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University hosting business cybersecurity conference June 16


Some experts call the recent wave of cyberattacks around the world a ‘wake-up call’ to everyone to address vulnerabilities within their computer systems. For organizations large and small, global dependence on technology in business creates a ‘new responsibility’ for everyone, not just the tech-savvy.

On Friday, June 16, the Management Development Centre (MDC), part of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), will host Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Business.

Who should attend?

  • Business leaders, managers and owners, particularly those who may not have full-time IT specialists, or those who support IT teams in protecting business operations.
  • Organizations and individuals seeking to increase their practical knowledge about everyday cybersecurity topics, or looking for answers about the future of cybersecurity.

The half-day Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Business conference will:

  • Explore how everyone from front line staff to business owners plays a part in protecting the workforce from cybercrime.
  • Explain how to create a culture of security to enhance your business and build consumer confidence.
  • Provide valuable insight on how to protect your business and avoid being a cybersecurity victim.

A panel of security experts and University of Ontario Institute of Technology researchers will provide ‘real tools’ on:

  • password security
  • detection and prevention strategies
  • challenges faced by police during investigations
  • the connected car

Keynote speaker

David Millier, is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected experts in the field of information security and compliance. Millier is the author of Breached, a real-life story of how companies get it wrong, and what they can do to make it right. He will provide entertaining insight on the current state of Internet security and why it is a problem. He will also highlight real-world examples of cybercriminal activities. Copies of Breached will be available for distribution at the conference.

Attendees will enjoy a light lunch while networking with other professionals who share similar concerns about one of today’s most contentious business issues.

Friday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (registration opens at 8 a.m.)

Science Building, Founding Deans Atrium
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario



“Cybersecurity is not just a priority, it is an obligation for every business person. As an experienced centre for executive and professional leadership programs we have recognized the need to educate professionals on the importance of being aware of current security threats.”
-Stephen Rose, Associate Dean, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Director,  Management Development Centre

Questions about registration?

Conference media contact: 

Bryan Oliver
Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 6709
289.928.3653 (cell)


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