The Worcester Economic Club (WEC) is proud to announce Aaron Portnoy, a world-renowned computer security expert, as the November 19, 2014 speaker for the 2014-2015 WEC Speaker Series. Portnoy was featured on the July 21, 2014 cover of TIME Magazine’s “World War Zero: How Hackers Fight to Steal Your Secrets.” The 535th WEC meeting is co-presented with the Worcester Young Businessmen’s Association and sponsored by Applied Interactive. Speaking on the topic of “The Economics of Vulnerabilities,” Portnoy’s address will be pertinent in today’s era of privacy concerns and compromised security infrastructure.

Since the age of 18, Portnoy has worked at vulnerability intelligence firms while focusing on becoming a recognized industry expert in reverse engineering, vulnerability discovery, and exploitation. He has presented at industry conferences around the world as well as privately for government institutions such as the NSA. Aaron has been quoted by the BBC, Wired, Reuters, NBC, and others. At his firm, Exodus Intelligence, Aaron is mainly responsible for the discovery and exploitation of zero-day threats.

The WEC meeting featuring Aaron Portnoy will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Tickets for this particular event are expected to sell out quickly. Join, renew memberships, or buy guest passes to this event on the WEC website.

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