SIBERX PRESENTS
CANADIAN WOMEN IN CYBERSECURITY 2024

MAY 14, 2024

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Join us at the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity conference as we champion the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with a focus on the social aspect. Celebrating diverse thought, experience, ability, and background, we recognize that true diversity goes beyond hiring practices. By infusing diversity into our approach to cybersecurity challenges, we drive innovation and techniques that position Canada as a global leader in the field.

Now entering its fourth year, our event showcases the achievements and innovations of cybersecurity leaders from diverse educational, technical, social, and personal backgrounds. From highlighting groundbreaking products to learning from glass-ceiling breakers who have paved the way for diversity, our conference caters to a diverse audience. This provides your organization with an opportunity to position its brand, services, and philosophy, while building trust and forging relationships with prominent figures in the cybersecurity community.

Prepare for an unforgettable experience featuring inspiring keynotes, engaging panels, hands-on technical reviews, immersive in-person and virtual activities, career conversations, and an awards gala.

We firmly believe that diverse and inclusive organizations are not only resilient but also attract and retain desired skillsets. Through a mix of technical and non-technical workshops, we will demonstrate how DEI can strengthen organizations across various sectors.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of an empowering conference that showcases the strength of diversity, promotes innovation, and inspires positive change. Register now and join us on this remarkable journey.

Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2024

Join us at CareerXpo, where ESG values shine in the aspects of Social (S). This exceptional event provides qualified jobseekers from diverse security backgrounds with the chance to connect with leading employers dedicated to cybersecurity excellence and fostering equal and diverse workspaces.

Throughout the day, our workshops will cover a range of valuable topics, including:

  1. Mentorship: Gain insights and guidance from experienced professionals in the cybersecurity field who are committed to supporting your career growth.
  2. LinkedIn Review: Receive personalized feedback and tips to optimize your LinkedIn profile, a crucial tool for networking and job opportunities.
  3. Resume Review: Have your resume professionally reviewed to ensure it showcases your skills, experiences, and achievements effectively.
  4. Headshot Zone: Get a high-quality headshot taken by our professional photographer, perfect for enhancing your professional online presence.

And much more awaits you at CareerXpo! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with industry leaders, gain valuable career insights, and access resources to boost your professional growth.

Experience a day dedicated to training, education, and best-practice workshops. Connect and collaborate with industry leaders through thought leadership and gain valuable insights to drive positive change. Whether you’re a technical expert, a non-technical professional, or an executive, this event offers a diverse range of workshops led by industry experts. Expand your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and network with like-minded individuals, all in a collaborative and inclusive environment.

  • Technical

    Attend technical workshops including hands-on learning.

  • Non-Technical

    Join non-technical workshops hosted by industry experts.

  • Executive

    These workshops will be offered for both technical and non-technical executives.

A formal event, including a reception, a sit-down dinner, powerful keynotes and an awards ceremony.

Join us for an evening of powerful discussions followed by a leading industry keynote. The evening concludes with the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity awards ceremony celebrating Lifetime Achievement, Woman in Leadership, and Ally Awards.

  • Keynote

    Attend a keynote speech by a well-renowned speaker.

  • Fireside Chat

    Preceding the celebrity keynote, take in this fireside chat between industry trailblazers.

  • Panel

    This power packed panel featuring industry experts will kick off the evening.

Full Conference Pass
This all access pass gets you in for all of the conference programing! From career conversations and workshops to the celebrity keynote gala night and everything in between- join us for the entire experience!
$269.00

All Access Pass!

