Report from the 2020 CIOCAN Annual General Meeting of Members October 2020

Thank you to those CIOCAN members who attended the Annual General Meeting of members on October 22nd.  This past year has been unlike any other. CIOCAN continued its important strategic work to entrench the organization as a member-driven, mission-focused association. Building upon the strategic pillars, CIOCAN remained steadfast in its focus on the organization’s members: …

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Where did the Hacker Go? “Dunno, He just Ransomware”

Navigating Geopolitical Risk in Cybersecurity By Dr. Thomas P. Keenan, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP in collaboration with Ron Murch, I.S.P., ITCP – both with the University of Calgary. In a session conducted by David Masson, Director of Enterprise Security, Darktrace and moderated by Martin Kyle,  CISO of Payments Canada,  a group of CISOs explored the globalization …

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The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Collaborating for Success #CIOPeerForum


By: Kristel Lee-Hon-Siong The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Collaborating for Success The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security is an organization that is achieving successful cyber risk mitigation through collaboration and partnerships. Francis Catonguay, Director General of Partnerships and Risk Mitigation at the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, debunked some myths about this organization at …

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Are You Properly Testing Your Cyber Security Systems?


Nathan Sherlock is VP Managed Services Client Advocacy for Herjavec Group who will be moderating a track at the April CIO Peer Forum in Vancouver. He has worked within the Managed Services field for over 10 years and is passionate about SIEM and security monitoring. Nathan holds various certifications including CISSP, CEH, GCIH, GSLC, and …

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Risks Behind the Rewards – Peer Forum 2017 Presentation


The recent CIO Peer Forum 2017 was a terrific success. We would like to thank the presenters for granting permission for us to share the slide decks of their presentations with CIO Association Members.  (Click on the screen icon to be taken to the presentation.)   Julie Cullivan spoke on identifying “Risks Behind the Rewards”.

CIOCAN Announces a Specialty Division for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO)

CIOCAN Announces a Specialty Division for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO)   For Immediate Release TORONTO, ON., March 20, 2017  – The Board of Directors of the CIO Association of Canada is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with representatives of the Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) community that will foster collaboration and …

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