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Bureau of Technology Services

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 450, Portland, OR 97204

Information Security Team

Information Security members:

Chief Information Security Officer

Christopher Paidhrin - Christopher Paidhrin, is the Chief Information Security Officer for City of Portland, Oregon. For the past 16 years Christopher has been a nationally recognized healthcare Information Security authority, having received recognition, nominations and awards for service excellence, including NetworkWorld, 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. Christopher is also a Wikimedia advocate, Mind Map enthusiast, unpublished screenwriter and avid autodidact.

Information Security Architects

Dean Musson

Brian Ventura - Brian has worked in information technology for 24 years. Throughout this time, Brian focused on project management, systems administration, solution design, IT audit and information security both as a consultant and internal resource. Brian volunteers with the local ISSA and OWASP chapters as a Director of Education. Brian also teaches nationally through SANS and locally through PCC. Brian's current training focuses on the NIST CyberSecurity Framework (CSF), the Center for Internet Security Contols, the CISSP certification, and Incident Response.

Josh Scott

Additional members

David Drost - David Drost is City of Portland's Information Security Intern. He is a veteran of the United States Army, where he worked as an All Source Intelligence Analyst. His experiences gave him exposure to cyber security threats, and the desire to work in information security. He graduated from Microsoft's System Source Academy, a technical training program for soldiers leaving the service, and is now a full time student earning his degree towards information security. He is also an avid video editor, a music enthusiast, and a novice at martial arts.