Canadian Security Magazine

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Focus On Cyber Security
May 26, 2021 at 1:00pm ET

The simple truth is that cyber security is something that businesses of any size can no longer ignore. Security incidents regularly affect businesses and often can cause great damage to the companies involved.

Besides being a huge economic disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic has sped up the digital transformation for many Canadian companies, which has led to an increased adoption of cloud-based services and applications. This has put the spotlight on protecting and securing sensitive data, personal information, intellectual property, and governmental and industry information systems from theft and damage attempted by criminals and adversaries.

Focus On Cyber Security will focus on primary risks that businesses should be aware of and the steps they can take to mitigate these risks.

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1:00PM - 1:05PM
Welcoming remarks

Speaker: Neil Sutton, editor, Canadian Security

IBM Keynote: Evolved threat management for our evolving businesses

(the 2000's have called and they want their threat management back)
Speaker: Daina Proctor, Security threat management Associate Partner, IBM Canada

Today every one of our businesses will have to or are evolving. Gone are the days of setting and forgetting security technology. During this session Daina will discuss some of the experiences that she is having, working with clients who are embracing and struggling with the challenges needed for evolving their threat management programs.

Panel Discussion: The cyberthreat landscape – the issues that keep business leaders up at night and the solutions that help them sleep

Speakers: Bill Ohlson, CISO, nanopay Corp.
Tim McCreight, managing director, enterprise security, CP Rail
Imran Ahmad, Partner and Head of Technology, Co-Chair Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity at Norton Rose Fulbright
Helen Knight, Fractional CIO, Helen Knight Consulting

Corporate networks are constantly bombarded with potential cyberthreats — a successful ransomware attack, for example, could cripple a business, leading to months of recovery. Security leaders share their thoughts on effective cybersecurity including: inter-department collaboration; developing budgets and working with vendors; data privacy compliance; physical and logical security convergence; and effective disaster recovery.

1:55PM - 2:10PM
Coffee Break

Trend Micro Keynote: The Business of Security: How Cyber Security Helps the Bottom Line

Speaker: Myla Pilao, Director of Trend Micro Research
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across Canada and many provinces battle a third wave of the virus, organizations are reassessing how to operate securely under extended remote work models.

Working effectively with law enforcement

Speaker: Detective Constable Kenrick Bagnall, Toronto Police Service
Private companies may feel some reluctance to share the details of a suspected cybercrime with the police, but working with law enforcement can marshal effective resources and help resolve crimes more quickly.

Fortinet Keynote: The Disruptive Shift in Existing and Emerging Threats

Speaker: Hassan El-Masri is a Security Strategist with Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs.
Threat intelligence from the second half of 2020, and the first few months of 2021, demonstrates an unprecedented cyber threat landscape where cyber adversaries maximized the constantly expanding attack surface to scale threat efforts around the world.

Panel Discussion: Developing an effective cybersecurity culture – how to build awareness and keep remote employees safe

Speakers: Victoria Granova, president, ISC2 Toronto Chapter
Andrew Vezina, Vice President and CISO, Equitable Bank
Ritesh Kotak, Principal, Ritesh Kotak Consulting

The biggest insider threat to your organization may be, through no fault of their own, your employees. Cybersecurity practitioners share best practices on educating staff, creating a cybersafe work culture and building work-from-home programs safely and effectively.

Closing remarks

Speaker: Neil Sutton, editor, Canadian Security

Derek Manky, FortiGuard Labs | CUBE Conversation 2021

Speaker: Derek Manky, FortiGuard Labs

Luana Pascu Cyber Security Researcher – Flare Systems

Speaker: Luana Pascu Cyber Security Researcher - Flare Systems

Victoria Granova President ISC2 Toronto Chapter

Speaker: Victoria Granova President ISC2 Toronto Chapter

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Frequently Asked Questions About Focus On Cyber Security

When & Where?

Focus On Cyber Security will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on May 26, 2021 at 1:00pm ET.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of May 26, 2021.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.