June 2017

Cybersecurity: What Canadians need to know about the constantly evolving landscape

11:30am-1:30pm | The King Edward Hotel - 37 King St E, Toronto

Please join the Travelers Institute and the Economic Club of Canada for Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore, an educational symposium helping businesses and organizations tackle evolving cyber threats.
As part of an international series, thought leaders from the public and private sectors will share insights into the current threat landscape and strategies your organization can use to help prepare for and respond to a cyber incident.

More info: https://www.travelers.com/travelers-institute/cyber/symposia-series/toronto-can-june-13-2017.aspx

** To Register **:
There is no cost associated with this event. To register, email info@economicclub.ca with the number of tickets or tables you are interested in. Please note that these tickets are on a first come, first served basis.

- For information about accessibility, please email peters@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to peters@economicclub.ca at least 48h before the event.

Michael Echols

Keynote Address
CEO, International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI); Former Director, Joint Program Management Office, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Michael Echols

Michael A. Echols is a senior cybersecurity executive and critical infrastructure protection strategist working with senior corporate leaders and government officials to make the U.S. more resilient. He is leading a revolution to stand-up and support Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO). As such, Mr. Echols leads a global effort to harmonize cyber threat information sharing. He recently launched a Credit Union ISAO, National Election System ISAO, and Maritime and Port ISAO.
Previously, Mr. Echols managed cyber threat and resiliency programs for the Department of Homeland Security. He was the appointee for the rollout of President Obama's EO 13691. Mr. Echols was instrumental in the development a national program related the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.
At DHS, Mr. Echols chaired activities optimizing national programs, cybersecurity strategy, interagency coordination, public safety and counterterrorism across federal agencies and the private sector. Mr. Echols' leadership has resulted in value creation and models for Government and Industry partnerships across the Communications, IT, and other critical sectors.
Prior to joining the Government as a Federal employee, Mr. Echols advised federal officials and served DHS as a consultant on matters related to outreach, threat information management, protection of national networks, national security, emergency communications, and disaster management. Mr. Echols is the former Chief of the Government-Industry Planning and Management Branch, National Communications System (NCS) from 2009 - 2013. Mr. Echols managed the stand-up of the Joint Program Office under Executive Order 13618 - supporting for national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications. He also served as the NATO CCPC representative, chaired the Telecommunications Sector Government Coordinating Council, led the Network Security Information Exchange, and managed the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).
Mr. Echols is a graduate of the NPLI – Harvard Kennedy School of Public Health and the Federal Executive Institute. He holds a MBA, a MS in Biotechnology, a Graduate Certificate in Technology Management, and a BS in Criminal Justice; all from the University of Maryland. Mr. Echols is in the University of Maryland’s Expert in Residence programs and is a STEM advocate through his Training Resilient Youth program.

Victor Beitner

Founder and CEO
Cyber Security Canada

Victor Beitner

Victor is the Chair of the Georgian College Protection, Security & Investigations Advisory Committee, and holds a CISSP as well as other certifications and degrees, in various fields, that allows him the ability to adapt quickly and confidently to any security situation.

Victor is currently involved in multiple projects, including security audits for medical establishments, multi-factor authentication systems using tokens, SMS, phone for out of band security, and deployment of servers in data centers.

Regularly being interviewed by international media concerning computer security as far away as Japan, his in-depth knowledge and expertise in cyber security is also tapped by local print, radio and TV news organizations such as CTV News, Global News, The Toronto Star, and The Toronto Sun.

Victor was previously a contributing editor for Graphic Exchange Magazine and Print Action, and is also a Ham radio operator (VA3OZZ). He enjoys giving back to the community with his volunteering work.

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