Cyber Security: Protecting your business in a digital world

Friday, October 20, 2017
7:15 AM
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Keynote Speaker:Danny Timmins
National Cyber Security Leader
Schedule:Registration & Buffet Breakfast: 7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Program: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
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Every day headlines are filled with stories of cyber attacks wreaking havoc on businesses across the globe. From data breaches to ransom-ware and viruses, cyber attacks have become a reality of doing business in the 21st century.

In this half-day Cyber Security Forum, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade will bring together some of North America's leading industry experts to explore the threats facing businesses in the digital age.

As the Internet expands exponentially, it is increasingly urgent for businesses of all sizes to prepare and protect themselves, in order to remain resilient in the face of cyber threats.

Why Attend:

  • Gain an understanding of cyber security risks and the principals of prevention.
  • Learn how to assess your cost exposure, as well as insurance and financial obligations.
  • Acquire knowledge on building an Incident Response Plan (IRP), your legal response, and PR strategy.

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Danny Timmins
National Cyber Security Leader

Session 1

Understanding the Risks and Prevention

This session outlines the latest risks and common cyber security mistakes organisations make and illustrates what you can do to protect your business and yourself. Speakers will cover prevention tips and methods – from new technologies, to organisational governance structures.

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Konstantin Beznosov, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia
Mike Vamvakaris, Director and Head of Cyber Security Consulting, TELUS Security
Colonel Dave Yarker, Director of Cyber Force Development, Canadian Forces
Moderator: Zoe Alexander, Co-Founder and Director, Women Who Code Vancouver

Session 2

Reputation, Financial and Legal Response

Learn what to do in the wake of a cyber security breach to minimize impact and to protect your business. This session outlines the key action steps to take following a cyber security attack, covering critical reputation, financial and legal procedures.

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Sébastien A. Gittens, Associate and Trademark Agent, Bennett Jones LLP
Ari Indyk, Director, Crisis & Risk, Practice Group Lead Edelman Vancouver
Aaron Sutherland, Vice President, Pacific, Insurance Bureau of Canada
David Wotherspoon, Partner, MLT Aikins LLP

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Do you want to gain direct access to the senior-level audience at this event? As a sponsor, you will benefit from enhanced visibility, which can lead to new business and increased brand recognition. We offer a wide range of opportunities. To discuss how we can help boost your business, call Lisa at 604-640-5484 or email .