CareerXpo

LearnX

Gala Night

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Virtual Access Only
Virtual Attendees will be able to enjoy the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity conference virtually on our innovative social networking platform, siberXchange, via Mobile App & Web.
$99.00

Access to all LearnX Sessions Virtually

siberXchange Community

Virtual Networking Platform

Mobile & Web Access

Virtual Only Content

CareerXpo
This is an incredible opportunity for qualified jobseekers from all security backgrounds to connect with leading employers who are committed to cybersecurity excellence, and to equal and diverse workspaces.
$0.00

Full day of networking

Mentorship Sessions

Resume Review

LinkedIn Review

Headshots

LearnX
A day dedicated to training, education, certification, and best-practice workshops. Connect through thought leadership. Join us for a power packed day featuring industry experts.
$139.00

Technical Sessions

Non-Technical Sessions

Executive Sessions

Workshops

Breakfast and Lunch

Gala Night
Join us for a special evening filled with powerful discussions, followed by a leading industry keynote. The evening concludes with the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity awards ceremony.
$199.00

Panel Discussions

Keynote

Award Ceremony

4 Course Dinner

Networking

Gina Cody Research Chair
Senior Security Program Manager
Senior Advisor, Financial Crimes Unit Exercises
Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Portfolio Value Creation
Technical Specialist - Security and Compliance
VP, Information Security & CISO
Senior Manager
Chapter President
Cybersecurity & Privacy
VP & CISO
VP, Information Security
Business Information Security Officer
Professional Services Security Lead
Manager - Federal Account North America
Cloud Security Program Manager
Senior Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor
Sr. Product Security Architect
Director Cybersecurity & GRC
Privacy and Data Strategist
Head of Cybersecurity
Power User (Technical Sessions)
  • May 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration and 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
  • May 30, 2023 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Welcome and Opening Session: Femtech; Biometric Surveillance and Monitoring
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
    Shadow IT; Reducing the Risk, while Fueling Productivity

    Considering the rise of remote work, and employees trying to maximize their productivity, it is not surprising that the number of apps that are not managed or owned by IT has grown to 60%1. Shadow IT creates one of the biggest challenges we face in a security community. Bad actors use sophisticated methods to exploit personal devices and cloud apps to gain access to enterprise resources. How can you empower your employees to be productive and still maintain visibility and protection? Join us for this session to learn more about the risks of Shadow IT, how to evaluate in your environment and areas to help manage control while still balancing employee productivity.

  • May 30, 2023 10:55 AM - 11:35 AM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Crispy seasoned crostini served with fresh tomatoes bruschetta with basil and garlic, warm cheddar dip, olive and sundried tomato tapenade
  • May 30, 2023 11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
    Delivering Applications Faster and Safer Across Hybrid Networks

    Join us to learn how to bridge gaps between NetSec and CloudSec and accelerate application delivery. Multiple firewall and cloud vendors across a hybrid infrastructure make it nearly impossible for network security teams to maintain visibility and control.

    We’ll show you how to centralize and automate network access, eliminating manual tasks and optimizing SLAs, compliance, and security. This session will cover:

    - Centralizing segmentation management

    - Automating and orchestrating network access

    - Integrating security policy checks into the CI/CD pipeline

    - Improving collaboration between network and application teams 

  • May 30, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
    Networking 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
  • May 30, 2023 1:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    Set Up Kali Linux and Learn How to Work with Metasploit
  • May 30, 2023 2:15 PM - 255 PM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas
  • May 30, 2023 2:55 PM - 3:50 PM
    The Impact of AI and ChatGPT
  • May 30, 2023 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Reset

    A quick refresh to stretch your legs.

Power Skills (Non-Technical Sessions)
  • May 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration and 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
  • May 30, 2023 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Welcome and Opening: Emotional Intelligence: How Does it Impact Security Services
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
    Cloud Security Expectations vs Reality: Insights From the Telus Canadian Cloud Security Study

    Is cloud security meeting the expectations of Canadian organizations? Join Kim Schreder, Director of Cybersecurity, Professional Services at TELUS, as she shares insights from the upcoming TELUS Canadian Cloud Security Study that answer this question. Based on the feedback of over 500 Canadian organizations, the study explores the current state of cloud adoption and security in Canada, discusses the challenges organizations are facing with security in the cloud, and examines how organizations are detecting and responding to cloud security incidents.

