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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201

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 Christopher is also a Wikimedia advocate, Mind Map enthusiast, unpublished screenwriter and avid autodidact.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 - Dean has worked in information technology for over 20 years, the past 10 years with the City of Portland. Dean's focus is on effective, efficient and secure technology systems and services. Dean's policy and regulatory compliance expertise have significantly contributed to the City's security posture, especially within the Payment Card Industry domain.

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.