Wednesday, Oct. 19, Cyber Forensics: What Happens After an Intrusion? As illicit activities grow online, there is greater need for expert investigation, analysis and response to internal and external efforts that compromise computer systems. A panel of experts in "cyber forensics" will explain this rapidly growing security discipline.

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., SAIC Conference Center, 1710 SAIC Dr., McLean. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Technology Council. Cost: $35, members; $70, nonmembers; walk-in members, $45; walk-in nonmembers, $80. Contact: 703-904-7878, ext. 250. Event Web site:

Thursday, Oct. 20, Financial Executive Forum's Fall Reception. The event provides an opportunity for financial executives from technology companies in the Washington area to gather and network.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bethesda Country Club, 7601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Sponsor: Tech Council of Maryland. Cost: Tech company executives, free; otherwise $40, members; $60, nonmembers; additional $10 charge for walk-ins. Contact: Charlie Scott, Event Web site:

Thursday, Oct. 20, Global Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Technology Event. An event designed to help technology professionals and entrepreneurs improve communication and leadership skills.

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor: Global Entrepreneurs Toastmasters. No charge. Contact: 703-713-1425. Event Web site:

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