  • May 30, 2023 10:55 AM - 11:35 AM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Crispy seasoned crostini served with fresh tomatoes bruschetta with basil and garlic, warm cheddar dip, olive and sundried tomato tapenade
  • May 30, 2023 11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
    Effective Cyber Risk Reporting: Metrics and Strategies

    The cyber threat landscape is complex and continuously changing – risk reporting based solely on cybersecurity controls compliance is no longer enough. Organizations that embark on a cyber risk management journey should start by understanding their level of maturity and establishing their key building blocks – including identifying and setting up the inter-relationships between risks, threat scenarios, key controls and metrics. This workshop will delve into the importance of risk reporting and key metrics the cybersecurity team should focus on to get attention and investment from senior leadership.

  • May 30, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
    Networking 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
  • May 30, 2023 1:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    Recovering AD: The Missing Piece in Your ITDR Plan
  • May 30, 2023 2:15 PM - 2:55 PM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas
  • May 30, 2023 2:55 PM - 3:50 PM
    Privacy and The Internal Threat Conundrum
  • May 30, 2023 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Reset

    A quick refresh to stretch your legs.

Level Up (Executive Sessions)
  • May 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration and 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
  • May 30, 2023 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Welcome and Opening: The Evolving Role of a CISO
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
    Be Brave Like Your Career Depends on IT!

    It is possible to design, pursue, and attain your dream job. Join this session to learn about Pam Lindemoen's journey to her current role as a CISO Advisor at Cisco. She will discuss how to successfully navigate through some of the challenges and obstacles unique to women in the cybersecurity industry to reach your own full potential.

  • May 30, 2023 10:55 AM - 11:35 AM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Crispy seasoned crostini served with fresh tomatoes bruschetta with basil and garlic, warm cheddar dip, olive and sundried tomato tapenade
  • May 30, 2023 11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
    Vulnerabilities: Are Companies Accidentally Paving the Way for Cyber Attacks

    Cybersecurity teams often find vulnerabilities, which can be a significant challenge, especially when they are zero-day vulnerabilities. There is a growing marketplace where vulnerabilities are traded, while at the same time companies feel a growing pressure to pay bug bounties. This presentation will explore the evolving threat and examine whether companies are potentially creating their own vulnerabilities when decommissioning hardware. We tested the hypothesis that decommissioning processes may not always wipe a device clean, leaving critical data from the previous owner accessible and open to abuse. Join us to hear what we accessed and the potential damage it could cause.

  • May 30, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
    Networking 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
  • May 30, 2023 1:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    Women in Cyber Security Sales – Lessons from the Field

    From recruitment to advancement and retention, join us for lessons from the field on breaking down the barriers for women’s empowerment in cyber security and improving business performance.

  • May 30, 2023 2:15 PM - 3:05 PM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas
  • May 30, 2023 2:55 PM - 3:50 PM
    From Hops to Hazards: Paralleling the Challenges of Home Brewing with Security Operations
  • May 30, 2023 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Reset

    A quick refresh to stretch your legs.

  • May 30, 2023 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
    Transforming Your Cybersecurity Through Consolidation

    Cybersecurity transformation has become imperative for organizations to simplify and elevate their security today and ensure that they’re ready for what’s next.

Public Focus (Public Sector)
  • May 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration and 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
  • May 30, 2023 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Welcome and Opening: Building a Risk Management Culture
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
    Put First Things First : How to Lead Your Not For Profit Through Security Initiatives
  • May 30, 2023 10:55 AM - 11:35 AM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Crispy seasoned crostini served with fresh tomatoes bruschetta with basil and garlic, warm cheddar dip, olive and sundried tomato tapenade
  • May 30, 2023 11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
    The Superpower in You

    The key to your success is understanding your superpower and how you can hone it in your cyber career. Participate in our discussion with our panelists from diverse backgrounds working in cyber at CAE and learn from their journey. Our discussion will follow diversity and inclusion as key drivers of success in the ever-evolving cybersecurity arena.

