People vs. Tech, and Surveillance in the Metaverse

June 01, 2022 by Elio Grieco

June 6th, 2022, 6:00-9:00pm MST

Gateway Community College

June 6th will be a SWCSF hybrid meeting, virtual and on-site at our new Location: Gateway Community College


  • 6:00 - 6:30pm: Networking and Food
  • 6:30 - 6:40pm: Meeting Start and Announcements
  • 6:40 - 7:00pm: Cyber Threat Updates by Erik Graham
  • 7:10 - 8:00pm: The Biggest Problem in Cybersecurity: People or Tech?
  • 8:00 - 8:45pm: Surveillance in the Metaverse
  • 8:45 - 9:00pm: Wrap Up and Networking

Presentation 1: The Biggest Problem in Cybersecurity: People or Tech?

The continuation of the debate between Erik Graham and Elio Grieco about where the problem lies, and more importantly, how we can finally retake the high ground in cybersecurity.

Fighting Robots

Presentation 2: Surveillance in the Metaverse

Anthony Dezilva will be discussing the quantity and types of information that can be collected when we are strapped in to VR/AR. We'll also take a look at the implications of such information and its management or mis-management.

Metaverse image

Virtual Attendance

Virtual session will start early so attendees can network & enjoy the atmosphere.

Zoom Meeting ID: 391 351 6624

One tap mobile:
+16699009128,,3913516624# US (San Jose)
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Attend in Person

GateWay Community College
Washington Campus, South Building
108 N 40th St,
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Exact Location


The best place to park is in the south parking lot.

Gateway Parking Map


Free pizza and soft drinks will be provided to all attendees. If you have other preferences, Speedy Street Tacos is within walking distance, just past the East parking lot. There are also a few other restaurants within a short drive of the college.


Organizer Change

John Nash has been the lead organizer for SWCSF the last several years. He's very generously put in considerable hours finding venues, speakers, wrangling the group, setting up the virtual component through COVID, and even editing videos and posting them to SWCSF YouTube Channel. To do all this in addition to running a security company in today's hectic cybersecurity landscape is nothing short of heroic.

Fortunately for John, but unfortunately for us, the business is doing well and requires more of his attention. Thus Elio Grieco will be taking over the primary management role for SWCSF. For the time being, John will still act as treasurer, CPE Credit coordinator, and will join the advisory board to continue guiding the group.

The advisory board is still an integral part of this group, as is the larger Arizona cybersecurity community. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Organizers make this possible, but it's the phenomenal and engaged community that makes this group as impressive as it is.

New Domain

We have purchased a new domain for an undisclosed amount of money from a mysterious organization ($35 from GoDaddy) so the public web site will be moving to, which will become the one-stop shop for all content and announcements.

Further, the website will be receiving an update to its design and technologies. We'll also be keeping content on the website updated more regularly.

Collaboration on

We now have a common place to securely interact and share files and chat as a group on with team @swcybersecforum. is about as secure as it gets with FOSS end-to-end encryption. Note that while secure, we are treating it as an open platform. The common message board is basically public to anyone on, since we are keeping the board open, but member-to-member stuff will be private. Many SWCSF members are already there. It looks like it will be easy enough to create sub-groups for various technologies interests there.

Community Engagement and Volunteers

There's no better way to advance your career than by being part of the community. Help us continue to grow SWCSF and the greater Arizona Cybersecurity Community.

Please reach out to Elio, John, or Erik if you'd like to volunteer or otherwise work with SWCSF.

Find the Typo Contest

Are you one of those people that notice every typo in an email, web page, or billboard? (Well, we're not). If you are, and are the first to point them out in any of our emails (there's almost always at least one, so just reply with corrections), then we will immortalize you by giving you props on the subsequent email as the winner of the Find the Typo Contest and a shout-out at the next meeting.

This Months Winner: <Your Name Here>

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