Recording of the CIPS Dec 6th Live Webinar: “Cyber Attacks are on the rise and are evolving – How should we deal with this problem”

Cyber attacks with growing scope and impact continue to grab front page headlines. No sector is immune: bad actors see relatively soft targets, with vast stores of personal data and care of critical infrastructure and services. 

In the face of evolving threats, decision-makers and Boards are increasingly looking and if not should be looking to anchor their information risk management strategy in the protection of critical assets. But, challenged with ongoing service delivery and budgetary pressures, many organizations have struggled to embrace a new “inside-out” model. And, defining and sustaining accountability remains a challenge. To help respond effectively to these evolving threats, this round table event will bring together business and technology executives, industry experts and cyber-risk thought leaders for a collaborative information sharing session. We will focus on common challenges and successes, including practical and proactive ways to improve cyber readiness at a high level. Questions and topics to be discussed: 

A new model for cyber risk management; the role of leadership, Directors & the C-Suite

Effectively engaging the board and management team on technology risk. Demystifying technology and translating technical risks into business terms 

Trends; cyber legal risks facing board members and senior management. Practical approaches, quick wins & moving from reactive to proactive risk management” 

Speaker: “Jason Doel is co founder, Tracker Networks Inc. where he manages the company’s go-to-market strategy, sales and marketing, operations and solution delivery. 

Jason works with dozens of leading organizations in Canada, the US and Europe, advising business and technology executives on practical and sustainable ways to identify, track and reduce cyber risk. Jason has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario.” 

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Recording of the CIPS Nov 29th Live Webinar: Quantum Computing 2016”

Quantum Computing is a technology that is rapidly becoming more accessible to ICT professionals. Once confined exclusively to the realm of multi-million dollar projects, it is now possible for any ICT professional to access time on a small quantum computer. Join David C Mckay as he leads us through an overview of the present state of Quantum Computing, and some of the real-world applications of this emerging technology.

David joined IBM in 2015 as a research staff member in the experimental quantum computing group. Prior to this David was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago in Prof. David Schuster’s lab from January 2013 to December 2014 researching circuit quantum electrodynamics. In July 2012 David received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign under the supervision of Prof. Brian DeMarco (co‐supervised with Prof. Joseph Thywissen at the University of Toronto). The main topic of his thesis work was to utilize ultracold atoms in optical lattices to investigate properties of the Bose and Fermi Hubbard models. In particular, at the University of Illinois David performed experiments with a gas of Rb‐87 atoms (a boson) loaded into a 3D optical lattice. This system realizes the physics of the Bose‐Hubbard model, which is a paradigm for strongly correlated lattice physics. One highlight of this work was implementing a fully three‐dimensional spin‐dependent optical lattice which allowed experiments with a lattice‐trapped gas in contact with a gas that does not experience a lattice potential. Part of his thesis work was performed at the University of Toronto (under the supervision of Prof. Joseph Thywissen) where they designed and developed a K‐40 (fermionic) experiment with the goal of resolving individual sites of a 2D lattice using in‐situ fluorescence imaging. K‐40 in a 2D optical lattice realizes the 2D Fermi‐Hubbard model, which is a candidate model for describing the main features of the high temperature superconducting cuprates.

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