Defending yesterday: Canadian insights from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014

Online Registration

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

PwC Tower
26th floor
18 York St
Toronto, Ontario

4:45 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. Presentation and panel discussion
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails

While information security risks have dramatically evolved, security strategies have not kept pace. In other words, most organizations are now defending yesterday, even as their adversaries exploit the threats of tomorrow.

The results of The Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) 2014 show that executives are heeding the need to fund enhanced security activities and have substantially improved technology safeguards, processes, and strategies. Budgets are rising and confidence continues to climb. But while many organizations have raised the bar on security, their adversaries have done better.

Join us to explore these issues and learn about the key steps in creating an evolved, business-focused security program that is driven by knowledge of threats, assets, and adversaries. The session will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about:

  • How Canada compares to the rest of the world in its security efforts
  • Today’s incidents and strategies for dealing with them
  • Defense mechanisms against adversaries
  • Preparing for the threats of tomorrow
  • The global cyber-defense race

Guest speakers:

  • Ray Boisvert, former Assistant Director, Intelligence at CSIS

    Ray Boisvert advises private and public sector clients in the area of risk mitigation, including the use of advanced analytics to combat cyber and other emerging threats. This builds on a career of demanding senior leadership roles, most recently as the Assistant Director, Intelligence, at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

  • Mark Lobel, Principal, IT Security, Privacy & Risk, PwC

    Mark Lobel is a principal in PwC's Advisory practice with more than 27 years business experience, the first 8 in the entertainment & media industry and then, after his MBA, with PwC. He is an internationally recognized cybersecurity and IT controls professional with deep experience designing, implementing, benchmarking, and assessing organizational security strategies and technologies including cybersecurity, PCI and identity management solutions. Mark is the global PwC subject matter specialist on security benchmarking and one of the partner leaders for PCI services in the USA. He is a sought after speaker by media outlets including CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, and for industry events including PCI SSC Community meetings, CSO Perspectives, The Microsoft CSO Summit, the MIS Training Institute events, The Information Security Forum (ISF) Congress and Chapter meetings, CSI, SHARE, ISSA, IBM Training, Vanguard, ISACA and others. Since 1998, Mark has fielded The Global State of Information Security® Survey with CIO and CSO Magazines and has been the lead agent for the North American Chapter of the ISF since 1997.



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