The Worcester Economic Club
(WEC) announced today that Aaron Portnoy
, a world-renowned computer security expert, has been booked as one of its speakers of the 2014-2015 WEC Speaker Series. Portnoy is featured on the July 21, 2014 cover of TIME Magazine
’s “World War Zero: How Hackers Fight to Steal Your Secrets
.” In today’s era of privacy concerns and compromised security infrastructure, what Portnoy has to share with the Club is sure to be of interest.As in past years, Worcester Economic Club’s 2014-2015 Speakers Series will feature many of the world’s foremost thought leaders, including nobel laureates, authors, journalists, economists, and business leaders. “I am pleased to announce Aaron Portnoy, one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber-security, will be addressing club in November,” says James J. Paugh, III, CEO of WorkersComp Analytics, LLC
and President of the Worcester Economic Club. “Through our prestigious speaker series, we seek to showcase our commitment to promoting insightful, relevant discourse. Portnoy’s Time cover story highlights the security issues facing the economy today.”The 534th club meeting featuring Aaron Portnoy will be held Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Portnoy, who is the vice-president and co-founder of Exodus Intelligence started his career in reverse engineering for vulnerability discovery while still in high school by hacking the network of his school, the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science in Worcester. Today, he is one of the world’s foremost experts in reverse engineering for vulnerability discovery, having determined major vulnerabilities in the systems of multiple institutions.
About the Worcester Economic Club
Founded in 1903, The Worcester Economic Club remains one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind in the country. Comprised of professional men and women from the Worcester County area, we are dedicated to providing a forum for the open discussion of economic, civic, educational, and sociological subjects that are of interest to our members. Membership in the Worcester Economic Club is $200 per year with guaranteed access to all events and speakers hosted by the Club. All meetings are networking opportunities with a cocktail hour and formal dinner followed by a speaker. Speakers have included well known public officials, economists, educators, journalists, and business leaders. For more information visit http://www.economicclub.net