Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2022

The 2022 Canadian Women in Cybersecurity conference celebrates the diversity of thought, experience, ability, and background. The very real challenge of diversity in the Canadian cybersecurity ecosystem is not limited to hiring practices alone – bringing diversity into our thinking about cybersecurity challenges propels new innovations and techniques that will position Canada as a global leader in cybersecurity.

With more diversity to solve cybersecurity challenges, we bring more creativity and representation to the table and our conference demonstrates exactly how. Going into its third year, this event will highlight the achievements and innovations from various cybersecurity leaders and in Canada who come from diverse educational, technical, social, and personal backgrounds.

From celebrating novel products and tools to learning from leaders who have shattered the glass ceiling and paved the way for others to follow, this conference is geared to a diverse audience. With inspiring keynotes and panels, hands-on technical reviews, and gamified in-person and virtual engagements, another riveting experience awaits.

#WeAreCyber

Director, Emerging Technologies, AI & Cyber
Director, Emerging Technologies, AI & Cyber at Durham College
Chapter President
Chapter President at Blacks In Technology
Data Privacy Consultant
Data Privacy Consultant at Binary Tattoo
Head of Security Governance and Compliance
Head of Security Governance and Compliance at CDW Canada
Cyber-Physical Security & Resilience
Cyber-Physical Security & Resilience at PwC
CISO
CISO at ruby Life Inc.
Academic Outreach Leader
Academic Outreach Leader at IBM Security
Sr. Product Security Architect
Sr. Product Security Architect at SAP
CISO
CISO at Interac Corp
Senior Computer Systems Analyst
Senior Computer Systems Analyst
Partner, Cybersecurity & Privacy, National Privacy Practice Leader
Partner, Cybersecurity & Privacy, National Privacy Practice Leader at PwC
Senior Manager
Senior Manager at Ontario’s Cyber Security Centre of Excellence
CIO
CIO at Electrical Safety Authority
Chief Security Officer
Chief Security Officer at Microsoft Canada
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer at Laurentian University
Assistant Vice-President, CyberSecurity Services
Assistant Vice-President, CyberSecurity Services at Canadian Tire Corporation
Vice President of IT
Vice President of IT at Waterloo North Hydro
Director, Cyber Strategy
Director, Cyber Strategy at Deloitte
General Manager, Cybersecurity
General Manager, Cybersecurity & Privacy at Suncor
Founder
Founder at WiCSP
Cyber Security Consultant
Cyber Security Consultant at Honeywell
VP, Information Security
VP, Information Security at Choice Properties REIT
Manager - Federal Account North America
Manager - Federal Account North America at SANS
Cybersecurity Security Specialist
Cybersecurity Security Specialist at United Farmers of Alberta Cooperative Limited
Senior Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor
Senior Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor at Department of National Defence
Director of Solution Architecture
Director of Solution Architecture at Perimeter 81
CEO
CEO at Minute School!
Information Security Governance Commitee Member
Information Security Governance Commitee Member at Fasken
  • Registration & Breakfast for Champions
    • French Canadian Breakfast
    • Scrambled Eggs
    • Crispy Grilled Bacon
    • Savoury Roasted Potatoes
    • Toast served with Fruit Preserves & Dairy Butter
    • Cinnamon French Toast (sprinkled with Icing Sugar, served with Maple Syrup)
    • Assorted Fruit Yogurts
    • Seasonal Fresh Fruit
    • Beverages
    May 4, 2022 7:00 - 7:45 EST
  • Opening Ceremony

    Join the conference chairs and local officials as they kick off the conference and set the stage for two days of #wearecyber.

    May 4, 2022 7:45 - 8:00 EST
  • Opening Keynote | Women in Cybersecurity: The State of Affairs in Canada

    This session will reflect on the aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the space of cybersecurity. Your keynote hosts will look at the progress made over the year, lessons learnt and trends to look out for. Expect an enjoyable, reflective conversation and join us in renewing your commitment to making cybersecurity inclusive and diverse! 

    May 4, 2022 8:00 - 8:30 EST
  • The Absolute Joy of Being a Woman in Cybersecurity

    While there are challenges with being a diverse candidate within the cybersecurity space, there also stories of success and achievement. Join executive leaders from the public and private sector as they discuss their journeys and celebrate successes and achievements.

