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Portland OWASP - InfoSec and AppSec: Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring Q&A

1414 NW Northrup Street #700
Portland, OR 97209, USA (map)



Following up Ryan Krause's talk on breaking into the cybersecurity industry, May's chapter meeting hosted by Zapproved will offer attendees an opportunity to hear from hiring managers and InfoSec/AppSec leaders on what they look for in hiring for their roles and thoughts on career progression. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions and engage our panel.


Zefren Edior - Umpqua Bank

Zefren currently works at Umpqua Bank, and he is the Information Security Assurance Lead. He has 10 plus years of experience in IT operations, information security, risk management, compliance and audit. He mentors and advises students, who have worked at public accounting firms, big tech companies, and startups. He is passionate about technology, cybersecurity, and helping people align their knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve personal and professional growth.

Patterson Cake - Haven Information Security / PeaceHealth

Patterson has been in information technology for over 20 years, focusing on security for the past several years in offensive, defensive and leadership roles. He is the founder of Haven Information Security, an instructor for SANS, and the Principal Cybersecurity Engineer for PeaceHealth.

Josha Bronson - Bronsec

Josha is a founder at bronsec, working with clients big and small on all aspects of security. Former security team founder at yammer.

Sam Harwin - Salesforce

Sam leads a technical team of security engineers that assess a wide variety of Enterprise facing infrastructure for the organization. They focus on performing technical security testing, risk assessments, and providing business risk guidance on a wide variety of infrastructure technologies such as operating systems (Mac, Linux, Windows, iOS, Android), devices (mobile, embedded technologies, IOT), networks (wired, wireless, cloud), and applications (endpoint, mobile, public cloud).

Philip Jenkins - Zapproved

Philip is director of compliance and IT at Zapproved. He has over 20 years’ experience in IT security, network management, system engineering, and IT processes. His past experience includes Director of Security at Jama Software and CISO at Strands Finance. Philip holds his CISSP and CISM certifications and is a recognized leader in information security. He is active in (ISC)2, ISACA, OWASP, InfraGard, and ISSA.