International Cyber Risk Management ConferenceApril 15-16, 2019 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Dates announced for fourth annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference

Dates announced for fourth annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference

Forum brings together business leaders with public policy experts, academics, law enforcement and other specialists to share information on the latest threats, policy developments and best practices for mitigating today’s cyber risks

  • Conference will take place April 11-12, 2018 in Toronto
  • The theme for 2018 edition will be Driving Resilience
  • Global Risk Institute named Signature Partner

Toronto (July 20, 2017) – If part of your job is defending your organization from the latest cyber threats, take note and mark your calendar. Today, the organizers of the International Cyber Risk Management Conference (ICRMC) announced that the fourth annual edition of the conference will take place April 11-12, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Now in its fourth year, ICRMC has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most trusted cyber security events.

Speakers and panelists at ICRMC deliver attendees information on the latest cyber threats and the evolving threat landscape, legislative and regulatory updates, as well as practical solutions and best practices to mitigate and respond to today’s risks.

Past speakers at ICRMC include:

  • Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and a former Governor of Pennsylvania
  • Richard Fadden, former Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), former Deputy Minister of National Defense and a former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada
  • Peter Sloly, former Deputy Chief of the Toronto Police Service
  • Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST – part of the US Department of Commerce)

The theme of the 2018 edition of ICRMC will be Driving Resilience. Keynote speakers and further agenda information will be announced in the fall.

Also new for 2018, the Global Risk Institute (GRI) will be the Signature Partner for the Conference. Founded in 2011 by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and some of Canada’s leading financial institutions, the GRI is a preeminent source of ideas on the management of emerging risks and trends for financial services organizations.

“The Global Risk Institute’s membership includes banks, insurance companies, pension funds and other financial services companies. Our annual membership survey shows that cybersecurity risks are at the top of the list of concerns for all our members,” said Richard Nesbitt, President and CEO of the Global Risk Institute. “I am very excited that the GRI is partnering with the International Cyber Risk Management Conference in order to provide our members and all attendees with the tools and information they need to help build cyber resilience in their own organizations.”

“Executives that play any role in managing cyber risk for their organization need to stay current on more than just the evolving threat landscape,” said Chantal Bernier, the former leader of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Canada (OPC), counsel with law firm Dentons Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Group and a member of the ICRMC Advisory Committee. “They need to stay up to date with how governments, regulators and law enforcement are responding to these risks as well. The ICRMC gives attendees a thorough overview of all these issues and more,” she said.

Now in its fourth year, the International Cyber Risk Management Conference (ICRMC) has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most trusted cyber security events. ICRMC provides delegates with an essential forum to learn from experts, network and share experiences with peers and colleagues, and get the answers they need to help them mitigate and respond to today’s evolving cyber risks. ICRMC is a content-rich event where the primary goal is to inform and educate attendees about the issues. The programming is driven by a world-class advisory committee made up of cyber risk subject matter experts from the areas of information technology, insurance and risk management, law, audit and compliance, governance, academia and public policy. The International Cyber Risk Management Conference is produced by MSA Research Inc., Joel Baker, President and CEO.

2018 Advisory Committee Members

Chantal Bernier
Dentons Canada LLP

Greg Markell
President & CEO
Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions Inc

Alexander Rau

Senior Manager
Consulting Services Mandiant

Greg Eskins
SVP and National Cyber Practice Leader
Marsh Canada

Adel Melek
Global Vice Chairman Risk Advisory
Deloitte LLP

Jonathan Raymond
Senior Manager
Advanced Threat Solutions Cisco

José Fernandez

Associate Professor
École Polytechnique de Montréal

Mike Stramaglia

EY Canada
Executive in Residence Global Risk

Brian Rosenbaum
National Cyber and Privacy Practice Leader Aon
Canada Inc.

Robert Gordon
Executive Director

Abhay Raman

Partner, Cyber Security and Resilience

Joel Baker

President & CEO, MSA Research Inc.

ICRMC 2018 will take place on April 11-12, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention centre in Toronto, Ontario. The full conference program will be released and registration will open in October.

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Ridge Global | September 1, 2016

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