Oregon Governor Kate Brown to Proclaim November 20 as “Oregon Day of Cyber” at Oregon Tech Event in Wilsonville

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici to attend event launching statewide cybersecurity initiatives, resources, and programs

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will proclaim November 20th as the “Oregon Day of Cyber” and officially launch the Cyber Oregon Cybersecurity Awareness Initiative at an event on Monday, November 20, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oregon Tech Portland-Metro campus in Wilsonville. The governor, who will be introduced by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, is scheduled to speak from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. All members of the media are invited to attend.

Other notable activities at the event will include comments from Oregon Tech's President Dr. Nagi Naganathan, a keynote presentation by Skip Newberry, president and CEO of the Technology Association of Oregon and executive sponsor of Cyber Oregon, and comments from the State of Oregon's Chief Information Officer Alex Pettit, PhD. Mr. Newberry will host a panel discussion with top cybersecurity experts and unveil the new cybersecurity website resource for all Oregonians: cyberoregon.com. In addition, the event will include a job fair for individuals seeking careers in cybersecurity and a vendor fair of technology companies focused on cybersecurity. Attendees will include state and local government representatives, technology companies, small businesses, educators and students -- all supporting Cyber Oregon's mission to build tangible solutions to protect the digital lives of all Oregonians.

What: Oregon Day of Cyber Event
When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday November 20, 2017
Where: Oregon Tech Portland-Metro, 27500 SW Parkway Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Who: Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, State of Oregon CIO Alex Pettit, Oregon Tech President Dr. Nagi Naganathan, Technology Association of Oregon President & CEO Skip Newberry, the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council, state and local officials, university professors and students, local technology companies and business professionals.

About Cyber Oregon Awareness Initiative & Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council
The Cyber Oregon Awareness Initiative is powered by an active consortium of technology companies, educational institutions, organizations, and state/local government agencies. The Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council was established pursuant to Senate Bill 90, signed by Governor Kate Brown on September 19, 2017, to develop a shared vision for the establishment of a cross-sector Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, in collaboration with Oregon’s cyber-related industries, private sector security practitioners, educational institutions, law enforcement and local governments. Cyber Oregon's mission is to build tangible solutions to protect the digital lives of all Oregonians while helping increase awareness of cybersecurity resources throughout the state.

About Technology Association of Oregon
The Technology Association of Oregon is a local nonprofit working to build opportunities, better our economy and unify a voice for innovation in Oregon and beyond. A recognized leader in shaping and growing technology and business communities, TAO empowers businesses and entrepreneurs through networks, events, advocacy, resources and more. With over 400 member-companies, TAO’s network brings together some of the largest companies in the world, small startups, and tech-enabled companies that are using technology to drive growth and innovation.

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