CISO Forum Canada

*Schedule is subject to change.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:25 AM
Opening Remarks and Welcome
8:25 AM – 9:15 AM

Juniper Keynote – Michael Bushong

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Tactical to Strategic by Hugh Burley, Director Information Security, Thompson Rivers University

CISO’s often struggle to build and keep cyber security programs running. But adding a D or C to our titles has implications that shouldn’t be ignored. We are expected to provide strategic value; If not, what are we doing?

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM – Break

10:25 AM – 11:15 PM

Panel: The CISO & CIO Relationship – Moderator: Jamie Rees – CISO, NB Power

Panelists: Dino Miele – CIO, District School Board-Niagara, John Levay – CIO, Niagara College, Mary Siklis – CISO, Bayshore, Zscaler Panelists: Bill Harmer – CISO, Zscaler and Olivera Zatezalo – CSO, Huawei Canada,

11:15 PM – 11:45 PM – Sponsor spotlight- Beauceron – David Shipley

11:45 PM – 12:00 PM – Sponsor spotlight – Anfield consulting – Danny Pehar 

12:00 PM – 1:00PM

Lunch and Women in Cyber Panel – Moderator: Rushmi Hasham – Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, at Ryerson University

Panelists: Adriana Gliga Belavic – Partner, Cyber Security and Privacy – PWC Canada, Bonnie Butlin – Co-Founder & Executive Director, Security Partners’ Forum, Ana Andreasian – Former Director IT, Women’s College Hospital, Olivera Zatezalo – CSO, Huawei Canada, Cat Coode – Data Privacy Consultant, Binary Tattoo

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Sponsor Spotlight – Authentic Web – Peter Lamantia – Topic and Abstract

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Panel: Shared CISO model for Ontario Higher Education Institutions- Lessons Learnt from the Pilot and way forward

Panelists: Farooq Naiyer – CISO, ORION, John Levay – CIO, Niagara College, Luc Roy – CIO, Laurentian University, David Smith, CTO, ORION

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM – Sponsor Spotlight – MNP – Eugene Ng – The Haystack should be bigger than you think.

2:40 PM – 3:05 PM – Break

3:05 PM – 3:55 PM

Panel: Talent Pipeline: Creative Approaches To Filling The Skills GapModerator: Jamie Rees, CISO, NB Power

Panelists: Bashir Fancy- Management Board – ICCP, Hugh Burley- Director Information Security – Thompson Rivers University, Danish Arshad – Director of Enterprise & Government Relations North America – EC Council, Bonnie Butlin- Co-Founder & Executive Director, Security Partners’ Forum, Danny Aniag- Program Lead, Cyber Security – Durham College

3:55 PM – 4:40 PM

Fireside Chat On Cyber Terrorism by Farooq Naiyer- CISO, ORION, Robert Gordon- Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange(CCTX), and Amit Meltzer- Technology Strategist and Evangelist.

4:40 PM – 5:05 PM – Sponsor spotlight – Amazon Web Services – Michael South – Cybersecurity: A Driving Force Behind Cloud Adoption

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Cocktail Reception

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM
Day Two Kickoff
8:05 AM – 8:55 AM

IBM Keynote – Fireside Chat: False Sense of Security: Pathway to a Critical Cyber Security Failure with Chris Sicard and Ray Boisvert

8:55 AM – 9:40 AM

Cyber security and privacy risks in faster payments and open banking. Are you ready? By Adriana Gliga-Belavic, Partner, Cyber Security and Privacy – PWC Canada

In the last couple of years, you have seen a flurry of activity in Payments. The digital revolution has made it easier and faster than ever before for consumers to pay using their phone, watch, social media or even their face. With change comes opportunities but also challenges for those participating in the ecosystem. Are you ready? This session will discuss the evolution of Cyber Security and Privacy risks within the context of ever-evolving faster payments and open banking, lessons learned from other jurisdictions and how taking an integrated approach can help organizations succeed.

9:40 AM – 10:10 AM – Sponsor Spotlight – ThinkOn – Craig McLellan

10:10 AM – 10:35 AM – Break

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM

Panel: Managing cyber security challenges in smart cities and communities – Moderator:Ali Hirji – Project and Research Lead : AI Hub, Durham College

Panelists: Nizar Ladak – President and Chief Executive Officer – Compute Ontario, Steve Patterson – Mgr. Systems & Security Operations – City of Oshawa, Jayson Phelps – Partner – Executive Search Consultant – Phelps Group, Sean Collier – Mayor of Ajax Bell, Jim Diodati – Mayor of Niagara, & Matt Broda – Technical Fellow in Security, Bell Canada

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM

Taking an ERM Approach to Supply Chain Cybersecurity Assessments by Michael Leung, Principal – Canadian Cybersecurity Inc

As cybersecurity and third party management continue to make it to a company’s top risks every year, the main goal of this presentation is to provide an overview of an enterprise risk management based approach to assessing a supplier’s cybersecurity risks within an overall vendor management program.

12:10 PM – 12:25 PM – Sponsor Spotlight – Stratejm – Carl Hayes – RIP: Legacy MSSP (2003 – 2019). Introducing Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS)

12:25 PM – 1:25 PM – Lunch

1:25 PM – 2:15 PM

Panel: Beyond Awareness, Inspire CybercultureModerator: Sunny- Cybersecurity officer, BCIT

Panelists: Mohsen Azari- Senior infosec cybersecurity manager – Walmart, Salman Ashraf- Director IT security and Risk, Travelers Canada, Michael Ball- Information Security Advisor and vCISO, Team CISO; Veeam panelist: Michael Castro- CISO, Riskaware Consulting

2:15 PM – 3:05 PM

Panel: Managing security, privacy and emerging technologies in healthcare: the balancing act – Moderator: Amit Maraj- AI Hub Researcher / Principal Investigator, Durham College

Panelists: Scott Currie – CISO, Sick kids, Mehdi Hassan – Director Cybersecurity Advisory Services, iSecurity, & Ana Andreasian – Former Director IT, Women’s College Hospital;  Veeam panelist: Sam Vishal – CISO, Grand River Hospital

3:05 PM – 3:30 PM – Break

3:30PM – 3:50 PM – Sponsor Spotlight – IBM

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

5G security by Ferris Adi, Senior Security & Compliance Manager – Rogers Communications

This session will establish a clear understanding of the essentials around 5G from a privacy and security perspective. What is the technology and why is it important? How will it impact businesses models and consumers? In which ways will it influence other technologies such as IoT and AI? Using an innovative presentation-and-workshop format, our speakers will outline best practices for assessing and managing the data risks of 5G, and attendees will participate in an engaging group exercise exploring the impacts of this new technology.

4:35 PM – 5:25 PM

Panel on Durham region’s experience with Autonomous vehicles – Moderator: Michael Castro- CISO – Riskaware Consulting

Panelists: AJ Khan- Founder & CEO, CloudGRC Inc, Neil Hopkins- Security Analyst – Durham College, Suzanne Beale- Commissioner of Public Works, Town of Whitby, Mark Dillon – Vice President of IT for Waterloo North Hydro

5:25 PM – 5:35 PM

Tanmay Bakhshi

Wrap up

Registrations will only be accepted from Director-level or above information security practitioners. All registrations are subject to approval and will be rejected if this requirement is not met.

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