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NTXISSA June 2016 Monthly Meeting

June 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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Speaker: Blair Semple, Business Development Director

Speaker Bio: Blair Semple, CISSP, ISSEP, is a former SNIA Storage Security Industry Forum Board Member and is now aDirector, Business Development at Gemalto focused oninformation security and, more specifically, storagesecurity. With over 12 years of specific storage securityexperience, Mr. Semple is responsible for delivering global outbound communications on the state of the storage security market, emerging standards forstorage security, etc. In addition, Mr. Semple works directly with customers of both Gemalto and ourstorage partners defining the requirements, challenges and benefits of storage security along with the value that Gemalto solutions bring to this

Prior to joining Gemalto, Blair was with NetApp for 6 years in the role of Storage Security Evangelist. Before that, he was with Canadian technology company Kasten Chase in a variety of roles including Technology Officer. From 1996 – 2004 he was the company’s primary interface with the National Security Agency’s RASP program.

Working together with NSA, Kasten Chase created a multifaceted technology solution that supported over 20,000 users requiring access to classified data via mobile laptops. A physics major at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Canada, Mr. Semple has continued his education in information security including having attained both CISSP and ISSEP certifications – the latter credential demonstrating competence in the rigorous requirements for information security engineering. Blair was one of the first 150 people globally to obtain this certification which is currently held by less than 1000 individuals worldwide.

Presentation Title: Encryption Best Practices

Reservation and Payment Information

You may reserve your spot by registering at Constant Contact before 9:00 AM the day of the meeting. We encourage you to register online even if you plan on paying at the door so that we will have a count for the restaurant.

Please note you are free to show up without registering and we will certainly try to seat you, but it is always possible we may need to turn unregistered persons away when seats run out.


Members who prepay online: $10

Guests who prepay online: $20

Anyone paying at the door: $25

Event Media

Come back following the meeting for access to the presentation file and photos from this event.


June 16, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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