    Unlocking the power of diversity and inclusion in the cybersecurity landscape leads to exceptional competitive advantages. By advocating for an environment that values different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds, organizations can empower themselves to tackle complex challenges with a broader range of innovative solutions.

  • May 30, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
    Networking 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
  • May 30, 2023 1:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    Incident Management Preparedness & Response Workshop
  • May 30, 2023 2:15 PM - 2:55 PM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas
  • May 30, 2023 2:55 PM - 3:50 PM
    Incident Management Preparedness & Response Workshop Continued
  • May 30, 2023 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Reset

    A quick refresh to stretch your legs.

  • May 30, 2023 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
    ELCH Finals

    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 crown the winners!!!!

Gala Night
  • May 30, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Registration and Check-In
  • May 30, 2023 6:00 PM - 6:10 PM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • May 30, 2023 6:10 PM - 6:55 PM
    Intersection of Cybersecurity and Fraud; The Continual Protection of Data

    By focusing on the triage of confidentiality, integrity and availability, security professionals are not only protecting the misuse of data but are constantly playing a critical role in identifying fraudulent activity and data. With a combination of IAM tools, enhanced telemetry and logging, security professionals are at the forefront of combatting in fraud in multiple critical sectors. Join us to learn more about this increasingly complex and important field.

  • May 30, 2023 6:55 PM - 7:20 PM
    Dinner Service Begins - First Course is Served

    First Course:

    • Creamy parsnip and celeriac soup with apple garnish
    • Caesar salad with crisp romaine, parmesan cheese, herb croutons and house-made Caesar dressing
  • May 30, 2023 7:20 PM - 8:05 PM
    Resiliencey after an Attack; a Fireside Chat

    Kimberley Black is a public speaker and an advocate of her #bpositive and Take Your Power Back messages initiated to help others build resilience and promote an end to gender-based violence. Motivated by the overwhelming support received following trauma, she and her husband were inspired to create the Take Your Power Back show to promote the beauty of humanity in times of crisis through the art of dance, storytelling, and music.

    Her message relates strongly to resiliency after an attack and has crucial lessons for security professionals. Join Kimberley in conversation with our advisor Ali Abbas Hirji in a fireside chat at our Gala Night "Resiliency After an Attack: A Fireside Chat"

  • May 30, 2023 8:05 PM - 8:40 PM
    Second Course is Served

    Second Course:

    • Wrapped filet of beef topped with fire roasted tomato chutney
    • Breast of chicken topped with wild mushroom, truffles, and natural juices
  • May 30, 2023 8:40 PM - 9:00 PM
    Bridging the Gender and Digital Divide Through Entrepreneurship

    In their keynote Fatima and Amna will share their story of building a 500,000-dollar company and realizing the under-representation of girls and females in the startup, unicorn and tech world. They are now on a mission to fix the gender and digital divide and empower every girl to live her best life.

  • May 30, 2023 9:00 PM - 9:25 PM
    Dessert Course is Served

    Dessert:

    • Dessert Tasting Trio; Warm chocolate lava cake, Pear and apple crumble, Key lime pie with graham crumbs, whipped cream and lime candy
  • May 30, 2023 9:25 PM - 10:00 PM
    Award Ceremony

    Presentation of the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity awards, honouring outstanding individuals in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Woman in Leadership, and Ally Awards. Be part of this inspiring event as we recognize and celebrate the remarkable contributions and achievements of women in the cybersecurity field.

CareerXpo
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM
    Registration & Check-In

    Build Your Squad Corner

    - Come network with other attendees who are on the same journey as you

    - Engage with experts who are there to answer all your questions in the Ask Me Anything rounds!

