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When: 2/11/2012
From 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Where: SF State Downtown Campus
Westfield San Francisco Centre,835 Market Street @ 4th Street
Room 619, 6th floor
San Francisco, California 
United States

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When: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. New Member Orientation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where SF State Downtown Campus located in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, 835 Market Street @ 4th Street, room 619, 6th floor.
Transportation and Parking :Muni rail lines J, K, L, M, N, S or F; MUNI street cars and buses 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 31 or 66, stops at Powell and Market Streets; BART: Powell station. See also
Door prizes! All attendees will be eligible to enter the raffles.

12:30 p.m.:  Orientation for New Members
New members and anyone who wants to know more about NCTA are invited to join the New Member Orientation.
1:00 p.m.: Networking
Come meet and network with fellow translators and learn more about the association.
1:30 p.m.: NCTA Business and election results
2:00 p.m.: Securing Your Home Office
Have you ever had a virus or lost data from a hard drive crash? We’re not all information security professionals, but we each face our share of security problems. In this talk, Karthik Raman will introduce information security fundamentals as they pertain to security laypeople. Specifically, he will cover some of the challenges in securing a home office for translators and interpreters. Finally, he will talk about steps that we all can take to mitigate our exposure to the most pressing home office security problems.
Presenter: Karthik Raman, Certified Information Systems Security Professional
Karthik Raman, CISSP, is a security researcher in the Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT), where he focuses on vulnerability analysis and technical collaboration with industry partners. Before joining Adobe, Karthik was a research scientist at McAfee Labs, where he worked on threat analysis, building automation systems, malware analysis, and developing advanced antimalware technology. Karthik holds an MS in Computer Science from UC Irvine and BS degrees in Computer Science and Computer Security from Norwich University. Coincidentally, Karthik enjoys learning human languages and is currently working on learning his eighth language.
3:15 p.m.: Networking
Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting, and there will be an opportunity for networking. We'd like to thank our sponsor, translation company LUZ, Inc., for providing the refreshments for the meeting!
Note: For those who are ATA certified, you will receive 1 CE point for attending the meeting.

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