Resilient Cyber Security in an Era of Technological Change
Northeastern University (Toronto Campus), Suite 4620
100 King St W, Toronto, ON • M9N 1L3, Canada
The Mackenzie Institute in association with Northeastern University and The Entrepreneurship Society present Resilient Cyber Security in an Era of Technological Change
An event for cloud and cyber security executives brought to you by Crowdstrike, FireEye, Stratejm, MNP and BloombergSen.
The Mackenzie Institute and Northeastern University Toronto, our subject experts, for an informed discussion about how Canadian enterprises are leveraging Threat Intelligence to enhance existing security operations and build an early warning system.
The second talk in our Breakfast Series will feature Bell Canada’s Director of Information Security, Vivek Khindria; Stratejm President & CEO, John Menezes; Crowdstrike Canadian Country Manager, Serge Bertini; Sr. Manager at FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence, Nart Villeneuve; and MNP’s National Cyber Security Leader, Danny Timmins. Our panel of esteemed speakers will discuss cyber-security in an age of technological change: how threat intelligence can be used to create an Early Warning System (EWS).
7:15 to 7:45 am - Registration, breakfast & networking
7:45 to 8:00 am - Opening remarks & introduction
8:00 to 9:00 am - Panel discussion
9:00 to 9:30 am - Event conclusion & networking
MEET THE SPEAKERS:
Jose Sierra, PhD is an Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Director of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Program at Northeastern University. He earned his PhD at Carlos III University in 2000. Jose’s research areas include Authentication and Access control protocols, mobile payments protection, lightweight cryptographic protocols and IoT security. During his academic career, he has had the opportunity to research and work at several Universities, such as the British Bradford, Westminster, UC Berkeley and MIT.
Aliza Lakhani is CEO and Regional Dean of Northeastern University Toronto. Aliza has significant experience in Financial Services in Canada and the U.S. where she built strategic capacity, generated new revenue streams, expanded into international markets and executed large scale transformations. Most recently, she built and led the Business Development team at the DMZ, a top ranked startup incubator. Under Aliza’s direction, the DMZ tripled annual revenue through corporate partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and expanded into global markets.
MEET THE PANELISTS:
Our moderator Danny Timmins, is MNP’s National Cyber Security Leader and a
member of the firm’s Enterprise Risk Services team. Drawing on more than
20 years of experience, Danny is responsible for leading and mentoring an
experienced, highly skilled cyber security team in the delivery of customized,
client-focused cyber security managed services, product solutions and
Vivek Khindria is the Head of Cybersecurity for Bell Canada. This experience included Trading floor design, development environments, security testing and assurance, security strategy and benchmarking, security standards and policy, awareness and education programs and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Currently involved in a number of initiatives including Policy/Standards frameworks, benchmarking, data loss prevention, advanced persistent threat detection, denial of service attack mitigation, security information event management systems, digital forensics and cyber threat intelligence. Directly involved with both public and private sector security strategy and implementation.
John Menezes is the President and CEO of Stratejm. He is responsible for setting the company’s strategy, direction and culture. He is a seasoned leader with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian IT industry, including 10 years as Founder, President and CEO of Cyberklix, who at the time of acquisition in May 2010 was recognized as one of Canada’s largest Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP).
Serge Bertini is the Vice President and Country Manager, Canada. With over 20 years of Information Technology Management and Security experience working with both Private and Public Sector in Canada, Serge Bertini is the VP and Country Manager for CrowdStrike in Canada. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, he was the VP and GM for the Security Division of HPE Canada. His understanding of the security challenges organizations face on a daily basis, has helped his customers to develop and implement successful business-focused cyber strategies. Previous to HPE, he was the Regional Director for Intel Security/McAfee where he was named McAfee’s Global Sales Regional Manager of the year.
Nart Villeneuve is a Sr. Manager at FireEye
iSIGHT Intelligence where he focuses on telemetry data, malware attacks, botnet
activity and the cybercrime underground. Nart has conducted in-depth
investigations of both cyber-espionage and cyber-crime networks and continues
to analyze attack data and develop threat intelligence with a particular
emphasis on using telemetry data to assess threat relevance. Prior to joining
FireEye, Nart's research at Trend Micro
and the University of Toronto led to the discovery and documentation of
multiple cyber-espionage networks and in-depth reports on cybercrime networks
as well; the resulting papers are available at
Thank you to our Partners:
Globally recognized, Canadian non-profit public policy institute that provides research and commentary on issues impacting political and social stability. Specific attention is given to cyber-security, terrorism, organized violence, and international conflicts.
Headquartered in Boston and ranked Top 40 by US News, Northeastern University is a leader in experiential education and lifelong learning. Toronto is Northeastern’s first international campus, and part of the network of campuses across North America with other physical campuses including Boston, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Charlotte. Toronto’s featured offerings include a Masters of Cybersecurity, one of the only in Canada.
The Entrepreneurship Society (TES) produces programming for emerging technology enthusiasts including blockchain, cannabis and artificial intelligence events to educate the marketplace on technology updates. TES also helps business owners and technology founders scale their businesses through learning events and curated dinners.
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