    WiCYS Career Village

    - Get your LinkedIn and Resume reviewed and get advice on how you can make impactful changes

    - Engage in Career Conversations with mentors who can guide you on your journey as you navigate your career whether you are entering the field or are a ventran

    Headshot Zone

    - Get a professional headshot taken that you can use on LinkedIn or anywhere else!

    Booths

    - Engage with colleges, universities, cybersecurity cert bodies and of course, employers who are onsite to talk about the openings in their organizations

  • May 30, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cyber Gamified

    Want to test your ability to respond to a real-time breach or security situation? Drop by our Cybergamified section and sign up for a live game.

  • May 30, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Everyone Should Learn to Hack
  • May 30, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Cyber Gamified

    Want to test your ability to respond to a real-time breach or security situation? Drop by our Cybergamified section and sign up for a live game.

  • May 30, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    The Art of Selling Cybersecurity
  • May 30, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity & Opera Singing: A Career Saga
  • May 30, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Getting Into Cybersecurity Without a Technical Background
About the Venue

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 Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2024 will see signage and notes to additional services and support to ensure a comfortable stay.

As we continue to champion inclusivity and excellence in cybersecurity, we invite passionate individuals to contribute their insights, experiences, and expertise to this empowering event.

The conference is a platform dedicated to showcasing the remarkable achievements of cybersecurity practitioners whether you’re an industry professional, researcher, or educator, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for discussions on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Cybersecurity Trends and Challenges
  • Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity
  • Career Development and Mentorship
  • Global Cybersecurity Initiatives
  • Policy and Regulation in Cybersecurity

Submit your proposals today. Let’s empower and inspire at the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2024. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Tickets
Full Conference Pass
This all access pass gets you in for all of the conference programing! From career conversations and workshops to the celebrity keynote gala night and everything in between- join us for the entire experience!
$269.00

All Access Pass!

CareerXpo

LearnX

Gala Night

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Virtual Access Only
Virtual Attendees will be able to enjoy the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity conference virtually on our innovative social networking platform, siberXchange, via Mobile App & Web.
$99.00

Access to all LearnX Sessions Virtually

siberXchange Community

Virtual Networking Platform

Mobile & Web Access

Virtual Only Content

CareerXpo
This is an incredible opportunity for qualified jobseekers from all security backgrounds to connect with leading employers who are committed to cybersecurity excellence, and to equal and diverse workspaces.
$0.00

Full day of networking

Mentorship Sessions

Resume Review

LinkedIn Review

Headshots

LearnX
A day dedicated to training, education, certification, and best-practice workshops. Connect through thought leadership. Join us for a power packed day featuring industry experts.
$139.00

Technical Sessions

Non-Technical Sessions

Executive Sessions

Workshops

Breakfast and Lunch

Gala Night
Join us for a special evening filled with powerful discussions, followed by a leading industry keynote. The evening concludes with the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity awards ceremony.
$199.00

Panel Discussions

Keynote

Award Ceremony

4 Course Dinner

Networking

Past Advisory
Gina Cody Research Chair
Senior Security Program Manager
Senior Advisor, Financial Crimes Unit Exercises
Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Portfolio Value Creation
Technical Specialist - Security and Compliance
VP, Information Security & CISO
Senior Manager
Chapter President
Cybersecurity & Privacy
VP & CISO
VP, Information Security
Business Information Security Officer
Professional Services Security Lead
Manager - Federal Account North America
Cloud Security Program Manager
Senior Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor
Sr. Product Security Architect
Director Cybersecurity & GRC
Privacy and Data Strategist
Head of Cybersecurity
Past Schedule
Power User (Technical Sessions)
  • May 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration and 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
  • May 30, 2023 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Welcome and Opening Session: Femtech; Biometric Surveillance and Monitoring
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
    Shadow IT; Reducing the Risk, while Fueling Productivity

    Considering the rise of remote work, and employees trying to maximize their productivity, it is not surprising that the number of apps that are not managed or owned by IT has grown to 60%1. Shadow IT creates one of the biggest challenges we face in a security community. Bad actors use sophisticated methods to exploit personal devices and cloud apps to gain access to enterprise resources. How can you empower your employees to be productive and still maintain visibility and protection? Join us for this session to learn more about the risks of Shadow IT, how to evaluate in your environment and areas to help manage control while still balancing employee productivity.

