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Cyber-Resilience Conference April 18, 2019


Please join hosts SPIE and ISC2 Alberta on April 18th, 2019 and start preparing for the future.


Reasons to attend

  • Hear from NATO on Cyber Operations for Defense,
  • Learn how different industries are tackling Cyber-Resilience,
  • Discuss cyber-security issues with Alberta's top CIOs/CISOs,
  • Network with peers and security leaders, and
  • Earn CPE credits




Cyberspace Operations, Resiliency and Mission Assurance – Manisha Parmar, NATO 

At the Warsaw summit in June 2016, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) declared cyberspace as an operational domain, alongside the kinetic domains of air, land and sea.  This means that NATO, as well as other nations who have also declared cyberspace as a domain of operations, must be able to conduct missions in, possibly contested, cyberspace.  This talk will explore, from the Commander’s perspective, what exactly this means with respect to required functions and capabilities using real-life scenarios to demonstrate a variety of aspects, including Communication and Information System (CIS) security (which includes cyber defense), cyber situational awareness and cyber intelligence, and lastly Command and Control (C2) in cyberspace.

About the Speaker

Ms. Manisha Parmar has been a Senior Scientist with the NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCI Agency) in Den Haag, the NLD, for over the past 5 years, and a security professional for the past 15 years.  Her research areas include cyber defense information sharing, advanced threat detection techniques and, most recently, critical cyber assets and cyber key terrain mission mapping in order to achieve cyber resiliency for mission assurance. 


CIO/CISO PANEL: Cyber-Resilience

We will explore the topics of cyber operations and capabilities; and cyber threat intelligence. Panelists will share their knowledge and experience on:

  • Driving cyber-resilience at the organizational level.
  • Building the right balance of people, process and technology.
  • Understanding and adapting to the changing risks facing your organizations.


  • Jakub Mamos, Servus 
  • Gordie Mah, U of A
  • D'Arcy Moynaugh, U of C
  • Moderator, Shelly Giesbrecht, Cisco

This is an interactive event, so please bring your questions.

* Panelists to be confirmed



Date: April 18, 2019

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Location: Kahanoff Conference Center, 12 Ave & Center St SE Calgary

Registration: EventBrite

Cost: Free to attend



8:00 - 8:30 Networking & Registration

8:30 - 10:00  Cyberspace Operations, Resiliency and Mission Assurance – Manisha Parmar, NATO

10:00 - 10:30 Networking Break

10:30 - 11:30 CIO/CISO Panel discussing Cyber- Resilience

Event Date 04-18-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-18-2019 11:30 am
Capacity 30
Available place 0
Cut off date 04-16-2019
Individual Price Free

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In today’s complex environment the CISO must navigate many challenges in running a
comprehensive enterprise security program. Executive support, budget limitations, access to
skilled staff, employee training, a rapidly evolving threat landscape are but a few of the daily
pressures being juggled by the CISO.
There is increasing complexity in the overall security programs combined with the ramping of
digital ambitions of most organizations. The CISO must balance an integrated programmatic
response to:
  • Dramatically expanding attack surface
  • More corporate critical assets and data residing in the public cloud
  • More LOB use of SaaS apps outside of IT Security purview (shadow IT), without a clear understanding of the potential threats and liabilities posed by third parties
  • More IoT devices connecting to the corporate network, expanding the IP addresses attached to a company exponentially.
  • More DevOps and rapid software deployment cycles will challenge security teams to be included
  • The increasing importance of a compelling online customer experience creating new challenges for Identity and Access Management security programs Inability to define the infrastructure in traditional terms
  • Reliance on third parties within the supply chain
  • And other….
A challenge within the industry can be that the business model has evolved, but the
cybersecurity program has not. Traditionally there is a “Problem/Response,
Problem/Response…” model that runs the risk of delivering a new tool or capability in response
for each new incident. A more pro-active approach is required.
As an industry, the cyber security providers can be primarily delivering security tools in the
same manner and consumption model as was prevalent 20 years ago.
The goal of this talk is to discuss techniques that the CISO can use to get ahead of the CYBER
threats, align the security program with the business and seek senior level endorsement for a
forward-thinking pragmatic program. The intended outcome is for the attendees to leave the
session with practical advice to help them build a comprehensive CYBER security program.
About the speaker; 
Michael Doucet brings more than 30 years of cyber security and information management leadership
experience to his current role. As an executive director, executive advisory in the Office of the CISO at
Optiv, Doucet uses his past and present experiences to assist public and private enterprises plan, create and
execute security strategies. Doucet uses his vast information security expertise to lead organizations toward
a proactive approach to threat intelligence, third party risk management, governance and compliance, and
incident management.
Event Date 04-25-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 04-25-2019 1:00 pm
Capacity 70
Available place 16
Cut off date 04-25-2019
Individual Price $20.00
$20.00 16

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The State of Email Fraud

While the Digital Revolution made business more efficient, it moved relationships to a vulnerable communications medium (email) and exposed information online perfectly fit for social engineering purposes. The result is unprecedented email fraud, the latest manifestation of which is called Business Email Compromise (BEC) or ‘wire-transfer fraud’. Businesses around the world reported $12.5B in BEC losses to the FBI since 2013 and Google and Facebook recently lost a combined $123M.

