The Conference Board of Canada

Council for Cyber and Business Security

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What do you do when cyber and physical threats converge?

Building a strong security posture is becoming more complex, and the likelihood of being compromised is increasingly inevitable.

As organizations grapple with rapidly evolving cybersecurity and physical environments, leaders need insights they can trust.

Stay informed. Keep your team safe. Join the Council for Cyber and Business Security.

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Who should join?

Chief security officers (CSOs), chief information security officers (CISOs), other senior-level technology executives with a mandate in cyber or business security, critical infrastructure regulators, and policy leaders, as well as technology and security providers.

Key objectives

  • Identify emerging security trends and threats that cut across industries and sectors
  • Provide a foundation for informed decision-making about critical cyber and business security issues
  • Encourage candid dialogue with business, government, and academic leaders

Benefits of membership

Timely exchanges

Stay up to date on key developments and debates in cyber and physical security.

Thought leadership

Hear from invited Canadian and global experts in cyber and business security.


Contribute to the conversation on emerging threats to Canadian organizations.

Current members

  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Bell Canada
  • Bruce Power LP
  • CAA National Office
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems Canada
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • L3Harris Technologies Canada
  • LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services
  • New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety
  • Ontario Power Generation Inc.
  • Scotiabank
  • The Conference Board of Canada
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc.

Member activity

Next session

February 23–24, 2022

Theme: The emergence of Digital IDs—Authentication challenges and best practices for managing customer, employee and third-party profiles
(Agenda coming soon)

  • TBC

May 31–June 1, 2022

Theme: Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion: What’s most critical to incident response? 
(Agenda coming soon)

  • TBC

Previous sessions

November 10, 2021

Theme: Insider threats in hybrid work environments

  • Andrew Ross, Director, IT Security, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Tom Raine, Executive Director, Security Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Barry Hoover, Manager, Cyber Security General Dynamics Mission Systems Canada

May 26, 2021

Theme: Securing the supply chain

  • Mark Levett, Director Counterintelligence/Cyber Security Corporate Security, L3 Communications
  • Jeff Trinidad, Director, Cyber Security, Supply Chain Management, L3 Communications.

February 18, 2021

Theme: Physical and cyber security convergence

  • Colleen Merchant, Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate
  • Craig Oldham, Director General, Critical Infrastructure and Strategic Coordination Public Safety Canada.

November 19, 2020

Theme: Best practices for enabling a flexible workforce

  • Owen Key, Director, Advisory Services Risk Consulting, KPMG LLP

Recent themes

  • Defining inherent risk and risk tolerance for insider threats
  • Best practices for enabling a flexible workforce
  • Developing a next-generation cybersecurity strategy

Recent releases and events

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Cyber and Privacy Review 2021: How the Pandemic Changed Our Tech Use

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about rapid changes to the workplace. Leadership needed to be agile in responding to remote work and new security challenges, both on and offline. With many more people working remotely during the pandemic, organizations suddenly faced cybersecurity challenges and privacy concerns associated with a decentralized workforce and rapid technology adoption.

Impact paper  |  17-min read
December 7, 2021

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Technology, Talent, and the Future Workplace: Canadian CIO Outlook 2021

Technology proved vital in helping businesses adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. Information technology (IT) infrastructure and collaboration tools were essential to help employees work together and engage with customers in the new virtual paradigm. Organizations need to determine how the bold actions taken to survive the pandemic fit into future operational strategies, rather than adopting a business-as-usual attitude.

Issue briefing  |  13-min read
December 7, 2021

Supply Trains: Security and Resilience in Canada’s Propane Market

Canada’s propane supply chain is in good health. Production is up, exports are growing, and investment remains strong. But the supply chain is changing. Not only are new market dynamics poised to create impacts, but disruptions like blockades, strikes, and the increasing use of rail also loom large.

Online experience  |  4-min read
October 7, 2021

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Council for Cyber and Business Security

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