CANARIE Summit to Take a Deep Dive into Cybersecurity
Speakers to discuss issues, challenges, and opportunities of cybersecurity from a personal, institutional, and national perspective
CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the final program for its Summit, being held in Montreal on October 1 and 2, 2019.
The Summit will provide attendees with a multitude of perspectives on cybersecurity – from the journey of a white hat hacker, to the horizons of quantum cybersecurity, to the legal implications of privacy and security legislation. CANARIE Summit speakers will provide a wide range of perspectives on the evolving nature of the threat landscape and highlight opportunities to collaborate to defend against ever-evolving threats.
CANARIE is grateful for the ongoing support and collaboration of its Summit sponsors. The Summit’s Premier Partners, Fortinet and Juniper Networks, have worked with CANARIE to ensure networking and security technologies continue to evolve to benefit Canada’s research, education and innovation communities.
“Fortinet is proud to support CANARIE and its partner networks through our sponsorship of this year’s Summit,” said Graham Bushkes, Vice President Sales, Canada, Fortinet. “As CANARIE grows and evolves, we are committed to providing high-performance, integrated security solutions that support the advancement of Canada’s knowledge and innovation infrastructure.”
“Juniper is pleased to have supported the CANARIE Summit over the past five years,” said Kolin Pristanski, Client Director – Government Sales, Juniper Networks Canada. “Working with our partners, we’re committed to delivering solutions that support CANARIE’s networking and cybersecurity initiatives that serve Canada’s research and education community.”
In order of appearance, Summit sessions include:
- From Black Hat to White Hat
Samy Kamkar, Hacker, Whistleblower, Entrepreneur
- Cybersecurity and Embodied Agents: What, Me Worry?
Dr. Jonathan Kelly, Director, STARS Laboratory and Professor, University of Toronto
- The Quantum Cyber Threat and What to Do About It
Dr. Atty Mashatan, Founder and Director, Cybersecurity Research Lab, Ryerson University
- The Ghosts of Privacy’s Past and Predictions for the Future
Kris Klein, Privacy Lawyer, nNovation LLP
- Cybersecurity at a Global Scale
Andrew Dunbar, Vice President of Security Engineering and IT, Shopify
- Why White Hat Hackers Distrust Authority
Clive Thompson, Journalist, Author, Tech Industry Expert
- Securing the Academy
Barb Carra, President and CEO, Cybera;
Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO, CANARIE;
Jorge Gonzalez-Outeiriño, Director of Infrastructure and Information Security, Wilfrid Laurier University;
Brian Lesser, Chief information Officer, Ryerson University
- Resilience in a Digital World: From Citizen, to Corporation, to Country
Tyson Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, CyberNB
The Summit has almost reached capacity, but limited seats are available. More information may be found at canariesummit.ca.
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CANARIE strengthens Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure that supports world-class research and innovation.
CANARIE and its twelve provincial and territorial partners form Canada’s National Research and Education Network. This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.
Beyond the network, CANARIE funds and promotes reusable research software tools and national research data management initiatives to accelerate discovery, provides identity management services to the academic community, and offers advanced networking and cloud resources to boost commercialization in Canada’s technology sector.
Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the majority of its funding provided by the Government of Canada.