Media Advisory - Cybersecurity and the Human Factor: Why Technology Alone is not Sufficient

OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Are organizations focusing too much on technology and not enough on the people side of cyber security? While cyber security tools are necessary, they can be insufficient obstacle on their own to prevent cyber attacks. To increase security, organizations need to devote resources to the people side of cyber security—to training, education, testing, and organizational culture.

The Conference Board of Canada's Cyber Security: The Human Factor conference will bring together public and private sector experts to discuss the role of people and culture in cyber security and how you can leverage the human factor and turn it into a cyber security asset.  


February 10–11, 2016


Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa


Notable speakers include:

  • Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director National Security and Strategic Foresight, The Conference Board of Canada.
  • Lance Hayden, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC.
    Ray Boisvert, President and Chief Executive Officer I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS).
  • Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, Chief Information Officer, GammaDynacare Medical Laboratories.
  • Christian Leuprecht Professor, Political Science, Royal Military College of Canada and Senior Fellow, MacDonald Laurier Institute.

Media accreditation for this event is required.

For the full list of speakers, schedule and times, visit:

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The Conference Board of Canada's Cybersecurity and the Human Factor: 2016 Conference is presented thanks to generous contributions of our sponsors: Fortinet, Essentire, ForcePoint, Symantec, Cyber Security Canada, Invest Ottawa and Data On The Spot.


SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information and media accreditation: Sean Burgess, Communications Coordinator, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 294, E-mail: ; or Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail:


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