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Sonoran Desert Security User Group

SDSUG is a group of information technology professionals in the Phoenix area dedicated to the security of our digital systems. We meet quarterly to discuss security issues, tech trends, and share our successes and failures so we can learn from each other.

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Sonoran Desert Security User Group (SDSUG)

SDSUG was established on September 25, 2001 by Leo J Hauguel, CISSP, NSA-IAM. Since 2001 SDSUG has grown to be one of the largest security user groups in the world with over 950 members. SDSUG meets on a quarterly basis and is open to any IT professional concerned about the security of information systems. Membership is free and only requires you to provide us some info about yourself to verify your involvement with the community.


Quarterly Meetings




PECB ISO 27001 Lead Implementer Training - 5 Day Training - $2,750
April 2-6th - Scottsdale, AZ
4 Days of Training
5 Day Certification Exam
Continental Breakfast/Catered Lunch/Beverage Service
Bound Curriculum Manual/Small Bound Exercise and Case Studies
Certificate of Completion with 31 CPD Credits
Certification with passing exam grade and qualifications
SDSUG Member Price = $2,250
USE CODE - association (SDSUG)
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Synesys Group

CISSP Boot Camp - 5 Day Training - $1,847.50 April 23-27 - Phoenix, AZ
SDSUG and SouthWest Security Professionals Forum invite YOU to their sponsored
CISSP 5 Day Boot Camp
Location: DeVry University campus
Boot Camp Flyer
Bill Curd Information
Click here to learn about more Cyber Security Training or Talks from Synesys


Search Information Security Positions In AZ

David Careers has many opportunities listed Here

David Careers Website: David Careers

Ingrid Lohneiss is a long time friend of Leo J. Hauguel
David Careers
2443 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(310) 597-4461

Desktop Support Technician

Career Evolutions has a Desktop Support Technician

Contact: Christian Kaijser

Career Evolutions
14809 N. 73re Street, Suite 206
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 626-5253


Leo J. Hauguel CISSP, NSA-IAM  


Vice President
Laura M. Clayton, CISSP

Dean Buxton, CISSP, CISM

Chairperson of Membership
Coral Price

Co-Chairperson of Membership
Brian Simper

Chairperson Technical Communication
Stephen Mintz, CISSP, CEH

Co-Chairperson Technical Communications
Reid Ferguson CISSP

Chief Communications Officer I
Dion Loughry, ITIL v3, HDI Certified Support Center Manager

Chief Communications Officer II
LC Shelton, Multimedia, Web Design & Development

Chairperson Venue Planning at MCC
Gary Marrer, MBA, M.Ed., Chair of Business/IT Div., GCC Main Campus

Co-Chairperson Venue Planning at MCC
Martin Bencic M. Ed., Resident Faculty - Linux & Cyber Occupational Program Director, Business/IT Div., GCC Main Campus

Chairperson Venue Planning at UAT
Dr. David B. Bolman, Provost

Co-Chairperson Venue Planning at UAT
Bree Erickson, Event Coordinator
Dion Loughry

LC Shelton

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John Nash, VP of Technology Phreedom Technologies

SDSUG Website Host Site Assistant
Roger Hart