About Us

NOTICE: As of November first, our meetings have moved to to the following location at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ.

UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

The group meeting goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m with the first 1/2 hour of networking occurring outside of the theater as it is occupied by classes until 6:30 PM

Who We Are:

The Forum is a topic driven group who are looking for presenters and lively discussions with technical deep dives from an under the hood perspective. If you have any presenters or topics you would like to see in the future, or if you would like to sponsor one of our meetings, please contact John Nash at john.swcsf@gmail.com or 480-239-7466.

Our Schedule

We meet the first Monday of every month from 6pm to 9pm at the location announced in the email, or on this web site.  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.


CPE Certificate:

It is required that you sign in legibly before the meeting in case you are audited. We are currently only able to issue CPE credit for attending the meeting in person. If you have any questions about CPE's contact John.

Here you can download and edit the CPE template giving you professional credits for attending one of our full meetings.

CPE Template (PowerPoint)
The CPE template is in Microsoft PowerPoint format and ready for you to edit and personalize.

The template is in Microsoft Power Point so most people can easily edit it.

If you do not have access to Microsoft Office there is plenty of free software that will allow you o edit the file such as the following:

  • Google Slide
  • LibreOffice
  • Office Online
  • WPS Office
  • Apple iWork
  • Calligra Office
  • DropBox Paper


Review of Modern Firewalls and the Security implications of Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT)

Monday May 6th, 2019 This month we have Gordon Bader provide an overview of the Security Implications of Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) which is an embedded technology in many of the system we all use which provides out-of-band vectors for attack that most companies are not aware of along with John Nash who will …

ISO 27001 Information Security Management and Hacking Hired

Monday April 1st, 2019 This month we have Dave Anders presenting on Information Security Management with an emphasis on ISO 27001 along with Rachel Harpley who will be presenting Hacking Hired: Work the Vectors, Get the offer. Erik Graham will be presenting his popular cyber threat update as usual. This meeting is free and open …

Southwest CyberSec Forum Sponsored by Phreedom Technologies

Monday March 4th, 2019 WHO: Southwest CyberSec ForumWHEN: 1st Monday of each month (excluding holidays)WHERE:  UAT theater at 2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 (NEW LOCATION!)WHY: To stay current with new cyber threats, explore new security technologies, and network with your peers.FREE: No membership fees, no RSVP’s, food and drinks provided by our sponsors. This month we have Rebecca …

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Emails go out several times a month and announce the time and location of the monthly meetings.

We converted from MailChimp to EmailOctopus in late May of 2019 so we made our best effort to manually port over any unsubscribes during the transition period.