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Is IT Safe? A Cybersecurity Briefing

True North Group Inc.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MST)

Is IT Safe? A Cybersecurity Briefing

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Fortinet Technologies (Canada) ULC

 

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True North Group Inc. present:

 

 

              Is IT Safe?  An IT Cybersecurity Briefing

Date:               Tuesday Jan 24 2017

Times:              Welcome Time:           0800h – 0830h

                        Breakfast:                     0815h – 0840h

                        Welcome & Intros:      0840h – 0845h

                        Presentations:              0845h – 1145h

                        Vendor Q&A:               1145h – 1245h*

                        * Sponsors/Vendors will be available following presentations.

 

Place:                Ranchmen’s Club – 710 13 Ave SW Calgary AB

                         Harford Room

Fee:                  Complimentary (Breakfast and refreshments included)

                         Registration Required

 

Presenters

 

Martin Kratz


Martin P.J. Kratz, Q.C.,FCIPS

Head, Intellectual Property – Bennett Jones LLP

 

Planning for and Responding to Data Breaches

 

Abstract:

Cyber breaches are increasing rapidly, in number, scope and complexity.  The presentation will explore common threats and the legal basis for your obligation to keep information assets secure.  An exploration of some current cyber breach litigation will examine the kinds of damages being sought in these cases.   The evidence is that advance preparation reduces damages so we will explore what a breach response plan may look like and walk through the steps involved in responding to a breach.

Bio:                  

The presentation is given by Martin Kratz, partner at Bennett Jones LLP, where his practice includes preparations for and responding to cyber breaches.  Martin teaches a Masters level course in computer security law and was a founder and early board member of (ISC)2, the global leader in certification of computer security professionals.

Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice for Bennett Jones. He also leads the anti-spam practice and co-leads the e-commerce practice. His practice is focused in intellectual property and technology law, which includes substantive patent, copyright and trademark matters as well as matters of intellectual property transactions, IP commercialization, IP strategy and opinions, anti-spam, data protection, privacy, ecommerce, strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions and technology transfers among technology companies. His practice is focused on the energy, electronic commerce, software, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, entertainment and related industries.

 

 

Tom Keenan

 

 

Dr. Thomas P. Keenan, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP

Professor, University of Calgary

Research Fellow Canadian Global Affairs Institute

 

Should We Abandon All Hope?

A Frightening Update from the 2016 DEFCON, Black Hat, RSA Asia Pacific/Japan & Hackers on Planet Earth Conferences

 

Abstract:

From ATM's that spew out stolen money, to hacked door controllers and thermostats, this year's conferences featured the usual parade of "doing things you're not supposed to be able to do".  However, speakers also presented whole new classes of vulnerabilities, especially in the Internet of Things.  Think it's nasty for bad guys to encrypt a hospital's patient files and demand a ransom?  That's so 2015.

What will administrators do when criminals break into their MRI machines and infusion pumps, and threaten to randomly kill a patient every day until they are paid. There are things we should be doing to prepare for this future. The sorry fact is that most people and companies continue to be woefully unprepared.  Don't be among them.

Bio:

As a member of the Government of Canada’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Smart Communities, Dr. Thomas Keenan was exposed to how the “best and brightest” thinkers were shaping the use of technology to improve our individual and collective lives.   That program granted $60M to twelve projects across Canada, some of which have become icons for the intelligent application of technological tools.  Dr. Keenan continues as an active participant in the activities of the New York City-based Intelligent Community Forum, helping to adjudicate the Smart Community of the Year competition, and also writes and consults in this area.

Dr. Keenan’s lifelong interest in information security has resulted in teaching Canada’s first course in Computer Security (in 1974!) as well as the creation of a CBC Ideas series called Crimes of the Future which predicted future problems such as identity theft and bio-crimes such as “organ-legging.”  This program won the Canadian Science Writers Award in 1984.   He does regular technical and non-technical analysis in this field and has collaborated with law enforcement, law firms, individuals and corporations on urgent issues such as identity theft, cyberstalking, information warfare and privacy issues.   Dr. Keenan was qualified as an expert witness in 2004 in “computer forensics and the workings of the Internet” by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.  He also spent some fascinating time with Canadian Forces Bravo Company in Afghanistan.

