Throughout his decades-long career in cybersecurity and threat detection, John McClurg has engaged in the “perpetual dance” with adversaries big and small.
“Over the years, we have had no shortage of new innovations in technology and opportunities to improve our lives,” said McClurg, senior vice president and CISO at Blackberry. “But it never fails that with each of these new innovations, opponents have always found a way to twist it or turn it to their advantage.”
The solution? He prescribes deep breaths – and investments in prevention. McClurg is among the speakers at the Canadian CSO Summit on the Future of Information Security, which will be held virtually May 18-19.
Bringing together security leaders from various industries across Canada, the summit will focus on mitigating risk and building market confidence. McClurg will join veteran information security leaders on the opening day, including Michael Castro, executive risk advisor and founder of Aware of the risks Inc., which will share communication strategies with the Boards of Directors, and United Airlines Vice President and CISO Deneen DeFiore, who will address and create a corporate culture of safety.
Juliette Kayyem, CNN national security analyst and assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security under the Obama administration, will discuss assessing the threat landscape – including nation-state threats – defining risk appetite and the leadership needed to Try the challenge. Kayyem will also offer an analysis of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its potential effects on business.
Matt MacNeil, Director of Standards and Technology at CIO Canada Strategy Council; Kevin Magee, CSO of Microsoft Canada; and Neil Desai, vice president of corporate affairs at Magnet Forensics.
Yogesh Shivhare, IDC CanadaIDC’s Director of Research for Security and Infrastructure will offer predictions on how Canadian IT leaders will respond to cyber threats, while Amita Potnis, former Director of Research in IDC’s Future of Trust practice, will offer global predictions for how organizations will rethink the way they use metrics. confidence in their strategy and operations.
Caroline Beckmann, senior director of the marketing firm Trident DMG will present an interactive workshop on crisis and reputation management following a cyber incident.
As companies look to fill key cybersecurity roles, we’ll explore strategies to find, develop and retain security talent with Tim Byrd, CISO at TIAA; Khalilah Scott, Founder of Women’s Networking Group TechSecChix; and Jeff Weber, executive director of the executive search firm Robert Demi.
Thursday’s conference will focus on defensive strategies. Vaughn Hazen, assistant vice-president and CISO of the Montreal transportation and logistics company NCadvise on how to become a more resilient security leader in the face of challenges such as nation-state threats and the global pandemic.
Analysts and experts will provide actionable insights throughout the day. Hassan Khan, co-founder and CEO of TODAQ, will discuss the balance to be struck between providing an effective customer experience and combating identity theft and cyber threats. Randy Purse, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor at Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Metropolitan University of Toronto, will advise you on best practices for planning tabletop exercises during an interactive session. DJ Goldsworthy, Vice President and Head of Global Practice at Aflacwill instruct participants on building a technology streamlining program.
Lynn Haaland, Chief Compliance, Ethics and Privacy Officer at Zoomdiscuss privacy and digital workforce transformation, and how compliance shouldn’t get in the way of product development.
Finally, explore the world of venture capital investing in InfoSec solutions with Jay Leek of SYN Ventures. Additionally, Rick Grinnell, Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures, and Renee Guttmann, venture capitalist and former CISO, will share what they see in the market. Later, Guttmann will explain how to coach companies on setting risk tolerance.
Throughout the summit, sponsors, including Porting CyberTech and Dell Technologies will provide thought leadership and solutions on topics such as choosing the right tool for customer identity and access management. View the full summit schedule here. The event is free for qualified participants. Don’t miss out – register today.