FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 19, 2014
Media Contact: Katherine Thompson
Global Leaders Converge on Ottawa to discuss Cyber Security and impact to Canadian organizations: Be Part of Developing a Cyber Security Roadmap for Canada
Ottawa, ON –
With data breaches and cyber crimes quickly becoming a daily focus in the media, many organizations are struggling to keep up with advancing technologies and techniques of these global threats. The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance), in response to a call from its membership, is holding a 2 day forum on November 12 & 13 in Ottawa to discuss global strategies and emerging trends that are impacting some of the world's most respected brands and government entities.
“Since announcing the forum, the interest and response from organizations and governments both within Canada and abroad has been overwhelming” said Katherine Thompson, Vice-President of Research for CATA. “We have assembled a roster of speakers who are globally respected for their expertise and insights into an issue that has the attention of world leaders and the C-Suite” notes Ms. Thompson.
The November forum will not only address current issues facing organizations but will also set out to begin building a roadmap for the formation of a Standing Council within CATA which will help organizations build secure practices through information sharing, collaboration and partnership. Confirmed speakers to date include Gus Hunt, former Chief Technology Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Koos Lodewijkx, Global Chief Technology Officer of IT Risk for IBM; Nadya Bartol, Senior Cyber Security Strategist for the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) and council advisor to President Obama; and John Proctor, Vice-President Cybersecurity for CGI. Please watch for video interviews of panel members on CATAnet TV, announcements of new speakers and the publication of a Forum web site with further Forum details.
++ Action Item: Please register for the Cyber Security Forum today at: https://catacybersecurityforum.eventbrite.ca
You can also download a detailed prospectus for the Forum at: http://www.cata.ca/files/PDF/2014/Cyber_Security_Forum_-_Fall_2014_Prospectus_Final.pdf