The widespread introduction of new ways of working (teleworking) since the pandemic’s start have disrupted cybersecurity practices. Companies have had to make on-the-fly decisions and implement essentially temporary solutions over the long term. These solutions don’t necessarily take into account evolving threats. Meanwhile, the ingenuity of cybercriminals continues to escalate.
The economic recovery is underway, but cybersecurity issues are still multiplying. Employees are not always adequately trained and cyber naivety is far too prevalent in front of screens. Cybersecurity projects need to be optimized and prioritized now! They can no longer be put on the back burner. It is therefore imperative for decision-makers to realize that cybersecurity needs to be broached in an all-encompassing way in order to guarantee effective cyber-resilience in today’s companies.
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Event host, speaker and digital consultant
Now an independent digital consultant, he advises NATIONAL Public Relations' clients on their communication strategies using various digital platforms, whether it is on Internet, social media or applications in a business or crisis management context.
But it was during his 23 years at Radio-Canada that the public discovered him. From 1987 to 2010, he worked as a TV producer and new technologies specialist at Radio-Canada.
Vice-President, Chief Information Security Officer, CISO
Québécor Média inc.
CISO and Vice-President of Quebecor, which includes among other organizations Videotron, Quebecor Media and TVA, Éric Hébert has extensive experience in team leadership, cybersecurity program management, risk management and governance. Wherever he goes, he always tries to instill cultural changes that support information security, and to assuage divergent opinions. His pragmatic approach is much appreciated by CEOs, Directors and the other VPs he works with. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he has most often fulfilled the roles of CISO, trusted advisor, or lecturer. He maintains a regular presence in the IT security community and regularly shares his experience and opinions in conferences and interviews.
Director, Information Technology Security Projects Department
Director at Desjardins, Julien Hivon manages several project teams. With more than seven years of experience in security, Julien Hivon has implemented strategic programs and carried out numerous projects in digital, physical security, infrastructure protection and identity and access management. Very involved in the community, he has participated in the implementation of innovative initiatives like CyberEco, the Chair in Cybercrime Prevention at the University of Montreal and the Cybersecurity School. He is regularly invited as a speaker to share his expertise and experience in the field. He holds CISSP and PSPO certifications.
Lawyer specialized in data protection and information security law
Vanessa specializes in personal data protection and information security law. She has Data Protection Officer certification and proven experience supporting organizations with data protection laws. These include the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other standards applicable to entities whose economic activities depend heavily upon the use of both confidential and personal data. Vanessa helps organizations, especially those in the emerging technologies industry, to proactively manage legal data risks, so that they can build trust with their customers and gain a competitive advantage.
Full Professor at the School of Criminology at UdeM - Scientific Director of the Integrated Network on Cybersecurity (SERENE-RISC)+
Full Professor at the School of Criminology at UdeM - Scientific Director of the Integrated Network on Cybersecurity (SERENE-RISC)
Benoît Dupont is a full professor at the School of Criminology at the University of Montreal and Scientific Director of the Integrated Network on Cybersecurity (SERENE-RISC), which he founded in 2014. Since 2016, he has held the Research Chair of Canada in Cybersecurity. He also holds the Research Chair in Cybercrime Prevention. He sits as an observer representing the research community on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX) and on the Council of Researchers of the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NOIRN). He is also part of the College of New Researchers and Creators in the Arts and Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada.
Specialist in cybercrime - President and founder
EM Développement inc.
Emeline Manson holds a bachelor's degree in criminology and specializes in cybercrime. A student of human psychology, she teaches the Certificate in Cyber Investigation at the Polytechnique Montreal and runs a training and support company for entrepreneurs. Her mission is to optimize cybersecurity and digital hygiene in order to prevent years of effort from disappearing with just one click.
Kateri-Anne Grenier has practiced as a lawyer for almost 20 years, during which time she has developed cutting-edge expertise in the field of commercial litigation, particularly in matters of contracts and liability. She has a profound knowledge and understanding of issues related to access to information, the right to privacy, the protection of personal information and cybersecurity.
Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Data Protection
Groupe Santé Biron
With more than 20 years of experience, Rémi is Senior Cyber Security Director for the Groupe Santé Biron. He previously worked in IT security at Radio-Canada and the CHU Sainte-Justine. He recently graduated from Harvard in the "Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age" program.
Co-founder and President
As the President and CEO of NOVIPRO, Yves draws on 30 years of experience to help business with their digital transformation. NOVIPRO was first founded in 1993 and been growing steadily ever since. The company is constantly adjusting to keep up with new advancements in technology and ever-changing market conditions.
Director, Security Practice
Roger is the Director of NOVIPRO’s Security Practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT field and holds various high-level professional credentials in the areas of data storage, operating systems, networking, security, business continuity and specialized software.
With a 20-year career working as an IT specialist for leading international companies, Dominique helps clients get a clear picture of their information asset protection.
More than 750 registered attendes this 2nd edition of Cybersecurity 20/20. Cybersecurity is no longer optional for today’s businesses. The threats are real, but we can help you develop 360° visibility of your security environment and then recommend the best strategies and tools for protecting your organization’s assets, including your people, applications and data.
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