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Feb. 20, 2024 – Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Best Practices! with Kevin Kaminski


Join us as we dive into the latest updates and best practices for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint – Antivirus (aka Microsoft Defender Antivirus). This session is designed to provide insights into the numerous changes in the antivirus landscape and how to leverage these to enhance security without compromising your Windows endpoint performance.

Whether you’re an IT professional, system administrator, or security enthusiast, this presentation will equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to optimize your use of Microsoft Defender Antivirus.!

From this session, you will gain a clear understanding of:

  • Overview of the latest changes in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

  • Best practices for balancing security and performance

  • Tips and tricks for optimizing your antivirus settings

  • How to effectively manage and secure your Windows devices

Register before 5:00 pm Friday, Feb 16 to be eligible for the $50 Early-Bird draw.

Registration closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, Feb. 19.


Kevin Kaminski is a seasoned Microsoft enterprise solutions expert with a 25-year tenure spanning device management to data center architecture.A respected leader and educator, he is a Microsoft MVP for Windows and Devices for IT and holds a 14-year streak as an MVP for various Microsoft technologies.

Kevin stands out for integrating his deep knowledge and quirky humor into various educational formats, addressing modern IT challenges with practical solutions.


Register before 5:00 pm Friday Feb 16 to be eligible for the $50 Early-Bird draw.

Attend the event and submit an evaluation form by 2300h Tuesday, Feb 20 2024 for a chance to win a $50 VISA Gift Card courtesy of True North Group.

Registration links for the virtual event will only be sent to those registered. Event Registration closes at 5 pm MDT Monday, Feb 19th.

Date: Tuesday, Feb 22, 2024

Times: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Mountain Time (6:15 pm welcoming- Event start at 6:30)

Place: Online via Microsoft Teams [Will be sent to all registers]

Cost: Current CIC Members: FREE; Guests & Future CIC Members: $20+GST

Please click here to register with Eventbrite


Platinum Sponsor

Microsoft Canada

Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”), the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Recognized as one of Canada’s Great Places to Work, Microsoft Canada Inc. provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software. Microsoft Canada is a creative workplace which attracts the best and brightest talent in the IT industry who bring an ever evolving vision of the future to reality.

Microsoft software helps businesses and consumers to reach their full potential, however they define it. Woven throughout daily life, whether it be work or play, Microsoft technologies flourish when they get into the hands of millions of Canadian partners and customers enabling innovation often in new ways.

Microsoft Canada is equally passionate about committing to Canadian communities. Since its inception, Microsoft Canada has had a corporate giving philosophy that goes beyond financial donations to champion inventive forms of philanthropy. For more information on how Microsoft Canada has joined forces with organizations across Canada to make a difference and invest in local communities visit

As a registered not-for-profit association, CIC has met the qualification requirements for discounted and donated Microsoft software distributed through TechSoup Canada. Microsoft has donated 10 Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions plus 25 Office 365 E1 subscriptions for CIC’s internal use. This software is used by CIC for operational and administrative purposes.

Silver Sponsors

iTech Calgary Conference

iTech is Canada’s leading portfolio of IT technology conferences and exhibitions focusing on Infrastructure, Cloud, Security, Data Centre, Virtualization & Mobility.

At iTech you will have the opportunity to; discover new cutting edge products & services, network & meet new people in the industry, stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends, see technology in action through live demonstrations, attend conference seminar sessions, research information to enhance your IT strategy, enjoy this Local event right in your backyard!

CIC Members are eligible to receive free VIP conference registrations valued at $99.

True North Group Inc

True North Group Inc. provides Canadian integrated cloud, managed IT and security services as well as professional IT consulting services to small and mid-market enterprises.

True North Group provides door prizes at many events as well as contributions toward CIC’s operational funding.

IBM Canada

In 2017, IBM was 100 years old in Canada. This century has been driven by innovation that matters to our clients, our people, our country and the world. We are proud to be part of a company that has dedicated a century to finding solutions to contemporary challenges with a vision of the future. Innovation, transformation, and pioneering have always been part of our culture. This second century of IBM will continue to change the world.

IBM provides CIC with free meeting space for our monthly in-person events.


At Datto, we believe there is no limit to what small and medium businesses can achieve with the right technology.

As the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and security solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs), Datto’s proven Unified Continuity, Networking, and Business Management solutions drive cyber resilience, efficiency, and growth for MSPs. Delivered via an integrated platform, Datto’s solutions help its global ecosystem of MSP partners serve over one million businesses around the world. From proactive dynamic detection and prevention to fast, flexible recovery from cyber incidents, Datto’s solutions defend against costly downtime and data loss in servers, virtual machines, cloud applications, or anywhere data resides. Datto has won awards for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace.