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Company Update: IT Hot Topics Conference Technology and Security Trainings Announced

The dates have been announced for Carolina Advanced Digital’s IT Hot Topics Conference 2015, hosted at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. This year’s conference events commemorate Carolina Advanced Digital’s 30th year in business with new features including two days of certification trainings, a full two-day main conference event, the IT Hot Topics Golf Tournament, and a special Big 30th Year Anniversary Bash.

New for 2015, two days of onsite certification training for attendees are available Monday-Tuesday, May 4th-5th. Trainings at the IT Hot Topics Conference offer a great value with affordable travel costs and deeply discounted rates, and options for taking certification tests onsite will be offered at no additional cost. Planned trainings feature classes from industry-leading partners such as CWNA for wireless technologies and (ISC)2 for information security. Training attendees will receive a free pass to attend the IT Hot Topics Conference, and will be recognized at the conference for completion of the courses.

The main activities of IT Hot Topics Conference, one of the most prestigious security events in the area, will kick off two full days of keynotes and breakout sessions on Wednesday morning. An event that started as a technical user group, IT Hot Topics Conference has blossomed into an annual event with internationally-recognized speakers and top notch technical sessions. Attendees participate in the conference as part as Carolina Advanced Digital’s InfoSec Community Outreach Program. Through this program, industry professionals are given opportunities for networking and professional development.

Topics for 2015 include mobile security, BYOD, virtualization and cloud, network security, management best practices, security policy and audit, application management and much more. In years past, the conference has hosted notable speakers including Katie Moussouris, Chris Hoff, Chris Nickerson, Johnny Long, John McCumber, Mike Rothman, Jack Wiles, Ryan Linn, Zach Lanier, Deviant Ollam, and many others.

“IT Hot Topics Conference always has refreshing speakers and opens the door to new ideas and solutions amongst industry leaders in information security. We are delighted to host this conference again,” states John Jabbusch, President and Chief Engineer of Carolina Advanced Digital.

Attendees range in job function and industry, with a cross-section of network, infrastructure, security, and audit titles from hands-on to C-level, representing higher education and K12, local, state and federal government, and commercial markets in manufacturing, utilities, banking and healthcare.

Carolina Advanced Digital’s Big 30th Year Anniversary Bash will be held Thursday evening, May 7th, and is open to all training attendees, conference attendees, and speakers. The Bash will be filled with networking opportunities, vintage video games, hors d’oeuvre and celebratory libations. The conference will close with the IT Hot Topics Golf Tournament on Friday, May 8th.

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