SPIE Bursary Awarded

The SPIE Bursary for study at the University of Calgary was recently awarded to Rey Jr. Italia of Calgary. This is the second year Rey has won the award. The award contributes 2,200 $ to further the studies of a Computer Science student with a concentration in Information Security. It's available to undergraduate students in third or fourth year on the basis of financial need and academic merit.
Rey emigrated to Calgary in 2011 from the Philippines with his mother and older sister. His father had preceded them, working for Cargill Meats, and brought his family over after he was established. Once Rey graduates, with his sister's help, it will be her turn to get an education and re-enter the workforce. It's the classic story of immigrant family bootstrap-to-success, and contribution to the adopted country.
Rey finished his high school at St. Mary's and went on to major in Computer Science at the University of Calgary. He is now in his fourth year. Congratulations Rey and family!

(CS)2AI - ICS Meetup March 7, 2018


The Calgary (CS)²AI Chapter is fortunate to host the global co-founder of CSAI!

Derek has offered to visit us and provide his insight into how he  founded the non-for-profit, where we are and where we are headed.

A must event to network and meet Derek in person!

March 7, 2018

From: 3pm-5pm

Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub

140 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary





Derek Harp

Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, Board Member, Investor,

Author, Adventurer


Cocktail Reception generously sponsored by: ForeScout, Fortinet, FireEye, Trustwave & TrueNorth/BAE Automation.


Cyber Security Connect West March 7, 2018

Cyber Security Connect West

March 7, 2018


20% Discount for SPIE and (ISC)2 Alberta members at the time of registration


The National Privacy and Data Governance Congress March 6-7-8 2018

The National Privacy and Data Governance Congress will be held on March 6-7-8, 2018 in Calgary. (ISC2) Alberta has partnered with the Congress organizers, the Privacy and Access Council of Canada, to provide members with access to this important event at reduced registration rates.

The Congress is important for members to learn from world-class speakers who will share insights about technological trends and regulatory developments that affect efforts to protect personal information and comply with privacy laws. The speaker lineup includes Information and Privacy Commissioners, industry experts, and thought leaders from a cross-section of top law firms, private sector companies, universities, and government agencies from Canada, the US, and the UK. The full agenda is at pacc-ccap.ca/congress/agenda. Attending also provides you with CPD credits.

The Congress provides tremendous value for delegates. Sessions are all plenary, longer than the norm, and registration is limited — to ensure plenty of time for delegates to ask questions and get unscripted answers.

The Congress is a unique professional development opportunity for anyone interested in ensuring that their organizations can meet its legislated privacy obligations to safeguard data and gain a competitive advantage. 

Topics during the 3-day event include:

• What GDPR Means for Canadian Organizations

• Artificial Intelligence, Automation, the Internet of Things and Block Chain Technologies 

• Practical privacy pointers for third party contracts

• Managing a Privacy Breach (Interactive workshop)

• Privacy Impact Assessment Fundamentals (Interactive workshop)

•Â The Changing Context of Open Data and Information  (Interactive workshop to contribute to Canada’s 4th plan on Open Government)

For more information on the 2018 Congress, please visit www.pacc-cca.ca/congress

TO REGISTER at the special (ISC)2 rate, call 877-746-7222 by February 23rd

If you’ll be traveling to Calgary to attend the Congress, you can take advantage of discounts available for Air Canada and WestJet flights to/from Calgary from February 27 through March 15th. Details are on the PACC website.