Author Archives: Brian Ventura

November – BeyondCorp & Zero Trust Networking

Come Join us for our November Lunch Meeting: Zero-Trust Networking & A New Approach to Enterprise Security From: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Speaker Bio: Ivan Dwyer, ScaleFT Abstract: BeyondCorp is a Zero Trust security framework modeled by Google that … Continue reading

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October 2017 – Social Engineering recap

The October meeting hosted Christopher Paidhrin talking about Social Engineering. This talk was well attended and covered the theory behind the human element and how to improve employee engagement to combat social engineering. Check out the slides here: Social Engineering_v3

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Training Options – Fall 2017

School has started again and with that, our ISSA year begins with a great talk about hacking a hackathon, next week. If you haven’t signed up for that, I highly encourage you to do so. With fall around the corner, … Continue reading

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Hackathon, HACKED! good job team

Our March meeting was a 1/2 day Hackathon, with the platform provided by Security Innovation. The event was a great success! The event was a gamified, safe hacking space. Our first and second place winners went on and fully owned the … Continue reading

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PDX Cyber Camp!

LEARN CYBERSECURITY NOW! Join us at PDX Cyber Camp 2017! The camp will give you and other high school students a hands-on, introductory experience to cybersecurity principles, including hands-on implementation in Windows and Ubuntu. Cybersecurity is one of today’s hottest … Continue reading

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March Symposium presenting the topic of: Half-Day Hackathon

Please join ISSA Portland March Symposium presenting the topic of:  Half-Day Hackathon (This is the same event that was to happen in December 2016 but was cancelled the day of due to ice and snow) You can register at the … Continue reading

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Sticky: Educational Update for 2017

Last Fall, James Trumper and I led a successful CISSP class through PCC. James and I really enjoyed the opportunity and the class participants got a lot out of it. I hope we can put together another course. PCC was … Continue reading

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Sticky: Local Portland Educational Opportunities

As the Director of Education for the Portland Chapter of ISSA, I have worked with the Board to identify educational options for each of you, our members. There are a number of options to enhance knowledge and advance individual careers. … Continue reading

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