Cybersecurity Webinar: A New World Order – Cybersecurity Risks, Mitigation Strategies and Opportunities for Canadians in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment
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Today more than ever we depend on technology. It impacts all facets of modern life, including by enabling communication, automation, transportation, and analytics. While technology offers powerful solutions to make our daily routines easier and faster, it can also represent a major vulnerability in terms of protecting 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 rise in “hacktivism” and “cyberwarfare” in response to rising political tensions, governments, businesses and individuals alike have become much more aware of unprecedented cyber threats emerging both domestically and internationally and the corresponding importance of cyber security measures.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has heightened this awareness, sparking a spate of concerns about cyber threats. As nations impose severe and sweeping sanctions on Russia, fears of cyber retaliation are imminent.
This new world order is asking companies and individuals alike to reconsider their existing cyber defenses. Bad actors use uncertainty, inexperience, fear and ignorance to extract valuable information from their targets. Organizations would be well served if they wisely considered and implemented proactive cybersecurity protocols to mitigate the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime.
In this webinar, we are privileged to hear from experts from a range of professional backgrounds as they share insights into the macro and micro implications of cybersecurity and discuss best practices for protecting private information.
Webinar panelists and commentators provide insights into:
- Current and emerging public and private cybersecurity trends;
- Cyber attack exposure assessment and risk mitigation strategies; and
- Key cybersecurity considerations at the private, public, academic, and individual levels.
This program qualifies for up to 1 hour Nouns CPD (ON), 1 hour CPD (BC), and 1 hour CLE (QC).
Date and Time
Tuesday April 26, 2022
9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST
Senior Research Associate
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
University of Toronto
Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)
Professor & Director of Software Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
University of Victoria
|Commentator/closing words:||Victor V. Ramraj
Director of the Center for Asia Pacific Initiatives
University of Victoria
|Opening speech:||Carol Liao
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
Access to the webinar will be emailed after registration.
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