SIBERX PRESENTS
CISO FORUM CANADA 2025

FEBRUARY 3 & 4, 2025

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CISO Forum Canada 2025

CISO Forum Canada is brought to you by siberX, and brings speakers, attendees, & sponsors from all over the world together to discuss the everchanging field of executive information security management. Topics focus on leadership, strategic management, innovation, & cutting-edge solutions to the challenges of leading information security programs.

This event is open to Director level and above security leaders only. The attendee list is reviewed by the advisory. For any vendor/partner registrations, please refer to the sponsorship package.

CISO Forum Canada will mobilize leaders from across Canada as speakers & attendees for keynotes, panel discussions, & round-tables followed by an executive reception.

This event is in-person and online.

Conference Package
With Hotel
$750.00

Full conference access

Access to cocktail reception on Day 1

2 Night Stay at hotel venue

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Full Conference Pass
General
$499.00

All-inclusive Full conference access

Cocktail Reception on Day 1

CISO Forum Afterparty Day 2

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Virtual Access Only
General
$99.00

Virtual access to all sessions

Virtual access to breakouts

Virtual access to networking platform

Mobile & Web access

One-Day Pass Feb 3
General
$299.00

Full conference access on Day 1

Access to cocktail reception on Day 1

Exclusive event swag bag

Breakfast & Lunch Included

One-Day Pass Feb 4
General
$299.00

Full conference access on Day 2

CISO Forum Afterparty

Award Ceremony

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Full Conference Pass
Government Staff Rate
$399.00

All-inclusive Full conference access

Cocktail Reception on Day 1

CISO Forum Afterparty Day 2

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Virtual Access Only
Government Staff Rate
$89.00

Virtual access to all sessions

Virtual access to breakouts

Virtual access to networking platform

Mobile & Web access

One-Day Pass Feb 12
Government Staff Rate
$249.00

Full conference access on Day 1

Access to cocktail reception on Day 1

Exclusive event swag bag

Breakfast & Lunch Included

One-Day Pass Feb 4
Government Staff Rate
$249.00

Full conference access on Day 2

CISO Forum Afterparty Day 2

Award Ceremony

Breakfast & Lunch Include

CTO
CTO at Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) of Canada
Director General, Partnerships, Risk and Mitigation
Director General, Partnerships, Risk and Mitigation at Canadian Centre for Cyber Security at CSE
Head of Information Systems / CIO
Head of Information Systems / CIO at Lakefield College School
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer at City of Markham
VP, Information Technology
VP, Information Technology at NORR
Director, Cyber Security
Director, Cyber Security at MPAC
CISO
CISO at Traffic Tech
CISO
CISO at CAE
Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Portfolio Value Creation
Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Portfolio Value Creation at CPP Investments
CISO
CISO at CN Rail
CAO
CAO at Town of Midland
VP, CISO
VP, CISO at Equifax Canada
CISO
CISO at WestJet
CIO
Chair at CISO Forum Canada Advisory
CISO & VP, Enterprise Architecture & Digital Technology
CISO & VP, Enterprise Architecture & Digital Technology at Ontario Power Generation
VP Information Security & CISO
VP Information Security & CISO at Kepler Communications
CISO
CISO at Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative
CISO
CISO at Ruby
VP & CISO
VP & CISO at Varicent
Director
Director at MISA Ontario
VP, Information Security
VP, Information Security at Choice Properties REIT
Global CISO and Head of Global IT Infrastructure
Global CISO and Head of Global IT Infrastructure at Fiera Capital
Chief Cyber Security & Technology Officer
Chief Cyber Security & Technology Officer at InfoTransec Inc
CSO
CSO at CDW Canada
VP, IT Operations, Infrastructure & Cybersecurity
VP, IT Operations, Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at DUCA Financial
Operating Partner & CISO
Operating Partner & CISO at Craft Ventures
Director of Cyber Defence
Director of Cyber Defence at GoEasy Ltd
Strategic Advisor
Strategic Advisor at Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange
Head of Cybersecurity
Head of Cybersecurity at Youth Employment Services
Day 1
  • February 12, 2024 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
    Registration & Breakfast

    Start your day off with a VIP Breakfast:

    • Scrambled Eggs

    • Chicken sausage

    • Crisp fried breakfast potatoes

    • Whole wheat croissants, lemon poppy seed loaf and banana bread

    • Fruit preserves, honey and butter

    • Assorted individual yogurts

    • Fresh sliced fruit and berries

    • Fresh juices, coffee, and assorted teas

  • February 12, 2024 8:55 AM - 9:05 AM
    Welcome & Opening
  • February 12, 2024 9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
    Opening Keynote
  • February 12, 2024 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
    CISO Diplomacy: Navigating the New Political and Legal Realities Facing CISOs

    Elevate your leadership by mastering the political landscape of cybersecurity. Explore the strategic acumen required for CISOs to navigate organizational politics and drive impactful security initiatives.

