Association of IT Professionals (AITP) San Diego

For more than six decades, AITP has championed the human element of the Information Technology profession, and remained focused on providing a community of knowledge, education and resources that will empower its members to reach their true potential as an IT business professional.

The San Diego chapter of the Association of IT Professionals is committed to being a resource for both seasoned and new IT professionals. Our goal is to provide knowledge, foster a conversation about emerging technologies, and provide a platform for members to share their experience and ideas so that the San Diego IT community can continue to be on the forefront of the industry. Learn more about our mission and about the benefits of becoming a member of AITPSD. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


March 24 - Career Panel

Written by AITP Editor on 24 February 2015.

2015 Career Panel

The AITP SD Chapter will be hosting a career and panel discussion with industry experts for our March event. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with senior level IT industry members from companies like Sempra, General Atomics, Carefusion, Sony, AMN, Mitchell, Stone Brewing, Robert Half, and many others.

March 25, 2015 - 4:30pm – 8:00pm

AMN Healthcare
12400 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130



February 18 - Cyber Security

Written by aitpsd on 31 January 2015.

Cyber Security Risks, Penetration Methods and Compliance Standards for 2015

Alissa Knight, a speaker at AITP SD's 2014 Cloud Computing Event, is a BSI certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. She’s been involved in developing and implementing security programs, PEN testing, audit, forensic analysis and risk mitigation protection. She will be joining us to share her insight and some lessons learned.

It’s been some time since the Sony Picture hack and still very little is known about how the technical details surrounding the initial compromise and how the “wiper” malware infected Sony in the first place. Despite the fact that a “dropper” was the initial injection point of the executable, it’s still yet to be determined how the dropper made its way into the Sony network in the first place.

Despite this, it begs to answer the question of what Sony could have done to prevent this compromise in the first place. Were they missing crucial technology? Did someone fall asleep at the wheel when they should have been monitoring the network? Were there processes and procedures that didn’t exist that should have prevented this. The answer is all of the above. Today, we now understand that information security is no longer just solved by throwing technology at the problem and calling it a day. Information Security is achieved through the combination of processes, people., and technology. Where you have a gap in any one of those areas, you have a breakdown in your Information Security Management System or ISMS. Alisa Knight will bring this all together in a presentation on how to build an ISO 27001 compliant Information Security Management System from the ground up. She will cover risk assessments, penetration testing, incident response, policies and procedures, internal audits, and yes, ISO 27001 certification. Join Alissa, a BSI certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, as she explains the value to bringing information security in your organization under a formal management system through the implementation of an ISMS and demystifies ISO 27001.

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January 21st - Taking Control of Your Cloud Services

Written by AITP Editor on 06 January 2015.

Taking Control of Your Cloud Services

Ford Winslow, Chief Risk Officer at Centrex IT, will lead a discussion and Q&A covering practical experiences from the service provider world:

  • The types of providers out there (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, MSP, integrators) - what they do, and more importantly, don’t do for you.
  • What happens in an audit (SOX or other) when a 3rd party provider is involved?
  • What should you expect of your provider after the honeymoon period and what you need to do to maintain service levels.
  • What responsibilities should your provider take on and what should you keep in-house to protect your business.
  • You’re going to change providers: what are the gotchas and how to wade through the FUD.
  • How do you make sure your transition goes quickly and smoothly (and completely).
  • You’re ready to be done with service providers entirely...what now?

Informed by practical experience in the service provider world this fluid discussion will help you guide the level of risk and partnership your organization has the ability to take on. Topics will include:
A) A regulated company selecting and moving to a cloud provider.
B) A company selecting and moving to a new cloud. Why they wanted to move, how the selection went, what went wrong with the practical migration and the overall TCO / ROI of the project as a whole – was it worth it?
C) The small business that started in a cloud environment and grew to build a large internal IT department - how they did it and the business value it created.

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December 3 - AITPSD Holiday Party - Thank you

Written by AITP Editor on 04 December 2014.

Thank you for all who joined us for the AITP San Diego December Holiday Party at Vittorio's. We had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic. Thank you to those who brought a give to donate, and congratulations to our raffle winners!

December 3, 2014 5:00pm –8:00pm



6th Annual Cloud Computing Conference - Thank you

Written by AITP Editor on 14 November 2014.

AITP San Diego extends thanks to all those who attended the 6th Annual Cloud Computing Conference. This year’s event had over 315 registers, 27 speakers, 25 volunteers and 26 sponsors. A special Thank You to our key note speaker Peter Coffee from for kicking off the event with a very engaging presence and presentation.

As a non-profit organization it takes ‘people’ to run our daily operations and event. We can’t begin to highlight all the individuals and efforts but want to say we can’t do this without you. You all put in countless amount of hours and we recognize the huge value you bring to AITP San Diego.

We hope you enjoyed the content, presenters, and networking through out the day. More information, including links to presentations, are available on the website.

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