort and the investment necessary. Industry innovation is one approach that is commonly overlooked and undervalued. In this discussion we will cover machine to machine (M2M) component of the IoT - zigbee.

For a primer, this is a recording of a national radio show I was a guest on recently.

John E. Osborne II is currently the Chairman of the Board of the zigbee alliance (a global SDO) and General Manager of Research & Development at The Kroger Co. John’s expertise is in computer science combined with business management, negotiation and purchasing disciplines. He has been responsible for enterprise wide operational and technical projects budgets worth millions of dollars. He has a number of patents and co-authored a global technical specification for zigbee. John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ohio University. Currently he is also a member of the Advisory Boards of Ohio University School of Communications the University of Cincinnati school of Computer Science

What is Enterprise Mobility Management? - February 1, 2017

Mobile devices are changing the way that work gets done.  Your workers want the choice of devices and tools to be productive.  However, an uncontrolled mobile environment, sometimes referred to as Shadow IT, introduces potential risk to data and systems. 

The challenge for business is to enable productivity while ensuring security. Enter “Enterprise Mobility Management” (EMM).  This presentation will introduce EMM and its subcomponents, and how enterprises can enable productivity tools on mobile devices, while protecting against data loss and unauthorized access.

David Wilshire is a Principal Consultant with Resolvit IT and Management Consulting, with several years’ experience in Enterprise Mobility Management at GE and Synchrony Financial.  He became a CINPA member in 2016, and is an AirWatch Accredited  Mobility Professional.

Networking - Jan 4, 2017

For our first meeting of 2017 we are going to have a networking session.  Not the kind of networking that we do at our work and at most of our meetings – but a human kind of networking.  After all NETWORKING is the second word of our CINPA name.  This is more like your Chamber of Commerce networking or BNI kind of meetings.  If you are used to just being an observer this will be different because everyone is going to get the floor for a short time to tell the rest of the group about you.  I’m not expecting any powerpoints or large productions – more like an introduction to who you are, what you do, what you want to do, what you like, etc. etc etc.  If you want to do a powerpoint you can – it’s just not required.

Speaking for myself I think I know many of you but some I don’t know as well as I know others.  This will help me get to know you better.  Hopefully this will be just as useful for the rest of you as well. This can be useful for someone that might be looking for a job, or interested in learning or exploring new areas or even someone looking to hire a person to fill a position.

As always our meetings are open to the public. Please help get the word out and I will look forward to seeing you Wednesday.




Bleeding from the Inside - Jim Mazotas - December 7, 2016

Come join us for our December meeting for our annual Hacker's night. Jim Mazotas will explain that an insider threat is generally defined as a current or former employee, contractor, or other business partner who has or had authorized access to an organization's network, system, or data and intentionally misused that access to negatively affect the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of the organization's information or information systems. We will discuss the following:

  1. The insider

  2. How to detect and deter

  3. What type of training should be employed

We will have a food truck from to spice up this bland December weather. We will also have our annual CINPA officer's election as well.

Jim's Bio:

The founder of Intelligent ID, Jim is responsible for design, technology and strategy, including all aspects of product design and development. He is also the patent author for the Intelligent ID technology and is presently designing future applications and improvements for exclusive use within the Intelligent ID framework. Jim has extensive experience in developing new technical business strategies and solutions for many Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He was founder and CEO of Plannet-a leading provider of innovative security and networking products and services for small and medium-sized businesses, which was sold to CareWorks Technologies. Prior to Plannet, Jim held senior technical positions with Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Department of Defense and AT&T, where his contributions positioned the organizations for successful implementations.

Jim has received several awards and honors, including the 2005 Columbus TopCAT (Top Contributors for Advanced Technology) Award for outstanding business and the 2003 Presidential and National Leadership Award from the Business Advisory Council.

Build Lab - Raspberry Pi -November 19, 2016

Come join CINPA at Max Technical Training on November 19 from 9-5 to learn about lots of different things you can do with the Raspberry Pi.

Please click on the link below for the REQUIRED hardware (please bring WIRED keyboard and mouse) and to make sure you have all the required software for you are ready to go and don't get left behind.

Make sure you register to reserve your space.

CINPA Discussion - November 2, 2016

Unfortunately we've had a late cancellation by our intended speaker, Brad Sams, for the November CINPA Meeting. As of this moment we have not been able to line up a replacement speaker. Since there are a number of business items to talk about I would still like to go ahead and have your attendance at the meeting.

Items to discuss:

  1. Announcement of CINPA Officers Election in December.

Open position - Vice President (Programming) Anyone interested in filling this position or participating in other capacity should let me know

  1. December meeting announcement and Presenter info

  2. Upcoming Build Labs coverage and discussion

CINPA Discussion - November 2, 2016

Unfortunately we've had a late cancellation by our intended speaker, Brad Sams, for the November CINPA Meeting. As of this moment we have not been able to line up a replacement speaker. Since there are a number of business items to talk about I would still like to go ahead and have your attendance at the meeting.

Items to discuss:

  1. Announcement of CINPA Officers Election in December.

Open position - Vice President (Programming) Anyone interested in filling this position or participating in other capacity should let me know

  1. December meeting announcement and Presenter info

  2. Upcoming Build Labs coverage and discussion

Brad Sams - November 2, 2016

Brad Sams is an executive editor, journalist, podcaster, extraordinary gentleman, and much much more. He can be found at both and writing about all the latest in technology He frequently attends Microsoft event, and he just got back from Build. He does a free weekly podcast called the Sams Report, and he just started a daily podcasted with Paul Thurrott called First Ring Daily which can be accessed with a premium subscription to He also is very active providing updates and insights such as "Amazon said to be considering lawsuit against Samsung for stealing its Fire phone branding."@bdsams Come join us and experience this legendary Cincinnatian in person.