  • February 12, 2024 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
    Coffee & Snack Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    Fresh warm mini doughnuts with chocolate filling, and strawberry filling accompanied by soft drinks, fresh coffee and assorted teas.

  • February 12, 2024 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 1 | Zero Trust Guiding Principles I Wish I’d Had as a CXO
  • February 12, 2024 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 2 | Risk Management and Convergence: Safeguarding Data in the Cloud Era

    Navigate the clouds with finesse, harmonizing governance structures and security protocols to ensure a seamless and secure journey through the expansive realm of cloud computing.

  • February 12, 2024 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 3 | AI Alchemy: Unleashing the Power of Security Synergy

    Embark on a strategic exploration of running a security program in the face of geopolitical complexities, unveiling adaptive frameworks to ensure resilience and effectiveness in an interconnected world.

  • February 12, 2024 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 4 | Breaking Down SASE, A Fireside Chat
  • February 12, 2024 11:20 AM - 11:35 AM
    Wellness Break

    Stretch your legs and take a deep breath! For a truly relaxing experience, visit our wellness zone where you can enjoy some quality time with the adorable companions from the St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, or engage in the creative fun of constructing the Avengers Lego Tower.

  • February 12, 2024 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout Session 1 | The AI Odyssey Through Pinocchio's Eyes
  • February 12, 2024 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout Session 2 | Innovating Resilience: Navigating The Evolving Landscape of Offensive Security and Risk Assessments

    Embark on a strategic exploration of running a security program in the face of geopolitical complexities, unveiling adaptive frameworks to ensure resilience and effectiveness in an interconnected world.

  • February 12, 2024 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout Session 3 | Crystal Clear Security: Navigating Geopolitical Turbulence

    Investigate the root causes of challenges faced by security teams in gaining budget approvals. Uncover strategies to enhance communication, demonstrate value, and navigate the financial complexities of cybersecurity initiatives.

  • February 12, 2024 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout Session 4 | Autonomous Endpoint Management
  • February 12, 2024 12:15 PM - 1:10 PM
    Lunch

    Re-energize with a warm lunch:

    • Baby spinach salad with Ravine Farms mushrooms, herbs, and maple mustard vinaigrette

    • Red beet salad with Vidalia onions and house vinaigrette

    • Grilled supreme of chicken with herbs

    • Creamy mashed potatoes

    • Seasonal Holland Marsh vegetable medley

    • Apple and pear crumble with whipped cream

    • Soft drinks, fresh juices, coffee, and assorted teas

  • February 12, 2024 1:10 PM - 1:35 PM
    Keynote | Eliminating Silos, Enhancing Security: A Strategic Approach to Cloud Security
  • February 12, 2024 1:35 PM - 2:15 PM
    CISO United: Crafting an Association for Collective Cybersecurity Advocacy
  • February 12, 2024 2:15 PM - 2:40 PM
    Keynote | Security Compliance Landscape 2023: Unveiling Trends and Challenges Across Global Enterprises
  • February 12, 2024 2:40 PM - 2:55 PM
    Wellness Break

    Stretch your legs and take a deep breath! For a truly relaxing experience, visit our wellness zone where you can enjoy some quality time with the adorable companions from the St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, or engage in the creative fun of constructing the Avengers Lego Tower.

  • February 12, 2024 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    TSoM - Capture the Flag

    Cybersecurity students and enthusiasts from institutions across Ontario will be competing in TSoM’s CTF (Capture the Flag) intercollegiate competition! During the game, teams, consisting of of 3 - 4 players will be challenged to reverse engineer environments and discover web exploits. All toolkits, connectivity, and servers will be provided, with participants receiving support and guidance throughout the game. Stop by and check out the scoreboard and cheer on your favorite team!

  • February 12, 2024 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
    Breakout Session 1 | Strengthening Data Security Posture for Zero Trust Journey

    As organizations deal with the proliferation of sensitive data, they must be cognizant of the type, classification and location of sensitive data within their environment, while automatically detecting and remediating the risk of data exposure. In this session, we will review a comprehensive approach to strengthening organizational data security posture. Learn how to leverage AI and leave behind legacy pattern-matching solutions generating false positives. Ensure you know what sensitive data you are protecting and proactively manage its lifecycle to remediate the risk of data exposure as part of your zero trust journey.

