Canadian Women in Cybersecurity

Bringing diversity in the cybersecurity workforce by educating and inspiring women from all walks of life and all generations. Come and learn from the leaders who broke the glass and paved the way for the rest of us to be able to lead and excel in cybersecurity. From career development to inspiring keynotes, from IoT to best practices in cybersecurity and even hacking demos. We look forward to seeing you there!

Senior Manager
Senior Manager at Amazon Web Services
Partner, Cybersecurity and Privacy Lead
Partner, Cybersecurity and Privacy Lead at MNP
Director, Emerging Technologies, AI & Cyber
Director, Emerging Technologies, AI & Cyber at Durham College
Director, Cyber & IT Risk
Director, Cyber & IT Risk at Scotiabank
Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member at Globalive
Director
Director at Women's College Hospital
CEO & Co-Founder
CEO & Co-Founder at Alexio Corporation
Manager, Business Technology Risk and Information Security
Manager, Business Technology Risk and Information Security at TD Bank
Operating Partner, Security
Operating Partner, Security at Craft Ventures
Data Privacy Consultant
Data Privacy Consultant at Binary Tattoo
Director
Director at PwC Canada
Member of Provincial Parliament
Member of Provincial Parliament at Northumberland-Peterborough South
AVP, Authentication Governance
AVP, Authentication Governance at TD Bank
Cybersecurity Field CTO
Cybersecurity Field CTO at Microsoft
Executive Director
Executive Director at Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre
PhD Building Engineering
PhD Building Engineering at Concordia University
Cyber-Physical Security & Resilience
Cyber-Physical Security & Resilience at PwC
vCISO
vCISO
Consul General
Consul General at Israel in Toronto and Western Canada
AVP and CTO
AVP and CTO at McMaster University
Academic Outreach Leader
Academic Outreach Leader at IBM Security
Sr. Product Security Architect
Sr. Product Security Architect at SAP
Managing Principal & Lawyer
Managing Principal & Lawyer at Jasmine Daya & Co
Member of Provincial Parliament
Member of Provincial Parliament at Simcoe North
SVP & CISO, Information Security
SVP & CISO, Information Security at CIBC
Senior Manager, Identity and Access Management
Senior Manager, Identity and Access Management at Moneris
MPP
MPP at Mississauga East-Cooksville
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at iSecurity
CEO & Co-Founder
CEO & Co-Founder at BlokSec Technologies
Director, Transformation Strategy
Director, Transformation Strategy at Zscaler
Vice President
Vice President at Trend Micro Canada
Director, Cyber Strategy
Director, Cyber Strategy at Deloitte
Mayor
Mayor at Town of Ajax
Vice President Enterprise & Customer Identity & Access Management
Vice President Enterprise & Customer Identity & Access Management at RBC
SVP, Enterprise Cyber Security
SVP, Enterprise Cyber Security at Canadian Tire
President & CEO
President & CEO at Information and Communications Technology Council
General Manager, Cybersecurity
General Manager, Cybersecurity & Privacy at Suncor
Director of Advisory
Director of Advisory at Security Compass
Director of Member Services and Development
Director of Member Services and Development at YWCA Canada
Regional Councillor
Regional Councillor at Town of Ajax
Chief Security Officer
Chief Security Officer at SecureKey
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer at MobileIron
Consulting Engineer, Junos Expert and Security Architect
Consulting Engineer, Junos Expert and Security Architect at Juniper Networks
President and CEO
President and CEO at Cisco Canada
Director
Director at Cybersecure Catalyst
Partner, Cybersecurity & Privacy
Partner, Cybersecurity & Privacy at PwC Canada
Vice President of Product Line Management for Security
Vice President of Product Line Management for Security at Juniper Networks
Cybersecurity Consultant
Cybersecurity Consultant at PwC Canada
Strategic Account Manager
Strategic Account Manager at CyberArk
Manager - Federal Account North America
Manager - Federal Account North America at SANS
AVP, Global Identity and Access Governance
AVP, Global Identity and Access Governance at Manulife
Senior Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor
Senior Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor at Department of National Defence
Cyber Security Manager
Cyber Security Manager at KPMG Canada
Head of IT Security Consulting & Testing
Head of IT Security Consulting & Testing at Munich RE
Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO
Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO at Finning International
Head, Threat Intelligence
Head, Threat Intelligence at BMO Financial Group
Senior Information Security Consultant
Senior Information Security Consultant
Vice President, North American Talent & Transformation Leader
Vice President, North American Talent & Transformation Leader at IBM
Program-Coordinator
Program-Coordinator at HackStudent
  • The sun over Lake Ontario will greet you to the Harbour Sunrise breakfast arrangement the team at siberX and Westin have created to ensure you have the best start to the best day. Make sure you arrive on time!

  • This session will explore Samantha’s journey to find success as a business leader, navigating obstacles, objections, and rejections. She’ll use personal anecdotes to explain how she developed new skills and creative muscles to find a path to yes, focusing on achieving her goals despite hearing no.

  • We have evidence to show that unconscious and conscious bias have serious issues in tech development. I think to talk about the importance of diversity in cybersecurity as a check against unconscious bias to make sure there are proportional representatives involved in developing these technologies would be important. Cybersecurity involves defensive and offensive measures. From a defensive perspective, studies show that diverse teams are more creative. Not to mention that hackers and online criminals represent a diverse group of people and therefore can be better understood using a diverse perspective. From an offensive perspective, it’s important to make sure that technology isn’t embedded with racial, cultural, religious or gender biases.

  • Accelerated digital innovation is penetrating every facet of modern society driving transformation across all industries and services. Innovations in wireless communication technologies and power electronics paved the way for the hyper-connectivity era, where the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the defining characteristics of the new industrial revolution. By 2030, it is expected that there will be 50 billion connected (IoT) devices in the world: bridging our personal lives at home/home, enabling digital care services, providing the building blocks of smart cities and smart factories. Most importantly, IoT devices are/will be collecting massive amounts of data to enable intelligent decision making (Ml/AI) and automation promising solutions to major challenges from personalized medicine to sustainable agriculture. The reality of how IoT is, and will increasingly be, an integral part of our connected world only emphasizes the critical impact that cyber threat actors can impose on what and who is connected. The current state of IoT cybersecurity and privacy is alarming particularly due to 1) lack of cybersecurity regulations and standards, and 2) current IoT manufacturing practices where cost and time to market are prioritized over maturity. Recent IoT cyber incidents exemplify the ease of exploiting the IoT eco-system and scale of impact/disruption. This will be further complicated with the advent of the next generation wireless mobiles networks (5G) which would provide connectivity for massive IoT devices with abundant bandwidth and access that could be exploited to amplify potential malicious cyber-attacks and threaten the enabling 5G itself. In this talk, we will discuss recent developments and industrial best practices to improve the current state of IoT cybersecurity & privacy, including digital trust platforms and frameworks. We will also highlight remaining challenges and gaps and what cyber-risk management strategies organisations can follow for a safer and more reliable IoT adoption and integration.

  • As the world continues to transform into a connected, digitally-empowered ecosystem, with data growing at an exponential rate, we have begun to witness the inherent risks it brings. Forbes estimates that by 2021, there will be $6 trillion in damages stemming from cybersecurity breaches. Join Diana Kelley and Lisa Lorenzin, to understand the benefits and challenges of cybersecurity, and how to keep pace with the rapid transformation.

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