Join Denis Ryan, Sr. Director – Email Fraud Defense at Proofpoint, to learn how BEC and other forms of email fraud work and how to combat it with email authentication (DMARC) and look-alike domain detection. Previously, Denis held management positions at several well-known high-tech companies including Nominum (now part of Akamai), Tellabs (now Coriant), Verizon and IBM.


Speaker Bio: 

Denis Ryan is Senior Director, Email Fraud for Proofpoint, Inc. Previously, Denis held management positions at several well-known high-tech companies including Nominum (now part of Akamai), Tellabs (now Coriant), Verizon and IBM. As a sales leader of the fastest growing business unit in Proofpoint, Denis oversaw the go to market sales and sales engineering strategy post the Return Path business unit acquisition. The diverse background of IT and security solutions allows Denis to overlay the Proofpoint sales efforts in multiple verticals, most notably Healthcare as Proofpoint has ramped this specialized team to improve email authentication practices. He resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, mentors undergraduates for his alma mater (University of Dallas) and volunteers his time for various local charities. 



Event Date 05-30-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 05-30-2019 1:00 pm
Capacity 70
Available place 20
Cut off date 05-30-2019
Individual Price $20.00
$20.00 20

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3rd Party Risk Primer:

3rd party risk is not a new topic in the Security industry, but as organizations have shored up their defense’s our adversaries are looking for softer targets to exploit our networks and assets. We have witnessed more and more activity moving to the Cloud, and the increased dissolving of “the perimeter”.

Our organizations have to give additional attention to the security posture of partner’s and in some cases their “partner’s partner”.

Chris Patteson from RSA’s Risk Transformation Office will cover the basics of 3rd party risk management and how to more towards maturing your program.


Speaker Bio: 

Chris Patteson has more than two decades experience as a practitioner, leader, and innovator within Governance Risk and Compliance and Integrated Risk Management in the manufacturing, technology, and logistics sectors. Prior to joining RSA, he managed a team of data scientists and application developers to build new methods, models, and architectures for managing fraud and cargo security for a global logistics organization. Chris continues to drive innovation in advanced data modeling techniques and creating actionable intelligence for managing risk.

Chris is an Industrial Engineer and holds an MBA in Strategic Management. His current research lies in security architectures related to risk systems and risk data science. His work in the domain led to a patent for Methods, Systems, and Devices for Detecting and Isolating Device Posing Security Threats.


Event Date 06-20-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 06-20-2019 1:00 pm
Capacity 70
Available place 21
Cut off date 06-20-2019 11:30 am
Individual Price $20.00
$20.00 21

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We invite you to join one of two cybersecurity networking and collaboration events in Calgary or Edmonton hosted by the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)


MC'd by our SPIE President Michael Primeau


Why attend?   Here are some of the topics we’ll discuss with industry leaders: 

  • Why was the CCTX created for the Cyber Security industry in Canada?
  • Why is the collaboration movement growing in this industry?
  • What is the relationship between the CCTX and the Federal Government?
  • Why are organizations such as the top six banks, Telus, TC Energy, Alberta Pensions Services, Leonovus and BlackBerry participating in the community?
  • Hear the latest technology updates from BlackBerry, Leonovus, RiskIQ and other sponsors




Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange Overview:  Robert Gordon, Executive Director, CCTX

Calgary Collaboration Success Stories: Chris Foster, VP IS & CIO, TC Energy, and Marc Kneppers, Chief Security Architect, TELUS

Edmonton Collaboration Success Story: Michelle Desnoyers, CISO, Alberta Pensions Services Corp.

BlackBerry Update: Rory Macleod, Global Head of Professional Services

Leonovus Update: Tim Bramble, VP Product Management

RiskIQ Update: Aaron Mog, Director of Security Advisement

Lion’s Den ‘Infomercial’ Competition

Spaces are limited.  To reserve your seat, please register here:

Event Date 06-20-2019 4:30 pm
Event End Date 06-20-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

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