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

Online: Thursday, January 27th, 2022 | Time: 12:00-2:15pm ET / 9:00-11:15am PT

Event Overview

Adapting for a More Resilient Enterprise in the Next Normal

Cyber security is a top-of-mind concern for all governments as digital transformation has changed the citizen engagement process. Further, the rapid and innovative development of new technologies threatens to undermine organizations’ current cyber security protocols – thus necessitating continuous improvement to risk management protocols and processes. Organizations need to stay agile and responsive to change by ensuring they balance technological improvements with skills upgrades among staff, to ensure a cyber risk ready culture within their organization.


The winter edition of Public Sector Network’s Cyber Security & Risk Management National Insights Series, will provide takeaways and practical ideas for overcoming the greatest cyber security challenges within your organization. This event will provide a forum to discover strategies and tactics you need to build a culture of resilience and awareness, to help you prepare for your next cyber security threat.

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Benefits of Attending

Hear strategies and practical examples on how to protect your data from cyber security risk

Identify and take-away action plans to improve your organizations cyber risk management procedures with the right talent, technology, and governance oversight

Gain insights on how to build a resilient culture to increase your cyber security awareness

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

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Nancy Gariche
OSS Security Advocate | Project Co-Leader

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Stephen Gordon
Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia

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Penny Longman
Director, Information Security & Data Stewardship
Fraser Health

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Sunny Jasal
Director, Cyber Security

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Donald von Hollen
Team Lead – Security Risk Analysis and Design Corporate Security
City of Calgary

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Nia Luckey
Eastern Carolina Chapter Lead
Women + Cybersecurity = Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu

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Cloud Security Architect

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Dr. Sukhwant Sagar
Program Coordinator (Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate)
Durham College

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Graeme Abrahams
Senior I&IT Consultant
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

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Jason Bero
Privacy, Risk and Compliance Officer

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Azim Boblai
VCISO/Cyber Security and Risk Manager
Toronto Public Housing

Key Sessions

Government KeynoteFireside ChatGovernment Case StudyInternational KeynoteGold SpotlightPanel Discussion

An organizational holistic approach to cyber security

  • Exploring company wide procedures for threat detection and cyber risk response
  • Mitigating cyber risk by creating a culture of resilience through security practices (eg: authorized devices, proper data collection, etc.) and awareness among employees

Best practices in creating a cyber aware culture

  • With hybrid workspace becoming a new reality, what policies are needed to reduce risk in a less controlled environment?
  • What are some best practices for whole organization cyber training and how do you ensure all employees are following protocols?
  • How should you respond when a breach occurs? How can this be used as an educational opportunity to improve awareness and practices?
  • What are some tips on incorporating cyber risk management into the organization’s overalls strategy?

Improving organizational readiness by reducing your cyber security knowledge gap

  • Cyber Security is a team sport: adopt a matrix IT organization to build a resilient cyber security culture; supporting digital transformation.
  • Introduce learning plans to develop cyber security skills across business to improve organizational readiness; explore external retainers for highly specialized roles such as DFIR

Protecting your data during a time of accelerated digital transformation

  • Examining the current threats (i.e. ransomware, phishing, data breaches, etc.) and how data can be compromised in a hack 
  • Uncovering the various ways public sector organizations are protecting their data from these threats 

Privacy, Risk, and Security Concerns in a Cloud First Era

  • Recognizing and adapting to a shared responsibility model for security and compliance when leveraging the cloud
  • Best practices and tips on risk mitigation and closing the security gaps

Strategies for enhancing your organization’s cyber security posture

  • What are the benefits and challenges of using White Hat hackers to find flaws in your cyber security system?
  • What are some detection and prevention controls used and how is it different for managing internal vs external risk?
  • How do you test your existing controls for effectiveness and when is change needed?
  • As technology is continuously improving and evolving, how do you keep up with these changes and ensure that your cyber security system is up to date?

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

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

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