The Toronto (ISC)² Chapter Team would like to thank Grant Thornton LLP Canada, who had graciously sponsored the venue as well as refreshments. This was a sold-out event and our first ever event that we made available to our membership to attend online via Skype.

Mohamed Elghazouly and Sandy Boucher from Grant Thornton Canada presented an insightful session on how to improve an organization’s cybersecurity posture. They shared real-life high-profile Canadian cases that helped outlined the real impacts of common mistakes that organizations are making but more importantly advice on immediate changes that we can all use to make a significant improvement in our organization’s security strategies. This lessons-learned from the field approach was refreshing and it was obvious that the audience was very engaged from the very interactive and thoughtful Q&A after the presentation.

John Berti, founder at Destination Certification, provided an overview of industry trends in security certifications and best practices to successful certification. He provided some insight into the value of security certifications, specifically the CISSP and CSSP and shared some sound advice on how to successfully navigate the certification process through self-study but also reminding everyone that the most successful approach is the focus provided via a boot-camp style training class.