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OPERATION DEFEND THE NORTH

JUNE 10-12, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Operation Defend the North

A Canadian Cybersecurity Readiness Exercise

siberX is excited to announce a first of its kind cybersecurity readiness table top exercise (TTX). This three-day cyber breach simulation event will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from June 10 to 12, 2024 and is designed to strengthen Canada’s cybersecurity readiness and response strategies.

This event brings together Public and Private sector stakeholders along with the Canadian Cybersecurity community to discuss how their organizations would respond to such an attack.

Participants will collaborate closely to contain and minimize the impact of the simulated attack, showcasing their strategies for recovery and response.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Why Should You Attend?

Simulated Cyber Attacks

Experience the thrill of joining experts as they navigate the first signs of a cyber breach. Get an exclusive look at how leaders tackle the event from start to finish, gaining insights into strategies and decisions made in real-time.

Expert-Led Sessions

Learn from industry experts as they delve into best practices across various topics related to the simulation. Gain valuable knowledge at the same pace as senior decision-makers, ensuring you’re equipped with the latest insights and strategies.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with fellow participants via the siberXchange platform before, during, and after the event. Take advantage of virtual networking opportunities to discuss key elements of the simulation with peers during dedicated networking breaks.

Agenda

Day 1
  • June 10, 2024 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Breakfast & Countdown

    Grab your breakfast and join the countdown to Defend the North

  • June 10, 2024 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    Kick-Off

    Kick off ""Defend the North"" with an exciting overview of our mission and prepare for a dynamic cyber defense simulation.

  • June 10, 2024 9:15 AM - 9:30 PM
    Special Address
  • June 10, 2024 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    Module 1: Breach Identification and Initial Response

    Uncover the first signs of cyber intrusion and learn how rapid detection can mitigate major disruptions.

  • June 10, 2024 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cybersecurity Tool Utilization

    Insights from industry experts as they utilize cybersecurity tools and share best practices that address the breach challenges.

  • June 10, 2024 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Break

    Transition smoothly to the next phase while networking and exchanging insights.

  • June 10, 2024 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Module 2: Public Awareness and Crisis Communication

    Navigate media leaks, social media amplification, and official communication challenges to restore public trust amidst cyber crises.

  • June 10, 2024 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    Cybersecurity Tool Utilization

    Insights from industry experts as they utilize cybersecurity tools and share best practices that address the breach challenges.

  • June 10, 2024 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    Lunch

    Prepare for the next module while networking and reflecting on emerging insights.

  • June 10, 2024 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    Module 3A: Impact on Emergency Services & Healthcare

    Explore the critical role of cybersecurity in maintaining essential services during crises.

  • June 10, 2024 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Break

    Refuel your energy and network with industry peers, sharing perspectives and forging connections.

  • June 10, 2024 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
    Module 3B: Impact to Telecommunications

    Dive into the complexities of securing telecommunications infrastructures amid cyber turmoil.

  • June 10, 2024 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    Cybersecurity Tool Utilization

    Insights from industry experts as they utilize cybersecurity tools and share best practices that address the breach challenges.

  • June 10, 2024 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    City Emergency Response Plan

    Learn about effective response strategies, ensuring cities are resilient in the face of cyber emergencies.

  • June 10, 2024 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Closing Remarks

    Reflect on today's learnings and insights, gearing up for tomorrow's challenges.

Day 2
  • June 11, 2024 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Breakfast

    Grab your breakfast and join the countdown to Defend the North

  • June 11, 2024 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Intro & Recap

    Recap yesterday's learnings and set the stage for today's deep dive into financial market impacts.

  • June 11, 2024 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    Module 4A: Impacts to Financial Markets

    Explore how cyber disruptions ripple through financial systems and strategies for resilience.

  • June 11, 2024 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cybersecurity Tool Utilization

    Insights from industry experts as they utilize cybersecurity tools and share best practices that address the breach challenges.

  • June 11, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Lunch

    Refuel your energy and network with industry peers, sharing perspectives and forging connections.