    May 4, 2022 8:30 - 9:10 EST
  • Introductory Remarks
    May 4, 2022 9:10 - 9:13 EST
  • Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path

    Navigating the labyrinth of cybersecurity and your career can be challenging but is also filled with exciting opportunities. Join our diverse panel of leaders - at various stages in their careers - for an insightful discussion designed to support cybersecurity professionals advance their careers as the panel discusses their journeys and share reflections on their personal successes and achievements.

    May 4, 2022 9:10 - 9:55 EST
  • Refreshment Breaks
    • Refuel and refresh during breaks with a delightful assortment
    May 4, 2022 9:55 - 10:40 EST
  • Diaries from The Dark Web

    Join us for a riveting discussion as our panelists unpack the Dark Web and reveal some of their experiences while working on the Dark Web.  This discussion will focus on technical and non-technical elements of this space and share some lessons learnt for all levels – whether browsing the Dark Web for research, gathering intelligence or negotiating terms, join us for a step into the dark side.

    May 4, 2022 10:40 - 11:20 EST
  • Fireside Chat | Tales from Building One of the Guardians of the Internet

    We are excited to welcome Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder, President, and COO of Cloudflare!

    May 4, 2022 11:20 - 11:45 EST
  • Buffet Luncheon
    • Chicken Supreme
      Marinated, grilled chicken, topped with a savoury creamy sauce.
    • Eggplant Parmegiano
      Seasoned, breaded eggplant, topped with our signature tomato sauce, decorated with the finest parmegiano cheese.
    • Beef Medallion
      Marinated beef medallions, grilled with our specialty seasoning, served with
      house roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables.
    • California Sunshine Salad
      Mixed field greens and radicchio lettuce dressed in our finest
      homemade balsamic honey vinaigrette blend.
    May 4, 2022 11:45 - 12:40 EST
  • The Evolution of Ransomware

    Illumio is a proud sponsor of our conference and a leading provider of zero trust segmentation. The details of their panel will be released soon.

    May 4, 2022 12:45 - 13:30 EST
  • War stories & Battle Scars: Experts Share What it Takes to Stop Modern Cyber Threats

    In this power packed session, join Arctic Wolf and their panelsits as they share some of their lessons from the field. From mitigating attacks to responding in real-time, join them as they share how they grow in resilience and cyber safety.

    May 4, 2022 13:30 - 14:10 EST
  • Moving Beyond Castle and Moat Perimeters: Driving Zero Trust and Network Transformation in Your Organization Panel

    We are excited to have Jennifer Taylor in conversation with our board member Ali Hirji. The details of this discussion will be posted soon.

    May 4, 2022 14:10 - 14:50 EST
  • Refreshment Breaks

    • Refuel and refresh during breaks with a delightful assortment

    May 4, 2022 14:50 - 15:35 EST
  • The Great Resignation & its Cybersecurity Implications

    The statistics suggest that talent is now moving into roles with high flex and companies are experiencing what has been dubbed the great resignation. From a security perspective, what controls do you have in place? What are the implications of the great resignation? Join us to learn more

    May 4, 2022 15:35 - 16:15 EST
  • Fireside Chat | Threat Intelligence and Trends in Cyberwarfare

    We are in turbulent times and geopolitical wars are being advanced in the digital space. What are some lessons and predictions for the future? This session will be your optic into what the data is telling experts.

    May 4, 2022 16:15 - 16:55 EST
  • Breakfast Registration & Networking
    • French Canadian Breakfast
    • Scrambled Eggs
    • Crispy Grilled Bacon
    • Savoury Roasted Potatoes
    • Toast served with Fruit Preserves & Dairy Butter
    • Cinnamon French Toast (sprinkled with Icing Sugar, served with Maple Syrup)
    • Assorted Fruit Yogurts
    • Seasonal Fresh Fruit
    • Beverages
    May 5, 2022 7:00 - 7:45 EST
  • Opening Address
    May 5, 2022 7:45 - 8:00 EST
  • Opening Keynote | Futurist Predictions and What They Mean for Cybersecurity

    While futurists have been capturing our imagination trying to predict the future, we are seeing tangible investments poised to transform how we interact with technology, driving further proliferation and decentralization of data. Joanna Lewis, Partner within PwC Canada’s Cyber, Privacy and Financial Crimes practice will be joined by Chris Dulny, PwC Canada's Chief Innovation Officer to break down predictions that are not as far out as one might think. From the Metaverse to Web 3.0, Joanna will share what these implications could mean for the cyber security professional.

