Cyber systems serve operational purposes that ultimately support achievement of economic and social well-being. The consequence of a failed cyber system, such as its impact and degree of threat to society, should dictate the level and sophistication of the security needed to protect it. With this assessment, we can decide which systems must be fail-safe and which can be safe to fail, knowing that they can be restored to the required performance level in required time. Therefore, we need to consider the cyber consequences on certain operations, not simply pursue the ability to defend against all threats at all times.
Finance and energy are essential critical infrastructure ensuring the functionality of everything from international trade settlements to point of sale technology to our hospitals to our power grids. Without fully functioning financial and energy systems, transportation, food, health and water systems also fail. Without effective organic security, the reliability of these vital networks will be compromised, undermining confident economic interaction and potentially the security of the state.
How do we address cyber risk organically, now and in the future? How do we make our financial systems, healthcare facilities and security apparatus more resilient? Our panel of experts will address these challenges at the Mackenzie Institute’s cyber resilience conference on October 25, 2016.
The conference will be chaired by The Hon. Ron Atkey, PC, QC.
The program can be downloaded here. Admission includes coffee breaks and a catered lunch.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Limited tickets may be available at the door. Tickets purchased at the door must be paid in cash or cheque made out to The Mackenzie Institute.
Seating is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.
There is no parking available at Massey College. Pay-parking options are nearby:
Rotman School of Management (105 St. George Street)
St. George Garage (107 St. George Street)
Harbord Lot (46 Harbord Street)
Graduate House Garage (17 Glen Morris Street)
Tower Road Lot (2 Tower Road)