July 2, 2014 - Outside the Box - Dinner Social

This will be v3 of the Summer CINPA Social where we take it outside the box.  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 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.


Defending Against DDoS - June 4, 2014

Defending Against a DDoS Attack on a Budget: Non-Fiction

Tim Rettig, InTrust Group

Hear the true story of a small insurance company’s website that was the target of a large-scale DDoS that lasted a month. Find out how the site was kept up during that time while still staying within budget. Learn what options were tried, what worked and what didn’t work, and the actual configuration of the final solution that kept their site alive.

VOIP for Home - May 7, 2014

Allen Miller's business includes Business VOIP Phone Systems.  However, for the May meeting Allen is going to show you how - for a very small investment (like $30) - you can get rid of your home land line and convert all the analog phones in your house to a very low cost VOIP monthly phone bill for a few dollars per month.  Feel free to invite a friend to this meeting.

Security Panel Discussion - December 4, 2012

Presentation:  Invite your friends and co-workers!!  We’ll be doing a panel discussion on Security and Compliance for IT professionals and IT service providers.  

In light of the new changes to HIPAA, HiTech, and PCI, along with the proposed Federal CyberSecurity standards; there is ample evidence that IT professionals and managed service providers may be increasingly held liable for non-compliance, including penalties. 

Panel Members will include:

  • Brad Stroeh, VP at First Financial.
  • Jack Gerbs, President of Quanexus, Inc. (managed service provider for regulated industries
  • Mike Carr; CISO University of Kentucky
  • Eric Kornau

Paul Weingartner, Program Chair of the CNET program at Cincinnati State has agreed to be the moderator. 

Election Time!!!

Each December our membership elects it officers.  No new nominations were received.

Our Current Officers are:

President – Allen Miller

Vice President – Jack Broughton

Secretary – Sharon West

Treasurer – Ron Schuermann

Membership Director – Kevin Royalty

Nov 6, 2013 - BlueCoat Technologies

Presentation:  Ken Wheeler of BlueCoat Technologies will be presenting on Web Security Services

The Web Security Service, part of the Blue Coat Cloud Service, provides proactive web protection to organizations of all sizes without updating appliances, servers or user desktops. As part of the Security and Policy Enforcement Center, the Web Security Service offers proven technology as an internet-delivered service. It works with Blue Coat WebPulseTM, the collaborative defense with over 75 million users to ensure real-time protection against known and unknown web-borne threats. With extensive web application controls and detailed reporting features, the Web Security Service enables administrators to create and enforce granular policies that are instantly applied to all covered users, including fixed locations and roaming users.

  • ·         Real-Time, Dynamic Malware Protection
  • ·         Accurate and Relevant Web Content Filtering
  • ·         Granular Web Application Controls
  • ·         Powerful, Intuitive Policy Management and Reporting
  • ·         Enterprise-Grade Deployment Options
  • ·         A Web Security Service for Any Size Business

Election Time!!!

Each December our membership elects it officers.  All positions are open for nomination.  Nominations need to be received by November 15th in order to be included on the ballet. 

Our Current Officers are:

President – Allen Miller
Vice President – Jack Broughton
Secretary – Sharon West
Treasurer – Ron Schuermann
Membership Director – Kevin Royalty

October 2, 2013 - Federated Identity Services

Presentation: Federated Identity  Services - Single sign-on to external web services using organizational credentials  With Matthew Economou

We will be talking about trust federation in general and about his team's implementation in particular, using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).  With this presentation, We aim to answer the following questions:

  • How would one safely enable access to third-party web applications using an organization's own authentication database?
  • How do federated identities work?
  • How might one deploy a federated identity service?

This is a fairly technical presentation and will include a demo if time permits.

August 7, 2013 - Best of TechEd 2013

Keith Meyer, Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist will be the presenter

Best of TechEd 2013: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and MORE!

Didn't make it to TechEd this year? There were a ton of exciting announcements around Windows Server 2012 R2, the next major release of Windows Server, Windows 8.1, System Center 2012 R2 and the new Windows Azure Pack for providing a self-service UI in our own on-premises datacenter.  Attend this presentation for a summary of the best of these new technologies and get a live preview of what will be shipping this year from Microsoft.

Presented by: Keith Mayer, Senior Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft ( http://KeithMayer.com )

June 3, 2013 - Perry ProTech - Forensics

Digital Evidence In The Workplace

Computer forensics has evolved rapidly in the past decade. Starting out this process was recognized as an investigative procedure for law enforcement.  Now this process is a major component in thousands of civil and criminal proceedings throughout the United States.  In this presentation wevwill review the best practices for e-discovery and computer forensic procedures.

