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Experts to provide key insights on protecting data from cyber crime

October 07, 2014

From identity theft and compromised personal financial information, to the hacking of sensitive government records or the cloud-hacking of private cell phone photos, cyber crime is a growing and persistent concern.  In response, Sheridan is presenting a Cyber Security Symposium on Wednesday, October 22, at its Hazel McCallion Campus, located at 4180 Duke of York Blvd. in Mississauga.

This half-day symposium is targeted at executives and senior managers in Supply Chain, Retail and Government Services who have an interest in learning more about why and how to protect valuable data in their back-end systems in an era in which we are continuously creating, collecting and sharing more information. 

Speakers include: David Peterson, CTO, Microsoft Services Canada; Brian Martin, VP, Kuehne + Nagel Canada; Danny Timmins, CEO, NCI Secured Intelligence; Rob Stonehouse, Chief Security Architect, Scalar Decisions; Wally Trenholm, CEO, Sightline Innovation; Stuart Macleod, National Cyber Security Architect, Microsoft Services Canada, and Dr. Victor Ralevic, Professor and Founder, Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences/Information Systems Security degree at Sheridan.

The Symposium will provide an objective, educational and introductory account of the scope of the problem and discuss the preventative measures and actors involved in creating the solution. Highly engaging and interactive sessions will provide an objective executive briefing on cyber security topics such as advanced persistent threat, cyber crime, cyber terrorism, and hacktivism.

“The FBI says cyber crime will ascend to its number one priority by 2016. The impact on business and governments is staggering. It is simply not enough to leave it to the experts.  Any business owner or manager should ask themselves how and if they are vulnerable and what they should do to protect themselves,” said Symposium Chair Mark Buchner, Industry Liaison Manager for Sheridan’s School of Applied Computing. 

For more information and to register, please visit http://cybersecurity.sheridancollege.ca

Sheridan acknowledges the generous support of its major symposium sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE); Kuehne + Nagel Canada and Microsoft Canada. Proceeds from the symposium will support a student scholarship in related programmatic areas of study at Sheridan.