  • May 30, 2023 10:55 AM - 11:35 AM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Crispy seasoned crostini served with fresh tomatoes bruschetta with basil and garlic, warm cheddar dip, olive and sundried tomato tapenade
  • May 30, 2023 11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
    Delivering Applications Faster and Safer Across Hybrid Networks

    Join us to learn how to bridge gaps between NetSec and CloudSec and accelerate application delivery. Multiple firewall and cloud vendors across a hybrid infrastructure make it nearly impossible for network security teams to maintain visibility and control.

    We’ll show you how to centralize and automate network access, eliminating manual tasks and optimizing SLAs, compliance, and security. This session will cover:

    - Centralizing segmentation management

    - Automating and orchestrating network access

    - Integrating security policy checks into the CI/CD pipeline

    - Improving collaboration between network and application teams 

  • May 30, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
    Networking 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
  • May 30, 2023 1:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    Set Up Kali Linux and Learn How to Work with Metasploit
  • May 30, 2023 2:15 PM - 255 PM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas
  • May 30, 2023 2:55 PM - 3:50 PM
    The Impact of AI and ChatGPT
  • May 30, 2023 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Reset

    A quick refresh to stretch your legs.

Power Skills (Non-Technical Sessions)
  • May 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration and 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
  • May 30, 2023 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Welcome and Opening: Emotional Intelligence: How Does it Impact Security Services
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
    Cloud Security Expectations vs Reality: Insights From the Telus Canadian Cloud Security Study

    Is cloud security meeting the expectations of Canadian organizations? Join Kim Schreder, Director of Cybersecurity, Professional Services at TELUS, as she shares insights from the upcoming TELUS Canadian Cloud Security Study that answer this question. Based on the feedback of over 500 Canadian organizations, the study explores the current state of cloud adoption and security in Canada, discusses the challenges organizations are facing with security in the cloud, and examines how organizations are detecting and responding to cloud security incidents.

  • May 30, 2023 10:55 AM - 11:35 AM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Crispy seasoned crostini served with fresh tomatoes bruschetta with basil and garlic, warm cheddar dip, olive and sundried tomato tapenade
  • May 30, 2023 11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
    Effective Cyber Risk Reporting: Metrics and Strategies

    The cyber threat landscape is complex and continuously changing – risk reporting based solely on cybersecurity controls compliance is no longer enough. Organizations that embark on a cyber risk management journey should start by understanding their level of maturity and establishing their key building blocks – including identifying and setting up the inter-relationships between risks, threat scenarios, key controls and metrics. This workshop will delve into the importance of risk reporting and key metrics the cybersecurity team should focus on to get attention and investment from senior leadership.

  • May 30, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
    Networking 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
  • May 30, 2023 1:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    Recovering AD: The Missing Piece in Your ITDR Plan
  • May 30, 2023 2:15 PM - 2:55 PM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas
  • May 30, 2023 2:55 PM - 3:50 PM
    Privacy and The Internal Threat Conundrum
  • May 30, 2023 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Reset

    A quick refresh to stretch your legs.

Level Up (Executive Sessions)
  • May 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration and 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
  • May 30, 2023 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Welcome and Opening: The Evolving Role of a CISO
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
    Be Brave Like Your Career Depends on IT!

    It is possible to design, pursue, and attain your dream job. Join this session to learn about Pam Lindemoen's journey to her current role as a CISO Advisor at Cisco. She will discuss how to successfully navigate through some of the challenges and obstacles unique to women in the cybersecurity industry to reach your own full potential.