  • February 12, 2024 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
    Breakout Session 2 | Safeguarding Against Internal Threats

    Explore the concept of 'Bossware' as a defense mechanism against internal threats. Uncover strategies to protect against insider risks and maintain organizational integrity.

  • February 12, 2024 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
    Breakout Session 3 | From Old to New: Unraveling the Paradox of Innovation and Security in Today's Dynamic Landscape
  • February 12, 2024 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
    Breakout Session 4 | Surging Wave of Bot Attacks: Exploiting Weaknesses in Identity Security
  • February 12, 2024 3:35 PM - 4:05 PM
    Coffee & Snack Break

    Refuel with tasty delights:

    Cajun and sea salt flavored chips, nachos with salsa, and caramel popcorn, accompanied by soft drinks, fresh coffee and assorted teas.

  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
    Breakout Session 1 | Testing Your Layer 1 and Layer 2 IR Plans; A Gamified Session
  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
    Breakout Session 2 | Exploring the Vital Role of Data Encryption in Ensuring Healthcare Data Security: Facts and Best Practices
  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
    Breakout Session 3 | Transforming MDR: The AI-Driven Revolution in Threat Hunting and Solutioning
  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
    Breakout Session 4 | Must-Haves for Today's IAM Programs
  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 5:05 PM
    Closed-Door Roundtables

    Hosted by industry leaders from across multiple sectors in Canada, the round table sessions are by registration only and are open exclusively to security practitioners. The roundtables are in-person (no virtual option available) and will examine practical use cases and best practices will be shared. The Chatham House Rule will be strictly enforced. Its guiding spirit is: share the information you receive, but do not reveal the identity of who said it. Participants can freely and openly share their experiences, and remarks made by any participant or speaker cannot be publicly or privately attributed to them.

    Quantum Leap; Navigating the Cyber Quantum Realm | Aaron Chow / Maggie Calle

    Frameworks Unveiled: Cyber Leaders' Share and Tell | Mayuran Kanthasamy

    AI Harmony: Crafting Policies for Ethical and Effective AI Use | Vaughn Hazen

    Burnout Blues: Strategies for CISOs in Managing Burnout | Mohsen Azari

    New Age Hiring: Securing Cyber Talent with Business & Political Acumen | Kush Sharma

    CISO Politician Roundtable: Decoding the Art of Reading the Room | Sunil Chand

    Risk Resilience: Sharing & Pooling Resources for Supply Chain Risk Management | Daniel Pinsky

    Train or Trained? A Roundtable on Developing and Retaining Your Team’s Talent | Alpha Chan

    Supply Chain Sentinels: Navigating the Landscape of Risk Management | Puroo Maheshwari

  • February 12, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Award Ceremony & Cocktail Reception

    Presentation of the CISO Forum Canada awards, honouring outstanding individuals in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Woman in Leadership, CISO of the Year and CISO to Watch . Be part of this inspiring event as we recognize and celebrate the remarkable contributions and achievements in the cybersecurity field.  Following,  get ready for a wonderful evening of networking at the CISO Forum Canada cocktail reception! This is your chance to mix and mingle with your fellow attendees over cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your professional network and make new connections, all while unwinding after a full day of learning and engaging with industry leaders.

Day 2
  • February 13, 2024 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
    Registration & Breakfast

    Start your day off with a VIP Breakfast:

    • Scrambled Eggs

    • Crispy bacon

    • Chicken sausage

    • Crisp fried breakfast potatoes

    • Whole wheat croissants, lemon poppy seed loaf and banana bread

    • Fruit preserves, honey and butter

    • Assorted individual yogurts

    • Fresh sliced fruit and berries

    • Fresh juices, coffee, and assorted teas

  • February 13, 2024 8:55 AM - 9:05 AM
    Welcome & Opening
  • February 13, 2024 9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
    Opening Keynote
  • February 13, 2024 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
    Shared Horizons: Exploring Opportunities and Threats in Shared Service Models

    Navigate the delicate balance of shared service models, uncovering both the opportunities and threats they present. Explore strategies for leveraging shared services while safeguarding against potential risks.

