Member Engagement
Biotechnology in the High Desert

Event Details

May 22, 2017
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Bend Parks & Recreation District Office
Riverbend Community Room
799 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702

$20 - TAO and Oregon Bio Members, Students

$25 - Non-Members


Trust is a foundational element of business, and in an age where everything is digital, ensuring your customers trust you with their data has never been more challenging. This joint event between Oregon Bioscience Association and the Technology Association of Oregon will explore cyber security and its application to digital healthcare, biotech, and medical devices. We invite you to join CEOs, IT, risk and business continuity management leaders and cyber security experts as we explore strategies and practical solutions to help you guide your organization to a more secure future.

Topics include:

  • Defining a proactive plan for business resilience
  • Managing risk as more business processes and systems become digital: elements of a risk management and compliance program
  • Identifying risk in a world of connected devices (Internet-of-Things)
  • Establishing a culture where security and compliance are core values
  • Developing a cyber-aware workforce to leverage your first line of defense
  • Striking a balance between security and the customer experience in the context of digital health records and apps

Moderator: Kerri Fry, Redhawk Network Security


Jim Wherry, Senior Security Analyst of Redhawk Network Security, LLC. As Redhawk’s Senior Security Analyst, Jim is the brains behind Redhawk’s collaborative security minded approach to network security, IT Security Audits, and Assessments in a diverse set of client organizations including financial, healthcare and pharmaceutical, government agencies, merchant and service providers, critical infrastructure providers, and manufacturing fields. With more than 13 years of experience in the cybersecurity arena, Jim’s approach to cybersecurity is focused on strategic and tactical planning in order to achieve long-term stability through Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery, and sustainable security policy development. Jim not only conducts IT Security Audits and Assessments but is responsible for developing Jim provides expert guidance and practical assistance in incident response, malware eradication, vulnerability management, and managed security services.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Security Systems from the American Military University. He also is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. (CISSP), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA). He has regulatory compliance experience in PCI, HIPAAA, NIST, FISMA, CJIS, and SOX.

Lewis Howell, CEO of Hueya. With over 20 years of experience in the technology field and extensive experience in IT security, Lewis has bridged many of his passions—business, security, and technology—to create an organization that provides an answer to an important social issue. Lewis is a cross functional leader with comprehensive business and operational experience combined with wide-ranging technical skills. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Concordia University in 2010 and holds various technical and security certifications, including the CISSP.

Mark Stacey, is an advisory consultant with RSA’s Incident Response team. He has over 12 years experience working in government and private industry. His current role is assisting organizations with the detection of compromise through triage and hunting methodologies as well as network and host forensics and malware analysis to support incident response efforts