CISO Forum Canada 2021

CISO Forum Canada brought to you by siberX brings speakers, attendees, & sponsors from all over the world together to discuss the everchanging field of executive information security management. Topics focus on leadership, strategic management, innovation, & cutting-edge solutions to the challenges of leading information security programs.

CISO Forum Canada will virtually mobilize leaders from across Canada as speakers & attendees for keynotes, panel discussions, & round-tables followed by an executive virtual reception in our state of the art broadcasting studio!
Chief Cybersecurity Advisor
Chief Cybersecurity Advisor at Microsoft
Partner, Cybersecurity and Privacy Lead
Partner, Cybersecurity and Privacy Lead at MNP
Head of IT, Data and Security
Head of IT, Data and Security at Valeyo
Advisor at siberX
Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member at Globalive
VP & CISO at Equitable Bank
Managing Partner & CISO
Managing Partner & CISO at Delve Risk
vCISO at Trussinfo
Operating Partner, Security
Operating Partner, Security at Craft Ventures
Data Privacy Consultant
Data Privacy Consultant at Binary Tattoo
Cyber Defense Trainer
Cyber Defense Trainer at Secure Communications and Control Experts
Head of Security Governance and Compliance
Head of Security Governance and Compliance at CDW Canada
Director, Information Security, Compliance & IT Operations
Director, Information Security, Compliance & IT Operations at Sunwing
CISO at Ruby Life Inc.
President and Founder
President and Founder at Netmechanics
Sr. Product Security Architect
Sr. Product Security Architect at SAP
Director of Information Security
Director of Information Security at Thompson Rivers University
CISO at Interac Corp
VP of IT
VP of IT at DUCA Financial
Director Global Cybersecurity
Director Global Cybersecurity at Yamana Gold
CIO at Electrical Safety Authority
CEO & Co-Founder
CEO & Co-Founder at BlokSec Technologies
Chief Security Officer
Chief Security Officer at Microsoft Canada
CIO at Aptitude 360
CISO at Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer at Laurentian University
Assistant Vice-President, CyberSecurity Services
Assistant Vice-President, CyberSecurity Services at Canadian Tire Corporation
VP, Capacity Building and Innovation
VP, Capacity Building and Innovation at ICTC
Vice President Information Technology
Vice President Information Technology at Enova Power Corp
Director, Cyber Strategy
Director, Cyber Strategy at Deloitte
CISO at Kepler Communications
Vice President Enterprise & Customer Identity & Access Management
Vice President Enterprise & Customer Identity & Access Management at RBC
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO at RiskAware Inc.
Director of Cyber Defence
Director of Cyber Defence at GoEasy Ltd
VP, IT Shared Services & Head of Cyber security
VP, IT Shared Services & Head of Cyber security at Sobeys
Director of Security Services, CISO
Director of Security Services, CISO at Pacific Blue Cross
CISO at Manitoba Public Insurance
vCISO at QSI Security Inc.
Manager - Federal Account North America
Manager - Federal Account North America at SANS
Senior Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor
Senior Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor at Department of National Defence
Canada Security Leader and CSO
Canada Security Leader and CSO at CGI
CEO at Minute School
  • Join a panel of established CISOs and leaders in the cybersecurity community as they define the expertise of the CISO. Responsible for the overall cybersecurity posture of an organization, the CISO can wear many hats - what are some of these and where do they see this role in the future? An expert exchange of shared experiences, this session can help you chart your own journey as a CISO.

  • The attack landscape has evolved and automation as well as enhanced scripts are delivering dangerous blows to organizations globally. Cloudflare is at the forefront confronting many of these attacks as they hit web applications globally. Managing some of the largest content distribution networks in the world, join us as Cloudflare explores how automation has impacted DDoS attacks and how cyber security leaders can stay one step ahead of these menacing attacks.

  • Cybersecurity leaders do not only find themselves in the throes of technical challenges - a series of operational matters, administrative topics and strategic decisions is all at the table. What skills should CISOs possess and how should they prepare to distribute their focus? What support systems do CISOs have and what is driving the evolution of this role? Learn from practising experts and leading industry trainers on this evolving subject!

  • Forewarned is forearmed and this panel explains exactly why. Hosted by RSM, this session will engage you on a clear vision and strategy with preparing your incident response plan. Along with assessing risk, understanding your options and developing a playbook, RSM will look at best practices around incident response plans that are well prepared for - this is an opportunity to advance your leadership and bring your teams to respond proactively and effectively.

  • We invest resources in capturing logs from our network and analyzing these for patterns and trends. As this data improves our response times and controls, the team at Penfield  takes the data game in cybersecurity to another level.

    Penfield is the industry’s first human-machine intelligence platform, modelling Cybersecurity Analysts actions and processes in real time. What does your SOC team's behaviour tell you about the tools and techniques at their disposal? Join us for a riveting keynote on human-machine intelligence.

  • The demands of rapid, enterprise wide digital transformation raise critical security considerations. In this session, we bring insight from various industries and understand how Zscaler's leading industry technologies have protected organizations in multiple industries against a new wave of threats and challenges.

  • IAM best practices are not just a matter of technology alone. It must be accompanied by policy. In this session , we explore how these practices intersect and provide insight into developing your IAM practices in a concentrated manner that ensures adoption and buy in from the enterprise at large. Join us and learn from the field!

  • As a modern-day CISO, your number one priority is to keep your users safe. Achieving this requires you to address the competing needs of security, privacy, and convenience. In the security industry, everybody believed that to be secure; something couldn’t be convenient. Security and convenience functioned only in opposition. Making access hard was the best way to keep info safe. This presentation will explore ways to deliver a secure experience to your customers without compromising the end-user experience by taking a user-first approach to MFA.

  • We need diversity of thought and skill to combat the evolving field of cybersecurity. What does neurodiversity lend to this need and how can cybersecurity leaders better understand its applications? In the first of its kind discussion ever at CISO Forum Canada, join us for a panel which brings neuroscience to the cybersecurity discussion table!

  • How are insider threats created and what factors, internal and external, contribute to it? In this session, we explore the human element of what drives insider threats and discuss procedural strategies to combat them.

  • Certificate-related outages, whether from expired or misconfigured or unknown TLS certificates, are the bane of digital transformation. Perfectly functioning applications and services can be rendered inoperable. Worse still the security controls you rely on, from traffic inspection devices to web application firewalls, can’t protect you when a certificate-related outage shuts them down. In this session, we’ll share real-world examples of outages and the approaches that Venafi customers have taken to eliminate them in their organizations for good.

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