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Next meeting: September 13, 2012


Patrick Townsend, Townsend Security

Topic(s) "Automatic Encryption on IBM i"

Please join us as we welcome Patrick Townsend, CEO of Townsend Security. 

Learn how Automatic Encryption is now possible on IBM i V7R1 with NO APPLICATION CHANGES! If you're not encrypting data on your IBM i – what are you waiting for? The latest release of 7.1 makes encrypting data on the platform easier than ever. Automatic Encryption is absolutely the easiest, fastest and most secure way to encrypt data on the IBM i. The presentation will discuss how Administrators can use FIELDPROC to encrypt fields that contain sensitive information and control how data is decrypted without impacting existing applications.

Additionally, attendees will learn:

  • Encryption and key management best practices
  • What FIELDPROC is and isn't
  • The security risks with the new FIELDPROC APIs
  • Encryption and key management practical considerations
  • What Townsend Security is doing to help the people who have moved or are thinking about moving to the latest IBM OS release.

Patrick Townsend has been in the data security industry for more than 25 years and brings both a deep well of knowledge and a unique perspective to the subject. He founded Townsend Security, a company that specializes in data encryption, key management, managed file transfer, and system logging solutions. Patrick is an award winning speaker and regularly presents on data security topics. He contributes to standards development at organizations like OASIS and PCI SSC.

Meeting logistics & registration


Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from September through June. (No meetings are held in July and August.)


11:30 AM - Registration
12:00 PM - Lunch
12:30 PM - Meeting/speaker


CenterPoint Corporate Park ( maps)
20809 72nd Avenue South, Suite 120
Kent, WA 98032
253-395-9226 / Fax 253-395-9288

More information about CenterPoint Corporate Park.


$25 members
$40 nonmembers

Please note: At this time, PMSA can not accept credit cards - cash and checks only, please.


A variety of box lunches are available. Please see the registration form.


Please complete the registration form.

Or, e-mail with the following information:

Name, address, company, phone number, e-mail address, your status in the PMSA (member/non-member.) Registration is due by 3:00 PM the Tuesday before the meeting or a $5 late fee will be charged.

Please note: if you register & do not show up, we must charge you (unless we can fill the seat you reserved with a "walk in".)

Past meetings, 2011-2012

  • June 2012 - Mark Ruberry, IBM Corporation, presented "IBM Expert Integrated Systems"
  • February 2012 - Ray Johnson, iSolutions Consulting, Inc., presented "IBM Security Audit Journal"
  • October 2011 - Mark Ruberry presented "IBM i Application Development Strategy"
  • June 2011 - Bob Breilh, Strategic Solutions, Inc. (SSI) presented "Tools and Techniques to Combat Today’s Threats and Improve Availability, Security, and Compliance"
  • May 2011 - Mike Cain, IBM Corporation presented a special full day of training "Take Your SQL to the Next Level"
  • April 2011 - Brian Fernandez and Wayne Parrot of Genuitec presented "How IDEs can lower development costs" (webinar)
  • March 2011 - John Earl, Townsend Security presented "Automatic Encryption with V7R1"
  • February 2011 - IBM Corporation, "The Cloud"




Avoid the $5 late fee - Register by 12:00 PM, Tuesday September 11.

Registration form

Meeting location

The meeting will be held at CenterPoint Corporate Park Conference Center, in Kent. See meeting logistics.




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