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Virtual Event: Cyber Security & Risk Management National Insights – Fall Edition

Online: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Time: 12:00-2:00pm ET / 9:00-11:00am PT

Event Overview

Protect Your Organization Against Growing Cyber Threats

Over this past year, Canada has seen a growing threat sophistication of cyber warfare targeting Canadian public sector organizations. The goal of perpetrators has transformed from financial gains to destroying data, IT infrastructure, and disruption of operational processes within an organization. Organizations are further jeopardizing themselves as they allow employees to use their personal devices for work.

The internal and external risk continues to grow at an alarming pace, whereas change, adaptation, and solutions are falling behind. Understanding the cyber security landscape and its emerging threats is the first step in building a strategy that can protect your organization.

Public Sector Network’s Cyber Security and Risk Management Fall Edition Virtual Event will highlight the most prominent threats, challenges, and strategies from leaders to better protect your organization, your data, and your citizens. Join your public sector peers in defending against cyber criminals!

Benefits of Attending

Leverage expert knowledge on how the cyber landscaping is changing, and how threats are emerging faster than solutions causing disruption among all organizations

Learn how to protect your data and respond to ransomware attacks

Discover strategies to maintain, monitor and protect various endpoints within an organization

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Shawn M.
Director General, Cyber Operations Division
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia
Senior Director of Digital Economy, Technology & Innovation and Cyber. Right. Now. Policy Lead
Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Dima Alhadidi
Assistant Professor, Canada’s TOP 20 Women in Cybersecurity (2021)
University of Windsor

Troy Macfarlane
Principal and Deputy Chief Information Officer
Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Ali Hirji
Leading Projects and Research
Durham College’s AI/Hub and Centre for Cybersecurity Innovation

Key Sessions

Government KeynoteGovernment Case StudyPanel Discussion

Understanding the Threat of Cyber Warfare and the Havoc Caused by State-Sponsored Attacks

  • Understanding the threats of state-sponsored attacks and what perpetrators are after
  • Explore strategies to identify and patch up outdated software and any known vulnerabilities within the system

Leading Digital Change Initiative

  • Why does an organization’s transformation roadmap have to start with security and cyber changes to stabilize your organization’s core infrastructure?
  • Why is managing risk a critical and fundamental step to addressing cultural resistance to change?
  • Explore how to plan any digital transformation initiative in four repeatable phases

Protect your Network: Overcoming the Challenges of Endpoint Protection in Remote Working

  • What kind of device policies are implemented to protect your network?
  • What is the risk of allowing employees to Bring Your Own Device?
  • How does the organization manage and protect against diverse endpoints?
  • How often are endpoint systems monitored and tested for functionality?

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had to Say

“Great panel. Presenters were concise and displayed mastery over the subject.”

City of St. Catharines

“An excellent event and line up of speakers.”

Alberta Health Services

“This event provided information that was both timely and relevant.”

Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands

Our Event Partners

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Andrew Cowan by phone (1-647-459-8904) or email ([email protected])