Digital Transformation: Balancing Speed, Security, & Innovation

As we stride into the digital transformation era, businesses and organizations are rapidly evolving to leverage the immense potential of new technologies. However, with this rush towards transformation comes an underlying challenge: ensuring robust security without impeding innovation and speed.

At this CISO event, themed “Digital Transformation: Balancing Speed, Security, & Innovation,” our esteemed thought leaders will dive deep into this pivotal intersection, sharing their experiences, insights, and actionable strategies. They’ll discuss how organizations can achieve agility, introduce groundbreaking innovations, and maintain a proactive security posture—all without compromise.

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(ISC)2 Toronto Chapter August Meeting – Fortifying DevSecOps

Join (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter’s August event Fortifying DevSecOps: Unleashing Security SRE and Chaos Engineering for Resilient Protection

Date: August 17, 2023
Time: 6 PM EST
Venue: Virtual

Join us for this fascinating session on Fortifying DevSecOps: Unleashing Security SRE and Chaos Engineering for Resilient Protection!


  • 6:00-6:05 PM: Land Aknowledgment and Introduction – Abimbola Adegbite, (ISC)² Toronto Chapter
  • 6:05-7:10 PM: Fortifying DevSecOps: Unleashing Security SRE and Chaos Engineering for Resilient Protection – Simon Sulyma & Ihor Kravchuk
  • 7:10-7:30 PM – Q/A 
  • 7:30-8:00 PM: Virtual Networking

In today’s ever-evolving threat landscape, traditional security measures are no longer sufficient to protect modern organizations. DevSecOps has emerged as a powerful approach to integrate security into the software development lifecycle from the beginning and also ensures that applications running in production are equally protected.

This presentation explores the concept of shifting security right, with a specific focus on utilizing Security Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and Chaos Engineering to verify the effectiveness of security controls. Those two combined help align security and operations teams to establish a proactive security posture.

In addition, they provide a novel approach to ensuring the resilience and effectiveness of security controls by simulating real-world attack scenarios, and verifying how organisations can identify vulnerabilities, validate incident response capabilities, and optimize security measures.

Speakers’ Bio

Ihor Kravchuk has over 20 years of extensive experience in the field of IT and Cybersecurity with a special focus on infrastructure and network security, DevOps, and cloud security for both public and private clouds. He works as Director of Public Cloud Security Site Reliability Engineering at the Royal Bank of Canada where he leads a team that is currently implementing security chaos engineering and resilience testing practices. Ihor holds the AWS Certified Architect and AWS Certified Security certifications and is highly enthusiastic about exploring new technologies and actively contributing to the OpenSource community.

Simon Sulyma is an expert in the fields of cybersecurity and information risk, with 18 years of experience designing, building, securing, making compliant, and auditing IT systems and networks for both medium-sized and large financial institutions. Most recently, he has been focusing on Governance, Risk, and Compliance, as well as DevSecOps at Manulife. He frequently speaks at conferences and meetups, organizes community events, holds a Master’s degree in Information Security, and has obtained certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CCSP, and AZ-500.

(ISC)2 Toronto Chapter: July Meeting – Consumer Perspectives on Data Privacy & Implications for Business Growth

Join us for the (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter’s July meeting in collaboration with IAPP Toronto KnowledgeNet

When and where

Date and time

Wed, Jul 12, 2023 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT



About this event

Join us for a keynote on The Consumer Perspectives on Data Privacy and Implications for Business Growth.