In addition to scholarly publications and conferences, Dr. Keenan is a regular columnist for the Calgary Herald and other newspapers, as well as the Business Edge News Magazine, where he serves as National Technology Correspondent.  He appears regularly on radio and television discussing high tech issues, and serves on boards including the Information Technology Council of Canada, the Rotary Club of Calgary, and the Canadian Voice Care Foundation.

Dr. Keenan’s current research focuses on the positive and negative effects of technology adoption both in the developed and developing worlds, and how technology can be a driver for economic and social development.   He has developed the concepts of “Internet Persistence” and “Silent Information” in recent book chapters, and continues to work to help us define the ever-changing line between the useful sharing of information and the (sometimes unforeseen and self-inflicted) invasion of our privacy.

Tom’s latest book, Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy, is earning rave reviews.

 

 

 

Kevin Ripa

 

 

Kevin J. Ripa, PI, GSEC, GCFA, EnCE, BAI, CDRP, CEH

Owner of Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc.

 

What is Happening in Digital Forensics

 

Abstract:

From memory forensics to analysis of cellular and other portable devices, this presentation is designed to give the attendee an updated view of the digital forensics landscape. What is possible, what is not, and surprising findings that fly in the face of what we currently believe when it comes to storage media will all be explored, and we will also look into the explosion of social media artifacts and their role (and admissibility) in litigation.

Bio:

Kevin J. Ripa, is the owner of Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc., and Past President and current Vice President of the Alberta Association of Private Investigators. He is a former member, in various capacities, of the Department of National Defence serving in both foreign and domestic postings. He is now providing superior service to various levels of law enforcement, Fortune 500 companies, and the legal community, and has assisted in many complex cyber-forensics and hacking response investigations around the world.

Kevin has over 20 years of experience in the digital investigations field, having started doing forensics before the days of GUI response and vendor training. He is a respected and sought after individual for his expertise in Information Technology investigations, and he has been qualified as an expert witness on numerous occasions at virtually all levels of the judicial process. He has also designed, produced, hosted, and taught numerous industry related courses, not to mention hundreds of speaking and training engagements to industry and law enforcement around the world.

As well as being a SANS Community instructor, Kevin holds a number of industry certifications, including GSEC, GCFA, EnCE, Certified Data Recovery Professional, Licensed Private Investigator, and has previously held certs as Certified Penetration Tester and Certified Ethical Hacker. He has also authored dozens of articles in circulation, as well as chapters to a number of manuals, books, and training texts on the subjects of Computer Security and Forensics.


 

 

Enyi Abajue

 

Enyi Abajue, CISSP, CCIE, GSEC, GSNA, GICSP and NSE4&5

Security Expert with Fortinet Technologies (Canada) ULC.

 

Fortinet Security Fabric:

Providing an actionable defense-in-depth strategy

 

Abstract:

This presentation will provide an overview of Fortinet’s vision of a Security Fabric. It will walk you through how various elements of your security infrastructure collaborate to provide you just in time adaptive security that addresses the emerging threat landscape. It will you provide you an immediately actionable architecture that allows your organization securely focus on its value creation process instead of the distraction of an arms race with malevolent threat actors, whose actions seem to consistently raise the ante.

Bio:

Enyi Abajue is a Security Expert with Fortinet Canada, where he advises and consults with partners and customers on mission critical security issues such as satisfying compliance, mitigating risk, protecting digital assets and advanced threat protection.

He holds a bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Manchester Business School.

Enyi has over 20 years of experience in the security and networking industry, having worked for global vendors such as Cisco and Hewlett-Packard, served as Security Officer for Bell Canada’s National Hosting Services and worked as an independent consultant for more than 5 years interacting with different types of organizations across multiple industry verticals.

