Paid Membership vs Free Groups
Growing the #1 Security Networking Group in Phoenix
We are on a mission to bring as many security professionals together in person to grow their professional networks, stay on top of industry trends and accumulate resources they would not have otherwise. In this instance; together we are strong and WHO you know will always propel WHAT you know further for your success. Become a member today.
What is Membership?
Answer: It confirms your connection to Security Social. Every organization has some time type of membership. Private, Public or Government.
Membership Requirement: To join, you must hold an active position in the security sector, whether in physical (hardware) or cyber (software) industries.
Annual Fee is $59: It is fully refundable within 2 weeks of your first event.
What is Security Social?
Answer: It is The Phoenix Metro (4.8 Million People) Social Group for Professionals in the physical and cyber security space. It empowers members by hosting events at quality venues that:
- Grow your career thru new relationships.
- Embrace the exchange of new ideas and technology.
- Host and Curate Security Workshops with Relevant Current Topics
- Gives members a great social outlet to decompress and enjoy.
Simply said: by having fun at these events, you will consistently encounter new individuals, offering you the greatest potential to enhance your career. This is due to the fact that you establish new alliances with fellow professionals who possess skillsets and connections that can be mutually beneficial.
5 Understandable Conflicts and Solutions
These are five understandable conflicts a prospective member might face when considering joining Security Social, along with the potential benefits and solutions to each conflict.
- Conflict: Security professionals often prioritize their own privacy and may be hesitant to share personal or professional information in a networking setting.
- Benefit/Solution: Our networking group, tailored for security professionals, has strict privacy guidelines and basic vetting processes. Joining our group ensure that members’ privacy is respected, and they can choose how much information to share.
- Conflict: Given the line of work, security professionals may find it challenging to trust new acquaintances, fearing potential ulterior motives.
- Benefit/Solution: While building trust takes time, by attending regular networking events and getting to know members over time, trust can be established. Additionally, recommendations and references from trusted colleagues can help in vetting potential connections.
- Conflict: Discussing work-related topics might lead to unintentional disclosure of sensitive information.
- Benefit/Solution: Networking doesn’t necessarily mean discussing specifics of one’s job. It’s more about building relationships and sharing industry trends or best practices. We all set our own personal boundaries on what topics are off-limits can prevent inadvertent information leaks.
- Conflict: Security roles can be demanding, leaving little time for extracurricular activities like networking.
- Benefit/Solution: While it’s true that networking requires time, the benefits often outweigh the costs. Setting aside a specific time, like one event per month, can make it manageable. Moreover, the decompression effect of face to face interaction is invaluable.
- Conflict: Some security professionals might feel that networking events are more suited for sales or business development roles and not directly relevant to their technical or security-focused position.
- Benefit/Solution: Sales and Marketing people are not accepted as event participants. Networking isn’t just about finding new job opportunities or sales leads. It’s also about learning from peers, staying updated on industry trends, and even finding solutions to current challenges.
There are valid concerns for security professionals when considering networking, there are also tangible benefits. By choosing the right group, setting personal boundaries, and approaching networking with an open mind, security professionals can gain valuable insights and connections in their field.
What do the Fees Cover?
Included at each event:
- Fellow peers in the industry to meet and benefit from.
- Current topics, clever solutions and new technologies.
- Invitation to upcoming workshops
- An upscale or trendy venue in the Phoenix Metro.
- Exclusive area inside the venue just for our Members.
- Cocktails, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks.
- Happy Hour Food and Lite Fare.
- Great music that is upbeat and energetic.
Membership Fees: help pay for everything but also ensure you are with other people that are serious about their future as much as you are
What is the simple value Prop?
Networking opens doors to new opportunities, ideas, collaborations, and resources. Engaging in networking groups allows you to tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience from diverse fields, providing a broader perspective and innovative solutions to challenges.
Mindset Shift: Networking is Accessible
Many view networking as a daunting task, reserved for the extroverted or the elite. However, the truth is networking is accessible to everyone. It’s about finding groups or events that align with your interests and career goals. Local networking groups often provide a more relaxed and supportive environment, making it easier to start conversations and build connections.
Why should I be happy to be a Member?
Members are actively making an effort to improve their skills, furthering their careers and building their network of people. Our members expect to engage with:
- Others employed in the security space.
- Individuals with similar goals.
Members, in general, want to network outside the confines of the office environment. They simply enjoy a relaxed happy hour gathering at a nearby, trendy venue, conveniently situated between home and work. These events involve certain expenses, and membership dues contribute to covering these costs.
Is it refundable?
Yes, Membership is refundable.
Why: To eliminate any doubt or resistance and to show how confident we are in the benefits of being a member of the group – we offer a fully refundable membership within 2 weeks of your first event.
No Questions Asked.
We offer a one-time full refund. Simply ask for a refund within 14 days of your first attended event and we will immediately refund your membership.
Note: you can rejoin in the future excluding the one-time refund offer.
We want you only if you want to be here 🙂
We have one goal: to contribute our time and support, promoting the success of others through local networking, harnessing the power of collaboration, and shared enthusiasm amongst our members.
Both Jim and Nick are Business Consultants by day.
We are Phoenix Locals
Hot Summers and Mild Winters in the Valley of the Sun
We, as Phoenix locals, are fostering a dynamic security community. Within this community, we facilitate the exchange and exploration of topics that hold significance to our members, with the aim of empowering everyone.
Here, our members have the opportunity to connect with each other in a traditional, face-to-face manner as opposed to the online anything.
Why In-Person Events Matter
Answer: Face to Face human connections produce results not possible thru technology. Virtual meetings are fantastic tools but there will never be a replacement to shaking hands, getting ‘that gut feeling’ or a friendly embrace that only comes with in person connections.
Because daily email consumes so much time on it’s own, spam is simply unacceptable. We have all been to events that follow with spam.
We do not sell, share, provide etc your contact information, period. 3rd parties do not have access to our member’s contact details.
Ok, Let's Do This!
Events only fall on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
- Check-in starts at 6:00pm
- Complimentary open bar and food included
- Check-in ends at 6:25pm
- 6:30pm 10 minute welcome announcement
- 7:00pm 15 minute current topics announcement
- 8:00pm closing remarks with group Q&A
The overall theme is people interacting with other people.
- Dress Code: Business Casual
Your Invitation to Connect:
- Join the Movement: Register now to become an ground floor member of our exclusive network and mark your calendar for the next must-attend event.
- Savor the Experience: Delight in complimentary gourmet bites and refreshments as you forge meaningful connections with industry peers.
- Lock in the Early Bird Rate: Secure your annual membership at the special rate of just $59 before it rises to $129 in 2024.
- Risk-Free Exploration: Take a full 14 days to discover the value of our network, with the freedom to decide if it’s right for you.
Your Opportunity Awaits: Immerse yourself in face-to-face networking that promises to elevate your career and broaden your professional circle for a full year.
Our Confidence, Your Assurance:
We stand firmly behind the value our network offers. If you find it’s not for you, we’ll issue a hassle-free refund of your membership fee, no questions asked.