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IT - Email
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What Is Business Email Compromise?
You may have received a message like this or know someone who has.
'URGENT - Are you available? I need you to take care of a pending invoice from one of our contractors. I'm in a meeting and can't talk, but we have to handle it ASAP.'

You may have received a message like this or know someone who has. This is an example of a specific type of spear-phishing attack known as Business Email Compromise (BEC) that targets individuals with access to sensitive or financial data.

Cyber attackers use evolved social engineering techniques to take advantage of human interactions to manipulate employees into breaking standard security procedures or ignoring best practices. Even with traditional cybersecurity measures in place, these cybercriminals can gain unauthorized access to an organization's systems, networks, and information through its employees, often without their knowledge.

Cyber Defense Magazine, July 7th, 2022
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Secure SMTPs Port - Which are Secure SSL Email Ports (25,465,587 & 2525)
When configuring an email client application or an email server to send to relay emails, many questions come to one's mind, such as which SMTPs should be used, what is the purpose of each of these ports, which are standard ports, which ports allow secure communication and many more.
In this article, we will cover everything that is to know about SMTP ports and protocols.

What is an SMTP port?

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTPs), in simple words, is the protocol that facilitates email delivery across the internet. A port is a computer utility that allows separate computers to connect to a service and complete the network connection.

So the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) port will allow two or more mail servers to communicate with each other to send and receive emails. SMTP has become the global standard for email delivery, and it is used by applications such as Outlook client or Mozilla thunderbird. These email clients run on the user's computer and upload emails to mail servers.

Security Boulevard, July 4th, 2022
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How to Build a Buyer Experience that Closes Bigger Deals (July 12th)
Do you find yourself wondering if you can even 'make it' in sales?
What does this shift mean for sales teams? How do you build a buyer experience that gives the modern buyer what they are looking for when they're making purchasing decisions?

Alex Kracov (CEO & Co-founder of Dock) will share his tactical framework for how to build a winning buyer experience, and Ross Shanken (Head of Strategic Sales at Lattice) will join to talk through the lessons they learned at Lattice to standardize the sales process, foster collaborative relationships and close big deals.

Sales Hacker, July 7th, 2022
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The Why, What, And How Of Sales And Marketing Alignment
Customers today have high expectations for design, products, services, and the entire buying experience.
As a result, they tend to exercise caution and carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the organisations with whom they do business.

For both large and small enterprises, this can be a challenge to navigate and is imperative that both sales and marketing are aligned to help provide a friction-less buyer journey

Sales and marketing alignment can be loosely defined as when marketing and sales teams share goals and collaborate to achieve revenue. When marketing and sales teams work together on a single revenue cycle, marketing ROI, sales productivity, and, most importantly, top-line growth all improve.

AiTHORITY, July 7th, 2022
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How to Hit your Quota Every Month this Summer (July 14th)
The sun is shining and the beaches are calling. Summer is officially in full swing.
But sales funnels rest for no one - and quotas are still looming. (Dun. Dun. Dun.)

Mike Iannuzzi from Drift, Sarah Jane Hicks from Predictable Revenue and Sam Nelson from Outreach share what you can do to ensure you hit your numbers-even during these slower summer months.

You'll learn:

  • Prioritize and make the most of the extra time in your schedule
  • Use the slower months as a chance to test new plays
  • Stay motivated and turn summer into your top-earning quarter

Can't make it to the live session? Sign up anyway and we'll send you the recording.

Sales Hacker, July 7th, 2022
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SF IT vBeers Broward
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vBeers South Florida (July 13th) Funky Buddha
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person, after work vBeers have resumed! Hang out with IT colleagues after work! Please share this message!

Schedule

  • 2nd Wed - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • 3rd Wed - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin, Board Member, South Florida Tech Hub

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Sponsor - SIM
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Society for Information Management (SIM) - South Florida Chapter
Joining SIM connects you with top IT leaders in the industry, including: CIOs, senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other top IT professionals
The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include:

  • Meeting to share innovative ideas and real-world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers from our membership and bring in industry executives or subject matter experts from many sources.
  • Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems.
  • Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts.
  • Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.

SIM South Florida Membership Dues

Practitioners

  • For-profit organization: $250/year
  • Not-for-profit, educational or Government organization: $150/year

Non-Practitioner

  • For-profit organization: $500/year
  • Not-for-profit, educational or Government organization: $250/year

Joint membership with Tech Hub South Florida (SFTH)

  • Joint membership with Tech Hub South Florida
  • Joint membership for a Practitioner from a Not-for-profit, educational or Government organization: $215/year

The geographical scope of the South Florida Chapter is Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. Subscribe to receive emails from the chapter to get notified of all relevant events in the area. If you are already subscribed, you will be sent a link to update your preferences.

Connects the Area's Premier IT leaders - for Business Solution Exchange, Professional Development, and Timely Education
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Sponsor - ISACA
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ISACA South Florida Chapter
A diverse group of innovative thought leaders partnering with the community to serve as the first choice for professional development and a global role model for ISACA Chapters by 2024
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

  • ISACA South Florida Chapter outreach to more than 1,000 professionals, and partner organizations which represent a range of Corporate IT Audit, IT Compliance, IT Governance & IT Security responsibilities in a cross section of industries and business sizes
  • Extensive networking opportunities, face-to-face contact and one-on-one meetings
  • Display of your latest products and services to all attendees
  • Traffic flow throughout the exhibition area
  • Display of your logo and link to your home page on our ISACA South Florida Chapter web site

Find out more! Contact us at president@isacasfl.org

Corporate IT Audit, IT Compliance, IT Governance & IT Security Professionals
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Sponsor - ISSA
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South Florida Chapter of the ISSA
The ISSA South Florida Chapter (SFISSA) is a not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners
ISSA provides educational forums and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries, such as communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and government. SFISSA is an excellent vehicle for those who need to acquire CPE credits for certification needs. We need your support, so we hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor to support our chapter.

