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Welcome to the Portland Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM)

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Join us March 11th for our monthly meeting and presentation: 

Lessons Learned From Recent Data Breaches

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Every time a new data breach story appears in the media, most organizations wonder what type of a breach it was and if they should be taking any additional measures to safe guard their critical assets.  Whether it was a breach through a third party credentials, or an advanced persistent threat, most organizations are concerned whether they are doing enough and whether they should do more.
This session will discuss the lessons learned from these breaches and how they affect your organization.  The presentation will provide pragmatic management view of what to learn from these breaches and how to strengthen your organization’s security program.               

 


Sajay Rai
CPA, CISSP, CISM

 

Sajay Rai has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, specializing in information technology processes, IT architecture, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, privacy, IT audit and information risk.  Mr. Rai is the Founder and CEO of Securely Yours LLC, focused on delivering innovative solutions through delivery channels like Software-as-a-Service, Managed Services and traditional IT consulting.   

Prior to starting Securely Yours, Mr. Rai was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP for 10 years.  Mr. Rai also worked with IBM for 13 years, most recently serving as an executive of the national Business Continuity and Contingency consulting practice.  Mr. Rai co-authored a recently published book, Defending the Digital Frontier – A Security Agenda, which guides business and IT executives on how to develop an effective and efficient information security program within their enterprise.  

Mr. Rai is a member of IIA’s Professional Issues Committee (PIC).  He also serves on the board of ISACA Detroit Chapter, IIA’s Detroit Chapter, SIM Detroit Chapter and as a member of Walsh College’s Accounting Advisory and Technology Committees.  Mr. Rai is a regular speaker at industry conferences on information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, and technology.


 

                                          




Regional Leadership Forum

Learn more about RLF

SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is an intensive, ten-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. Since 1992 over 3500 graduates and more than 300 sponsors have found RLF the key to developing leadership effectiveness.

We are now actively recruiting for the class of 2013. We encourage you to take advantage of the early bird pricing, which ends Nov. 30, 2012. 

 

Register on SIM National's site

 

Watch the following 3-minute YouTube RLF video and you will hear, RLF is a life changing experience!

Your facilitator team is Bob Rouse and Ed Trainor, giving you a strong combination of practitioner and academic with tons of leadership experience.

To give you greater insight into RLF, we are hosting a Virtual Taste of RLF :
For more information contact:
sbrilling@frontier.com
425-891-7875

Current plans have the 2013 dates/locations as follows:
Schedule:
  • March 12-13, 2013, Seattle
  • April 23-24, 2013, Portland
  • June 11-12, 2013, Seattle
  • July 23-24, 2013, Portland
  • September 3-4, 2013, Seattle
  • October 15-16, 2013, Portland
 

RLF Fees

Who Before
Dec.1, 2012
After
Nov.30, 2012
SIM Member $7,750 $8,250
Non-SIM Member $8,350 $8,850
All prices include admission to SIMposium 2013 in Boston.
An additional $995 value.

Hear why Brian Irvine, Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Unitus Community Credit Union, values RLF

 

We Asked for Your Support . . . And You Responded!

In partnership with the Business Education Compact, 63 SIM-PDX representatives teamed with our scholarship recipients and other students from OSU, OIT, UofP, and WSU-Vancouver to present information about IT careers to 2,744 middle and high school students in 82 classes. Many thanks to our volunteers and, in particular, to Pradeep Kumar for championing this worthwhile program on behalf of the Chapter. 

 

Your 2014-2015 Board Members

 

President: David Kaplin

Past President: John Pierce

Secretary: Bud Borja

Treasurer: Bill Malone

Assistant Treasurer: Wilfred Wu

Education Director: Pradeep Kumar

Events Director: Lisa Harper

Marketing Director: Dana Jiacoletti

Membership Director: Mark Wehrmeister

Program Director: Marc Hallquist