The Canadian CSO

Future of
Security Summit

Mitigating Risk & Building Market Trust

May 18-19, 2022


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  • Tool Up

    Learn how to invest in the right InfoSec tools with less financial risk and more ROI.

  • Talent Up

    Get advice for closing cybersecurity talent gaps so you can safeguard your business.

  • Speed Up

    See what it takes to create a proactive InfoSec organization that can respond swiftly to change.

  • Wake Up

    Anticipate risks and vulnerabilities so you can lead with confidence.

Featured Speaker


Risk Executive Advisor & Founder of RiskAware Inc.

Are CISOs failing in their communication to the Board? It’s the CISO’s job to identify the risks that are most likely to impact the business. Join us to hear how keynote speaker, Michael Castro, former CISO, Risk Executive Advisor and Founder of RiskAware Inc, and current member of NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors), is changing mindsets in a rapidly evolving threat landscape and shares his strategies & tips for effective communication with corporate leadership. You’ll also learn how Canadian SMEs or larger organizations should be investing in information security, and what steps should they be taking to bolster their resiliency in relation to the Russia-Ukraine war.

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Michael Castro

Risk Executive Advisor & Founder
RiskAware Inc.

John McClurg

Senior Vice President & CISO

Vaughn Hazen

Assistant Vice-President & CISO

Juliette Kayyem

CNN National Security Analyst & Faculty Director
Homeland Security Project and Security and Global Health Project, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Hassan Khan

Co-Founder & CEO

Lynn Haaland

Chief Compliance, Ethics & Privacy Officer

Joni Brennan

Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada

Don Cuthbertson

CTO of Converge Technology Solutions
CEO of Portage CyberTech Inc.

Jim Shook

Director of Cybersecurity and Compliance Practice
Dell Technologies

Deneen DeFiore

Vice President & CISO
United Airlines

Kevin Magee

Chief Security Officer
Microsoft Canada

Sumit Bhatia

Director of Innovation and Policy
Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Toronto Metropolitan University

Matt MacNeil

Director, Standards & Technology
CIO Strategy Council Canada

Antoine Normand


Neil Desai

VP Corporate Affairs
Magnet Forensics

Randy Purse

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Toronto Metropolitan University

Caroline Beckmann

Senior Director
Trident DMG

Jason Proctor

Advisory Systems, Cyber Recovery & Compliance, Global Technology Office
Dell Technologies

Renee Guttmann

VC Advisor, Advisory Board Member and former CISO

Garry Coldwells

Solutions Architect
Palo Alto Networks

Tim Byrd

SMD Chief Information Security Officer

Khalilah Scott


Jeff Weber

Executive Director
Robert Half

Brianna Leddy

Director of Analysis

Jake Dorio

Cybersecurity Account Executive & Team Lead

Yogesh Shivhare

Research Mgr., Security & Infrastructure
IDC Canada

Amita Potnis

Former Research Director
Future of Trust, IDC

DJ Goldsworthy

Vice President & Global Practice Lead

Jay Leek

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
SYN Ventures

Rick Grinnell

Founder & Managing Partner
Glasswing Ventures

Irwin Lazar

President and Principal Analyst

Bob Bragdon

Publisher Emeritus, CSO
Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

Michael Hainsworth

Contributing Editor
IDC & CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications Inc.

Maryfran Johnson

Maryfran Johnson Media

Beth Kormanik, Event Content Director, Foundry, IDG

Beth Kormanik

Event Content Director
Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

Derek Hulitzky

Former VP, Content Development & Strategy
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)


Day 1

Creating a Proactive Organization for Swift Response.

Day 2

Participants Immersed in the tools needed to adapt to constantly changing security threats while maximizing your security investments.

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  • How Should Organizations Define Risk Tolerance?
  • Are You Prepared to Fix Your Organization’s Reputation?
  • Managing Talent Against the Cybersecurity Workforce Deficit
  • It’s 2022, So Why Aren’t We Patching Our Software Vulnerabilities?
  • Achieving Secure Collaboration: 5 Steps to Take Right Away
  • A Look at the NIST Framework for Zero Trust
  • The digital identity and what Cybersecurity for the digital organization can really look like?

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