April 24, 2019 – Both the SecureWorld Toronto 2019 conference and Chapter Meeting were great successes.  The Toronto Chapter successes were made possible by the support and generosity from SecureWorld, our volunteers, our guest speakers, the hard work of our Chapter Team in the months and weeks leading up to the event, and especially the members who attended!

The Chapter Team would like to thank SecureWorld and their organizers, notably Paul Scott, for all of their generosity at the SecureWorld Toronto 2019 conference.   Their team was extremely helpful to the Chapter through providing a booth at the expo and conference room for our Chapter Meeting, as well as ensuring smooth operations throughout the day.

At our booth we met with familiar faces and more than a few new ones.  Our team was able to reaffirm existing and start new relationships with individuals, companies and other organizations with the goal of bringing more value back to our Chapter Members, the Center for Cyber Safety & Education, and to support other Chapter initiatives.

As typical, our Chapter meeting was crammed full with as much content for our members as we could muster. We did a brief overview of Chapter updates and initiatives (see our website and social media for more details in the upcoming weeks!) and had four speakers who generously contributed their time to our members.

Greg Thompson updated the Chapter on the CCSE and fielded questions about the outreach and fundraising efforts underway.  CCSE initiatives are really solidifying and the Chapter is excited about how we can support their objectives to raise cybersecurity awareness with these most at-risk groups.  A truly worthy endeavour!

Karen Nemani introduced the Chapter to the Ontario affiliate of Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS), a group focused on the promotion of women in cybersecurity and focused on assisting with education and career development of their members.  

Sahba Kazerooni presented a personal message of how to more closely align security service vendors with internal CISO teams.  He related from his own experiences of being on both sides of the table of how the perspectives and objectives can be improved for all involved.  Excellent takeaways for both service providers and internal security teams!

Altaz Valani presented a very insightful message based on their research of where a gap exists between high level security policies and execution of those policies, and how to be more effective at closing that gap – an interesting topic certainly worth considering for another follow up to explore in more depth!

To All Attendees:

Please remember to submit your own CPEs for the Secure World conference. As our event ran longer than the actual conference, some of you might not have been able to collect your certificate from their organizers; in this case, please reach out directly to them to get a copy of your certificate for the day.

Chapter Meeting CPEs –

The Chapter must submit the CPEs for the Chapter Meeting on your behalf.  If you completed the survey at the end of the Chapter Meeting, your Chapter team will submit your CPEs for you to (ISC)².  If you had to leave before the end, please contact [email protected] BEFORE May 6th so we can get the info from you to complete that submission.

All of the presentations will be made available shortly in PDF format; please keep an eye out for that message if you would like to have a copy of those items.