INTERFACE Portland Conference and Expo

INTERFACE Portland is a popular spring event that always draws a lot of security-minded professionals from the Portland tech industry. This year our past Chairman and current Treasurer, Dave Miller, will deliver the following talk at 10:00 am and we encourage all ASIS members to attend.


Columbia River ASIS will also have a display table in the Associations Section of the conference.

There is no cost for attending the conference and ASIS members are encouraged to attend and bring guests.

RSVP Here Please be sure to indicate your association with ASIS when registering.

ASIS 2016 Holiday Party – “Night at the Museum” – The Oregon Historical Society

ASIS Year-End Mixer, DPSST Private Security Program Year-End Update, and 2017 Officer Installation Ceremony

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Here’s your chance to tour the Oregon Historical Society Museum and see the following exhibits:

  • The Portland Police Historical Society Exhibit
  • Democracy’s Blueprints: The Documents that Built America
  • Comic City, USA
  • Document of a Dynamic Community: The Skanner Photography of Julie Keefe
  • Oregon Voices
  • Oregon in 1845: From a British Soldier’s Sketchbook

DPSST Private Security Program Year-End Update by Program Manager Suzy Herring

2017 Officer Installation Ceremony

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

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Portland Area Security Community Fall Mixer – 9/14/16

Please join ASIS, InfraGard, ISACA, ISSA, and OWASP as we kick off the 2016-2017 programs year.  Details below.  Register today on the event page here!

Portland Area Security Community Fall Mixer

ASIS, InfraGard, ISACA, ISSA, and OWASP are hosting a joint event!

WE ARE EXCITED: This year’s event includes several regional associations. This is a great opportunity to network with other Security, IT, and Audit professionals in our area and we are expecting a very large turnout!

JOIN THE FUN:  Once again we will be providing an array of appetizers and a full hosted bar. Each of the 5 associations will be announcing upcoming events, plans, and certification offerings.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE: Portland Marriott City Center – 520 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

COST: The event is FREE. Parking vouchers for the Alder St. STAR PARK, will be available.

USE TRANSIT? The event is right on the MAX line.

Register today on the event page here!


RiskReconRiskRecon provides vendor security program assessments that are: Comprehensive. Actionable. & On-demand.


OPTIVCyber Security Solutions
New Relic- Application performance monitoring for better business.


Tyco Security Products
Perkins Cybersecurity & Advisory Services

ANITIAN-Intelligent Information Security

Event Privacy Practices:  Registration information for this information will not be provided to event sponsors, and will be used only by the 5 associations co-sponsoring the event for membership, programs, and marketing purposes. Attendees are being registered in the ISACA attendee system, and contact information will be provided only to those association(s) with whom the attendee identifies they are affiliated during the registration process.

August Chapter Meeting

Effective Business Continuity Strategies

When disaster strikes, what do you do? Will your business still be running? Do your employees know what to do and how to respond? Do you have a plan in place to assess the state of your business and then take action to maintain operations? Could your business offer assistance to the community after a disaster event?

Please join the ASIS Columbia River chapter at 11:30am on August 25th for an informative and engaging discussion of proven strategies for implementing and improving Business Continuity Plans for your organization, presented by MHA Consulting.

Read more & RSVP here…

July 2016 Chapter Meeting

Please join us Thursday, July 28 at 11:30 for this month’s chapter meeting, presented by chapter president David Tucker.

Please RSVP here.

Adding Value to Physical Security Professionals

Persons unfamiliar with the security industry are often unaware of the full range of responsibilities that are routinely accomplished by trained security professionals.

Some of these duties include:  Lost & Found Property, Light Audits, Employee Escorts, Initial Medical Response, Safety Equipment Audits, and Parking Administration, among many others.

In today’s desire to add value to all security positions – both contract and in-house, adding services is a strategy to improve officer morale, reduce turnover, and secure the current organizational structure.

This topic is appropriate for persons in all levels of security, in addition to persons who have ancillary duties in security.

RSVP here.

June 2016 Chapter Meeting – “Fun Day on the Range”

In place of our normal luncheon meeting we are set to have a “fun day on the range!“  

Please join us Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 3 PM to 7 PM

Location: Threat Dynamics 13565 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd #300, Sherwood, OR 97140

Cost: $25/attendee

RSV.P is Required by: 5 PM on Thursday, 6/16/2016

This is a drop in event that should be fun and provide a great networking opportunity.  Activities will include use of the flat screen and 300 degree simulators (3 PM to 6 PM), and an opportunity to compete for best shot with a .50 caliber Desert Eagle (1 shot each at two different distances).

We will have live fire lanes reserved, and attendees can bring their own weapons and ammunition to shoot.  Threat Dynamics has a large selection of weapons for rental and ammunition available for purchase.

Starting at 4:30 PM, a BBQ buffet by Bert’s Chuckwagon will be served.  This is a non-alcohol event, and only soft drinks and water will be provided.

Please RSVP Here

May 28 Chapter Meeting – School Safety

Proactive K-12 School Safety and Security Operation Measurement 

3.9 billion dollars have been spent since the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy to improve K-12 school safety and security. However, the rate of just school shootings alone went from 32 in 2014 to 76 in 2015. The only way to successfully determine whether a school ,or any other organization/business/operation/etc… is as proactively prepared as possible to mitigate their current risks will be demonstrated within this presentation. In addition, the introduction of proven effective K-12 school active shooter and sexual misconduct prevention protocols will also be made available.

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April 28th Chapter Meeting – Insider Threats

This month’s luncheon topic will be about Abused Trust:  The Insider Threat, presented by Terry L. Valois, owner and principle of GreyFox Consulting Group LLC.

The briefing will provide an overview of the insider threat, to include the following topics: what is an insider threat; why the need for an insider threat program; types of threats; key elements of an insider threat program; and critical assets that need to be protected.

GreyFox Consulting Group LLC ( is a small Portland, Oregon-based, veteran-owned private security and intelligence consulting firm specializing in security risk mitigation and management.

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Message from the Chairman – January 2016

It is a great honor to have been elected chapter chairman, and I humbly follow a long list of outstanding security leaders that have held the position before me.

This year will be a continuation of the rebuilding work that has been accomplished by our past two Chairmen – Mike Koblin and Dave Miller, and I anticipate that we will have a continued increase in the number of meeting attendees, and additional learning and networking opportunities for our chapter members and guests.

We should all mark our calendars for our chapter meetings on the third Thursday of the month, and check our website frequently ( for meeting agendas and important updates.

Our next meeting is this Thursday, and will feature speakers from the Oregon DOJ’s TITAN Fusion Center.  Please RSVP Here.

I will be regularly contacting the security professionals within our chapter boundaries for assistance in providing the best opportunities for all of our members and prospective members. Remember, the great majority of members joined ASIS because they were invited to a meeting.

Lastly, I want to congratulate our recently elected board – Holly Manno – Vice Chairman, Bryce Miller – Secretary, and Matthew Cooper – Treasurer. Over the past several weeks, they have proven themselves to be the perfect leadership team for our chapter.

David Tucker