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Cybersecurity | Global Threats, Practical Solutions by the Portland CFO Leadership Council

Cybersecurity | Global Threats, Practical Solutions hosted by The Portland CFO Leadership Council Tuesday. December 10, 2019 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM Networking | 8:15 PM to 9:30 AM Program 760 Southwest Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000 | Portland, OR

When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Networking 7:30 - 8:15 AM | Program 8:15 - 9:30 AM
Where: Stoel Rives LLP
760 Southwest Ninth Avenue
Suite 3000
Portland, OR  97205
United States
Presenter: Jared Swezey, Diana Van Horn, Brian Swanson
Contact: Pamela Franklin
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Program Description

As cyber threats are expected to become more sophisticated and frequent in 2019, do you know what your organization should be doing to manage risk? Join our panel of experts on Tuesday December 10th as they discuss current cyber security trends and share best practices. Take away real-world examples and practical tips and learn how to decipher your areas of vulnerability and analyze your current plan to prepare for future threats. Do you review cyber risks on a regular basis? All CFOs should be having on-going discussions with their management teams. 

Learning Objectives

  • The preparation, policies and procedures you can put into place today to improve your security posture

  • From an FBI perspective, what are the biggest threats to corporations and how they can prepare for them

  • Technologies to consider that reflect your company type, size, and industry

  • Future exposure threats to consider 

Our Speakers


Jared Swezey, CTO, UpTime Sciences

From being involved in the project to bring the first fiber connections to John F. Kennedy Airport to working with global business leaders to plan and implement digital transformation, Jared has a diversified background in the technology industry. A current journalist for the Register Guard’s Blue Chip  & often featured on KEZI & KMTR news, he is at the forefront, locally, explaining cyber risks to the public & business community.  Over his 13+ years of technology leadership he has worked for Clearwire, Smeed Communications, Comcast & CenturyLink focusing on enterprise technology solutions. He is currently CTO of UpTime Sciences, a leading Information technology managed IT & Security firm based in Eugene, Oregon. His focus is driving operational efficiency, while strategically implementing security practices in order to reduce organizational risk. Mr. Swezey was recently just awarded The Top 20 Under 40 Award for Rising Professionals from the Eugene Chamber of Commerce.


Brian Swanson, SVP, Treasury Sales Manager, Bank of America

Brian Swanson is the Treasury Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest Global Treasury Services Team. Brian has over 25 years of experience in Treasury Management sales, training and project management. Brian leads a team of Treasury Sales Officers whose primary focus is on new client acquisition, deepening existing relationships, and providing advisory services by identifying client needs and leading working capital discussions. Brian began his career at Bank of America in 1992 in the retail credit card center in Phoenix, AZ. In 1997 Brian began working for Del Webb Corporation, a large Real Estate developer, where he led the Treasury Team as Cash Manager. In 2002, Brian rejoined Bank of America as a Treasury Sales Officer in Phoenix, and in 2017 he moved to Portland in his current role. Brian has covered a variety of industries and geographies during his career including Healthcare, Not-for-Profit, Gaming, Retail, Real Estate, and General Industries clients. Brian earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Arizona State University, as well as an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He earned his Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation in 2002. Brian previously served on the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Board, and volunteers locally at the Oregon Food Bank, and Habitat for Humanity.  

Diana Van Horn, CPCU,  SVP Branch Manager, Heffernan Insurance Brokers - Moderator

Diana Van Horn is the SVP for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, managing all aspects of the Oregon operations. Diana has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. Prior to Heffernan she spent 15 years with QBE’s North America operations as SVP of the Western Region and SVP of Strategic Marketing. Diana holds multiple insurance designations which includes, the Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Associate in Underwriting (AU) Associate in Management (AIM) Certified Risk Management (CRM), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Diana is founding member of the Exclusive Women’s Executive Society and has served the community in many capacities including as a Board Member for Oregon Insurance Guaranty Association and National Director for the CPCU Ethics Committee and Leadership Council.


CPE Information

- Instructional method: Group-Live
- Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 Credits in Information Technology
- Experience Level: none
- Prerequisites/advance preparation: none

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CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program at a one-time cost of $60.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Pamela Franklin, Pacific Northwest Marketing Director, at

Cancellation Policy

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