  • February 13, 2024 10:10 AM - 10:35 AM
    Keynote | The Journey to SASE
  • February 13, 2024 10:35 AM - 11:15 AM
    Coffee & Snack Break

    Refuel with tasty delights:

    Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas, accompanied by soft drinks, fresh coffee and assorted teas.

  • February 13, 2024 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
    Breakout Session 2 | The MGM Breach and What It Means for the Rest of Us
  • February 13, 2024 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
    Breakout Session 3 | Driving SOC efficiency – How to do more with less!

    • Modern threats are increasing velocity and sophistication - What is your vision of the future SOC?

    • Alert Overload - How are your teams rationalizing/managing the overwhelming level of alerts?

    • Staffing: 1 analyst per 100 employees (knowledge workers) - Are you above or below that level. You can’t get enough resources to keep up!

    • Threat Hunting: Are you able to produce metrics around TH activities?

  • February 13, 2024 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
    Breakout Session 4 | Are Your Assets Causing a Security Crisis?
  • February 13, 2024 11:55 AM - 12:50 PM
    Lunch

    Re-energize with a warm lunch:

    • Baby spinach salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and apple cider vinaigrette

    • Chicken Parmesan

    • Penne Pasta

    • Ravine Farms mushrooms and natural juices

    • Roasted new potatoes

    • Seasonal Holland Marsh vegetable medley

    • Brownies and Danishes

    • Soft drinks, fresh juices, coffee, and assorted teas

  • February 13, 2024 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Session 1 | Continuous Assurance: Navigating Security with Continuous Attestation

    Explore the paradigm shift in cybersecurity with continuous attestation. Uncover strategies for ongoing assurance, ensuring the resilience of security measures in the face of dynamic and evolving threats.

  • February 13, 2024 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Session 2 | Navigating the Rising Tide of Cloud-Enabled Malware
  • February 13, 2024 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Session 3 | Democratizing Cloud Security with your CNAPP
  • February 13, 2024 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Session 4 | Achieving Phishing Resistant Authenticationr
  • February 13, 2024 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM
    ELCH

    Emerging Leaders in Canadian Security (ELCS) and siberX have partnered to create Emerging Leaders CanHack (ELCH), a hackathon aimed at bringing fresh minds and emerging leaders in front of established leaders to shape the future. ELCH is designed to provide partner businesses an opportunity to witness young practitioners solve real-world problems related to cybersecurity and international relations. An advisory board consisting of academic and industry leaders will guide and advise participants. The hackathon consists of two prompts, and participants can form teams of up to four members. The competition will take place virtually, and participants will receive access to cybersecurity tools and free training to develop their response to the prompt. Join us as we hear the final presentations!

  • February 13, 2024 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
    Coffee & Snack Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats  & engage with the ELCH Hackathon!

    Fresh baked chocolate chip, macadamia white chocolate chip, oatmeal and raisin cookies with mini biscotti. accompanied by soft drinks, fresh coffee and assorted teas. Enjoy your coffee and snacks while hearing emerging leaders pitch their final presentation at the Emerging Leaders Can Hack finals!

  • February 13, 2024 2:10 PM - 2:35 PM
    Keynote | Exploring the CXO’s Role in a Zero Trust Transformation

    Some call zero trust a “journey” or a “transformation” due to the time and effort involved to take up the new security principles. CXOs are crucial to the these projects. Join Brett James, CTO in Residence at ZScaler has he takes lessons learned from previous journeys and explores the leadership responsibilities required to make yours a success.

  • February 13, 2024 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM
    NIST CSF 2.0: Evolving Cybersecurity Frameworks for Tomorrow

    Join the journey into the next era of cybersecurity standards with NIST CSF 2.0. Explore the advancements, challenges, and opportunities presented by the evolving NIST framework in securing digital landscapes.

  • February 13, 2024 3:15 PM - 3:40 PM
    Data Resilience Unveiled: A Strategic Approach to Data Backup In 2024

    As companies navigate the complexities of natural disasters, accidental deletions, and the persistent threat of evolving malware, the emphasis on resilient data backup solutions becomes paramount. In this session, Ray Heffer, Veeam's Field CISO, and Bill Quigley, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, will guide participants through the critical role of secure backup strategies in fortifying organizational defenses.

  • February 13, 2024 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
    Closing Keynote | The CISO - Police Relationship And Why It Matters
  • February 13, 2024 4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
    Conference Closing & Awards
  • February 13, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Chris Roberts Unfiltered @ Cyber Meetup

    Join us for an engaging evening filled with the uncensored charisma of the one and only Chris Roberts- one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry!

