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Date March 06, 2019 Time 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Chapter Nova Scotia Place 1801 Hollis Street Cost $65

The Cyber Threat Landscape with Peter Morin, KPMG

The fmi*igf Halifax Chapter’s next event will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  The informative professional development session is entitled “The Cyber Threat Landscape presented by Peter Morin, Director in KPMG’s Risk Consulting – Cyber Security (see Peter’s bio below).  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

What does the cyber threat landscape mean to your organization?

Protecting business assets and reputation against the backdrop of an increasingly dangerous cyber threat landscape should be on everyone’s radar.  We have seen destructive breaches at well-known institutions such as Yahoo, Uber, Target, Sony, Anthem and most recently Equifax which have shown us that no matter the brand, business, or size, no one is immune.

Key topics covered in this session:

  • Understand the current threat landscape-who, why and what are attackers targeting?
  • Discuss the key trends and drivers of cyber security-consumerization, emerging trends, and regulatory and compliance pressures.
  • Discuss some of the gaps that led to many well-known breaches and how to prepare your organization in the event of a breach.
  • Understanding your organization’s top cybersecurity priorities while appropriately managing the impact on the business.

The morning learning session will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Halifax at 1801 Hollis Street, 14th Floor, in the Board Room (west side of the building).  Entrance to the building is on the corner of Hollis Street and Duke Street.  For parking downtown, street meters are limited and often difficult to find.  There are a number of parking options in the area with hourly and daily rates, including:

  1. Metro Park – Parking lot at 1554 Hollis Street
  2. Scotia Square Parkade at 5201 Albemarle Street
  3. Indigo Parking – Accessible off Lower Water Street either at the Casino, or the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
  4. Law Courts Parking – 1815 Upper Water Street

To help defray the cost of parking, the cost for this session is only $65 which includes a continental breakfast and entitles registrants to a complimentary annual membership with fmi*igf National.  All sessions qualify for 3 verifiable CPD credits.

We will also be making our second draw for a $2,000 travel subsidy to attend fmi*igf’s PSMW conference in Vancouver on May 13-14, 2019.  If you are a public sector employee and interested in this draw, please e-mail Angela at halifax@fmi.ca.  Winner will have until March 31st to advise us if they can attend the event.

To register for this event go to www.fmi-igf.ca.  Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.  Deadline for registration is March 1, 2019.

Membership with fmi*igf provides reduced rates for professional development opportunities, online access to the fmi*igf e-Journal, access to complimentary webinars and eligibility for a draw that provides free registration and travel subsidy of $2,000 to a national fmi*igf learning event (either PD Week or PSMW).  Another benefit of membership is the Chapter’s Annual Scholarship for a member or dependent of a member in a full-time study at university or community college.  Details are available on the Chapters web page at www.fmi.ca/chapters/halifax/scholarship/.