Cybersecurity Hub

The Cybercrime Series

Take your cybersecurity knowledge to the next step with these intriguing, informative and entertaining talks. Each one dives into a different aspect of cybersecurity in a way that you have never seen before. Learn some new skills, discover new threats and dive into the fascinating world of cybercrime. All the talks are held through Google Meet. Please register to get the link. Everyone who attends will get a contect entry code for the Cybersecurity Challenge 2021/2022. You can also watch recordings of past presentations.

10 Biggest and Boldest Insider Threats Incidents of 2021

Over the last two years alone, insider security incidents have jumped 47%, with the average cost per incident up 31%. That risk is only increasing in an era of remote working and distributed teams. Today, anyone with insider access—outside contractors, consultants and vendors—can pose an insider threat. Many organisations are learning that the hard way.

Join us for this webinar to explore some of the biggest insider attacks of 2021 – and what you can do to avoid similar threats. You’ll learn:

  • The unexpected ways insiders can steal money, disrupt business and tarnish your organizations brand
  • How third-party vendors can pose as big of an insider threat as your employees
  • Tricks that outside attackers use to gain insider access 
  • Tips for managing insider threats and risks in your organization
October 19, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Speaker: Brian Reed

Brian Reed has 20+ years of information technology experience. In his current role, he supports Cybersecurity Strategy at Proofpoint. Before Proofpoint, Brian was a senior director at Gartner. Since 2015, he published over 50 research notes at Gartner, covering a wide range of cybersecurity and risk management topics.

Before Gartner, he spent many years in a variety of business development, product management, sales and system engineering roles, at companies including Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco Systems), HP, McAfee and Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM). He is well known in the information security industry and has spoken at numerous global security conferences. Brian also serves as an advisory board member and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from The University of Georgia and a Master’s in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. 


Twitter: @breed0

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Industrial Controls Systems in the 21st Century

The number of cyber-attacks on industrial control systems (ICS) has been increasing and growing in complexity since the early 2000’s. These attacks have typically gone unreported, yet the impact is substantial. In this session,delegates will learn about some of the history of these events, different types of threats, and some of the tools and techniques used in designing secure industrial control systems. Delegates will leave this session with a well-rounded understanding of the threat landscape and the importance of physical and human
aspects to the security of ICS.

October 21, 2021 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 


Speaker: Jason Kell

Jason is the President of Teknologi One, a completely remote IT company based in Calgary, AB focused on providing small and medium size businesses with enterprise level IT support and consulting. Jason has worked in various sectors throughout his 20+ years in IT and uses that to provide innovative technical solutions for customers in all industries. 

Prior to starting Teknologi One, Jason spent a large portion of his career working with IT in industrial settings that included managing data transfer between scheduling, control, finance, and reporting systems. Outside of Teknologi One, Jason enjoys spending time camping, skiing, biking and simply being outdoors with his family. Jason grew up in small town Saskatchewan and moved to Chestermere to be able to enjoy the Rocky Mountains.

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Information Security Career Opportunities

If you are interested in the careers available in information security, then this presentation is for you. If you are not sure if you should attend, come anyway and ask some questions.  Everyone is welcome even when your background is not in technology or security. Dr. Chiew is happy to share with you his experience in this field, and the career opportunities he has seen in the past years and potential opportunities in the future. The focus of his presentation will be on the types of opportunities rather than on specific opportunities, where these opportunities would be found, and some of their role characteristics.

October 28, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Speaker: Dr. Vincent Chiew, Ph.D. MACM, SMIEEE, ITIL, CISSP, CSSLP, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P, PMP, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Vincent is the founder of Axis Cogni-Solve Ltd. a permitted professional licensed, certified, and registered consulting and training company. His practice includes the areas of security, IT, and engineering. His formal education was in engineering and science. He welcomes anyone to network with him professionally, via LinkedIn:

Currently, he is working with the provincial government and (ISC)2 Alberta trying to establish the licensing of the information and cyber security profession. This effort involves the harmonization of the security body of knowledge with various security professionals and education institutions.

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