  • 6:00-6:05 PM: Land Aknowledgment, Welcome .by Camille Kloppenburg, Vice President, (ISC)² Toronto Chapter
  • 6:05-6:10 PM: Introduction to IAPP TorontoKnowledgeNet and Introduction of Jonathan Joseph – IAPP TorontoKnowledgeNet 
  • 6:10-7:00 PM: Consumer Perspectives on Data Privacy and Implications for Business Growth – Jonathan Joseph
  • 6:35-6:45 PM – Q/A 
  • 7:00-7:30 PM: Q/A
  • 7:30-8:00 PM: Virtual Networking

keynote – The Consumer Perspectives on Data Privacy and Implications for Business Growth 


“Identifiable individuals” – aka “people” – have emerged as a motivating force in data privacy. People’s heightened awareness of their data privacy and expectations of responsible data practices will shape privacy programs more than regulations. What can we learn by listening to the people behind the data? In this session, we’ll unveil the latest research on consumer perspectives on data privacy and businesses’ data practices, and measure the impact on the bottom line. We’ll recommend a framework for building a privacy program that builds trust with consumers and drives business growth, in addition to managing compliance and reputational risk, and explore what this means for privacy teams preparing for generative AI initiatives.

Top takeaways: 

  • Learn the value consumers place on their data privacy, relative to other shared values like sustainability and diversity
  • Understand the impact of responsible data practices on top-line growth and brand preference.
  • Learn where businesses are falling short in meeting consumer expectations today, and how to course correct.

Speakers’ Bio

Jonathan Joseph

As a lead, solutions and marketing, Jonathan is passionate about innovation. His career is focused on disruptive technology and organizational change. Outside of work, Jonathan serves on the board at Reel Works; building opportunities for diversity and inclusion in media, through a platform that empowers underserved NYC youth to share their stories through filmmaking, creating a springboard to successful careers.

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(ISC)2 Toronto Chapter: June Meeting – Building Trustworthy APIs

Join us for the (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter’s October Meeting where we’ll be discussing the importance of building trustworthy APIs

Date and time

Thu, Jun 29, 2023 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT



Join us for 2 fascinating sessions covering :

Building Trustworthy APIs: Identity, Security, and Governance in a Zero Trust World!


  • 6:00-6:05 PM: Introduction by Carolyn Le Quere, (ISC)² Toronto Chapter
  • 6:05-6:35 PM: First Presentation: Key elements of an API governance model to manage API security and legal risks – Dr. Baljeet Malhotra
  • 6:35-6:45 PM – Q/A 
  • 6:45-6:50 PM: Mini Break
  • 6:50-7:20 PM: Second Presentation: Identity – Core to Securing APIs in a Zero Trust World – Sitaram Iyer
  • 7:20-7:30 PM: Closing
  • 7:30-7:30 PM: Virtual Networking

Speakers’ Bio

In today’s digital landscape, APIs have become the backbone of Internet traffic, accounting for over 80% of it, as reported by Akamai. Their unparalleled ability to connect, integrate, and facilitate collaboration has propelled innovation forward. Nevertheless, this surge in API usage comes with heightened cybersecurity risks that enterprises must address. By prioritizing identity, security, and governance within a zero-trust framework, organizations can mitigate these risks and ensure the trustworthy operation of their APIs.

Dr. Baljeet Malhotra

Dr. Malhotra is an award-winning researcher known for his work in Open Source and API data management. He conceptualized the world’s first “API Composition Analysis” based on source code static analysis. He received a PhD in Computing Science from the University of Alberta. He was awarded NSERC (Canada) scholar in 2005, and Global Young Scientist (Singapore) in 2011. He concurrently holds Adjunct Professor positions at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria and University of Northern BC.

Sitaram Iyer

Sitaram Iyer is Senior Director of Cloud Native Solutions at Venafi. He believes security should be one of the primary considerations organizations make as they make their cloud native journey. With a plethora of cloud native technologies out there, it is critically important to empower developers and platform teams with services that allow them to build and deploy applications more securely.

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(ISC)² Toronto Chapter: May 2023 Monthly Meeting


Event & Venue sponsor


Date – May 25th 2023 

Time – 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. 

