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SecTor Early Bird Pricing Ends May 16th—Canada’s largest IT security conference
SecTor Early Bird Pricing Ends May 16th Canada’s largest IT security conference takes place on October 21st & 22nd with an optional training day on the 20th. Take advantage of current early bird rates and Register Now . Early Bird: until May 16th – $799 Standard Rate: May 17 – August 31 $1049...
8 May 2014
Chat Marios Damianides Partner Ernst and Young, Global Authority in Security and Risk Management
Marios Damianides is a partner with Ernst & Young in the Risk Advisory Services division in New York. At Ernst & Young Mr. Damianides has worked with numerous Fortune 100 companies designing and implementing security management systems. Mr. Damianides is a member of ISACA (Information Systems...
25 Nov 2012
Dave Roath: Leader PwC U.S. IT Risk & Security Assurance Practice
Dave is a Risk Assurance Partner that leads the PwC U.S. IT Risk & Security Assurance practice. He resides in New York, NY. Dave has more than 20 years of experience in Business Process and IT risk, IT security, IT audit and compliance/regulatory readiness. Dave has a strong background in delivering...
14 Oct 2012
SECTOR--Illuminating the Black Art of Security—Early Bird Ends May 15th
Last chance for SecTor early bird pricing! Security Education Conference Toronto Oct 7- 9, 2013 MTCC Toronto Soon the first round of SecTor 2013 speakers and keynotes will be announced, but not before the price goes up. You've got until May 15th to save on this year's premier security education...
8 May 2013
Stay Informed–Stay Secure: The Latest Attacks, The Latest Defences at SECTOR 2010
SecTor - Security Education Conference Toronto 2010 October 25 - 27, 2010, Metro Toronto Convention Centre Canada's leading security conference takes Security Education to the next level - New in 2010 is the addition of a Management Track to complement the exceptional IT security sessions. SecTor...
10 Aug 2010
AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #9: Your Enterprise on the Go
Earlier this year, there was a post on this blog about the change that’s happening within organizations and how employees are bringing technology from home to make themselves more productive at work. IT departments are scrambling to support these devices and keep workers productive, while figuring out...
15 Feb 2012
Protect your IT Assets - 7 days till SecTor
It’s a great opportunity to grow your connections and skills. JUST SEVEN DAYS UNTIL SECTOR 09 - Bring a colleague to divide and conquer all of the content. “Illuminating the Black Art of Security. SecTor brings the world's brightest (and darkest) minds together to identify, discuss, dissect and debate...
29 Sep 2009
Bruce Cowper, Top International Security Authority, Chief Security Advisor Microsoft Canada
Canadian IT Managers
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Bruce Cowper, Top International Security Authority, Chief Security Advisor Microsoft Canada. Bruce provided his insights for the April edition of YouShapeIT . Enjoy...
24 Mar 2009
Benoit Bertrand: Essential Cloud Trends and Answers–VP, CTO Avanade
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have an interview with Benoit Bertrand: Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer, Avanade. Benoit share his top leadership and technology lessons plus key insights on cloud computing...
1 Aug 2011
Robert Stroud: Chair ISACA INSIGHTS 2012 and Global Top Executive
In this interview Rob discusses the value and themes in the ISACA World Congress, INSIGHTS 2012; COBIT value; COBIT and Enterprise Architecture / IVI-IF CMF; what’s new in COBIT 5; current disruptive technologies; new innovations in the next five years; opportunities for IT professionals and businesses;...
19 Mar 2012
Internet Explorer 8 Browse with Confidence—Online Banking and Shopping
I wanted to share with you Microsoft’s Canada newest video for their Browse with Confidence campaign about shopping and banking online. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14mbkiYwUOI PayPal recently reported that while they currently have 84 million users world- wide, within the next 10 years every transaction...
3 Jul 2010
Interview with Security Gurus Sean Smith and John Marchesini
Canadian IT Managers
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Sean W. Smith and John Marchesini , World Renowned International Authorities/Authors in Security. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS , I.S.P. , MVP Interview: Background Key...
