CYBERSECURITY & FRAUD SUMMIT: TORONTO
Virtual Summit October 12 - 13, 2021
ISMG's Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit Toronto Live Agenda: Tuesday, 12 Oct. On Demand: Wednesday, 13 Oct. until 5pm EST We look forward to hosting you at our virtual event. Below is some useful information as you prepare to attend. Prior to the summit, feel free to browse our agenda. Mark which sessions interest you to help plan your day and download educational resources associated with each session. Unique Login Link: Please use your unique link below to access the event without having to log in.
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Scott Jones
Head
Canadian Centre of Cybersecurty
Olivera Zatezalo
CSO
Huawei Canada
Mike Melo
CISO
Life Labs
Tim McCreight
Managing Director, Enterprise Security, Canadian Pacific Railway and former CISO
City of Calgary
Adam Evans
VP, Cyber Operations and CISO
RBC
Adam Evans is VP, Cyber Operations and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for RBC. As CISO, Adam sets RBC’s cyber vision, strategy and program to reduce cyber risks and keep clients, employees, and systems safe. He is responsible for developing...
Ayelet Biger-Levin, CISSP
VP Market Strategy
BioCatch
Biger-Levin has over 20 years of experience in the technology and information security industry, with a background in product management, research and development, marketing, and professional services. At BioCatch, she helps financial institutions provide seamless and secure digital transactions by...
Zaki Abbas
CISO and Senior Vice President
Brookfield Asset Management
Zaki Abbas is the SVP, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Brookfield Asset Management. Zaki joined Brookfield in 2017 and has over 15+ years in the Information Security field. Before joining Brookfield Asset Management, Zaki was the AVP - Information...
Eric Ward
Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives & External Relations
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Eric Ward is assistant commissioner for strategic initiatives and external relations with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Immediately prior to joining the IPC, Ward was the senior director at Policy Horizons Canada, the federal government's center for strategic...
Frank Post
CISO
Ontario Pension Board
Frank is a security and technology executive with 30 years of global experience in commercial, telecommunications, managed services and public service sectors. Frank is responsible for the security program at OPB.
Dave Lewis
Global Advisory CISO
Duo Security at Cisco
Lewis has 25 years of experience in IT security operations and management, including 10 years in critical infrastructure security. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest, co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast and host of the Plaintext...
Vanessa Henri
Data Governance & Emerging Tech Lawyer
Fasken
Vanessa specializes in data protection and information security law. She advises organizations on the operationalization of related concepts such as privacy and security by design. She is a Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) and a Lead Implementer for ISO 27701...
Neil Butters
AVP Digital ID and Innovation
Interac
Neil’s experience as an innovator and executive has helped him thrive in the identity and payments industries for over 25 years. Now, he combines his areas of expertise as the head of Digital Identification and Authentication at Interac, focuseSpokesd on...
Aniket Bhardwaj
Vice President - Cyber Threat Detection & Response
Charles River
Sunil Chand
Canada Security Leader
CGI
Martin Dinel
Executive Lead and Chief Information Security Officer at Government of Alberta
Government of Alberta
Evan O'Regan
Associate Partner - IAM Practice - Canada
IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
Taher Elgamal
CTO, Security
Salesforce
Taher Elgamal is an internationally respected information security leader and cryptographer. He was the recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the RSA conference in 2009. He has successfully served as CISO, Chief Scientist, CTO, as well as founder and...
Erin Englund
Threat Analytics Lead -North America
BioCatch
Englund has over 15 years of experience in online fraud prevention and risk management. At BioCatch, she works with some of the largest financial institutions in North America, fighting account opening fraud, synthetic ID, malware and account takeover. Prior to...
Nicole Ford
Vice President and CISO
Carrier
Nicole Darden Ford is an IT strategic leader with 20-plus years of success spanning the federal government and corporate venues. Nicole has extensive knowledge and application experience in cybersecurity, cyber forensics and homeland security practices. In her current role as...
Karim Rajwani
Senior Vice President and COO, Financial Crimes Risk Management
Scotiabank
Mr. Rajwani is currently the SVP, Chief Operating Officer at Scotiabank, leading the bank’s Financial Crime remediation activities including transaction monitoring, screening, investigations and intelligence activities. Mr. Rajwani also has global responsibility for AML Threat Intelligence, as well as the...
Marco Petruccelli
VP, CIO and CTO
Lallemand
Marco is an executive leader with various technology, project and process optimization certifications and earned his EMBA from UQAM. Marco currently serves as the Vice President, Chief Information & Chief Technology Officer at Lallemand. Marco’s primary focus is to enable...
Jiro Shindo
Director Digital Security Solutions Marketing
Entrust
Ruth Promislow
Partner, Commercial Litigation, Fraud and Cybersecurity Practice
Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto
Ruth Promislow practices commercial litigation with a strong focus on commercial crime, including cybersecurity, Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, employee fraud and anti-money laundering. She has extensive experience with recovery issues relating to commercial crime, including receiverships, tracing, freezing and recovering...
David Balcar
Security Strategist
VMWare
Balcar has over 18 years of experience in security and extensive knowledge of security research, network penetration testing, incident response and computer forensics. At VMware, he is responsible for the activities of the VMware Carbon Black portfolio, including EDR, App...
Tom Field
SVP of Editorial
ISMG
Jeff Dant
Senior Vice President - Cyber Advisory Services
Exlog Global
Andrew Vezina
CISO and Vice President
Equitable Bank
Andrew Vezina is the CISO of Equitable Bank based in Toronto, Canada. He spent the last decade working in security leadership roles at BMO and CIBC, and the prior decade working in various security roles in the healthcare, retail and...
Samer Adi
Technology Operations and Security Leader
Good Foods Market Corp
Kush Sharma
Former CISO, City of Toronto & Founder & Principal
Sharma & Company
Peter Chestna
CISO / CSO Security / Privacy
Checkmarx
Ireen Birungi
CISO
Interac
Ireen Birungi is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Interac Corp., where she leads the technology and business security strategy and implementation. This includes operationalizing enterprise-wide cybersecurity program that supports continuous improvement; managing security risks and compliance with business,...
John Roberts
Chief Information Security Officer (A), Chief Privacy Officer, and Archivist of Ontario
Government of Ontario
John Roberts is the Chief Privacy Officer, Archivist of Ontario, and acting Chief Information Security Officer at Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. He has over 30 years of experience ranging from operational, policy, and senior leadership roles to...
Larry Cameron
CISO
Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII)
Larry has 20+ years experience in the technology and cyber security industries. He is the Chief Information Security Officer at the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) and an OSINT Investigator / Lead Cryptocurrency Forensic Specialist for the National Child Protection...
Samer Adi
Technology Operations and Security Leader
Goodfood Market
Samer Adi is a strategic IT operations executive with expertise in driving information security programs within business units. He is a big picture visionary delivering business continuity while ensuring best-in-class security systems and implementing new technologies and process improvements to...
Darin Hamilton
SVP Product Management
Tanium
Joni Brennan
President
DIACCA
Joni Brennan is President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). Building on 15+ years of experience in Identity Access Management innovation, adoption, and industry standards development, Joni helps the DIACC to fulfill its vision delivering the...
Vivienne Suen
Partner Security / Privacy
IBM Canada
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Track A: Defending Sensitive Public Sector Data Spotlight on Ransomware
David Balcar, Security Strategist, VMWare

