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AITP Pittsburgh Chapter September Meeting

Birmingham Bridge Tavern 2901 Sarah Street , Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (map)

Our originally scheduled speaker, Dan Veres, will be out of town for work on September 18th.

We are very fortunate to secure Dr Denis Rudd and Brian Cochenour from New Horizons Computer Learning Center as our speakers. The topic will be Cyber Security: Everyone Applies. Dr Rudd has been our presenter on a number of previous occasions and has always done a terrific job.

Our website is experiencing a hiccup and cannot presently be updated with the new meeting information (below).


AITP September Meeting –

Cyber Security: Everyone Applies

Date & Time: Monday September 18th at 5:30pm

Where: Birmingham Bridge Tavern, upstairs room.

Address: 2901 Sarah St, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203

Parking: Available all along Sarah St

Cost: Only what you eat and drink.

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Presentation Details


Cybersecurity: Everyone Applies


This session is designed for non-technical end-users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet, to enable you to use technology more securely to minimize digital risks.


Identifying the Need for Security 

Securing Devices

Using the Internet Securely

Common Threats


Brian Cochenour

Brian is a Senior Technical Trainer at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Pittsburgh. He has been with New Horizons since 2008 and prior to coming to New Horizons he was a system administrator, a trainer for tech support, fraud specialist, and Technical service representative. Brian first started off as an Applications trainer, but with his background he soon transitioned into the more technical areas. With his background in both end user and corporate technical environments, Brian is able to break down complicated theories into easy to follow lessons. This along with the examples he brings to class have allowed him to branch out into several areas of expertise, including: SharePoint, Microsoft Server, Windows, Networking, and Security. From Cisco to Certified Ethical Hacking, Brian is dedicated to helping his student achieve their goals while also making sure they have some fun along the way. Brian has a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Sciences and Technology. He has a lengthy list of certifications below:

MCT, MCTS: WSS3.0 / MOSS2007 / SP2010 / Win7, MCITP: EDST7 / EDA7 / SP2010,

MCP, MOS, MCAS, MCSA: Win7 / Win8 / Server 2012 / Server 2016, MCSA: Office 365, MCSA: SharePoint 2016, A+, NET+, Security+, ACE, CEH, CEI, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA-S, CCSI 

Dr. Denis Rudd II

Denis is the General Manager at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Pittsburgh. He has been with New Horizons since 2003 and prior to coming to New Horizons he was a high school teacher, financial associate, corporate trainer, and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities in the Pittsburgh area. He is currently researching the quality characteristics of online synchronous training, humor in online classes, and is refining his KIP Model (Knowledge, Interaction, and Personality) of Online Training. Denis has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Education, a Master’s of Science in Communication and Information Systems, a Master’s of Science in Management Information Systems, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Instructional Management and Leadership. 

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