A Heck of a Pickle With This Technology
An inside look at security measures in the computer industry left his audience mulling over what theyd just learned. Bringing a wealth of experience in the field, Kirk C. Bailey reeled off dozens of examples of where were dealing with broken technology, not being used for what it was designed.
Bailey, picked by the December 2003 issue of Information Security Magazine as one of the ten best people in the industry chosen as the Best Multi-Tasker today serves as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of Seattle. He is also the UWs manager of Strategic Computer Security Services.
From these perches, Bailey has become a sought-after advisor to organizations seeking answers to computer security. He is the founder and key leader of The Agora, a professional security organization. Founded in 1995, The Agora is a successful strategic association of information systems security professionals, technical experts, and officials from the private sector, public agencies, local, state and federal government, and law enforcement.
Baileys work with The Agora has been reported throughout the country in the nations leading newspapers. He has also appeared on local television news shows, as well as the PBS Frontline special Hackers. Bailey is a 28-year veteran of Information Technology, with special interest in its application to healthcare and banking. His main hobby is collecting baseball autographs, including rare signatures of early players and paintings. READ MORE
Jayne Ann Krentz, popular Seattle novelist who presented the BBRC program on May 3, 2001, has a new feather in her writing cap. Claiming the title of the Northwests most popular novelist, Krentz continues her amazing string of New York Times best sellers with the debut of Truth or Dare (Putnam, 401 pages, $24.95), No #4 on this weeks list. (From PI, 1/24/2004). This is the highest rating the Seattle writer has achieved for a new book and marks her 38th straight appearance on the national list. Krentz was quoted as saying that shes making a transition to suspense writing from romance, and shes glad that readers are willing to go with that transition.
Truth or Dare is Krentzs second novel set in a fictional Arizona town. She participated in a book signing at the Seattle Mystery Bookshop Saturday.
Bob Moloney said all is ready for the February 14 Valentine Dine-Around. Sixty-five members and spouses have signed up, either as hosts or guests. Were short just one couple. Call me if you want to join in. Bob thanked the membership for its great response to the Valentine dinner project. You can tell he loves to do this and we love him for it!
A few tickets remain for the concert next week featuring the Russian Chamber Orchestra. The appearance is sponsored by Dick Spady, co-founder of Dicks Drive-In on the occasion of the drive-ins 50th anniversary. The concert is Friday, February 6, in Benaroya Hall. Tickets are $25 each, with the proceeds donated to childrens hospitals in Seattle and Russia. Contact Dick Clarke if youd like more details (Ph 206-524-2517).
Nick Paget laid out plans for a new BBRC membership campaign that will reach out to potential young members. Nick, who is the youngest BBRC member, said he was particularly interested in contact with young men and women in his age group (25-30) who may have an interest in Rotary. I will be bringing guests in the near future and I hope youll be nice to them! You got it, Nick, and we will!
Alan Bohling reported that Rotary Youth Leadership seminar is coming soon. Hell be back to tell us more real soon. There are also applications available for observers who may wished to attend. This is the annual Rotary event held at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, specifically for high school juniors or seniors. If members have qualified students in their households, make plans to have them attend this premier seminar. Stay tuned for more details.
Thought for the Day
The Thought for the Day was pronounced by Mr. Wonderful, who thrilled the Cubs female members with all kinds of phrases that women like to hear. Mr. Wonderful accompanied Dick Clarke to the meeting.