Event type – Hybrid

In person event location

Avanade Canada200 Wellington St W, Suite 1000Toronto, ON M5V 3C7


  • Welcome Address (ISC)2 TORONTO CHAPTER – 6:00PM
  • Avanade Welcome – 6:05PM – 5 mins
  • Introduction of Moderator and Keynote Speaker- 6:10PM – 10 mins
  • Keynote by Craig Barretto (Demystifying Penetration Testing) – 6:20PM – 30 mins
    • Question and Answer Session 6:50PM – 10 mins
  • Break – 7:00PM – 5 mins
  • Panel Discussion: “The Critical Role of Security Assessments as part of a Security Governance Program”
    • Sumit Chaudhary – Chief Information Security Officer (Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA))
    • Derek Cullen – Chief Information Officer (Stikeman Elliott LLP) 
    • K S RAJ – National Director, Cyber Defense & Security Architecture (Avanade)
    • JON ROHRICH – Security Lead, Central Canada (Avanade)
  • Introduction of Panel – 7:05PM – 5 mins
  • Panel Discussion: – 7:10PM – 30 mins
  • Question and Answer Session 7:40PM – 10 mins
  • Closing Remarks – 7:50PM
  • Networking and Refreshments 7:55PM – 30 mins

Note CPEs: Attendees must fill out the CPE survey that will be provided to you during the event in order to have the Chapter team submit your CPEs to (ISC)2 or to vouch for your attendance

To register : To register please click (here)


Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and security services, across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 60,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients. Recognized as a two-time Microsoft Zero Trust Champion*, our security services provide a holistic approach through advisory, implementation and managed services, helping clients to build resilience against evolving cyber threats. Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.

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(ISC)² Toronto Chapter: April 2023 Monthly Meeting

The theme for (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter’s April meeting is all things Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Get ready to hear from our keynote speaker Adel Danesh on How ChatGPT is Changing Our Lives followed by breakout sessions led by peer leaders in the Canadian Cybersecurity industry on AI, a new chapter or ticking bomb for Cybersecurity?

Join us on Thursday April 27th 2023 at 6PM ET
Register and find out how you can be a peer leader for our breakout sessions here –

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Raphael ADEYEMOCamille Kloppenburg,Rizwan KalimAbimbola A.Carolyn LE QUÉRÉFaiza AzizMandip SinghKola Aina,Deji DayspringEsra Al-Shawafi, CISSP,Jon Rohrich

(ISC)² Toronto Chapter: March 2023 Monthly Meeting

(ISC)2 Toronto Chapter celebrating International Women’s Month this March and is proud to present;


Keynote by Octavia N. Howell, – VP and Chief Information Security Officer Equifax Canada

Negar Farjadnia – Senior Director, National Cybersecurity & Workplace Lead Avanade
Milena Da Anunciacao – Senior Director, Strategy, Governance & Communications, Information Security, CIBC
Esra Al-Shawafi, – (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter Director
Faiza Aziz – (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter Director

Date – March 30th 2023 
Time – 6:00 – 8:30 PM EST.  
Event type – Hybrid
In person event location with our sponsor
SECURITY COMPASS: 390 Queens Quay W #209, Toronto, ON M5V 3A6

    YOU do not want to miss this!

(ISC)² Toronto Chapter: January 2023 Monthly Meeting: Maximizing Active Directory Security and Data Recovery: Best Practices and Strategies

The (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter January Meeting is thankful to our event sponsor – Semperis

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Venue sponsor: Trend Micro

Date – January 26th, 2023

Time – 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST.

In-person – Trend Micro Canada Technologies Inc.

1 Snooker Street, Toronto, Ontario

M6K 1G1

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(ISC)² Toronto Chapter: February 2023 Monthly Meeting

February is Black History Month, and for our chapter meeting this month, (ISC)² Toronto Chapter presents – Black Excellence in Cybersecurity.

We are so excited to have our two keynote speakers;

Dr. Teju Oyewole and Darace Rose 

Looking forward to seeing you all there