    May 5, 2022 8:00 - 8:35 EST
  • Beyond the One-Size-Fits-All: Diversity & Inclusion in Cybersecurity Training and Education
    May 5, 2022 8:35 - 9:05 EST
  • The Data Governance Imperative

    For many organizations, the desire to become more data driven while maintaining customer trust has created as many problems as it’s solved. From not understanding what data the organization has, knowing what data to trust, to the increased risk of data leaks and growing regulatory pressure, organization need to be more transparent and accountable. This session investigates the importance of good data governance and why succeeding with big data requires consistent practices and guidelines for what and how to collect, use, protect and distribute information. Our panel of experts discusses how implementing good Data Governance can enable organizations in their analytic efforts, deliver on promised benefits for all stakeholders while helping enhance security and privacy program maturity and consistency across departments. Key topics include: · Common data risks and challenges, and how data governance can help · Key considerations, frameworks, and best practices for an effective data governance program · How data governance can enhance privacy and cyber security posture · How data governance empowers data-driven innovation

    May 5, 2022 9:05 - 9:50 EST
  • Refreshment Breaks

    • Refuel and refresh during breaks with a delightful assortment

    May 5, 2022 9:50 - 10:40 EST
  • A Patch a Day Keeps the Hackers Away: Cybersecurity in Healthcare

    With the progression of virtual care, our healthcare systems are increasingly reliant on software applications. However, as vulnerabilities arise, what strategies will help us with effective response and patch management?

    May 5, 2022 10:40 - 11:20 EST
  • Keynote

    Illumio is a proud sponsor of our conference and a leading provider of zero trust segmentation.

    May 5, 2022 11:20 - 11:45 EST
  • Buffet Luncheon
    • Chicken Supreme
      Marinated, grilled chicken, topped with a savoury creamy sauce.
    • Eggplant Parmegiano
      Seasoned, breaded eggplant, topped with our signature tomato sauce, decorated with the finest parmegiano cheese.
    • Beef Medallion
      Marinated beef medallions, grilled with our specialty seasoning, served with
      house roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables.
    • California Sunshine Salad
      Mixed field greens and radicchio lettuce dressed in our finest
      homemade balsamic honey vinaigrette blend.
    May 5, 2022 11:45 - 12:40 EST
  • The Creepiness Factor: The Fine Line Between Legal Use and Misuse of Personal Information

    You either have experienced a breach or simply do not know it. And now that you know this, how can cyber insurance protect you? Join us as delve into this evolving landscape.

    May 5, 2022 12:45 - 13:30 EST
  • Why PAM is Essential to a Perimeter-less Workplace

    Join us for a discussion on how classical thinking around identity has evolved and how new technologies are powering an era of innovation around IAM. We are proud to have Ipseity and Beyond Trust, both sponsors and supporters of our conference, host this session.

    May 5, 2022 13:30 - 14:10 EST
  • Establishing Trust around Zero Trust

    Zero Trust models assist organizations with administering strong user verification models, but some criticism has emerged with specialists arguing this model to be specific for large enterprise only. Does Zero Trust begin from a negative view of employees? Is it a product or a strategy?

    May 5, 2022 14:10 - 14:50 EST
  • Refreshment Breaks

    • Refuel and refresh during breaks with a delightful assortment

    May 5, 2022 14:50 - 15:35 EST
  • What's the Big IDea?

    So why does identity matter so much today? What is the new perimeter and why is this a growing industry? Join BlokSec as they power this panel to discuss how IAM is evolving and the opportunity for us all.

    May 5, 2022 15:35 - 16:15 EST
  • Fireside Chat | The Myth of the Human Firewall

    The cybersecurity posture of any organization is significantly enhanced when the teams are trained in cybersecurity best practices. However, for one, are all bad actors outside of this firewall?

    May 5, 2022 16:15 - 17:00 EST
  • Awards Ceremony
    May 5, 2022 17:00 - 17:15 EST

What's the conference about?

When is the conference?

May 4th & 5th, 2022. Registration starts at 7 AM EST.

Where is the conference being held?

Chateau Le Jardin 8440 ON-27, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 1A5

What is a hybrid event?

Hybrid events offer the best of both worlds, by allowing virtual access to in person events.

Will there be an exhibit area?

Yes! Come network and connect with exhibitors at the conference.

How do I get tickets?

You can purchase tickets right through our website at siberx.org.

Can I buy them at the door?

Purchasing tickets at the door will be subject to availability. Historically this is a sold-out event.

Do I need a physical ticket or can I show it on my phone?

Physical tickets are not required, both methods are accepted.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards.

Do you offer Government employee pricing?

Yes we do! Valid identification will be required at check-in.

