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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1111, 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 20 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 Christopher is also a Wikimedia advocate, Mind Map enthusiast, unpublished screenwriter and avid autodidact.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

Kirksey Neumeyer - Kirksey has worked in information technology for many years, the past several years with the City of Portland on the Network Engineering team, focused on deploying next generation firewalls. Kirksey's focus is on strengthening the City's cybersecurity through improvements across several technology systems and services. Kirksey's deep firewall expertise significantly contributes to the City's security posture, especially with secure information processing. Kirksey is keeping busy with his Masters program in cybersecurity.

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 Controls, the CISSP certification, and Incident Response.

Josh Scott - Josh has over 20 years of experience in the information technology field. Josh's focus is on maturing the City's incident response capabilities and expanding the City's threat prevention, detection and response capabilities. Josh actively supports the information security community, regularly presenting insightful talks on timely topics. Josh is a lover of Thai food, gluten-free water, and organic Oreos.

Information Security Analyst

Edith Brown - Edith has many years of community service, supporting a local college as a technology administrator, and over the past three years supporting the City's Information Security team. Edith has been instrumental in the City's Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance effort and supports all aspects of the City's cybersecurity awareness and education program, security event log management, and business resiliency program. Edith is active in her church community and her continuing cybersecurity skills development.

Business Continuity Analyst

Nelson Zenzano - Nelson has served the City for over 27 years in many roles. For the past two years Nelson has supported BTS and the City as the technology point person for Continuity of Operations (COOP) analyst for not only BTS, but in support of all City bureaus and their collective COOP plans. Over 90% of the City's essential functions and services rely upon technologies provided by BTS. Nelson's deep understanding of City services is leveraged to add lasting value to the City's operational resiliency. Nelson is a national-level pistol marksmanship competitor, which he will enjoy again when competition resumes.