June 2018

Cybersecurity: Defending Your Digital Business

11:30am-1:30pm | InterContinental Hotel - 225 Front Street West, Toronto

The rapidly growing industry of cybersecurity is projected to become a $232 billion global market by 2022. As digital platforms continue to evolve and emerge, advanced technologies and the need to protect against cyber-attacks is at an all-time high. How will the market keep up with ever-changing technologies? Will digital businesses be safe? How can we optimize and secure our organizations against imminent threats?

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Ali Ghorbani

Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

Ali Ghorbani

Dr. Ghorbani has held a variety of positions in academia for the past 36 years and is currently a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity, the Director of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, and an IBM Canada Faculty Fellow. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada, from 2008 to 2017. Dr. Ghorbani is also the Director of the Laboratory for Intelligence and Adaptive Systems Research. He has spent over 26 years of his 36-year academic career carrying out both fundamental and applied research in the area of cybersecurity, machine learning, and web intelligence. His current research focus is Cybersecurity, Web Intelligence, and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Dr. Ghorbani is the co-inventor on 3 awarded patents in the area of Network Security and Web Intelligence and has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles during his career. He has supervised over 170 research associates, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students during his career. His book, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems: Concepts and Techniques, was published by Springer in October 2010. He is the co-founders of the Privacy, Security, Trust (PST) Network in Canada and its international annual conference. Dr. Ghorbani is the co-Editor-In-Chief of Computational Intelligence Journal. He has developed a number of technologies that have been adopted by high-tech companies. He co-founded two startups, Sentrant Security and EyesOver Technologies in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Dr. Ghorbani is the recipient of the 2017 Startup Canada Senior Entrepreneur Award.

Bonnie Butlin

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Security Partners' Forum (SPF)

Bonnie Butlin

Bonnie is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners' Forum (SPF), the first-of-its-kind agile international network of security professionals, bridging all domains and disciplines of security. Under the SPF banner she created the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA - which engages a growing network of women in security and resilience associations/groups globally), and the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance (CCA), which has since become the largest inter-association cyber initiative in history.

Since 2013 Bonnie has received 13 international and national-level awards and accolades related to security and resilience including most recently being appointed to the World Economic Forum's Expert Network in Cybersecurity in 2017.

Bonnie's other awards and accolades include:
- Recipient of the "Women of the Decade" Award - to be presented at the upcoming 2018 Women Economic Forum (WEF) in Birmingham UK, this coming June;
- Finalist for the Women in IT Awards 2018 - "Global Leader of the Year" (January 31st, 2018, London UK);
- Ranked #1 on IFSEC Global's "Top 50 Influencers in Security & Fire 2017" (Security Management, Education and Thought Leadership);
- Named to the highly prestigious Canadian Who's Who for 2017 - a list of outstanding Canadians from business, academia, politics, sports, the arts, and sciences who have made significant contributions to life in Canada.
- Being named to Esprit de Corps Magazine's "Women in Defence List (2016)";
- Recipient of Professional Security Magazine's - Women in Security Awards (2015);
- Named to Vanguard Magazine's People in Defence List (2015);
- Finalist for the Executive Women's Forum (EWF) - Women of Influence Awards (2015);
- Winner of CSO Magazine's Compass Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in security and risk management leadership (2015);
- Inducted into the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame (2014); and
- Named to Security Magazine's "Most Influential in Security" list, which honors top international security professionals who positively impact the security industry, their organization, colleagues and peers.

As a result of her vast expertise in security, resilience and other related fields, Bonnie is regularly sought after as a speaker by numerous associations and conference bodies from across the globe including ASIS, ACAMS, AISA, and GTEC. Bonnie was a guest-lecturer at the National Security College in Canberra, Australia. Bonnie was recently selected to address Parliament and the Senate via the Open Caucus initiative where she spoke on the state of cyber security in Canada. Most recently, Bonnie was most recently invited to participate in the 2017 Halifax International Security Forum.

Bonnie also currently sits on a variety of committees, working groups and editorial boards, such as the following:
- Canadian Standards Association Z1600 (Continuity & Emergency Management) Technical Committee Member;
- All Ladies League (ALL) - Canada Chairperson for Security & Resilience; and
- Cybersecurity Journal - Henry Stuart Publications (member of the Editorial Board)

Bonnie's educational achievements are numerous including the following:
- Master's Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University;
- Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary;
- Graduate Certificate in Corporate Security Executive Leadership from the Burrill Green Business School (UK);
- Professional Certificate in Data Analysis for Executives from Columbia University;
- Advanced certificate in Strategic Planning & Leadership for security at the University of Georgetown (in partnership with the International Security Management Association (ISMA);
- Currently in the process of completing a Micro-Master's program in International Law (equivalent to one-third of the LL.M. program) from the Université catholique de Louvain; and
- Has completed a variety of specialized courses though such institutions as Harvard University, MIT, Columbia University, University of Tokyo, ETH-Zürich, and UC Berkley.

Brent Arnold

Partner, Gowling WLG

Brent Arnold

Brent J. Arnold is a partner practising in Gowling WLG's advocacy department, specializing in commercial litigation and arbitration. Brent heads the firmís Commercial Litigation Technology Sub-group. He also leads cybersecurity initiatives for the firmís Financial Services Regulatory Group, and is a member of its Insurtech Group and its Innovation Council.

Brentís experience includes cyber risk, consumer, implementation and other disputes for e-commerce vendors and software developers, construction, franchise, administrative and insolvency law, shareholdersí rights, class actions, employment contracts, intellectual property-related disputes in the Superior Court of Justice, and general contractual disputes.

He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, and has appeared before the Licence Appeal Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the OMVIC Discipline and Appeals Committee, and the Ontario Municipal Board. In 2011, Brent appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in support of the federal governmentís constitutional reference regarding a Canadian Securities Act.

Brent serves on the Executive for the Civil Litigation Section of the Ontario Bar Association. He is an active member of the Advocatesí Society, and has participated in several of its standing committees and task forces (he chaired its Young Advocates Standing Committee and is Vice Chair of its 10+ Task Force). He co-authored the Societyís Paperless Trials Manual and is a frequent speaker on the topics of cybersecurity, courtroom innovation, and electronic trials.

He has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at York University, where he taught advanced business law in the School of Administrative Studies. Brent currently serves on the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee of the U.S.-based DRI (Defence Research Institute).

Prior to commencing legal studies, Brent worked for a biotech startup affiliated with a university medical research laboratory.

David Clark

Senior Claims Counsel, Specialty Insurance
Travelers Canada

David Clark

David is Senior Claims Counsel for Specialty Insurance at Travelers Canada. He handles complex professional liability claims including D&O, E&O, Crime, EPL, and Cyber liability.

David holds a Canadian law degree from the University of Windsor and a U.S. law degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He also possesses an advanced law degree in E-Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.

After being called to the bar in Ontario in 1996, David handled lawyer E&O claims at LawPRO. In 2003, David joined Liberty International Underwriters Canada and managed complex E&O and D&O claims. David joined Travelers Canada in January 2007 and works in the Toronto office.

Since 2005, David has been an Adjunct Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology where he teaches Legal and Ethical Issues in IT Security in the Master of IT Security Program. He is a frequent speaker on professional liability and cyber liability issues.

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