Enyi loves snow shoeing and can be found buried in books where he spends far too much time pursing his love of learning all things security and networking, holding several security and networking certifications such as CISSP, CCIE, GSEC, GSNA, GICSP and NSE4&5.


 

Exhibitors

 

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Khaled El-Hafi - Account Manager

Fortinet Technologies (Canada) ULC

From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.

 

We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines purpose-built ASICs, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration.

 

Our flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment, and provides a broad array of next generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure covering:

 

  • Network security
  • Data center security (physical and virtual)
  • Cloud security
  • Secure (wired and wireless) access
  • Infrastructure (switching and routing) security
  • Content security
  • Endpoint security
  • Application Security

 

Our market position and solution effectiveness have been widely validated by industry analysts, independent testing labs, business organizations, and media outlets worldwide. We are proud to count the majority of Fortune 500 companies among our satisfied customers.

 

Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices around the globe. Founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen, Fortinet is led by a strong management team with deep experience in networking and security.

 

 

 

 

Mo Radmacher

 

 

Mo Radmacher

Account Executive at Lloyd Sadd (Calgary) Insurance Brokers Ltd.

 

Cyber Insurance

Are you covered?

 

Info:

Mo and his team will be available to discuss basic concepts surrounding cyber-insurance and its evolution over the past decade.  In his presentations, Mo touches on how problematic exclusions and conditions of the past have been addressed in 2016.  The various types of coverage available as well as claims payout statistics and underwriting cyber-policies can also be discussed.  Special attention will be paid to PCI fines, penalties and assessment coverages.

Bio:

Mo Radmacher has been with Lloyd Sadd as an Account Executive for 3 years. Prior to this he held the same title at BKI Risk Management where he worked for 6 years. During his 3 years at Lloyd Sadd, Mo has emerged as the primary cyber-insurance resource for Lloyd Sadd’s technology, financial services and professional services clients.

Mo graduated from Mount Royal Universities Business Administration and Insurance program in 2007, where he also played for the Universities Men’s Hockey team. Mo is married to his wife Brooke and they are proud parents of two twin boys and one daughter.

 

 

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David J Fulton | William H (Bill) Turgeon I.S.P. ITCP/IP3P

True North Group Inc.

Fortinet Managed IT Security Services Provider

100% Canadian + Exceptional Service

 

About True North Group:

True North Group Inc.(“True North”) offers a unique blend of IT services to our business clients. Specializing in IT services for legal and accounting firms, True North is your “one-stop shop” of choice for trusted IT security management, services and advice. Through our professional, customer-centric approach, True North clients have complete peace of mind, secure in the knowledge their data stays in Canada and is available 24x7.

True North is unique in requiring all key technical personnel to be registered members of the IT profession through the Canadian Information Processing Society (“CIPS”).  By working toward and achieving their I.S.P. designation, members of our team set themselves apart from other IT practitioners.  They demonstrate their commitment to IT professionalism by ensuring they continuously update their skills and gain relevant experience. The I.S.P. designation confirms their status as IT practitioners of the highest integrity. 

Our experienced team of IT professionals helps our clients succeed by acting on their behalf to navigate complex processes and systems from “desktop to datacentre”.  We work proactively to avoid issues that may result in unscheduled downtime.  And, if anything does happen, one call to our client concierge desk is all it takes for True North’s team to spring into action, so clients remain productive and focused on their business.

True North has partnered with reputable vendors including Fortinet, HP Enterprise, Microsoft, RingCentral and others to bring the best of their proven technologies to our customers.  True North is a Silver Managed Security Services partner with Fortinet Canada and has achieved the Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency with Microsoft.

 

David J Fulton – President and CEO

David brings 35+ years of entrepreneurial business experience, including 15+ years in IT to True North Group Inc.

