Past Chapter Luncheons and Events


The San Diego Chapter of The Network Professional Association presents

Meeting / Lunch & Learn                    

When: June 14, 2005 11:30am-1:00pm                                          Please RSVP
Where: Chins Restaurant, Miramar Road and I-15 (parking behind the Holiday Inn Express)
Chinese Cuisine, lazy Susan style, includes soup appetizer, pork, beef, chicken,shrimp,vegetables, rice and hot tea. Other beverages additional.

Fees: Business Card at door. Coupons Accepted. Lunch provided by sponsor

Sponsor:  OPEN Storage Solutions


Topic:  Active Directory Configuration and Security Issues

Kai Axford (CISSP, MCSE-Security) has been with Microsoft for over 5+ years. His initial position was as a Support Engineer on the Windows Server Support Team where he dealt with security on a deep technical level. In July 2000, Kai began working exclusively with the IT Pro community in his new role as a TechNet Presenter. In 2003, Kai took the role of TechNet Security Lead and was asked to lead TechNet's security efforts. In October 2003, Kai was asked to present with Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, at the 2003 Security Summit in Toronto. In 2004, Kai personally engaged with more than 28,000 IT Pros around information security, for which he received a Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award. Kai is a frequent speaker at security summits and roadshows in the U.S. and Canada, including COMDEX, TechMentor, Microsoft Security Summits, and the Windows IT Pro Magazine Security Roadshows.  

In addition, Kai is an active Technical Editor with Microsoft's Security Content Review Board, which evaluates all Microsoft security guidance and publications. Kai has reviewed several MS Press security books, and has authored two articles for the new TechNet magazine. He was the 21st employee at Microsoft to obtain the CISSP certification and is currently interested in pursuing a GIAC certification around forensics.

Prior to coming to Microsoft, Kai served as a squad leader with the U.S. Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment and was a primary leader in several security related operations.