Media Advisory - Cyber Security and Insider Threat Conference: effective strategies for defending your data and organization

Rethinking your cyber security strategy – outside and inside the organization

OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - The last few years have seen numerous headlines on security breaches across the private and public sectors. Such high profile examples include the data breach at Target that compromised the private information of millions of customers, the Heartbleed bug that called into question the security of systems around the world, the recent case of Chinese hackers infiltrating National Research Canada computers and, most notably, a single contractor named Edward Snowden who removed huge amounts of classified data from the NSA.

As organizations increasingly rely on data and information technology, they also risk becoming more vulnerable to internal and external attack. The combination of insider threats and the ability to easily access and move large quantities of information in today's highly networked environments, increases the consequences exponentially.

This event will address the latest thinking and practice in cyber security and managing insider threats to help organizations build a more comprehensive defense against attack and damage from inside and outside the organization.

Find out from the experts how to:

  • gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the current threat environment
  • develop security processes that protect against varied and sophisticated attacks
  • identify potential insider threats before they act
  • use psychological tools to help mitigate risk
  • apply new and emerging technologies
  • develop clear and fair policies on employee privacy, surveillance and monitoring
  • raise the profile of insider threat in organizations and train employees to identify it
  • integrate insider threat assessment and mitigation into overall risk management and technology strategies
  • set up interdepartmental teams to stay abreast with latest developments and work on enterprise wide solutions



February 18-19, 2015


Shaw Centre (Ottawa)


Speakers include:     


Kristin Lovejoy – General Manager, IBM Canada Ltd.


Cheri F. McGuire – Vice-President, Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec Corporation


Dr. James L. Norrie – Dean, Business and Justice Studies, Utica College


The Cyber Security and Insider Threat Conference is presented thanks to sponsors IBM Canada Limited and Symantec (Canada) Corporation, marketing partners Cyber Security Canada, Algonquin College, Canadian Electricity Association, Canadian Military Intelligence Association, Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Invest Ottawa, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and special contributor Data on the Spot.

For the full schedule and times visit:

Follow the Cyber Security and Insider Threat Conference on Twitter with the hashtag #CBoCSecurity


SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Juline Ranger, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 431, E-mail:

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