Sponsorship Options: Chapter sponsorship

Platinum sponsors $1,500/meeting benefits include:

  • Non-marketing presentation at one SFISSA meeting (including attendee/sign-in list)
  • Higher priority in speaker selection for SFISSA Annual Conference
  • Logo signage displayed at meetings*
  • Logo, name and company URL on SFISSA website for event
  • Materials distributed at SFISSA meetings*
  • 5 minute presentation at 1 SFISSA meetings per year

Program sponsors $1,000/meeting benefits include:

  • Non-marketing presentation at one SFISSA meeting
  • Logo signage displayed at meetings*
  • Logo, name and company URL on SFISSA website for event
  • Materials distributed at SFISSA meetings*
  • 5 minute presentation at 1 SFISSA meetings per year

Conference sponsorship opportunities coming soon.

Not-for-profit Organization of Information Security Professionals and Practitioners
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Sponsor - Refresh Miami
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Refresh Miami: Educate, Inspire, Connect and Grow South Florida's Tech and Startup Ecosystem
Be front and center at all our monthly speaker events, get training on the latest technologies, break bread with our distinguished speakers, and find qualified candidates via our sponsored job listings
Be front and center at all our monthly speaker events, get training on the latest technologies, break bread with our distinguished speakers, and find qualified candidates via our sponsored job listings.

Refresh Corporate: $2000/Year

  • Guaranteed ticket to all speaker events
  • Complimentary ticket to three (3) Refresh Miami workshops ($150 value!)
  • 40% discount on all other Refresh Miami workshops ($160 value!)
  • Preferred Access to VIP/Speaker Dinners
  • Discounts on Community Events
  • Partner Discounts
  • Refresh Miami T-Shirt
  • Ability to post relevant events to Community Calendar
  • Ability to post jobs to Refresh Job Board
  • Ability to post business to Refresh Miami Tech Map

$2000/Year

Join today and experience some great benefits, like guaranteed tickets to all Refresh Miami speaker events, access to VIP / Speaker dinners, discounts on Refresh Miami workshops and more!
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Sponsor - Palm Beach Tech
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South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)
Check our Membership options and help build the South Florida into a Tech Hub!
SFTH Memberships are based on Exposure, Talent, & Business

  • STARTUP and nonprofit - $1,000/year
  • Ambassador - $2,500/year
  • Premier - $5,000/year
  • Executive - $10,000/year

Individual membership is just $100 per year.

In partnership with SIM South Florida, SFTH is happy to offer a special rate on a joint membership for $295/year.

You will get access to SIM's local and national leadership content and opportunities, plus South Florida Tech Hub's tech and startup content. You must be an IT leader to qualify for this membership (i.e. no sales or recruiters)

South Florida Tech Hub is a 501(c)6 nonprofit Building South Florida's Tech Hub

A Nonprofit Membership Association Building South Florida into a Tech Hub
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Sponsor - SFHIMA
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South Florida Health Information Management Association (SFHIMA)
We are the SMEs in health information! So whether you are a student, a recent graduate, seasoned professional or profession partner, your local chapter is here for you.
South Florida Health Information Management Association.

The theme from FHIMA for this year is 'Smooth Sailing Ahead'.

SFHIMA is ready to set sail with more great informational sessions, networking and continuing education opportunities. Sessions this year will be offered in person and via remote web connections.

Create and Encourage an Environment Conducive to Promoting HIM Practices and Emerging HIM Occupations
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Sponsor - PMI
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PMI: Advance the PM Profession Through the Promotion of Certification Training
To be a conduit of innovation, networking and support for the next evolution of Project Managers through strategic focus, customer centricity and operation agility
Mission

  • Advance the PM profession through the promotion of PMI certification training and project excellence acknowledgement.

  • Provide members and volunteers with networking, leadership roles and superior development and education events and activities,

  • Ensure alignment with PMIs talent triangle, compliance with PMIs core values and contribution to the improvement of the PM body of knowledge.

We are only one of over 270 Chapters serving Project Management Institute (PMI) members and communities in more than 70 countries around the world. These local communities help spread awareness of the profession and PMI by reaching out to local governments and organizations, hosting events or seminars for local practitioners and providing opportunities to learn, network and earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining credentials.

PMI South Florida Chapter
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Sponsor - IIBA
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IIBA: Premier World-Wide Professional Association for Business Analysts
We are the local representative of the International Institution of Business Analysis (IIBA), the premier world-wide professional association for business analyst
Sponsorships are available.

The objectives of the Chapter are to:

  • Promote and advance the profession of Business Analysis
  • Provide opportunities to our members to gain knowledge and network with experienced professionals across various industries and government agencies
  • Provide access for members to a formal "knowledge base" as well as forums for sharing expertise, expressing professional opinions and building a reputation within the industry
  • Provide pathways to learn about business analysis best practices
  • Create corporate support for the IIBA within the local market by superior marketing/awareness programs that demonstrate the value of business analysis and the IIBA
  • Liaise with industry and association partners to increase awareness and benefit of IIBA Chapter members
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for our members to become Business Analysis certified professionals

As our events calendar and past events reflect, we have a mix of day time symposiums for professional development, after work meetings focused on a topic of particular concern to business analysts, and online meetings and webinars to develop your technical skills and analytical competencies, as well as one to two premiere dinner events per year with at least one distinguished guest speaker.

International Institution of Business Analysis (IIBA)
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