Government Cyber Security Showcase - Federal


Ottawa, 26 February 2025

All times in EST

7:30 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome from the Public Sector Network

8:40 am

Welcome from the Chair

9:00 am

Ministerial Address

Ministerial Address

9:10 am

Government Keynote

Strengthening Cybersecurity in the Digital Age: Innovative Strategies for Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Data Assets

  • Cutting-edge technologies for securing infrastructure and data 
  • Overcoming cybersecurity implementation challenges 
  • The role of collaboration in enhancing cybersecurity 

9:30 am

Gold Partner

Unraveling the Realm of Cyber Crime: Confronting Advanced Cyber Threats

9:50 am

Panel Discussion

Cyber Optimism: Embracing the Benefits of AI and Overcoming Fear

  • Contributions of AI advancements to cybersecurity 
  • Strategies to demystify AI and promote its positive aspects 
  • Balancing AI development with ensuring cyber safety and privacy 

10:20 am

Refreshment Break

11:00 am

Government Keynote

The Symbiosis of Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies: Blockchain, IoT, and Beyond

  • Building trust and transparency with blockchain 
  • Securing the IoT ecosystem 
  • Preparing for the future of encryption with quantum computing 

11:20 am

Gold Partner

Optimizing Cybersecurity Throughout Your Cloud Journey

11:40 am

Panel Discussion

Scaling Innovation: The Vulnerability of our Legacy Applications and Systems

  • Identify Risks: Security vulnerabilities in legacy systems. 
  • Update Methods: Modernize or replace outdated apps. 
  • Integrate Securely: Combine new tech with legacy systems. 

12:10 pm

Gold Partner

AI and Machine Learning for Security Threat Identification

12:30 pm

Government Keynote

Protecting Data with Security by Design – Building Security into our Culture

12:50 pm

Networking Lunch

2:10 pm


Roundtable Sessions

3:10 am

Fireside Chat

Beyond the Firewall: The Human Element in Cybersecurity

  • Empowering employees as the first line of defense 
  • Building a culture of cybersecurity awareness 

3:30 pm

Panel Discussion

Future-Proofing Cybersecurity in the Age of Quantum Computing

  • What are the most significant security vulnerabilities posed by quantum computing to our current encryption methods? 
  • What proactive measures can organizations take today to develop and implement quantum-resistant cryptographic solutions? 
  • How can cross-sector collaboration between government, academia, and industry help in developing strategies to counteract potential quantum computing threats? 

4:00 pm

Closing Remarks