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

Become Resilient and Register For The 4th Annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference

Become Resilient and Register For The 4th Annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference

Agenda and keynote speakers announced, registration open.


  • Keynote Speaker on April 11: Brigadier General R.G. Mazzolin, USCYBERCOM Vice J5 (Policy & Plans) – Coalition Integration, Canadian Forces (Liaison Officer to US Cyber Command)
  • Keynote Speaker on April 12: Scott Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Information Technology Security (ITS), Communications Security Establishment
  • Theme for 2018 is Driving Resilience
  • Global Risk Institute named Signature Partner

Toronto (November 21, 2017) – Hardly a week goes by without a headline about another major company, government agency or organization getting hacked. Many more successful cyber attacks don’t even make the news. Most business leaders and information security professionals today understand that it is a matter of when, not if, their organization will be hit. The question they are asking now is, “What can I do about it?”

You can find answers to that question at the fourth annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference (ICRMC), which will take place April 11-12, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Registration for the conference is now open and the full agenda is available at

The theme of the 2018 edition of ICRMC is Driving Resilience.

Today’s cyber threats pose as much risk to businesses as physical perils like a major flood, fire or earthquake. To survive them, companies need to build resilience into their organizations for when they are attacked, which is inevitable. The agenda for ICRMC 2018 is focused on ways cyber risk stakeholders can drive resiliency efforts throughout their organizations.

The rise of global cyber attacks, such as the Petya and WannaCry malware that crippled thousands of companies throughout entire regions of the globe, also highlights the need for dialogue and collaboration between the public and private sectors. Both keynote speakers at the fourth annual ICRMC bring a wealth of experience leading strategies against cyber threats at the national and international levels.

Brigadier General Roberto G. Mazzolin, who will deliver the Lunch Keynote Address on April 11, is the Canadian Forces Liaison Officer to U.S. Cyber Command and vice director of plans and policy for the Canadian defense staff. Among his duties, he recently participated in Cyber Guard 2017, a weeklong exercise co-led by U.S. Cyber Command, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Participants rehearsed a whole-of-nation response to destructive cyberattacks against critical U.S. infrastructure.

Scott Jones, who will deliver the Lunch Keynote address on April 12, is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Information Technology Security Program at the Communications Security Establishment. The IT Security Program is responsible for providing cryptographic solutions that protect the most sensitive information of the Government of Canada.

Returning as master of ceremonies this year is Adam Segal, Director of Cyberspace and Digital Policy Program at Council on Foreign Relations and author of The Hacked World Order.

Other highlights from the ICRMC agenda include:

  • The “Cyber Resilience Through Collaboration” session, which will feature a dialogue between Monik Beauregard, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch, Public Safety Canada, and Canadian Bankers Association President Neil Parmenter and Francis Bradley, Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association
  • The “Technology as a Component of Resiliency” session, featuring Daniel Thanos, Chief Technology Officer (Security), TD Bank Group
  • A special interactive session, “Shall We Play a War Game? You’ve Been Hacked,” presented by the Global Risk Institute.

The Global Risk Institute (GRI) is 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, institutional investors 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.”

“In the past year, the world has seen a number of cyber attacks that have had massive and sweeping consequences,” says Joel Baker, President and CEO of MSA Research, which produces the International Cyber Risk Management Conference. “These attacks remind us all that no company is safe from attack. Every company needs a response plan rooted in the idea of resilience—getting back to business as usual as quickly and efficiently as possible. The agenda for the fourth annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference will provide all delegates with actionable takeaways that they can use to drive resiliency efforts in their own organizational context.”


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.

2018 Advisory Committee Members

Chantal Bernier
Dentons Canada LLP

Greg Markell
President & CEO,
Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions Inc.

Jonathan Raymond
Senior Manager, Advanced Threat Solutions
Cisco Canada

Mike Stramaglia
Executive in Residence,
Global Risk Institute

Greg Eskins
SVP and National Cyber Practice Leader
Marsh Canada

Adel Melek
Global Vice Chairman, Risk Advisory,
Deloitte LLP

Brian Rosenbaum
SVP, Natl Cyber & Privacy Practice Leader,
Aon Canada

Joel Baker
President & CEO
MSA Research Inc.

José Fernandez
Associate Professor,
École Polytechnique de Montréal

Alexander Rau
Senior Manager, Consulting Services,

Bob Gordon
Executive Director,
Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange

Abhay Raman
Vice President, Digital & Data Transformation
Sun Life Financial

ICRMC 2018 will take place on April 11-12, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The conference program is now available online and registration is open.

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