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
Director, Emerging Technologies, AI & Cyber
Director, Emerging Technologies, AI & Cyber at Durham College
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 UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
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 of IT
Vice President of IT at Waterloo North Hydro
Director, Cyber Strategy
Director, Cyber Strategy at Deloitte
CISO at Varicent
Vice President Enterprise & Customer Identity & Access Management
Vice President Enterprise & Customer Identity & Access Management at RBC
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO at RiskAware Inc.
Senior InfoSec Cyber Security Manager
Senior InfoSec Cyber Security Manager at Walmart Canada
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
Director IT Security/Risk
Director IT Security/Risk at Travelers Canada
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!
  • Opening Remarks

    Join the chairs of CISO FORUM Canada 2021 as they kick off the conference and summarize the three exciting conference days ahead of us. The conference format, schedule and support details will be shared along with a quick tour of our modified hybrid delivery studio!

    November 8, 2021 9:00 - 9:20 EST
  • Defining the CISO; is the CISO a Technical, Governance or Compliance Expert?

    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.

    November 8, 2021 9:30 - 10:00 EST
  • Mitigating Ransomware Today and In the Quantum Era

    Quantum computing scales computing power to phenomenal, previously unthinkable, levels. As this capacity is made available commercially, what do cybersecurity executives need to prepare for? In constantly mitigating risk, how should today's CISO plan for quantum based attacks and how real is the threat? With leading Quantum computing facilities being established across Canada, how can we prepare for this new reality? Led by IRON CAP, this session brings you insight from experts in quantum and cybersecurity controls.

    November 8, 2021 10:15 - 11:00 EST
  • Peering Into the Infosec Crystal Ball: Preparing Today for 2022’s Incidents

    Everyday seems like a new normal in the cybersecurity space today. With new modes of service and content delivery, eSentire brings their wealth of experience to unpack the tools, techniques and procedures that will prepare you for future attacks.

    November 8, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 EST
  • Known Unknowns and the Challenges of Endpoint Protection

    With multiple devices entering the enterprise physical and cloud environments, there comes a challenge of preparing for new threats and attacks. In this session championed by DarkTrace, world leaders in autonmous AI, learn how organizations can proactively prepare and intelligently augment your environments for tomorrow's attacks today!

    November 8, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 EST
  • The Automation of Attacks and the Changing DDoS Landscape

    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.

    November 8, 2021 2:30 - 3:15 EST
  • The Future of Identity Access Management

    In today's world, the number of machines far exceeds the number of humans. Powered by Venafi, this session explores the future state of managing identities : with hyper automation, increasing machine driven activities and new realities of the metaverse, how can the enterprise keep pace with the changing patterns of user access and management? Join us for  peek into the future of identity access management.

    November 8, 2021 3:45 - 4:30 EST
  • Striking the Balance Between Technical and Operational Skills in Cybersecurity

    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!

    November 8, 2021 4:45 - 5:30 EST
  • Proactive Incident Response

    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.

    November 8, 2021 5:45 - 6:30 EST
  • Developing Cyber Talent From Diverse Fields

    As cybersecurity leaders, you are encouraged to look beyond prescriptive job requirements. You must look for talent and capacity to learn and innovate. But how can leaders do such assessments and work to introduce talented folks from diverse fields into their cybersecurity practices ? What are some playbooks, if any, to follow and how can such practices scale. Join us as we bring the best ideas to the table.

    November 8, 2021 7:00 - 8:00 EST
  • Human-Machine Intelligence in Cybersecurity

    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.

    November 9, 2021 9:00 - 9:30 EST
  • Industry Insights of Security for Digital Transformation

    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.

    November 9, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 EST
  • User Authentication and the Menace of Credential Sharing

    With strict budget controls, shifting work positions and novel behaviours, credential sharing happens more often than we think of. What drives some of this behaviour and how can authentication tools and policies protect against vulnerabilities?

    Join us as some of the leading cybersecurity professionals in Canada provide their perspective from the field!

    November 9, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 EST
  • Establishing Robust IAM Practices Through Technology and Policy

    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!

    November 9, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 EST
  • Put a SOC in it

    There is no one soc fits all solution. So how do you determine what type of soc is best for your work? Hitting straight to the point, this discussion reviews the evolution of the SOC and compares multiple ways to successfully deploy your SOC and integrate it within your wider service offering.

    November 9, 2021 2:30 - 3:15 EST
  • A User-First Approach to MFA

    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.

    November 9, 2021 3:45 - 4:30 EST
  • Neurodiverse Talent and Cybersecurity Skills

    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!

    November 9, 2021 4:45 - 5:30 EST
  • True End-To-End Encryption for Ransomware Protection

    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.

    November 9, 2021 5:45 - 6:30 EST
  • How to Build your Cybersecurity Network as a Leader

    It is not just what you know but who you know. We get it. But how do today's cybersecurity leaders build their network amidst the heavy demands. From acting as mentors to shadowing a coach, growing opportunities to shaping the next talent, where do you get started in Canada and craft your own path? Let's peer into some lived experiences and get perspective and tips from the field.

    November 9, 2021 7:00 - 8:00 EST
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