June 2022 Chapter Meeting: Women in Cybersecurity – Experiences, path finding and opportunity

Come and learn more about career experiences of women in information security, why they chose this field and how they view this highly specialized field. Cybersecurity is an in-demand talent that benefits from perspectives brought from the wider government, business and non-profit communities that we serve. Find out what it takes to join your local information security team?

In this moderated panel discussion, we bring together a broad range of talent in the Oregon cybersecurity community to discuss success factors to building a career in Information Security.

When: Thursday, June 9th, 2022 – 11:10AM to 1:00PM

20 minutes – networking

60 minutes – speakers

15-30 minutes – Q&A

This event qualifies for 1.5 CPEs.

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Speaker/Presenter Bio:

Theresa Masse

Cyber Security Advisor in Region 10 (Oregon) for the

US Department of Homeland Security

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Ms. Masse is a Cyber Security Advisor in Region 10 (Oregon) for the US Department of Homeland Security -Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Prior to that, she served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Port of Portland for 5+ years. Theresa was the first CISO for the State of Oregon and served in that capacity for 10 years. Previous to that, she worked in the private sector as the Senior Director for Information & Corporate Security at Cummins Inc., an international Fortune 500 company.

Ms. Masse is on the advisory committee for the Oregon State University – Oregon Research & Teaching Security Operations Center, and a participant on several state committees and working groups. She is a member of the Portland ISSA, ISC2, and InfraGard chapters. Theresa also serves on the Cyber Security Advisory Board at Mount Hood Community College. She is a former member of the executive committee for the State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government Coordinating Council and was chair of the Cyber Security subcommittee. She is a past member of the executive committee of the Multi-State-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and served as a co-chair of the mentoring program. Theresa has a CISSP and a Master’s degree with a major in Management.

Jessica B. Chastain, MBA, MCSA, A+

Klamath County IT Dept, Director

Edith Michele Brown

Information Systems Technology Analyst I – Generalist

Information Security

City of Portland, OMF Bureau of Technology Services

Since 2019, Edith has been working with the Information Security team at the City of Portland. As an intern, and later analyst, she has been doing various work in the areas of governance, risk and compliance. In particular, her work in those areas currently includes PCI DSS compliance, SIEM management, general security awareness and continuity of operations – tabletop exercises. In her other life, Edith is also a life coach. In her spare time, she loves learning, reading and listening to mystery novels, music, making latch hook rugs, cross stitching, and most recently, diamond painting.

Kendra Ash

Senior Security Engineer


Kendra Ash (@securelykash) is a senior security engineer at Datadog, working on a Compliance Automation team to enable the collection of audit evidence. Previously she was a software engineer then helped a few companies build out a security program by leveraging guidance from her network and incorporating industry standards. She is also actively involved with the Portland OWASP chapter and loves working with engineers to secure their code.

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