  • May 30, 2023 10:55 AM - 11:35 AM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Crispy seasoned crostini served with fresh tomatoes bruschetta with basil and garlic, warm cheddar dip, olive and sundried tomato tapenade
  • May 30, 2023 11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
    Vulnerabilities: Are Companies Accidentally Paving the Way for Cyber Attacks

    Cybersecurity teams often find vulnerabilities, which can be a significant challenge, especially when they are zero-day vulnerabilities. There is a growing marketplace where vulnerabilities are traded, while at the same time companies feel a growing pressure to pay bug bounties. This presentation will explore the evolving threat and examine whether companies are potentially creating their own vulnerabilities when decommissioning hardware. We tested the hypothesis that decommissioning processes may not always wipe a device clean, leaving critical data from the previous owner accessible and open to abuse. Join us to hear what we accessed and the potential damage it could cause.

  • May 30, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
    Networking 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
  • May 30, 2023 1:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    Women in Cyber Security Sales – Lessons from the Field

    From recruitment to advancement and retention, join us for lessons from the field on breaking down the barriers for women’s empowerment in cyber security and improving business performance.

  • May 30, 2023 2:15 PM - 3:05 PM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas
  • May 30, 2023 2:55 PM - 3:50 PM
    From Hops to Hazards: Paralleling the Challenges of Home Brewing with Security Operations
  • May 30, 2023 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Reset

    A quick refresh to stretch your legs.

  • May 30, 2023 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
    Transforming Your Cybersecurity Through Consolidation

    Cybersecurity transformation has become imperative for organizations to simplify and elevate their security today and ensure that they’re ready for what’s next.

Public Focus (Public Sector)
  • May 30, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration and 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
  • May 30, 2023 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Welcome and Opening: Building a Risk Management Culture
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
    Put First Things First : How to Lead Your Not For Profit Through Security Initiatives
  • May 30, 2023 10:55 AM - 11:35 AM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Crispy seasoned crostini served with fresh tomatoes bruschetta with basil and garlic, warm cheddar dip, olive and sundried tomato tapenade
  • May 30, 2023 11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
    The Superpower in You

    The key to your success is understanding your superpower and how you can hone it in your cyber career. Participate in our discussion with our panelists from diverse backgrounds working in cyber at CAE and learn from their journey. Our discussion will follow diversity and inclusion as key drivers of success in the ever-evolving cybersecurity arena.

    Unlocking the power of diversity and inclusion in the cybersecurity landscape leads to exceptional competitive advantages. By advocating for an environment that values different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds, organizations can empower themselves to tackle complex challenges with a broader range of innovative solutions.

  • May 30, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
    Networking 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
  • May 30, 2023 1:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    Incident Management Preparedness & Response Workshop
  • May 30, 2023 2:15 PM - 2:55 PM
    Networking Break

    Take a refreshing break with warm treats:

    • Hummus, sweet potato hummus and olive tapenade with seasonal vegetables and mini pitas
  • May 30, 2023 2:55 PM - 3:50 PM
    Incident Management Preparedness & Response Workshop Continued
  • May 30, 2023 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Reset

    A quick refresh to stretch your legs.

  • May 30, 2023 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
    ELCH Finals

    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 crown the winners!!!!

Gala Night
  • May 30, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Registration and Check-In
  • May 30, 2023 6:00 PM - 6:10 PM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • May 30, 2023 6:10 PM - 6:55 PM
    Intersection of Cybersecurity and Fraud; The Continual Protection of Data

    By focusing on the triage of confidentiality, integrity and availability, security professionals are not only protecting the misuse of data but are constantly playing a critical role in identifying fraudulent activity and data. With a combination of IAM tools, enhanced telemetry and logging, security professionals are at the forefront of combatting in fraud in multiple critical sectors. Join us to learn more about this increasingly complex and important field.

