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DeVry Workshop: Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. Cyber-security (and digital privacy) best practices.

October 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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The San Diego Regional Chamber Introduces:

NEW FREE WORKSHOPS, hosted by DeVry University, and taught by DeVry faculty!

The Chamber is excited to partner with DeVry University to bring valuable workshop content geared to the entrepreneur/small business owner.

  • This is a tremendous opportunity to increase business acumen and expertise, as an included membership benefit and no additional cost to your business.
  • In addition to personal, professional development, Chamber members are encouraged to use Chamber Academy workshops to develop staff – groom future managers, cross-train employees, build company morale!
  • Workshop format is (Brown Bag) Lunch & Learn-style with a short period allocated to member-networking.


Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. Cyber-security (and digital privacy) best practices.

More details are forthcoming, please check back soon.

Workshop presented by Dr. Shawn Smith, DeVry University

Dr. Shawn Smith is Senior Systems Engineer at Alpha Omega Group, a consulting and contracting firm delivering fractional support for Cyber Security, Strategic Planning, and Growth. His background includes 15 years at Texas Instruments managing the IT infrastructure at their Tucson campus plus Systems Engineering and Growth Management positions for several Department of Defense contractors. Shawn served 7 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an Electronics Technician.
Smith holds a Ph.D. from Capella University in Organizational Management with a specialization in Information Technology Management. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate classes in business and technology at DeVry University and teaches postgraduate systems engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Shawn is married to the former Pamela Forkner. They have three adult children.
In his spare time he raises funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), runs, cycles, swims, and spoils his 4.3 grandchildren

Event Details

Date: October 9, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM. – 1:00 PM.

DeVry University
2655 Camino Del Rio North Suite 207
San Diego, CA 92108
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Contact Details:
Josh Peters
Phone: (619)-544-1368

Event Cost:
This event is complimentary for Chamber members. Not a Chamber member? Please contact our Membership Department at 619-544-1337.


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October 9, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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DeVry University
2655 Camino del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108
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