In his current and previous IT consulting roles, David has consistently focused on delivering clients secure, well-managed IT infrastructure, backed by exceptional levels of customer service.  Through active dialogue and customer engagement, as well as a willingness “to go the extra mile” when it comes to True North clients, David has established a track record of success in helping clients strategically leverage new technologies that help them achieve cost efficiencies while growing their businesses.

David has been active in the IT community having served as President of the Calgary IT Pro Community Association (“CIC”) from 2008 through 2014.  He continues to serve as CIC past-president and director of the association.  He is also an active member of CIPS Alberta – the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Information Processing Society.  CIPS is recognized as the professional body for the IT industry.

David is also a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Calgary Council for Advanced Technology (“CCAT”), the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners – Canada (“IAMCP Canada”) and the IT Service Management Forum – Southern Alberta Branch (“itSMF”).

William (“Bill”) Turgeon I.S.P. ITCP/IP3P – Chief Technology Officer

Bill has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry with computers of all types as well as network architecture, design and support.

Bill’s extensive and diverse experience covers project management; network architecture; implementation and troubleshooting; managing technical teams; vendor relations; as well as staff training and mentoring.  Bill has broad expertise in systems analysis and design; IT business analysis; storage, backup and disaster recovery planning; troubleshooting and systems remediation; IT staff management, evaluation and planning; and IT department planning.

Most recently, Bill has been an independent IT contractor through ComputerWise Consulting Inc. Prior to that Bill was a senior systems engineer at Metafore Technologies Ltd.

Bill is an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) - the only registered professional designation recognized by law in Canada.  He is also an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).  The ITCP is recognized internationally in over 105 countries and is the Canadian designation approved for international IP3P certification under the auspices of the International Federation for Information Processing – a body sanctioned by the United Nations.  These credentials are granted by CIPS (the Canadian Information Processing Society).  In addition to a having the requisite industry knowledge and experience, holders of these designations are obligated to adhere to a professional code of ethics (similar to requirements for professional engineers, architects, lawyers and chartered accountants).  These certifications must be renewed annually.

Bill was a CIPS Alberta director and chaired their professional practices committee.  He also co-chaired the professional standards advisory committee for CIPS National.  Bill is a director of the Calgary IT Pro Community Association and served as its Vice President for over four years

Have questions about Is IT Safe? A Cybersecurity Briefing? Contact True North Group Inc.

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710 13 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2R 0K9
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MST)


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True North Group Inc.

True North Group Inc.(“True North”) offers a unique blend of IT services to our business clients. Specializing in IT services for legal and accounting firms, True North is your “one-stop shop” of choice for trusted IT security management, services and advice. Through our professional, customer-centric approach, True North clients have complete peace of mind, secure in the knowledge their data stays in Canada and is available 24x7.

True North is unique in requiring all key technical personnel to be registered members of the IT profession through the Canadian Information Processing Society (“CIPS”).  By working toward and achieving their I.S.P. designation, members of our team set themselves apart from other IT practitioners.  They demonstrate their commitment to IT professionalism by ensuring they continuously update their skills and gain relevant experience. The I.S.P. designation confirms their status as IT practitioners of the highest integrity. 

Our experienced team of IT professionals helps our clients succeed by acting on their behalf to navigate complex processes and systems from “desktop to datacentre”.  We work proactively to avoid issues that may result in unscheduled downtime.  And, if anything does happen, one call to our client concierge desk is all it takes for True North’s team to spring into action, so clients remain productive and focused on their business.

True North has partnered with reputable vendors including Fortinet, HP Enterprise, Microsoft, RingCentral and others to bring the best of their proven technologies to our customers.  True North is a Silver Managed Security Services partner with Fortinet Canada and has achieved the Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency with Microsoft.

 

To learn more - connect with us:

David Fulton - President & CEO

True North Group Inc.

email:  dfulton@truenorthgroupinc.com

mobile: 403.816.2888

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