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Cyber Security Program

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All Hands on Deck: (Cyber) Security is Everyone’s Business

Cybercrime is increasing in frequency, size and sophistication so technological defences alone are no longer sufficient. Gone are the days of pointing the finger at IT and saying ‘it’s their responsibility’ – cyber security is a shared responsibility – one in which Canadians, their governments, the private sector and our international partners all have a role to play.
Join us as we explore solutions to the ever widening security skills gap, learn about insider threats and how to address them, and hear firsthand from industry leaders who have successfully established an enterprise approach to security involving all business lines.

Participant Objectives

  • Understand today’s security landscape and the threats posed by cyber criminals.
  • Explore the security risks presented by disruptive technologies such as cloud and mobile and the challenges business, government, and policy makers face within today’s digital environment.
  • Advance participant knowledge about what tools and practices are available to mitigate today’s cyber threats and to address the ever increasing skills gap.
  • Hear how to establish an effective security program, across all business lines, including effective response plans when a breach occurs.

Who Should Attend

  • Executives, managers and staff across all business lines within the public and private sectors.
  • Business and IT people who need to contribute to and/or deliver on security practices within their organization.
  • Financial Managers who need to understand the risks and why investing up front in cyber security is critical.
  • Employees who want to learn more about cyber security and their role in safe-guarding themselves and their organization


7:30 – 8:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:15 AMSecurity by Design

9:15 – 9:45 AMWe Are Cyber Security

    Scott Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Communications Security Establishment

Every day, government departments are subject to millions of cyber intrusion attempts. Hacktivists, criminals, foreign states and others are constantly probing critical systems and networks looking for vulnerabilities. Join Scott Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Communications Security Establishment (CSE), as he shares the importance of CSE and how its experts are at the heart of cyber security in Canada, working to ensure vital Canadian networks are amongst the most secured in the world.
9:45 – 10:30 AMThe Emerging Era of Cognitive Security

Today, businesses and data security leaders are looking for ways to better anticipate and even predict threats before they happen. Companies have a huge amount of data to process and very little time to do it, and new forms of targeted attacks have evolved. These new threats require new thinking, and that’s where the latest cognitive capabilities can help.
10:30 – 11:00 AMHealth Break
11:00 – 11:45 AMThe Danger from Within

Insider threats come from people who exploit legitimate access to an organization’s cyber assets for unauthorized and malicious purposes or who unwittingly create vulnerabilities. Managing insider cybersecurity threats is akin to managing quality and safety, and leaders of enterprises large and small need everyone in the organization to be involved.
11:45 AM – 12:00 PMMorning Wrap-up
12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 – 2:00 PMPanel: Addressing the Cyber Skills Gap in Canada

2:00 – 2:15 PMHealth Break
2:15 – 3:00 PMCase Study: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Hospital

    Jeff Curtis, Chief Privacy Officer, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Hospital

3:00 – 3:30 PMClosing Remarks

Advisory Committee:

  • Eric Belzile, Director General, Cyber and IT Security Operations, Shared Services Canada
  • Bonnie Butlin, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Security Partners’ Forum (SPF)
  • Dan Couillard, Senior Director, Cyber Security, CIOB, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Colleen Merchant, Director General, Cyber Security, Public Safety Canada
  • Jamie O’Hare, Security Practice Lead, Telus
  • Kelly Stewart-Belisle, President, AFCEA Ottawa Chapter
  • Joe Waddington, Director General, Cyber Protection, Communications Security Establishment
  • Willie Wong, Canadian Security Leader, Marketing, IBM Security, IBM

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