SC Congress Canada 2011

SC Congress Canada

Iain Peterson, senior information security officer at Trillium Health Centre & Credit Valley Hospital

Iain Peterson is a senior information security professional and has more than 10 years of experience in this area. As the information security officer for Trillium Health Centre and Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, he has a challenging role of maintaining a robust information security environment and managing the everyday challenges.

Colin Adams, information security officer, Equifax Canada

Colin Adams, information security officer, Equifax Canada

As the leader of security and compliance for Equifax Canada, Colin Adams is responsible for the overall direction of security and compliance. His security team specifically oversees and leads efforts in the areas of identification of risks and the implementation and optimization of the standard security program in Canada, including security engineering, security operations, security compliance, fraud and investigations, physical security, and security and ethics awareness. The primary purpose of his role is to balance business risk with the appropriate strategic security solution to protect Equifax from threats that lead to untenable risk.

Sam Zurzolo, Manager, Security & Enterprise Architecture at Toronto Hydro

Sam Zurzolo, Manager, Security & Enterprise Architecture at Toronto Hydro

Throughout his 17 year career, Sam has worked in several industries including Telecommunication (Tellabs, LLC and Motorola) and Industrial Computing mainly in Research & Development Engineering. Sam held a variety of progressive leadership roles driving and resulting in the attainment of project management skills/competencies in project management, concept-based simulations / demonstrations, and the development of innovative solutions to solve business problems.

Mary Chaput, chief financial and compliance officer at Clearwater Compliance

Mary Chaput, chief financial and compliance officer at Clearwater Compliance

Mary Chaput serves as chief financial and compliance officer for Clearwater Compliance, a solutions company helping organizations become and remain compliant with the U.S. rules and regulations associated with protecting and securing health information. Her 25 years of international and domestic business experience spans the health care, information services, manufacturing and venture capital consulting industries and has included senior positions at ClinTrials Research, Applied BioScience International, Coleco and General Electric.

Rick Yuen, senior information security compliance and control analyst at Direct Energy

Rick Yuen, senior information security compliance and control analyst at Direct Energy

Rick Yuen has more than 11 years of experience in information and network security. He has vast expertise in infrastructure security, content filtering, vulnerabilities management, IDS/IPS and IT compliance, and has provided and recommended many technical solutions to solve IT security problems for energy and utilities companies in North America. He has also served as the IT security and compliance subject matter expert for the leading IT security provider, business analytic company and retailer in Canada.

Robert Parham, director of Information Security Practice at Marlab's Inc.

Robert Parham, director of Information Security Practice at Marlab’s Inc.

Robert Parham is currently employed by Marlabs, headquartered in Piscataway N.J., as director, information security practice, where he is tasked with establishing and managing an information security consulting practice, which focuses in financial, education, and health care organization information security management. He is a retired Master Sergeant of the USAF, where he served as chief, network security for the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) located in Universal City, Texas. He is also a former director, information security governance for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey.

Andrea Bilobrk, senior product manager at Allstream

Andrea Bilobrk, senior product manager at Allstream

Andrea Bilobrk is a cloud & virtualization strategist with a focus on security. As a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, Bilobrk is involved in the Canadian and Telecom Working Groups, which represent the largest global chapters, with a focus on driving governance and standardization for cloud and virtualization environments worldwide. Her daily blog, Tinder Stratus, highlights key trends and issues relating to cloud and virtualization from a strategic perspective. In addition, Bilobrk works in the IT security industry as senior product manager, enterprise security for Allstream.

Bob Steadman, senior director, security services consulting at The Herjavec Group

Bob Steadman, senior director, security services consulting at The Herjavec Group

Bob Steadman is the senior director, security services consulting with The Herjavec Group, one of Canada’s leading and fastest growing technology integration firms, specializing in security products and services. He has practical experience leading IT security departments for Loblaw Companies Limited, and Sobeys, leading national grocery retailers, and he also worked extensively in the financial services sector with the Bank of Montreal and the Toronto Dominion Bank.

Dave Black, i/c Cyber Crime Fusion Team at RCMP

Dave Black, i/c Cyber Crime Fusion Team at RCMP

Dave Black has been a civilian member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for nearly 30 years. He joined the RCMP in the pre-internet/pre-cybercrime era and has transitioned into management of the RCMP’s Cyber Crime Fusion Centre (CCFC) in Ottawa’s Technological Crime Program. Black is a member of the RCMP Cybercrime Council and an active participant on Public Safety Canada’s inter-agency Cyber Security Workgroup. His duties include strategic assessment of cyber crime trends, development of policy for cyber incident triage and guidance to Canadian federal departments on security standards, incident response plans and industrial control systems security. His technical expertise and operational support role is based on the RCMP’s commitment to policing support services for both law enforcement and crime prevention initiatives.

Defending and Securing Canada’s Critical Infrastructures

The controls for certain SCADA systems for the power industry have been violated, and even two-factor authentication has clearly been hacked. Thus, the need is to defend while we secure. This topic will be discussed and debated in this session.

Speaker: Rick Yuen, Sr. information security compliance & control analyst, Direct Energy, and Craig Gibson, technical advisory board member, European Union Project MASSIF

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