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Data Security and Privacy Seminar

Data Security and Privacy Seminar

Data security breaches happen more often than you might think to Canadian companies—and if you think your organization is too small to be targeted, think again. Just this year, two small towns in Ontario had to pay hackers to release their computer systems after separate ransomware attacks that locked them out; one town went for months without access as they negotiated to get the ransom reduced.

This seminar will take a close look at cybersecurity from the perspective of data security and privacy. How can you prepare for a data breach and what do consumers expect from businesses who collect their personal information? What regulations are currently in place to protect data and is your company in compliance?

We will delve into the following areas:

Data Security:

1. Review examples of recent data breaches and present Canadian stats on the ease and frequency at which breaches happen.
2. Identify risk factors for companies: Are Canadian companies concerned enough about data security and privacy? Are they prepared for a breach?
3. Discuss top of mind trust and transparency concerns for consumers regarding the protection of their data.
4. Complying with incoming Canada-wide legislation on November 1st that will require all companies to report a breach, regardless of how big or small the impact.
5. How to prepare for a breach: Planning, implementation, training and communications.

When: Monday, November 5, 2018

Where: Corporate Event Centre, CHSI, 5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1

Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (includes refreshments)

Presentation: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (includes Q&A)

Cost: Free for CHHMA & COPA
members* | $79.99 + HST per person for Non-members

*Limited seating, you must register to attend


1. What further privacy regulations are expected as it pertains to utilizing consumer data.
2. The Cambridge Analytica fallout: Now that consumers have gotten a glimpse into how their data is being collected and what it’s being used for, what will the privacy commissioner do about it?


Catherine Gill is a senior account management professional at a global consumer packaged goods company here in Canada.

She has over 19 years of experience in the business products industry and is a current candidate for a Masters in Communications Management at McMaster/Syracuse University.

Catherine is now in the process of completing her Master’s degree thesis on Data Security and Privacy. 

Use the attached PDF form to register.

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