  • May 30, 2023 6:55 PM - 7:20 PM
    Dinner Service Begins - First Course is Served

    First Course:

    • Creamy parsnip and celeriac soup with apple garnish
    • Caesar salad with crisp romaine, parmesan cheese, herb croutons and house-made Caesar dressing
  • May 30, 2023 7:20 PM - 8:05 PM
    Resiliencey after an Attack; a Fireside Chat

    Kimberley Black is a public speaker and an advocate of her #bpositive and Take Your Power Back messages initiated to help others build resilience and promote an end to gender-based violence. Motivated by the overwhelming support received following trauma, she and her husband were inspired to create the Take Your Power Back show to promote the beauty of humanity in times of crisis through the art of dance, storytelling, and music.

    Her message relates strongly to resiliency after an attack and has crucial lessons for security professionals. Join Kimberley in conversation with our advisor Ali Abbas Hirji in a fireside chat at our Gala Night "Resiliency After an Attack: A Fireside Chat"

  • May 30, 2023 8:05 PM - 8:40 PM
    Second Course is Served

    Second Course:

    • Wrapped filet of beef topped with fire roasted tomato chutney
    • Breast of chicken topped with wild mushroom, truffles, and natural juices
  • May 30, 2023 8:40 PM - 9:00 PM
    Bridging the Gender and Digital Divide Through Entrepreneurship

    In their keynote Fatima and Amna will share their story of building a 500,000-dollar company and realizing the under-representation of girls and females in the startup, unicorn and tech world. They are now on a mission to fix the gender and digital divide and empower every girl to live her best life.

  • May 30, 2023 9:00 PM - 9:25 PM
    Dessert Course is Served

    Dessert:

    • Dessert Tasting Trio; Warm chocolate lava cake, Pear and apple crumble, Key lime pie with graham crumbs, whipped cream and lime candy
  • May 30, 2023 9:25 PM - 10:00 PM
    Award Ceremony

    Presentation of the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity awards, honouring outstanding individuals in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Woman in Leadership, and Ally Awards. Be part of this inspiring event as we recognize and celebrate the remarkable contributions and achievements of women in the cybersecurity field.

CareerXpo
  • May 30, 2023 10:00 AM
    Registration & Check-In

    Build Your Squad Corner

    - Come network with other attendees who are on the same journey as you

    - Engage with experts who are there to answer all your questions in the Ask Me Anything rounds!

    WiCYS Career Village

    - Get your LinkedIn and Resume reviewed and get advice on how you can make impactful changes

    - Engage in Career Conversations with mentors who can guide you on your journey as you navigate your career whether you are entering the field or are a ventran

    Headshot Zone

    - Get a professional headshot taken that you can use on LinkedIn or anywhere else!

    Booths

    - Engage with colleges, universities, cybersecurity cert bodies and of course, employers who are onsite to talk about the openings in their organizations

  • May 30, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cyber Gamified

    Want to test your ability to respond to a real-time breach or security situation? Drop by our Cybergamified section and sign up for a live game.

  • May 30, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Everyone Should Learn to Hack
  • May 30, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Cyber Gamified

    Want to test your ability to respond to a real-time breach or security situation? Drop by our Cybergamified section and sign up for a live game.

  • May 30, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    The Art of Selling Cybersecurity
  • May 30, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity & Opera Singing: A Career Saga
  • May 30, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Getting Into Cybersecurity Without a Technical Background
Venue
About the Venue

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 Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2024 will see signage and notes to additional services and support to ensure a comfortable stay.

Call for Papers

As we continue to champion inclusivity and excellence in cybersecurity, we invite passionate individuals to contribute their insights, experiences, and expertise to this empowering event.

The conference is a platform dedicated to showcasing the remarkable achievements of cybersecurity practitioners whether you’re an industry professional, researcher, or educator, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for discussions on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Cybersecurity Trends and Challenges
  • Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity
  • Career Development and Mentorship
  • Global Cybersecurity Initiatives
  • Policy and Regulation in Cybersecurity

Submit your proposals today. Let’s empower and inspire at the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2024. For more information, please contact [email protected].

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