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Cybersecurity Webinar: A New World Order – Cybersecurity Risks, Mitigation Strategies and Opportunities for Canadians in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment

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We are more reliant on technology today than ever before. It impacts all facets of modern life, including by enabling communication, automation, transportation and analytics. While technology offers powerful solutions to facilitate and expedite our daily routines, it can also be a key vulnerability with respect to the protection of sensitive data including personal, professional and/or proprietary information.

Due to the sudden and prolonged “work-from-home” mandates in the wake of the global pandemic and a marked surge in “hacktivism” and “cyberwarfare” in response to rising political tensions, governments, businesses and individuals alike have all become much more aware of unprecedented cyber threats emerging both domestically and internationally and the corresponding importance of cybersecurity measures.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reinforced that awareness and sparked a flurry of cyber threat concerns. With nations imposing hefty and far-reaching sanctions on Russia, the fear of cyber retaliation is imminent. 

This new world order prompts a call-to-action for businesses and individuals alike to reflect on their existing cyber defences. Bad actors prey on uncertainty, inexperience, fear, and ignorance to extract valuable information from their targets. Businesses would be well-served by meaningfully considering and implementing proactive cybersecurity protocols to mitigate the risk of falling victim to  cybercrime.

In this webinar, we are privileged to hear from experts with an array of professional backgrounds as they offer insight into the macro and micro implications of cybersecurity and discuss best practices for protecting private information.

Webinar panelists and commentators will provide insights on:

  • Current and emerging public and private cybersecurity trends;
  • Assessing exposure to cyber-attacks and risk mitigation strategies; and
  • Key cybersecurity considerations at the private, public, academic and individual level.

This program qualifies for up to 1 hour of Substantive CPD (ON), 1 hour of CPD (BC) and 1 hour of CLE (QC).

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST

Panelists Christopher Parsons
Senior Research Associate
Citizen Lab,
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
University of Toronto
Jennifer Quaid
Executive Director
Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)
Stephen Neville
Professor & Director of Software Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Victoria
Commentator/Closing Remarks: Victor V. Ramraj
Professor
Director of the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives
University of Victoria
Opening Remarks: Carol Liao
Associate Professor
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
Moderator: Robert Piasentin
Partner
Technology
McMillan LLP

For more information, please contact us at events@mcmillan.ca.

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