The Leadership Board represents the region’s most prominent organizations and thought leadership. Board members recommend and vet topics, speakers and industry partners, ensuring each Exchange addresses the region’s most significant concerns.
Hadas Cassorla, Head of IT Security, Act On
Gary Johnson, CISO, State of Oregon
Rich Mason, CSO, Critical Infrastructure
Dwayne Melancon, CTO, ARI Network Services
Joel Naumoff, Direcor Global CyberSecurity, Belden
Jon Washburn, CISO, Stoel Rives LLP
Jeff Bird, VP, Information Security, Peace Health
Mike Bray, CISO, The Vancouver Clinic
Keith Brown, Director, IBM Systems CISO, IBM
David Buchanan, Partner & CISO, Delap
Sol Cates, VP, Technical Strategy, Thales
Greg Chupp, Information Security Director, Providence St. Joseph Health
Mike Dooley, Information Security Officer, Viewpoint
Jim Downing, VP & CIO, Northwest Natural Gas
Steve Eaton, IT Security Manager, The Greenbriar Companies
Bryan Emerson, CIO, Pacific Seafood Group
Eric Etherington, CISO, Dolby Laboratories
Kunal Grover, Director, Information Security, Smarsh
Esteban Gutierrez, Sr. Director, Security, New Relic
Leo Howell, CISO, University of Oregon
Gary Johnson, CISO, State of Oregon
Charlie Kawasawki, CTO, PacStar
Steve Mancini, Deputy CISO, Cylance
Sean McKay, CISO, Portland State University
David McMorries, CISO, Oregon State University
Brennan O'Brien, Director of Information Security, Columbia Sportswear
Jessica Odom, Information Security Officer, Lewis and Clark College
Tony Ogden, Chief Legal Officer, Bates Group
Fred Pond, CIO, NORPAC Foods
Stefan Richards, Chief Security Strategist, Micro Focus
Sean Ventura, VP, CISO, Atmosera
Caroline Wong, Chief Security Strategist, Cobalt.io
Kicking off with tapas and signature cocktails, attendees can connect with peers across industries.
Note: Please arrive on time for pre-event hors d’oeuvres.
Your cyber and information security team implements the technologies and strategies that keep your organization secure. Getting the organization on board with those changes, however, begins and ends with effective leadership. During this conversation, we will discuss techniques you can use to effectively teach your users about risk, ensuring everyone values your team’s security initiatives.
Cybersecurity doesn’t only happen in our IT teams. It happens in every building, department, and office at our organizations. To reach every employee, the modern information and technology executive must leverage—and sometimes change—the organization’s cybersecurity culture. During this discussion, we will address best practices you can use to positively impact your organization’s culture, extending the reach and value of your security team.
Our organizations rely on us, as cyber and information security leaders, to have a plan when things go wrong. During this collaborative discussion, we will discuss the most critical steps you can take to proactively prepare your organization for Ransomware attacks.
Now comes your turn to share ideas. Each table is headed by a Discussion Leader, ready with questions based on the keynote panel topic. Tables will collectively brainstorm opportunities to address challenges addressed by the panel. Attendees will then switch tables twice to discuss a new set of challenges and questions with a different group of peers. This allows attendees to connect and have in-depth conversations with more peers bringing unique perspectives from across different disciplines and industries.
Discussions will continue to percolate across the entire space as attendees have the opportunity to refresh drinks and tapas.
The program closes by wrapping up the evening’s conversation into tangible takeaways to implement into your own organization.
Solutions providers are vetted to include only the organizations bringing the most successful and innovative solutions to market. Sponsors must be approved by the Leadership Board.
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To learn more about the Portland Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:
Mike Magura, VP, Business Development
New membership are not allowed.