November, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Business Meeting / Program

McNeely Hall, Room 117
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

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Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

This program will focus on:

  • Cybersecurity issues everyone needs to understand because all of us must contribute to the safe use and transmission of information no matter our role or where we work.
  • The Internet of Things and the explosive growth of gadgets that can now be online from thermostats to automobiles and pacemakers.
  • Because every new online gadget can be a source of infiltration or attack, the Internet of Things greatly magnifies the cybersecurity threat to individuals, businesses and governments.
  • Every store from Home Depot to Best Buy has a “Connected Home” section and every new car offers online connectivity. More and more healthcare and fitness devices are also online so we cannot avoid this change no matter how hard we try.


Gary Braley, MS, Technically Speaking AKA Braley Consulting Services

Gary Braley has been a techie and a teacher his entire working life. After a short and enjoyable stint as a math teacher, he received his MS in mathematics from Ohio State University just in time to begin working on the earliest aerospace and healthcare information systems for Honeywell. He worked as a programmer on the Apollo guidance system and as a developer and project manager
for hospital information systems including the first such system installed at the National Institutes of Health. He then became an independent consultant and participated in over a hundred major
projects in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Because technology was new everywhere, Gary assumed the role of educator explaining what it was all about to diverse organizations including the Air Force, NASA, and hundreds of healthcare facilities and associations. In addition to helping first time users implement technology, he spoke at hundreds of conferences across the country and abroad. Gary also published numerous articles in professional magazines and journals.