Canadian Women in Cybersecurity 2023

The 2023 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

$199.00
Full Conference Pass
General

All-access pass to the full conference, both in-person and virtually!

$99.00
Virtual Access Only
General

This virtual ticket is an all access pass - attend both days virtually!

$149.00
One-Day Pass Mar 9
General

Not available both days? Not to worry! You can purchase a one-day pass to the conference.

$149.00
One-Day Pass Mar 10
General

Not available both days? Not to worry! You can purchase a one-day pass to the conference.

$149.00
[GOVERNMENT STAFF RATE] Full Conference Pass
Government Staff Rate

All-access pass to the full conference, both in-person and virtually!

Government staff rate - verification will be required.

$59.00
[GOVERNMENT STAFF RATE] Virtual Access Only
Government Staff Rate

This virtual ticket is an all access pass - attend both days virtually!

Government staff rate - verification will be required.

$129.00
[GOVERNMENT STAFF RATE] One-Day Pass Mar 9
Government Staff Rate

Not available both days? Not to worry! You can purchase a one-day pass to the conference.

Government staff rate - verification will be required.

$129.00
[GOVERNMENT STAFF RATE] One-Day Pass Mar 10
Government Staff Rate

Not available both days? Not to worry! You can purchase a one-day pass to the conference.

Government staff rate - verification will be required.

$149.00
[STUDENT PRICING] Full Conference Pass
Student Pricing

All-access pass to the full conference, both in-person and virtually!

Student pricing - verification will be required.

$59.00
[STUDENT PRICING] Virtual Access Only
Student Pricing

This virtual ticket is an all access pass - attend both days virtually!

Student pricing - verification will be required.

$129.00
[STUDENT PRICING] One-Day Pass Mar 9
Student Pricing

Not available both days? Not to worry! You can purchase a one-day pass to the conference.

Student pricing - verification will be required.

$129.00
[STUDENT PRICING] One-Day Pass Mar 10
Student Pricing

Not available both days? Not to worry! You can purchase a one-day pass to the conference.

Student pricing - verification will be required.

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!
Co-founder
Co-founder at Henri & Wolf Law
  • 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
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