Monthly Archives: March 2012

Corey Nachreiner will be presenting at tomorrow’s PSSBS meeting in Bellevue, WA!

2012 Security Predictions- Corey Nachreiner, Director Security Strategy, CISSP

2011 proved to be a memorable year for information security. The security analysts at WatchGuard cannot remember a year with such newsworthy security incidents and discoveries as 2011 delivered. With disastrous breaches, like those suffered by Epsilon, RSA, and Sony, to amazingly advanced malware, like TDL-4 and Duqu, 2011 was an unforgettable year for security practitioners – one that we hope to never see the likes of again. 

Join Corey Nachreiner, Director Security Strategy, CISSP, as he revels the next threats and how you can prepare yourself for 2012!! Corey, once again provides a peak into the future of network and information security with the top 10 areas of concern for 2012. In this year’s predictions, some are new and some are a carryover from 2011. No matter though, they are all very serious. 

Meeting will be 6 PM Thursday March 15, 2012, at our normal location in Microsoft’s Lincoln Square offices in Bellevue, WA. Pizza and beverages will be sponsored by the Microsoft SBS team thanks to Jim H., so be sure to thank him when you see him at the meeting!

Our meetings are the third Thursday of the month and are held at Microsoft’s Lincoln Square offices in downtown Bellevue (700 Bellevue Way NE – Lincoln Square, Bellevue, WA 98004).

Park in the Lincoln Square garage and meet at the elevators on the first floor by 6 PM to head up to the meeting (take a ticket when you enter the garage, but parking will be free for the evening).

Meeting times are 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

For information about the group, email Steve Banks.  Address is steve @


New Lower Prices for Office 365

Microsoft has announced price drops for their Office 365 accounts ranging from 11-24% (and 92% drop in price per GB of SharePoint storage).

Check out the blog post at

According to Justin Bowers with Microsoft, key things to know are:

· This is go forward pricing for new customers.  Customers that are under contract will still pay the same rate that their contract states. Upon renewal, the new rates will go into effect.

· If a current customer purchases additional seats, the new seats will be subject to the new pricing.