What if I want to cancel or refund my ticket?

There are no returns, refunds, or exchanges.

Should the event you have purchased tickets for be cancelled, you will be refunded the amount you paid for your tickets (minus order processing, service and delivery fees) using the same payment method used for purchase. If the event you purchased tickets for is postponed, we will contact you with the new date and time. Event personnel have the right to refuse entry to any ticket holder for any reason at their discretion. Venue and Talent are subject to change without notice and are not grounds for a refund.

What is your code of conduct?

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organizers.

How is the event managing COVID-19 protocols?

We are following all Public Health measures and provincial health guidelines.

Currently with Ontario’s “Living with and Managing COVID-19” plan and protocols, vaccination mandates, pre-screening requirements, mask mandates, indoor capacities, testing etc have all been lifted and are no longer required.

However, we want to create a safe, open, and inviting conference experience and atmosphere for ALL our guests.

As such, we welcome and encourage masks for those who would like to wear them. We will provide masks freely to any and all attendees who would like them. We will also have rapid tests on site (provided on an as-needed basis or at cost to anyone who would like access). We have a registered nurse on-site both days that will provide us with continuous guidance throughout the conference, and support should anyone require assistance. Above all, the venue capacity is well over 3000, however we have capped our attendee numbers to 500 to ensure there is ample space for attendees to flow through the spaces without congestion and with lots of space for distancing.

Additionally, access to hand sanitizer and other supplies is available freely and at all times.

What is the address of the venue?

Chateau Le Jardin, 8440 ON-27, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 1A5

Is there parking?

Yes.

What airport should I fly into and how would I get to the conference after that?

Toronto Pearson Airport is the closest major airport, with Billy Bishop Airport also nearby for shorter flights.

What hotel should I stay at?

Holiday Inn Express Vaughan

Online Booking Link – Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2022 Attendees

You can also book by calling the hotel directly at 905-851-1510 and reference Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2022 Attendees OR Group Code CWI at the time booking.


Element by Westin Vaughan Southwest

Online Booking Link – Book your group rate for Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2022 Attendees

You can also book by calling the hotel directly at 905-264-6474 and reference Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2022 Attendees OR group code CWI at the time of booking.

Parking and Wi-Fi are included at both locations as is breakfast, however; we will be serving a nice hot breakfast at the conference.

Is your venue accessible?

Yes!

Can I bring my service animal?

Service and support animals are welcomed.

What is a virtual ticket?

This ticket gives you access to the event virtually.

What do I get access to?

This ticket will include access to all sessions and the virtual exhibitor booths.

Will the content be different for in-person attendees?

No, all sessions will be the same in-person and online.

Do I need to download any softwares to join the conference?

No, you would simply need to create an account on www.siberxchange.ca/register. The platform gives you access to all on-demand content, and connects you to a network of cybersecurity professionals.

How can I ask questions or interact more with the sessions?

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions live.

What if I want to volunteer for this conference?

Please send an email to [email protected]

How do I become a sponsor?

Please check out our sponsorship packages here: https://www.siberx.org/partner/cwc-sponsor/

How can I speak on a panel?

Call for papers is now closed.

Who do I get in contact with if I have more questions?

Please use our live chat button to be connected to support right away, or send an email to [email protected]

Will there be food provided and what if I have dietary restrictions?

Yes, breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks will be provided which is included with your ticket purchase. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when purchasing your ticket. If you missed to include your dietary restrictions when purchasing, please send an email with your ticket confirmation number and restrictions to, [email protected]

Can I earn CPE Credits at this event?

Absolutely! You can earn up to 16 CPE Credits!

How do I earn CPE Credits?

For both in-person and virtual sessions, siberX monitors attendance and reports on CPE credits.

In-person sessions: Attendees seeking CPE credits must register at the conference and complete checkout in person.
Virtual events: Attendees seeking CPE credits must remain within their session for the allocated duration and not proceed to other tabs for a continuous calculation.

How are credits calculated?

In accordance with Standard Number 16 of the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards), our conference activities are measured by actual program length, with one 50-minute period equal to one CPE credit.

For segments that are less than 50 minutes, the sum of the segments would be considered one total program. For example, five 30-minute presentations would equal 150 minutes and would be counted as three CPE credits.

How do I claim my credits?

Please send an email post-conference to [email protected] with your full name and the email address you registered for the conference under.

Event Details
Sponsors
Chair

Manager - Federal Account North America

Co-Chair

Chief Security Officer
Senior Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor
Information Security Governance Commitee Member