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Join us for our monthly Cyber Meetup events! These events are designed for business, education, technology, and community partners to come together for collaborative learning and discussion on technology topics. Every event features a presentation from a technology professional, discussion, and time for networking!

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Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at noon and lunch will be provided.

About June’s Event – Lessons from the Private Sector

Presentation by: Charlie Van Liew, Director of Customer Experience, Legwork

Charlie Van Liew kicked off his decade-long career in tech here in North Central Washington (NCW) as the Director of Customer Experience at Legwork, a local healthcare SaaS company. Currently, he’s in his second year as the Director of Sales and Business Development at Firefly Cybersecurity & Network IT. With a fervor for technology, Charlie specializes in evaluating and executing cybersecurity and network infrastructure projects, catering to numerous clients across the NCW region.

In “Cybersecurity Snapshot: Lessons from the Private Sector,” we will delve into critical aspects of cybersecurity while offering valuable lessons and real-world insights for your team/business.

  • State of Cybersecurity at the End of Q1 2024: Explore the current landscape of cybersecurity as we wrap up the first quarter of 2024. Gain a comprehensive understanding of emerging threats, trends, and challenges that organizations are facing in the ever-evolving digital landscape.
  • Coast Guard Pen Testing Case Study: Delve into a captivating case study involving penetration testing on a Firefly client via the Coast Guard. Uncover the lessons learned, best practices applied, and how real-world scenarios can inform and enhance your organization’s cybersecurity posture.
  • Principles for Diversified Security Solutions: Layers, Redundancy, Training: Learn essential principles for establishing a robust cybersecurity framework. Understand the significance of layered security, redundancy measures, and the role of ongoing training in fortifying your defenses against cyber threats.
  • Word to PowerShell Macros and HR Implications: Explore the evolving threat landscape involving the manipulation of Word to PowerShell macros. Gain insights into the potential risks posed by such techniques and understand the implications for HR policies and employee awareness training.
  • Disabled Admin Capabilities and What Can Still Be Done: Uncover the nuances of disabled admin capabilities and discover what actions can still be taken even with restricted access. Learn strategies to mitigate risks and secure your systems effectively.

Beyond the professional realm, Charlie is a dedicated family man and a true eclectic. His outdoor pursuits include hiking and target shooting with his wife and three kids, while indoors, he indulges in building PCs and painting miniatures with his kids. Join Charlie for an engaging session sure to provide actionable takeaways regarding crucial lessons learned while on the front lines of the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity.

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch will be provided


North Central ESD
430 Olds Station Road, Wenatchee WA 98801

Mid-Valley Hospital Conference Center | Family Medical Building
800 Jasmine Street, Omak, WA

Big Bend Community College, WEC Building Room 0211
7611 Bolling St NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837

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