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Published: 22 Oct 2012

In times of limited budgets and resources, user groups may offer just the advice and camraderie you need. I had the pleasure a few months back to attend the Agora security user group meeting in Seattle. Agora was formed more than 10 years ago to bring security professionals, law enforcement and government together to help thwart cyberattacks. My takeaway: If busy schedules have prevented you from joining a local user group or professional organization, I would recommend you make the time to do so. First, it provides a place to bounce ideas and offers a perspective you may not get in the confines of your office. And second, it is a good way to network and meet other security professionals as part of your career development. At Agora, it was easy to see some very strong relationships had formed. While a quarterly Northwest regional event, many participants travel cross-country to attend. Participants span the spectrum--from well known Fortune 500 corporations, to smaller entities, to federal, state and local government. Typically 500-600 participants are ... Access >>>

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