Securing the Cloud

Online: Thursday, September 23, 2021 | Time: 12:00-2:15pm ET / 9:00-11:15am PT

Building an effective framework for safeguarding government clouds

With government agencies turning to the cloud for its flexibility and efficiency gains, developing and integrating a cloud risk management strategy has become especially crucial in an environment where the sensitive personal details of millions of citizens are stored and increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. 

Public sector organizations will need to take stock of the security implications that come with the cloud and determine any vulnerabilities that exist in their current infrastructure. What are the responsibilities of the organization versus the cloud service provider (CSP)? How can governments ensure data protection in the cloud? What are the recommended controls for cloud-based services?  

Public Sector Network’s Securing the Cloud Virtual Event will help you answer these questions and provide you with the guidance you need to implement secure cloud solutions. Connect with cloud and security professionals from all levels of government as they share case studies and practical tips to help you along the way.  

Your Expert Speakers

Hani Mansi

Corporate Information Security Officer, Corporate Information Security Office, Financial And Corporate Services | Open City And Technology
City of Edmonton

Mohammad Qureshi

Chief Information Officer, Infrastructure Technology Services, Government and Consumer Services
Government of Ontario

Scott Levac

Director, Cloud Oversight and Core Technologies, Enterprise Strategic Planning, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Treasury Board of Canada

Thomas DeFelice

Senior Demand Manager – CS&T

Tim Dafoe

Senior Security Policy Advisor, Cyber Security Division
Government of Ontario

Cameron Mair

Public Cloud Sales Specialist, Canada

Brian Merrick

Director, Cloud Programs
U.S. Department of State

Peter Cresswell

Sr. Security Architect

Chris Arsenault

Principal Solutions Architect

Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Get the latest on cloud security risk management approaches, processes and procedures 
Learn how to best protect your data against cloud-related security breaches  
Assess the security implications of different cloud models and understand client-provider responsibilities within those models  


  • 9:00am PT & 12:00pm ET

    Welcome from PSN

  • 9:05am PT & 12:05pm ET

    Chair Opening: Key Trends, Updates and Considerations for Securing Public Clouds

  • 9:20am PT & 12:20pm ET

    Keynote Session:Building Your Cloud Security Strategy and Architecture

  • 9:35am PT & 12:35pm ET

    Platinum Keynote: Cloud Security Concerns in 2021

  • 9:50am PT & 12:50pm ET

    International Keynote: Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) for multi-cloud environments

  • 10:05am PT & 1:05pm PT

    Government Case Study: Conducting an Effective Cloud Security Assessment

  • 10:20am PT & 1:20pm ET


  • 10:25am PT & 1:25pm ET

    Gold Spotlight: Overcoming The Challenges with Securing Your Multi-Cloud Environment

  • 10:40am PT & 1:40pm ET

    PanelDiscussion: – Practical Tips for Overcoming the Top Security Concerns for Cloud-Based Services

  • 11:10am PT & 2:10pm ET

    Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of session


What’s included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring 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 solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


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

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

Event Partners


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Interested in Sponsoring? Contact Graeme Cowlen by phone (1-647-463-6139), email ([email protected])

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