World-renowned computer security expert Aaron Portnoy will be the featured speaker at the Worcester Economic Club’s 533rd meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at the Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Portnoy graced the July 21, 2014 cover of TIME Magazine’s “World War Zero: How Hackers Fight to Steal Your Secrets.”
Portnoy, vice-president and co-founder of Exodus Intelligence, started on his career path while still in high school; he successfully hacked the network of his school, the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science in Worcester. Today, rather than using his prodigious skills to disrupt and cause mischief, he now uses his expertise to do good as one of the world’s foremost experts in reverse engineering for vulnerability discovery, and has identified major vulnerabilities in the systems of multiple institutions.
Attendance for this event is restricted to club members and special pass holders. The annual membership fee is $200 and single-event special passes are $75. (Supply of special passes for this event is extremely limited.) Both can be purchased here.
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 their website.