Isaac Dunifon has served the community as a police sergeant, deputy sheriff and cybercrime investigator since receiving his OPOTA certification. He has extensive experience in physical security, certified in computer forensics and forensic video analysis. Currently, Isaac is still certified as an Ohio police officer and the director at Digital C.O.P.S., a division of PERRY proTECH.

May 1, 2013 - Microsoft - Essential Cloud Services

Back by popular demand - Keith Mayer our Microsoft IT Evangelist will present on Leveraging Essential Cloud Services for Business.  Keith is a great advocate and can open your eyes to many possibilities for your company or your clients'.

Brad Green – Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000
Kevin Royalty – USB Hub
Eric Kornau – Go Geek or Go Home T-Shirt
Gary Shell – Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference Book
Sharon West – Office 2010 Deployment and Training Kit with thumb drive

April 20, 2013 - WS2012E Build Lab

SIGN UP and/or get more information about this valuable event at


Winners of the giveaways were:

Microsoft Backpack – Greg Beckmeyer
Xbox 360 Game – Kinect Joyride – George Placke
Cloud Power T-Shirt – Mai Taun
Office 2010 Deployment Kit – Klaus Grismayer
Windows Server 2008 Administrator Pocket Consultant – Matt Scheuer
User Community Pencil Box – Steve Weisgerber

Microsoft - April 3, 2013

See and Do: Build Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks in the Cloud with Windows Azure

Microsoft has released a preview of the new Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering.  This new offering provides the capabilities to build Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks in the Windows Azure cloud, and can be really useful for several scenarios, such as: building virtual lab environments, piloting new software in the cloud, disaster recovery and backup,  deploying hybrid IT applications that connect on-premises datacenter workloads with cloud-based VM’s … and MORE! 

At this event, you’ll learn the steps for installing and configuring Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks in the cloud.  You’ll also have the opportunity to work through these hands-on steps yourself by following along with the presenter.

Session Requirements:  To participate in the hands-on portion of this event, please sign-up prior to the event for a completely FREE, no obligation 90-Day Trial subscription to Windows Azure at http://aka.ms/AzureVMFreeTrial.

In addition, you will need to bring a modern laptop that is capable of running the following software:

  • ·         Modern operating system, such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux and Mac OS X
  • ·         Modern web browser, such as IE 9, IE 10, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Remote Desktop client software.

o   Windows 7 and Windows 8: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection client software is pre-installed.

o   Macintosh: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection client software is available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18140   

o   Linux: 2X Remote Desktop client software available is available at http://www.2x.com/rdp-client/windows-linux-mac/downloadlinks/

Presented by: Keith Mayer, IT Pro Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft (http://KeithMayer.com

Virtual (Really) - February 6, 2013

MTM is sponsoring this evening and the presenter will be

Rob Arnett - CCA, CDCUCD, MCP, MCTS, CSSA - Virtualization Architect

The Virtual Desktop Experience without the Virtual Desktop Cost!

In companies across the US and the world, Virtualization is one of, if the, the biggest project they have slated for this year. Most of these companies have been doing these projects for the last several years. The term “Virtualization” used to be combining multiple servers on a single physical host. The upsides of this are obvious from a numbers point of view. Simply stated:

I need 20 New Servers.

20 x 1 DL380 with Dual Quad Core Processors, 8GB of RAM and Dual 500GB Hard Disk with a cost of about $8000.00 per server, means I have a budget needed of $160,000.00

Same scenario but utilizing Virtualization.

I need 20 New Servers.

2 x 1 DL380 with Dual 10 Core Processors, 96GB of RAM and Dual 136GB Hard Disk with a cost of about $18,000.00 and a 8 TB SAN with a cost of about $24,000.00, means I have a budget needed of $42,000.00.

Now of Course this is just the Hardware cost we are talking so far, and you will have all the Microsoft cost, XenServer or vSphere, but you have about $118,000.00 to work with from the Original budget. This is why all these companies are taking advantage of Virtualization.

The same reason companies are taking advantage of Server Virtualization, are the same reasons we can help you use Virtualization to address your Desktops. Not only can we address the desktops, but we can make the environment a more functional and versatile world for the End Users to live in, and see the same kind of cost saving we are seeing above.

Please join us for ways to Virtualize Your Desktops.