January 2015 Education Session - Sink or Swim: Resilience in a Storm of Cyber Threats
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (2 CPE Hours)
Cost: ISACA Members - $50; Future Members - $55; Students - $30 (Students - Please bring valid student ID)
Location: Steamworks (Wine Room), 375 Water Street, Vancouver (at Water Street and W. Cordova, near the Waterfront Station)
A full 3 course lunch is included.
CIOs, CxOs, Senior Management, IT Governance, IT Management, Information Security Management, Risk Management, and IT Assurance professionals.
Please join us for our Cybersecurity and Resilience session, where we will discuss key cyber threats and how:
- they can adversely affect your company
- they can affect directors and officers
- to make up the basis of an incident response plan
- to establish a comprehensive cybersecurity plan
Today's globalized environment has introduced an increasingly interconnected, integrated and interdependent market requiring businesses to embrace, sometimes begrudgingly, various powerful technologies to compete. Technologies like cloud, mobile, social media, and internet of things are quickly re-transforming the business environment because they open up many new opportunities and potential cost savings and productivity gains. The offset is that traditional information security risks are amplified and entirely new ones have been introduced. Cyber threats are more aggressive, more unrelenting, more numerous, and more effective than ever. It is imperative to understand the entire threat landscape and provide a holistic security response.
So what can you do to protect your organization while responding to emerging cyber threats?
What in your plan makes your organization more resilient against the latest onslaught of cyber threats?
Vinay Balaji is a Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers Risk Assurance Services practice. He is a versatile, performance-driven professional with over 7 years of experience in IT Audit, IT Security, IT Governance/ Controls and Internal Audit engagements. His expertise includes public sector, healthcare, real estate, utilities, manufacturing, hospitality, insurance, and technology services clients.
He has managed several IT Audit engagements and IT Security review engagements that involved assessing the design effectiveness of controls and testing the operating effectiveness of IT general controls, including IT Security controls. These projects involved reporting and presenting the audit findings to senior management and the audit committee.
Vinay's recent experience includes:
• Led several Cyber security Assurance reviews for clients in British Columbia which involved assessing the organization's Cyber security maturity from a security governance, security operations and security compliance standpoint.
• Managed several Third Party assurance engagements which involved assessing the design and operating effectiveness of IT logical security (including cloud security) and physical security controls for managed hosting environments.
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