The cyber security landscape is continuously growing, and security professionals need opportunities to share and discuss their approaches to threat management and mitigation.

How can an organization manage cryptojacking? What are the best practices for responding to ransomware? How can we minimize the likelihood of an IoT-related attack?

During this event you will:

  • Explore how Canadian organizations are coping with the ever-changing cyber security landscape.
  • Identify top cyber security threats and their mitigation strategies.
  • Learn from case studies, presentations and colleagues and peers.
  • Network and learn with peers—share new approaches, insights and challenges and exchange strategies for handling some of today’s most critical cyber security threats with leading experts.

Speakers

John Weigelt

John Weigelt

National Technology Officer,
Microsoft

Tom Levasseur

Cyber Expert,
Government of Canada

 
 
Derek Bowers

Chief Information Technology Officer,
Town of Wasaga Beach

Dr. Mohamed Ibnkahla

Dr. Mohamed Ibnkahla

Professor and NSERC/Cisco Senior Industrial Research Chair in Sensor Networks for the Internet of Things,
Carleton University

 
 
John DeLorey

Director of Information Technology Services,
St. Francis Xavier University

Brian Brown

Brian Brown

Canadian Regional Solution Architect,
CTO Ambassador at McAfee

Agenda

Thursday, September 12, 2019

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Refreshments
8:30 a.m.
Harry Sharma

Harry Sharma

Director, Innovation and Technology,
The Conference Board of Canada

8:45 a.m.

Presentation and Discussion

The current cyber security landscape is one of stark contrast from what existed just a few years ago. With the growth of cloud and mobile applications, IoT devices, platform-as-a-service models, and the new digital economy as driving forces in everyone’s daily lives, companies no longer have traditional boundaries to protect themselves.

John Weigelt

John Weigelt

National Technology Officer,
Microsoft

9:45 a.m.

CASE STUDY AND DISCUSSION

In this case study, a local government shares their experience with ransomware. What happened? How did they respond? What would they do differently next time?

Derek Bowers

Chief Information Technology Officer,
Town of Wasaga Beach

10:45 a.m.
Break
11:15 a.m.

Case Study and Discussion

Live Demo and Discussion

Ransomware is one of the newest forms of cyber security attacks that enable criminals to extort money from an organization by holding organizational systems and/or data ransom.

This presentation will be a live demo of the world’s most famous ransomware—WannaCry—doing its damage on a small server set up for the presentation.

Watch and learn how the perpetrators prepare the attack, and how victim devices are impacted.

Tom Levasseur

Cyber Expert,
Government of Canada

12:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:00 p.m.

Presentation and Discussion

IoT devices are so commonplace that they have earned the nickname “everyware,” but many IoT devices have been designed with minimal or no regard for security. This has led to a growing number of high-profile distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that have made use of IoT devices.

In this presentation, Dr. Mohamed Ibnkahla provides an overview of how IoT-based Attacks are changing the cyber security landscape.

Dr. Mohamed Ibnkahla

Dr. Mohamed Ibnkahla

Professor and NSERC/Cisco Senior Industrial Research Chair in Sensor Networks for the Internet of Things,
Carleton University

2:00 p.m.

Case Study and Discussion

In this case study, John DeLorey describes their organization’s experience with cryptojacking. What happened? How did they respond? What would they do differently next time?

John DeLorey

Director of Information Technology Services,
St. Francis Xavier University

3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.

Presentation and Discussion

Cloud transformation is driving an incredible pace of change in many organizations. But navigating the security landscape in the cloud is challenging, and simple mistakes can lead to serious consequences. In this case study learn what the reality of security is in the cloud, and how plans for cloud adoption in one circumstance had to be rapidly changed to achieve an appropriate balance of goals that included security, budget and capability.

Brian Brown

Brian Brown

Canadian Regional Solution Architect,
CTO Ambassador at McAfee

4:15 p.m.
Session Wrap-Up
4:30 p.m.
Adjournment

Registration

$545

Per person.

The Cyber Security Council is hosting an exclusive event for leaders in information, technology, innovation, security and cyber. Engage with other leaders at the leading edge of cyber security. Walk away with strategies to mitigate and manage your organization’s biggest cyber threats. Apply for an invite.

Free

For Cyber Security Council Members.

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As a new member, your attendance fee will be deducted from your membership fee to the Cyber Security Council.




Location

Entrace to The Conference Board of Canada's Ottawa office

The Conference Board of Canada
255 Smyth Road, Ottawa ON K1H 8M7
613-526-3280

Note: Building is accessed via Valour Drive.