PDX Lunch & Learn: Developing a Cybersecurity Program - Respond & Recover

Event Details

Dec 04, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
1211 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

TAO Member: $10

Non-Member: $25


Venue Sponsor


Cybersecurity is one of the most urgent topics on the agendas of company leaders today. The development and implementation of a comprehensive cybersecurity program are foundational to an organization’s success. A strong cybersecurity program will be based on a recognized best practice framework and include the following categories: identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover.

This Technology Association of Oregon Lunch & Learn hosted by Avertium on Wednesday, December 4th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm will address the respond and recover categories which include the following functions:


  • Response planning
  • Communications
  • Analysis
  • Mitigation
  • Improvements


  • Recover planning
  • Improvements
  • Communications

High-level insights and recommendations about the development and implementation of these categories will be provided, along with potential solutions to assist with that effort.



Edward Vasko
Senior Vice President

Edward Vasko brings 25+ years of diverse management and technical experience to Avertium. His varied experience helps him bridge the ops and tech needs of our clients.

Edward is a successive entrepreneur with almost 30-years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. Prior to establishing Avertium, he was the co-Founder and CEO of Terra Verde, one of Arizona’s largest providers of cybersecurity advisory and managed services and with over 2,000 active clients around the world. He has started and successfully run five businesses in his career. His extensive experience in cybersecurity provides him deep expertise to help organizations of all sizes in securing their critical data and infrastructure. 

Edward is also an active member on university advisory councils, working with universities to develop curriculum that more quickly enable 21st Century Cybersecurity Professionals to enter the workforce ready to help defend the nation’s critical data infrastructure. Appointed by Arizona’s Governor, Edward is a Commissioner for Arizona’s Commission for Post-Secondary Education and the co-Chair of Arizona’s Cyber Team (ACT) Workforce Development Committee. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and recipient of ASU’s Sun Devil 100 business leadership award. Most importantly though, Edward is a proud father and husband.

















The topic will be most relevant for business owners, C-Suite executives, and technology managers from all industries

Avertium was created as a result of the acquisition of Terra Verde, TruShield Security Solutions and Sword & Shield Enterprise Security by leading growth capital firm Sunstone Partners. The collective talent, assets and resources of all three firms are now operating as one; forming one of the largest cybersecurity and advisory services companies focused on the needs of mid-to large enterprises. Customers spanning the retail, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, manufacturing and public sectors trust Avertium’s 150+ highly certified cybersecurity professionals to help defend against threats while mitigating risks and ensuring compliance. Security operations centers in Arizona and Tennessee ensure managed security services customers enjoy uninterrupted coverage.