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Halifax Chapter


2016 - 2017


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
9:00 am  - 12:00 pm

Brightwood Golf and Country Club
227 School Street
Dartmouth, NS









A fmi*igf Halifax Chapter Professional Learning Session

with Mark Bernard, a leader/expert in Cyber Security.


8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
COST $50 Members
$100 Non-members

eFraud - There are many types of information available to fraudsters, some are more attractive than others due to their economic value, ease of access and limited ability of organizations to detect a breach and respond to that breach in a timely manner.  At one point in time banking records were prized but in recent years' medical records were valued.

Cloud Security - Cloud security has come a long way and its getting better and better with the increased visibility and use by governments and commercial enterprise.  SAP HANA is one example of this level of improvement, but there is still a lot of work to do as Microsoft, CISCO, Oracle, IBM, Apple are continuing to struggle with defective Product manufacturing.

Recent Interesting Facts and Figures

  • Sixty-nine percent of enterprise security executives reported experiencing an attempted theft or corruption of data by insiders during the last 12 months, according to Accenture and HfS Research.
  • Sixty-two percent of business users report that they have access to company data that they probably should not see, according to the Ponemon Institute.
  • Ponemon also reported that 43% of businesses need a month or longer to detect employees accessing files or emails they're not authorized to see.
  • Nearly a third of all organizations still have no capability to prevent or deter an insider incident or attack, according to the SANS Institute.
  • Forty-five percent of IT executives say malicious insider attacks is one of the email security risks they are most ill-prepared to cope with, according to a study by Mimecast.
  • 60% of small companies are unable to sustain their businesses over six months after a Cybercrime attack.

Mark E.S. Bernard

Cybersecurity Thought Leader and Author of NIST Cybersecurity Courses

Key Past Experiences

  • Associate Director & NTT DATA Security Program Manager for Morgan Stanley Account
  • Security Consultant, ISO 27001/ISO 9001/ISO 22301 Virtustream Cloud SAP HANA
  • IMIT Security Specialist, Healthcare, Enterprise Threat Risk Management, CERT
  • Director Technology Operations, Government Corp Accounting; ISO 27001, ITIL Integration
  • Manager, Government, Information Security Branch Compliance an Reporting
  • Information Security Officer, McCain Foods Limited
  • Security Officer, Zürich Insurance HRIS

Key Achievements  

  • Published NIST Cybersecurity Foundation course
  • Led 1st Canadian Government ISO/IEC 27001 Registration /Certification
  • Led BC Government Corporate Accounting Services IMIT during $25M N-RFP
  • Led 1st Canadian bank, Trade /Wholesale Service to ISO 27001 Registration /Certification
  • Founded Atlantic Canada High Tech Crime Association

Key Professional Designations

  • ISACA - Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • ISACA - Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • ISACA - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment at www.fmi-igf.ca. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Questions?, contact at (902) 897-8920.

Looking forward to seeing you on the the 19th!

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