Cyber Security for Manufacturers

Oregon Business magazine, Heritage Bank, Aldrich Technology and PayneWest Insurance are proud to partner to discuss the importance of cyber security in a manufacturing environment.

Wed, October 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Mercy Corps - Aceh Community Room
45 Southwest Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97204

Event description:

Manufacturers are as vulnerable to a cyber security threat as any other industry. Cyber threats are entering the manufacturing industry in a variety of ways including data breaches, phishing, compromised web page, machinery and other attacks. This leaves manufacturers vulnerable to stolen intellectual property, ransomware and other business interruption threats.

This panel discussion will discuss areas to consider as potential threats and help you be prepared in the future.

Topics to be discussed include:

1. How to think about cyber security as a manufacturer
2. What you can do to protect yourself via strong security policies and cyber insurance options
3. Areas of risk from computer driven equipment to corporate email





Dave McFeeters-Krone, Manufacturing Development Consultant


Peter Adams, Vice President, Business Strategy, Aldrich Technology
Peter Adams leads business strategy for Aldrich Technology. Prior to Aldrich, Peter founded and ran Lighthouse Information Systems, a West Coast technology consultancy focused on leading clients through technological and operational challenges in order to promote growth and facilitate successful systems. While running Lighthouse for more than 35 years, Peter served clients across countless industries, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, medical device production and technology. Before Lighthouse, he worked as a deployment specialist in the healthcare information systems arena. His approach to IT work lies in consulting clients through complex projects to achieve their ultimate business objectives. Peter is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz in Biology and Chemistry and of Oxford University’s Advanced Management Program (AMP).

Andy Tucknott, CIC, Sales Executive, Commercial Insurance, PayneWest Insurance
Andy started his career in the insurance industry in 2006 with PayneWest Insurance working as an agent in the small business department. Andy stayed in that role for 6 years honing his craft being exposed to all different types of businesses & different types of insurance issues. During his career Andy has developed a specialty in insurance for professional exposures like accountants, attorneys, doctors, as well as insurance for nonprofits. Organizations that work with Andy benefit because he is detailed, organized, and he takes a pro-active approach to dealing with insurance.

John Bicknell, Information Warfare Vulnerability Expert
John Bicknell is a national security thought leader, lifelong learner, and passionate analytics visionary. For almost 30 years, he has helped businesses and government organizations derive actionable insights from their data, save on costs, and make more money. Before retiring from the United States Marine Corps in 2010 as a Lieutenant Colonel, John served worldwide most notably in Afghanistan and the Pentagon; he also led the “Street to Fleet” program – a process intensive human resources supply chain effort designed to discover inefficiencies, architect solutions, and re-purpose manpower savings. In his corporate career, he has helped businesses derive insights from marketing, financial, human resources, and call center data. John is a member of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) and InfraGard. His Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School emphasizes econometrics and operations research.

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