About the Venue

Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

Situated in Richmond Hill, this hotel offers first-rate facilities including a spacious athletic club and comfortable guestrooms with contemporary amenities. The hotel hosts the conference venue and all attendees to CISO Forum Canada 2025 will see signage and notes to additional services and support to ensure a comfortable stay.

Tickets
Conference Package
With Hotel
$750.00

Full conference access

Access to cocktail reception on Day 1

2 Night Stay at hotel venue

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Full Conference Pass
General
$499.00

All-inclusive Full conference access

Cocktail Reception on Day 1

CISO Forum Afterparty Day 2

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Virtual Access Only
General
$99.00

Virtual access to all sessions

Virtual access to breakouts

Virtual access to networking platform

Mobile & Web access

One-Day Pass Feb 3
General
$299.00

Full conference access on Day 1

Access to cocktail reception on Day 1

Exclusive event swag bag

Breakfast & Lunch Included

One-Day Pass Feb 4
General
$299.00

Full conference access on Day 2

CISO Forum Afterparty

Award Ceremony

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Full Conference Pass
Government Staff Rate
$399.00

All-inclusive Full conference access

Cocktail Reception on Day 1

CISO Forum Afterparty Day 2

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Virtual Access Only
Government Staff Rate
$89.00

Virtual access to all sessions

Virtual access to breakouts

Virtual access to networking platform

Mobile & Web access

One-Day Pass Feb 12
Government Staff Rate
$249.00

Full conference access on Day 1

Access to cocktail reception on Day 1

Exclusive event swag bag

Breakfast & Lunch Included

One-Day Pass Feb 4
Government Staff Rate
$249.00

Full conference access on Day 2

CISO Forum Afterparty Day 2

Award Ceremony

Breakfast & Lunch Include

Past Advisory
CTO
CTO at Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) of Canada
Director General, Partnerships, Risk and Mitigation
Director General, Partnerships, Risk and Mitigation at Canadian Centre for Cyber Security at CSE
Head of Information Systems / CIO
Head of Information Systems / CIO at Lakefield College School
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer at City of Markham
VP, Information Technology
VP, Information Technology at NORR
Director, Cyber Security
Director, Cyber Security at MPAC
CISO
CISO at Traffic Tech
CISO
CISO at CAE
Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Portfolio Value Creation
Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Portfolio Value Creation at CPP Investments
CISO
CISO at CN Rail
CAO
CAO at Town of Midland
VP, CISO
VP, CISO at Equifax Canada
CISO
CISO at WestJet
CIO
Chair at CISO Forum Canada Advisory
CISO & VP, Enterprise Architecture & Digital Technology
CISO & VP, Enterprise Architecture & Digital Technology at Ontario Power Generation
VP Information Security & CISO
VP Information Security & CISO at Kepler Communications
CISO
CISO at Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative
CISO
CISO at Ruby
VP & CISO
VP & CISO at Varicent
Director
Director at MISA Ontario
VP, Information Security
VP, Information Security at Choice Properties REIT
Global CISO and Head of Global IT Infrastructure
Global CISO and Head of Global IT Infrastructure at Fiera Capital
Chief Cyber Security & Technology Officer
Chief Cyber Security & Technology Officer at InfoTransec Inc
CSO
CSO at CDW Canada
VP, IT Operations, Infrastructure & Cybersecurity
VP, IT Operations, Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at DUCA Financial
Operating Partner & CISO
Operating Partner & CISO at Craft Ventures
Director of Cyber Defence
Director of Cyber Defence at GoEasy Ltd
Strategic Advisor
Strategic Advisor at Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange
Head of Cybersecurity
Head of Cybersecurity at Youth Employment Services
Past Schedule
Day 1
  • February 12, 2024 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
    Registration & Breakfast

    Start your day off with a VIP Breakfast:

    • Scrambled Eggs

    • Chicken sausage

    • Crisp fried breakfast potatoes

    • Whole wheat croissants, lemon poppy seed loaf and banana bread

    • Fruit preserves, honey and butter

    • Assorted individual yogurts

    • Fresh sliced fruit and berries

    • Fresh juices, coffee, and assorted teas

  • February 12, 2024 8:55 AM - 9:05 AM
    Welcome & Opening
  • February 12, 2024 9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
    Opening Keynote
  • February 12, 2024 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
    CISO Diplomacy: Navigating the New Political and Legal Realities Facing CISOs

    Elevate your leadership by mastering the political landscape of cybersecurity. Explore the strategic acumen required for CISOs to navigate organizational politics and drive impactful security initiatives.

