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Monthly Chapter Meeting - Is Threat Intelligence Making Us Stupid?

ISSA Portland Chapter

Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Join ISSA  for our monthly luncheon 

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Doors open at 11:30AM.  The event will end at 1:00PM.  Lunch will be provided.

2055 Northwest Savier Street

Portland, OR 97209


Con-way's reception desk is located at west end (closest to 21st Ave.) of the AdTech II building, best accessed by turning into the entrance located on 21st Ave;  the main entrance to the building is on Savier Street on the west side of the building. This entrance is manned by a security guard and you will be asked to sign in.  Con-way has asked that guests park in the two lots to the East of NW 20th Avenue between NW Raleigh and NW Thurman.  Please do not park in spaces that are marked with names other than Con-way since these spaces are leased. The best option is the lot on the NE corner of NW Raleigh and NW 20th.


Too many threats not enough time? This is the challenge for security professionals today, as we become inundated with data generated security devices, sensors, applications and remote feeds we can easily become numb to what our data is trying to tell us and often end up ignoring critical warning signs of compromise. This presentation will attempt to put some method to our madness and explain how to apply threat intelligence tools and data so that it is more than just speeds and feeds, but a legitimate resource and ally against increasingly well-resourced and cunning adversaries. 



Ken Westin is a security analyst and "creative technologist" with 14 years’ experience building and breaking things through the use/misuse of technology. His technology exploits and endeavors have been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, Dateline, New York Times, The Economist and has won awards from MIT, CTIA, Oregon Technology Awards, SXSW, Entrepreneur and named in Portland Business Journal's 2013 "40 Under 40". He has worked with law enforcement and journalists utilizing various technologies to unveil organized crime rings, recover stolen cars, even a carjacking amongst other crimes. 



The chapter meeting is subsidized by chapter memberships and sponsors.  There is a nominal fee of $10 (member) or $25 (non-member) for preregistered attendees. Walk in attendee’s are welcome but will be charged $30 cash at the door.

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The chapter maintains proof of attendance for members but it is the member’s responsibility to ensure that these CPE's are credited to their respective accounts. This luncheon will offer 1 CPE per hourof attendance.

Chapter Sponsors

ISSA Portland would like to thank our sponsors, who help make high quality programs like this possible.

Gold Sponsor:  IBM

Silver Sponsor:  Zscaler

Have questions about Monthly Chapter Meeting - Is Threat Intelligence Making Us Stupid?? Contact ISSA Portland Chapter

When & Where

Con-way Enterprises
1717 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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ISSA Portland Chapter


The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

With active participation from individuals and chapters all over the world, the ISSA is the largest international, not-for-profit association specifically for security professionals. Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries, such as communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and government.

The primary goal of the ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information resources. The ISSA facilitates interaction and education to create a more successful environment for global information systems security and for the professionals involved.

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