Organizations are tasked with defending against attackers 24/7/365. With the broadened attack surface and evolving entry points, organizations must ensure endpoints are secure. Since more than half of the ransomware encounters in the last 12 months involved double-extortion techniques, it’s imperative to know the types of cybercriminals you are battling. Can you adapt your defenses as quickly as attackers find new ways to exploit them? How do you defend against attackers who never take a break? 

Join our special guest David Balcar, a globally recognized security professional and security strategist for VMware, as he shares his experiences and discusses the security issues facing your employees today. Hear some real-world examples and learn best cybersecurity practices you can implement. Remember: Security never takes a holiday. 

David Balcar
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:29 AM
  • 11:22 PM
  • 11:22 PM
Track A
Ayelet Biger-Levin, CISSP
Erin Englund
Before Cash Disappears: Winning the Account Takeover Battle
Ayelet Biger-Levin, CISSP, VP Market Strategy, BioCatch
Erin Englund, Threat Analytics Lead -North America, BioCatch

Account takeover increased 15% in 2020, says Forrester Research, and it is expected to grow.

In this session, you'll study real-world fraud cases and analyze digital behavior to decide if a transaction is being conducted by a customer or a criminal. Learn the challenges of top account takeover methods, what traditional fraud detection tools miss, and how digital behavior provides new visibility into advanced fraud attacks.

Click here to check out our booth for more resources.

  • 11:22 PM
  • 11:22 PM
Track A
David Balcar
Defending Sensitive Public Sector Data Spotlight on Ransomware
David Balcar, Security Strategist, VMWare

Organizations are tasked with defending against attackers 24/7/365. With the broadened attack surface and evolving entry points, organizations must ensure endpoints are secure. Since more than half of the ransomware encounters in the last 12 months involved double-extortion techniques, it’s imperative to know the types of cybercriminals you are battling. Can you adapt your defenses as quickly as attackers find new ways to exploit them? How do you defend against attackers who never take a break?

Join our special guest David Balcar, a globally recognized security professional and security strategist for VMware, as he shares his experiences and discusses the security issues facing your employees today. Hear some real-world examples and learn best cybersecurity practices you can implement. Remember: Security never takes a holiday.

Click here to check out our booth for more resources.

  • 11:22 PM
  • 11:22 PM
Track A
Jiro Shindo
2021 Global Encryption Trends Study: Protecting Data in an Uncertain World
Jiro Shindo, Director Digital Security Solutions Marketing , Entrust

In 2021, the cost of cybersecurity breaches hit new record highs in Canada, with a recent report suggesting the average is $6.75 million per incident, and governments and enterprises have made a focused effort to get serious about protecting personal and corporate data.

Organizations have been talking about encryption for years, but until recently most haven’t had an encryption strategy. Enterprises and governments need to make sure they are encrypting information in all forms - data at rest, data in motion and data in use - because the risk is not just the cost of losing sensitive information but our very ability to operate in a digital world.

The 2021 Global Encryption Trends Study shows that leading organizations worldwide are anchoring their data protection strategy with encryption, and it details the fastest-growing use cases.

Join our session for a deep dive into the key findings and use cases to protect your most valuable assets.

Top takeaways:

• Why protecting customer information is now the top reason that encryption is used;

• Trends in encryption adoption and deployment choices;

• The increasing importance of hardware security modules, or HSMs, for big data encryption, multi-cloud strategies and containerized applications.

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October 12 - 13, 2021

CYBERSECURITY & FRAUD SUMMIT: TORONTO