  • February 12, 2024 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
    Coffee & Snack Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    Fresh warm mini doughnuts with chocolate filling, and strawberry filling accompanied by soft drinks, fresh coffee and assorted teas.

  • February 12, 2024 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 1 | Zero Trust Guiding Principles I Wish I’d Had as a CXO
  • February 12, 2024 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 2 | Risk Management and Convergence: Safeguarding Data in the Cloud Era

    Navigate the clouds with finesse, harmonizing governance structures and security protocols to ensure a seamless and secure journey through the expansive realm of cloud computing.

  • February 12, 2024 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 3 | AI Alchemy: Unleashing the Power of Security Synergy

    Embark on a strategic exploration of running a security program in the face of geopolitical complexities, unveiling adaptive frameworks to ensure resilience and effectiveness in an interconnected world.

  • February 12, 2024 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 4 | Breaking Down SASE, A Fireside Chat
  • February 12, 2024 11:20 AM - 11:35 AM
    Wellness Break

    Stretch your legs and take a deep breath! For a truly relaxing experience, visit our wellness zone where you can enjoy some quality time with the adorable companions from the St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, or engage in the creative fun of constructing the Avengers Lego Tower.

  • February 12, 2024 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout Session 1 | The AI Odyssey Through Pinocchio's Eyes
  • February 12, 2024 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout Session 2 | Innovating Resilience: Navigating The Evolving Landscape of Offensive Security and Risk Assessments

    Embark on a strategic exploration of running a security program in the face of geopolitical complexities, unveiling adaptive frameworks to ensure resilience and effectiveness in an interconnected world.

  • February 12, 2024 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout Session 3 | Crystal Clear Security: Navigating Geopolitical Turbulence

    Investigate the root causes of challenges faced by security teams in gaining budget approvals. Uncover strategies to enhance communication, demonstrate value, and navigate the financial complexities of cybersecurity initiatives.

  • February 12, 2024 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout Session 4 | Autonomous Endpoint Management
  • February 12, 2024 12:15 PM - 1:10 PM
    Lunch

    Re-energize with a warm lunch:

    • Baby spinach salad with Ravine Farms mushrooms, herbs, and maple mustard vinaigrette

    • Red beet salad with Vidalia onions and house vinaigrette

    • Grilled supreme of chicken with herbs

    • Creamy mashed potatoes

    • Seasonal Holland Marsh vegetable medley

    • Apple and pear crumble with whipped cream

    • Soft drinks, fresh juices, coffee, and assorted teas

  • February 12, 2024 1:10 PM - 1:35 PM
    Keynote | Eliminating Silos, Enhancing Security: A Strategic Approach to Cloud Security
  • February 12, 2024 1:35 PM - 2:15 PM
    CISO United: Crafting an Association for Collective Cybersecurity Advocacy
  • February 12, 2024 2:15 PM - 2:40 PM
    Keynote | Security Compliance Landscape 2023: Unveiling Trends and Challenges Across Global Enterprises
  • February 12, 2024 2:40 PM - 2:55 PM
    Wellness Break

    Stretch your legs and take a deep breath! For a truly relaxing experience, visit our wellness zone where you can enjoy some quality time with the adorable companions from the St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, or engage in the creative fun of constructing the Avengers Lego Tower.

  • February 12, 2024 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    TSoM - Capture the Flag

    Cybersecurity students and enthusiasts from institutions across Ontario will be competing in TSoM’s CTF (Capture the Flag) intercollegiate competition! During the game, teams, consisting of of 3 - 4 players will be challenged to reverse engineer environments and discover web exploits. All toolkits, connectivity, and servers will be provided, with participants receiving support and guidance throughout the game. Stop by and check out the scoreboard and cheer on your favorite team!

  • February 12, 2024 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
    Breakout Session 1 | Strengthening Data Security Posture for Zero Trust Journey

    As organizations deal with the proliferation of sensitive data, they must be cognizant of the type, classification and location of sensitive data within their environment, while automatically detecting and remediating the risk of data exposure. In this session, we will review a comprehensive approach to strengthening organizational data security posture. Learn how to leverage AI and leave behind legacy pattern-matching solutions generating false positives. Ensure you know what sensitive data you are protecting and proactively manage its lifecycle to remediate the risk of data exposure as part of your zero trust journey.

