Cyberbreach Simulation: Choose Your Own Response

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Global cyberattacks have never been so prevalent or disruptive. Learn how to better prepare your organization with MaRS and RSM Canada.

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Cyberattacks are on the rise in Canada and around the world. Hackers and other cybercriminals are constantly developing new ways to attack systems and the agencies that host them. If companies hope to thrive going forward, they must learn how to minimize the risk of these attacks, and know how to act should one occur.

This October 26, MaRS and RSM Canada invite you to a special cybersecurity session where participants will walk through a simulated cyber breach. At certain points, attendees will be asked to make decisions in response to the attack. These decisions will determine the next steps in a continually unfolding scenario. At the end of the session, participants will discuss their collective result, as well as the other paths they could have taken. By the end of the event, attendees should be able to:

  • Assess the elements of a cyber breach
  • Determine a response plan to a cyber breach
  • Compare outcomes of different responses


Oct. 26, 2021

4:00–5:30 p.m. EST



Startup founders and C-suite executives, particularly those working in strategy and I.T.

Scaling tech companies that hold a large collection of personal and financial data, own valuable intellectual property, and are entering new markets


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Ryan Duquette, partner, security and privacy risk consulting, RSM

Ryan Duquette is the Canadian lead for RSM Canada’s security and privacy risk consulting practice. A seasoned professional within the investigations and cybersecurity fields, Ryan focuses on litigation support, cyber incident response, privacy and cybertechnology risks, digital forensics, and cyber fraud matters. Ryan has been an investigator for over 20 years and was previously a police officer focusing on cybercrime and fraud cases. He works closely with clients involved in workplace investigations and civil litigation matters, including intellectual property theft, human resources investigations and data breaches.

Ryan also provides cyber thought leadership to clients across multiple industries. He supports them by collaborating to develop and execute strategic plans, identify and address security and technology issues, with a view to reducing risks and optimizing efficiencies. Ryan has been qualified as an expert witness on numerous occasions, and is a frequent presenter at fraud, digital forensics, cybersecurity and investigative conferences worldwide.

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Terry Booth, partner, RSM Canada

Terry provides financial audit and consultation services to a variety of public, private and non-profit entities. He focuses primarily on emerging-technology companies. Terry has been an accountant for over 30 years, including more than 25 years in public practice.

Terry is RSM’s technology practice leader in Alberta and has extensive experience in the technology sector as an auditor and advisor, as a CFO, and as a board member. He was previously a full-time and contract CFO for more than 10 early-stage technology companies, was the treasurer of the Calgary Council for Advanced Technologies and has focused on technology clients for over 20 years. Terry has also written numerous studies and presented talks on the Alberta technology sector. Terry provides a wide range of services to his clients, including audit services, due-diligence assistance, mergers and acquisition consulting, and assistance with debt and equity financings.

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MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) is North America’s largest urban innovation hub. A registered non-profit, MaRS supports high-growth startups and scale-ups tackling key issues in the health, cleantech, fintech and other sectors. In addition, MaRS convenes all members of the tech ecosystem to drive breakthrough discoveries, grow the economy and make an impact by solving real problems for real people — in Canada and around the world.

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