  • June 11, 2024 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Module 4B: Impact to Utilities

    Uncover the vulnerabilities and resilience strategies within utility infrastructures.

  • June 11, 2024 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Cybersecurity Tool Utilization

    Insights from industry experts as they utilize cybersecurity tools and share best practices that address the breach challenges.

  • June 11, 2024 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    Break

    Prepare for the next module while networking and reflecting on emerging insights.

  • June 11, 2024 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    City Emergency Response Plan

    Collaborate on crafting effective response strategies for utility sector resilience.

  • June 11, 2024 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
    Closing Lesson Learned

    Reflect on the day's insights and lessons, preparing for tomorrow's cross-border impacts.

Day 3
  • June 12, 2024 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Breakfast

    Grab your breakfast and join the final countdown to Defend the North

  • June 12, 2024 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    Recap

    Recap key insights from previous days, setting the stage for cross-border cyber challenges.

  • June 12, 2024 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    Module 4C: Impact on Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

    Examine cyber impacts on travel industries and strategies for rapid recovery.

  • June 12, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    Cybersecurity Tool Utilization

    Insights from industry experts as they utilize cybersecurity tools and share best practices that address the breach challenges.

  • June 12, 2024 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
    Break

    Prepare for the next module while reflecting on emerging insights.

  • June 12, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Module 5: Cross-Border Impact

    Navigate the complexities of cross-border cyber repercussions and collaborative responses.

  • June 12, 2024 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cybersecurity Tool Utilization

    Insights from industry experts as they utilize cybersecurity tools and share best practices that address the breach challenges.

  • June 12, 2024 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
    Lunch

    Prepare for the next module while networking and reflecting on emerging insights.

  • June 12, 2024 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
    Module 6: Misinformation Management and Public Trust Restoration

    Tackle the challenges of misinformation during crises and strategies for rebuilding trust.

  • June 12, 2024 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Cybersecurity Tool Demo 1

    Discover innovative technologies empowering organizations to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats.

  • June 12, 2024 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    Break

    Prepare for the next module while networking and reflecting on emerging insights.

  • June 12, 2024 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Module 7: Cyber Threat Escalation and Secondary Attacks

    Prepare for escalating cyber threats and secondary attack scenarios.

  • June 12, 2024 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
    Cybersecurity Tool Demo 2

    Witness groundbreaking technologies reshaping cyber defense strategies in real-time.

  • June 12, 2024 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
    Break

    Prepare for the next module while networking and reflecting on emerging insights.

  • June 12, 2024 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    Module 8: Recovery and Restoration

    Focus on recovery strategies and restoring critical services post-cyber crisis.

  • June 12, 2024 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    Cybersecurity Tool Demo 3

    Explore next-generation tools revolutionizing threat detection and response capabilities.

  • June 12, 2024 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Lessons Learned & Close

    Reflect on the entire cyber journey, extracting key lessons for future resilience.

Advisory

Information Technology Security Manager
Chief Cyber Security & Technology Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
CIO/CISO
Head of Information Systems / CIO
Chief Security Officer
Principal, Cyber Security Risk Advisory
Founder & Director - Master of Cybersecurity Program
President and Founder
Director, Cyber Security Defense
Head of Hackbusters
Head of IT & Security
Director of Cybersecurity
Strategic Advisor and Corporate Board Director
Chief Administrative Officer
Director
Officer in Charge Federal Policing Cybercrime
IT Security Manager, GRC
Marketing and Economic Development
Vice President Information Technology
Manager, Office of Project Management and Business Transformation
Director, Cyber Security
Founder
ICS (Industrial Control Systems) Cybersecurity Program Manager
Co-Founder
Vice President, Technology & IT Service Management
Director of Information Technology/CIO
IAM Program Director
Business Information Security Officer
Director, Information & Cyber Security
Chief Information Officer
Canada Security Leader and CSO
Cyber Security Director
Acting Head of the Toronto Region Cyber Investigations Unit
Distinguished Full Stack Architect

Tickets

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Full Conference Pass
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Access to All Modules

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