January 20th, 2018, 1:00 PM
“Securing IoT (Internet of Things) Devices
in Your Home or Small Office”
Presented by Samuel Aten,
Special Guest Speaker
We are pleased to host guest speaker Samuel Aten at this month’s meeting. Sam is a technology entrepreneur with 7 years of experience in startups. He was named to American Inno’s inaugural Wisconsin 25 under 25 in 2018 and his cybersecurity startup, Deeplight Systems, was named as one of their 19 Wisconsin Startups to Watch in 2019.
With a background in user experience and general geekiness, Sam has a passion for solving everyday problems by using advanced technologies in their simplest forms. He also has the privilege of serving as a cybersecurity advisor for Waukesha County Technical College.
“IoT” (Internet of Things) devices are becoming more and more ubiquitous. From printers to thermostats and everything in-between, IoT devices are everywhere from your home to your office. They’re also becoming the favorite target of hackers, who have been responsible for bankrupting 60% of hacked small businesses in their first attack.
In this presentation, Sam will go over some of the common threats to home offices and private home networks. He’ll also talk about how hackers are able to exploit communications to get at your device’s critical data, and some of the steps you can take to prevent such exploits so that you can go back to doing what you do best.
Every Double Click monthly Main Meeting starts with a presentation tailored especially for “beginners.” The session hosts alternate between Steve Parker and Michael Yanikowski. Steve, the long-standing Beginner’s Group Coordinator, demonstrates macOS X tips and basic techniques. Michael, an avid user of Apple mobile devices, presents basic information about iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.
Alternating on a monthly basis, their presentations are a popular feature of the first part of every Double Click Main Meeting. New and experienced users are always sure to learn a tip or three from Steve and Michael. (If you have a tip, bring yours along to share!)
Regular Main Meetings of Double Click, Inc., the macOS User Group of Milwaukee, are held once a month on a Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m.
We meet on the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee campus in Room E190 of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) Building at 3200 North Cramer Street. Thus, the EMS building is located just north of Kenwood Boulevard between N. Cramer Street and N. Maryland Avenue.
Parking is available in a surface lot with its entrance off of Kenwood Blvd. or in the EMS Building underground parking ramp with its entrance off of N. Cramer St. (The EMS parking ramp entrance is to the right (not ahead) once you have driven into the parking access area. There is a fee for parking on campus.
All regular meetings are free and open to the public.
(Looking Further Ahead)
February 17th, 2019, 1:00 PM
(Information about the main meeting topic “to be announced…”)
To assist you in planning ahead for upcoming Double Click meetings, here is the schedule of our main meeting dates for 2019. Note that meetings are usually held on the third Sunday of the month, with exceptions noted by asterisks.
* Fourth Sunday of the Month
** Second Sunday of the Month