October 18, 2018 Chapter Meeting: Panel Discussion: Tracking the Cyber Threat Landscape

When: Thursday Oct 18, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  (Lunch will be provided…)

Where: Columbia Square Bldg., 111 SW Columbia, 8th floor conference room – Portland, OR 97201

Topics to include:

  • Quarterly update
  • Trends in threat intelligence
  • The role of AI in malware detection
  • Defense in depth techniques
  • Cloud defenses 

Panel Participants:

Brian Ventura, Security Architect City of Portland

About the panelist: Brian is an Information Security Architect for the City of Portland and a SANS Instructor. Brian volunteers with the ISSA Portland chapter as the Director of Education and with OWASP locally. Over the past 25 years, Brian achieved, holds, and now teaches various industry certifications including CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GCFA, and GCCC. In addition to his Information Security persona, Brian is a member of the Timbers Army and Thorns Riveters, attending as many games as possible. Find Brian’s teaching schedule: https://www.sans.org/instructors/brian-ventura

Cameron Naghdi, Systems Engineering Manager, Malwarebytes

About the Panelist: Cameron Naghdi is the Systems Engineering Manager for US-West at Malwarebytes. Cameron has worked for multiple endpoint technology firms and has supported many vertical markets from retail and healthcare up to Federal/Civilian agencies and the Department of Defense. Cameron is also on the technology advisory board of 802Secure and is Co-Founder and CTO at FilecheckIO. Cameron specializes in understanding the threats of today and  how to prepare solutions to address both today’s and future security challenges.

Chris Sestito, Director of Threat Research, Cylance

About the panelist: Chris Sestito manages the Cylance Threat Research Team, which consists of 30 researchers dedicated to data-science-based analysis and automation development. Chris is based in Austin, Texas and is an eight-year veteran in information security with a wealth of experience in malware analysis and malvertising that helps ensure the security of Cylance customers. Chris also holds Sec+ and C|EH certifications.

Craig Schippers, Principal Field Engineer, Trend Micro

About the Panelist: Craig Schippers is a CISSP Certified Principal Field Engineer at Trend Micro. He has worked in the security industry for approximately 17 years, assisting customers with their Infrastructure Security needs. Craig lives in Portland, Oregon.


Christopher Paidhrin, CISO, City of Portland and ISSA Portland Vice-President

About the moderator: Christopher Paidhrin, is the Chief Information Security Officer for City of Portland, Oregon. For the past 17 years Christopher has been a nationally recognized healthcare Information Security authority, having received recognition, nominations and awards for service excellence, including Network World, ISE, SC Magazine, and Information Security magazine’s 2011 “Security 7” Award. Christopher is a regular media consultant and presents at numerous events across the U.S. Christopher is an advocate of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices and process improvement, including learning organizations and knowledge management.


This event is sponsored by: Malwarebytes and Trend Micro

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