7 May 2008
Speakers & Topics You Can't Miss--Security Education Conference Toronto Oct 1- 3, 2012 MTCC Toronto
SecTor is less than three weeks away and our speaker line-up is better than ever! Once again we're bringing the world's leading security professionals to Toronto. The second round of speakers has just been announced. Three are listed below, but be sure to check out the schedule to see all the keynotes...
13 Sep 2012
Jo Stewart-Rattray: Preventing Governance and Security Failures
Interview: Jo Stewart-Rattray, Award Winning Top Executive, International Security and Risk Management Authority and Vice President ISACA QUALIFICATIONS Masters of Education Studies – Psychology Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certified Information Security Manager ...
6 Feb 2012
Chat-Dharmesh Mehta Top Global Cool Tech Authority and Senior Director Microsoft Corp
This week, I showcase this exclusive interview with Dharmesh Mehta. As senior director of product management and product marketing for Outlook and SkyDrive at Microsoft Corp., Dharmesh Mehta is responsible for driving business and product strategy, marketing campaigns, PR and evangelism for Outlook and...
29 Oct 2012
The IT Executive Roadmap Tour finished up a couple of weeks ago, and several people have asked me for links to the PowerPoint presentations. They were posted a week or so ago, but I'm only remembering to blog about it now. You can find them here along with webcasts of the sessions (from our Calgary stop...
2 Nov 2007
Celebrating 40th Anniversary “Social Issues in Computing”
A few people were invited to contribute articles in honour of Kelly’s and Allan’s seminal book, Social Issues in Computing. The University of Toronto has a blog in celebration of the 40th anniversary in the publication of the pioneering work. Here are the initial entries: Authors (Kelly) Gotlieb and...
31 Jan 2013
David Millier, Top-ranking Security Authority, Board Member Sector Advisory Council
Canadian IT Managers
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview David Millier, Top-ranking Security Authority, Board Member Sector Advisory Council. David provided his insights for the April edition of YouShapeIT . Enjoy, Stephen...
31 Mar 2009
[Event] Tim Rains (Microsoft) in Calgary and Edmonton Next Week!
On Tuesday, July 22 nd , Tim Rains (Group Product Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing) will be in Edmonton for an open talk on security and the changes in the threat landscape. What? Open Discussion on Security and Threat Landscape Who? Tim Rains (Group Product Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing...
19 Jul 2008
Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 12 Released
On April 25, 2012, Microsoft published volume 12 [PDF] of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR). This report analyzes the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware using data from Internet services and [more than] 600 million computers worldwide. To learn more, see the Microsoft Security...
1 May 2012
Illuminating the Black Art of Security
A while ago I had an opportunity to talk to Bruce Cowper , one of the organizers of an upcoming security conference happening in Toronto, called SecTor . If you're at all concerned or interested in security you should consider going, especially if you couldn't make it to this year's Black Hat or DEFCON...
8 Aug 2007
SecTor - Security Education Conference, Register before rates increase
SecTor - Security Education Conference Toronto 2011 October 17 - 19, 2011, Metro Toronto Convention Centre Canada's leading security conference takes Security Education to the next level - and with sessions titled 'Everything You Need to Know about Cloud Security (and then some) ', ' FireShark - A Tool...
29 Aug 2011
Implementing Security Awareness
It would be nice if we lived in a world where everyone could be trusted. I am firm in my (perhaps naive) belief that most people can be trusted. However, in IT we're not paid to believe in the trustworthiness of the majority, but protect company assets against the untrustworthiness of the minority. ...
2 Apr 2007
Bruce Cowper, Top International Security Authority, Chief Security Advisor Microsoft Part 1
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Bruce Cowper , Top International Security Authority, Chief Security Advisor Microsoft Canada. This is Part 1 in a 3 Part series where Bruce provides deep insights into security...
3 Dec 2008
Gregory Grocholski International President, Howard "Bud" Friedman Early Pioneer, ISACA
International President Gregory Grocholski, CISA , is corporate auditor at The Dow Chemical Company, where he is responsible for independently assessing the adequacy of accounting, financial, operating and technology controls of Dow's global operations. In this role, Grocholski has responsibility for...
30 Sep 2012
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