sponsored by Phreedom Technologies

  • When: Monday, May 1 at 6 PM – 9 PM
  • Where: 1625 W Fountainhead Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85282-2371, United States
  • Admission: none, just attend, no signup


Please remember to sign in to verify attendance for CPE credit. PLEASE print clearly! If you have already attended and do NOT need CPE credit, you do not have to sign in.

6:00 to 6:30 – Networking, Pizza, and Drinks
6:30 to 6:45 – General Announcements, Jerry Crow and Robert Birdsall
6:45 to 7:00 – Sponsor Segment – Phreedom Technologies
7:00 to 7:15 – Cyber Threat Update, Erik Graham
7:15 to 8:00 – Cryptocurrencies and the Stealth Distruption of Global Finance, John Nash of Phreedom Technologies
8:00 to 9:00 – Cyber Leadership, Paul Schaff, Special Agent of the FBI

This month is sponsored by Phreedom Technologies – 602.336.3450 –www.phreedom.com.

We encourage all attendees to ask questions and share your experiences and expertise with the group so we can all improve our security skills. We do require all attendees to respect other’s opinions, whether they agree or not, and keep the language and content appropriate for a business casual forum.


John Nash to Serve on Southwest Security Professionals Forum Advisory Board

April 14, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona: Phreedom Technologies is proud to announce our  Vice President of Technology, John Nash has been named to serve on the newly formed advisory board of the Southwest Security Professionals.

The SWSPF is the preeminent regional chapter for information security professionals and academia and meets monthly at the University of Phoenix Arrowhead campus with 70-100 regular attendees.

As a network and security professional with 30+ years of experience, John will serve with others to provide guidance and best practices for the growth of SWSPF.  The goal of the newly formed board will be to set direction for future events, organization focus, topics, on line presence and formalize the strategic future direction of SWSPF.

“I am very excited and humbled to be chosen to help move the SWSPF to the next level,” Said John Nash.

Other long time members of the SWSPF including Kurt Schmeckpepper, Robert Birdsall and Erik Graham join John.

About Phreedom Technologies

Phreedom Technologies (www.phreedom.com) is a security, network management, Cloud and systems technology integrator providing end-to-end solutions that ensure business integrity for small, medium and enterprise-level clients.  From design through deployment Phreedom is an advocate for our clients to align strategically their business and IT objectives.  Phreedom architects, implements and manages IT solutions spanning computing infrastructure, enterprise management, VoIP, security and cloud solutions.  The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

John R. Nash

John Nash to Present at Southwest Security Professionals Forum

A Day in the Life of a Security Professional

Phreedom Technologies is proud to announce our Vice President of Technology, John Nash, will present at the upcoming Southwest Security Professionals Forum on March 6 at the University of Phoenix in Tempe.

As a network and security professional with 30+ years of experience, John will provide a unique glimpse of an analysis and remediation of an actual vulnerability scan for a typical corporate infrastructure.  This interactive session will demonstrate the real challenges inherent in securing a production IT environment including change control protocols, alternative strategies when production systems lock during updates and many other common obstacles. The session will address high level strategy detailing pros and cons on a variety of approaches and actual command line examples to implement changes.

Group participation is welcome and encouraged.  Attendees will also receive CPE credit and must sign in to receive those credits.

Attending the event is easy, there are no fees or RSVP, just come to the University of Phoenix in Tempe located at 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, Arizona on March 6, 2017 from 6-9 PM.