IEEE Oregon Tech – Wilsonville Branch


Cybersecurity Panel Discussion


Thursday October 15th

Oregon Tech, Wilsonville Campus

27500 SW Parkway Ave.

Wilsonville, OR 97070


Refreshments Provided

4:00-4:30 p.m. –  Networking

4:30-5:30 p.m. –  Panel Discussion Q and A

5:30-6:00 p.m. –  Networking and Optional Tour of Campus


RSVP to Brittany Miles

This Thursday Professor Rosenberg is bringing to the Wilsonville Campus a Cybersecurity Panel Discussion. This will be the first of its kind as Professor Rosenberg initiates his cybersecurity program and fall classes at Oregon Tech. Thursday night’s events are an excellent opportunity to network, meet industry leaders, ask questions, and explore you future in cybersecurity. Professor Rosenberg as proctor has some impressive qualifications. Professor Rosenberg is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Oregon Institute of Technology and serves as the Program Director for the Information Technology and Cybersecurity Programs. He also oversees the university’s Enterprise Technology Lab which provides a wide range of services to students in various technology related programs. Professor Rosenberg joined Oregon Tech after working for over 20 years as a senior IT executive (CIO, CTO, CISO) in a variety of industries. His main areas of expertise include information security, network engineering, and IT service management. In addition to providing leadership for a number of mid-sized and enterprise IT operations, Professor Rosenberg has also worked as a managing partner and senior consultant for an information security consulting firm that provided managed security services, penetration testing, incident response and computer forensics services. He has also served as an advisor and consultant for a number of law enforcement and government agencies on matters of cybersecurity. There will be four guest speakers one of which is returning to Oregon Tech after being featured in Tech Talks 2015.

Serge Leef is the Vice President of New Ventures and General Manager of the System-Level Engineering Division. He is responsible for identifying and developing product opportunities for Electronic Design Automation in systems-oriented markets. In addition to early stage programs, Serge leads on-going businesses focused on markets where system-level design plays a pivotal role: cyber-physical system design, systems engineering, design data management, cloud-based electronic design, IoT infrastructure, and hardware cybersecurity. Serge serves on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Strategic Advisory Board at North Carolina State University.  In the past, he has served as  a member of Oregon’s Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC) which advises the state’s public university system on engineering, computer science and technology programs. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics in 1990, he was responsible for design automation at Silicon Graphics, where his team created revolutionary high-speed simulation tools to enable design of high speed 3D graphics chips that defined state-of-the-art in visualization, imaging, gaming and special effects for a decade. Before 1987, Leef managed a CAE/CAD organization at Microchip Inc. From 1982 to 1987 Serge worked at Intel Corp. developing functional and physical design and verification tools for major 8- and 16-bit microcontroller and microprocessor programs. Serge holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Russ Sovde, Vice President of Systems Engineering at Fortinet, the market leaders in Unified Threat Management (UTM), brings over 15 years of experience in the networking and security industry. Prior to Fortinet, Russ worked for NetScreen and Juniper Networks as a Systems Engineer covering the Pacific Northwest territory before joining Mu Dynamics as a Global Field Systems Engineer, where he developed a deep understanding of application, performance and security testing. Russ then joined Fortinet as a Consulting Systems Engineer for Fortinet’s Global Carrier division before stepping into a management role as Director of System Engineering for US Based Major Accounts. As the Vice President of Systems Engineering Russ is responsible for the ongoing development of Fortinet’s core processes to meet the needs of global customers requiring the highest caliber of network performance and security.​

Eric Schwake covers a wide range of Cisco security solutions covering the network all the way to the endpoint. Eric has over 10 years of experience in various roles such as technical support, sales and product management all with deep emphasis on information security solutions. He has used his strong experience in information security when working with some of the largest enterprises all the way to SMB.

Dr. McNamee grew up in Eugene and received his undergraduate degree in computer science at UC Berkeley, and his graduate degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) at the University of Washington. After that, he joined OGI as an assistant professor, where he did operating systems research, taught graduate classes, and taught several undergraduate classes at Reed College. In 2000, Dr. McNamee left academia to co-found a couple of start-ups. In 2004, he joined the Galois community. Dr. McNamee’s thesis work involved modifying the Mach microkernel virtual memory system to enable it to support user-level page replacement policies. He enjoyed kernel hacking, and developed and understanding that operating systems are “just code,” but that modifying operating systems code requires a very conservative mind-set, and the ability to think about the entire system at once and how your modifications might perturb it. His research at OGI spanned a number of aspects of operating systems, from supporting multimedia and adaptive systems to embedded systems. The system-building work he did involved web applications, databases and server scalability, as well as peer-to-peer and client software architectures.

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