  • February 12, 2024 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
    Breakout Session 2 | Safeguarding Against Internal Threats

    Explore the concept of 'Bossware' as a defense mechanism against internal threats. Uncover strategies to protect against insider risks and maintain organizational integrity.

  • February 12, 2024 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
    Breakout Session 3 | From Old to New: Unraveling the Paradox of Innovation and Security in Today's Dynamic Landscape
  • February 12, 2024 2:55 PM - 3:35 PM
    Breakout Session 4 | Surging Wave of Bot Attacks: Exploiting Weaknesses in Identity Security
  • February 12, 2024 3:35 PM - 4:05 PM
    Coffee & Snack Break

    Refuel with tasty delights:

    Cajun and sea salt flavored chips, nachos with salsa, and caramel popcorn, accompanied by soft drinks, fresh coffee and assorted teas.

  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
    Breakout Session 1 | Testing Your Layer 1 and Layer 2 IR Plans; A Gamified Session
  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
    Breakout Session 2 | Exploring the Vital Role of Data Encryption in Ensuring Healthcare Data Security: Facts and Best Practices
  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
    Breakout Session 3 | Transforming MDR: The AI-Driven Revolution in Threat Hunting and Solutioning
  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
    Breakout Session 4 | Must-Haves for Today's IAM Programs
  • February 12, 2024 4:05 PM - 5:05 PM
    Closed-Door Roundtables

    Hosted by industry leaders from across multiple sectors in Canada, the round table sessions are by registration only and are open exclusively to security practitioners. The roundtables are in-person (no virtual option available) and will examine practical use cases and best practices will be shared. The Chatham House Rule will be strictly enforced. Its guiding spirit is: share the information you receive, but do not reveal the identity of who said it. Participants can freely and openly share their experiences, and remarks made by any participant or speaker cannot be publicly or privately attributed to them.

    Quantum Leap; Navigating the Cyber Quantum Realm | Aaron Chow / Maggie Calle

    Frameworks Unveiled: Cyber Leaders' Share and Tell | Mayuran Kanthasamy

    AI Harmony: Crafting Policies for Ethical and Effective AI Use | Vaughn Hazen

    Burnout Blues: Strategies for CISOs in Managing Burnout | Mohsen Azari

    New Age Hiring: Securing Cyber Talent with Business & Political Acumen | Kush Sharma

    CISO Politician Roundtable: Decoding the Art of Reading the Room | Sunil Chand

    Risk Resilience: Sharing & Pooling Resources for Supply Chain Risk Management | Daniel Pinsky

    Train or Trained? A Roundtable on Developing and Retaining Your Team’s Talent | Alpha Chan

    Supply Chain Sentinels: Navigating the Landscape of Risk Management | Puroo Maheshwari

  • February 12, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Award Ceremony & Cocktail Reception

    Presentation of the CISO Forum Canada awards, honouring outstanding individuals in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Woman in Leadership, CISO of the Year and CISO to Watch . Be part of this inspiring event as we recognize and celebrate the remarkable contributions and achievements in the cybersecurity field.  Following,  get ready for a wonderful evening of networking at the CISO Forum Canada cocktail reception! This is your chance to mix and mingle with your fellow attendees over cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your professional network and make new connections, all while unwinding after a full day of learning and engaging with industry leaders.

Day 2
  • February 13, 2024 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
    Registration & Breakfast

    Start your day off with a VIP Breakfast:

    • Scrambled Eggs

    • Crispy bacon

    • Chicken sausage

    • Crisp fried breakfast potatoes

    • Whole wheat croissants, lemon poppy seed loaf and banana bread

    • Fruit preserves, honey and butter

    • Assorted individual yogurts

    • Fresh sliced fruit and berries

    • Fresh juices, coffee, and assorted teas

  • February 13, 2024 8:55 AM - 9:05 AM
    Welcome & Opening
  • February 13, 2024 9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
    Opening Keynote
  • February 13, 2024 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
    Shared Horizons: Exploring Opportunities and Threats in Shared Service Models

    Navigate the delicate balance of shared service models, uncovering both the opportunities and threats they present. Explore strategies for leveraging shared services while safeguarding against potential risks.

  • February 13, 2024 10:10 AM - 10:35 AM
    Keynote | The Journey to SASE
  • February 13, 2024 10:35 AM - 11:15 AM
    Coffee & Snack Break

    Refuel with tasty delights:

    Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas, accompanied by soft drinks, fresh coffee and assorted teas.

  • February 13, 2024 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
    Breakout Session 2 | The MGM Breach and What It Means for the Rest of Us
  • February 13, 2024 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
    Breakout Session 3 | Driving SOC efficiency – How to do more with less!

    • Modern threats are increasing velocity and sophistication - What is your vision of the future SOC?

    • Alert Overload - How are your teams rationalizing/managing the overwhelming level of alerts?

    • Staffing: 1 analyst per 100 employees (knowledge workers) - Are you above or below that level. You can’t get enough resources to keep up!

    • Threat Hunting: Are you able to produce metrics around TH activities?

  • February 13, 2024 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
    Breakout Session 4 | Are Your Assets Causing a Security Crisis?
  • February 13, 2024 11:55 AM - 12:50 PM
    Lunch

    Re-energize with a warm lunch:

    • Baby spinach salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and apple cider vinaigrette

    • Chicken Parmesan

    • Penne Pasta

    • Ravine Farms mushrooms and natural juices

    • Roasted new potatoes

    • Seasonal Holland Marsh vegetable medley

    • Brownies and Danishes

    • Soft drinks, fresh juices, coffee, and assorted teas

  • February 13, 2024 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Session 1 | Continuous Assurance: Navigating Security with Continuous Attestation

    Explore the paradigm shift in cybersecurity with continuous attestation. Uncover strategies for ongoing assurance, ensuring the resilience of security measures in the face of dynamic and evolving threats.

  • February 13, 2024 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Session 2 | Navigating the Rising Tide of Cloud-Enabled Malware
  • February 13, 2024 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Session 3 | Democratizing Cloud Security with your CNAPP
  • February 13, 2024 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
    Breakout Session 4 | Achieving Phishing Resistant Authenticationr
  • February 13, 2024 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM
    ELCH

    Emerging Leaders in Canadian Security (ELCS) and siberX have partnered to create Emerging Leaders CanHack (ELCH), a hackathon aimed at bringing fresh minds and emerging leaders in front of established leaders to shape the future. ELCH is designed to provide partner businesses an opportunity to witness young practitioners solve real-world problems related to cybersecurity and international relations. An advisory board consisting of academic and industry leaders will guide and advise participants. The hackathon consists of two prompts, and participants can form teams of up to four members. The competition will take place virtually, and participants will receive access to cybersecurity tools and free training to develop their response to the prompt. Join us as we hear the final presentations!

  • February 13, 2024 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
    Coffee & Snack Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats  & engage with the ELCH Hackathon!

    Fresh baked chocolate chip, macadamia white chocolate chip, oatmeal and raisin cookies with mini biscotti. accompanied by soft drinks, fresh coffee and assorted teas. Enjoy your coffee and snacks while hearing emerging leaders pitch their final presentation at the Emerging Leaders Can Hack finals!

  • February 13, 2024 2:10 PM - 2:35 PM
    Keynote | Exploring the CXO’s Role in a Zero Trust Transformation

    Some call zero trust a “journey” or a “transformation” due to the time and effort involved to take up the new security principles. CXOs are crucial to the these projects. Join Brett James, CTO in Residence at ZScaler has he takes lessons learned from previous journeys and explores the leadership responsibilities required to make yours a success.

  • February 13, 2024 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM
    NIST CSF 2.0: Evolving Cybersecurity Frameworks for Tomorrow

    Join the journey into the next era of cybersecurity standards with NIST CSF 2.0. Explore the advancements, challenges, and opportunities presented by the evolving NIST framework in securing digital landscapes.

  • February 13, 2024 3:15 PM - 3:40 PM
    Data Resilience Unveiled: A Strategic Approach to Data Backup In 2024

    As companies navigate the complexities of natural disasters, accidental deletions, and the persistent threat of evolving malware, the emphasis on resilient data backup solutions becomes paramount. In this session, Ray Heffer, Veeam's Field CISO, and Bill Quigley, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, will guide participants through the critical role of secure backup strategies in fortifying organizational defenses.

  • February 13, 2024 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
    Closing Keynote | The CISO - Police Relationship And Why It Matters
  • February 13, 2024 4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
    Conference Closing & Awards
  • February 13, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Chris Roberts Unfiltered @ Cyber Meetup

    Join us for an engaging evening filled with the uncensored charisma of the one and only Chris Roberts- one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry!

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Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

Situated in Richmond Hill, this hotel offers first-rate facilities including a spacious athletic club and comfortable guestrooms with contemporary amenities. The hotel hosts the conference venue and all attendees to CISO Forum Canada 2025 will see signage and notes to additional services and support to ensure a comfortable stay.

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