Cyber Summit 2021 has ended
With this year’s Summit taking place 20 months after COVID-19 hit North America, it seems fitting to look at how our ecosystem is moving to the "new normal".

We know this pandemic has led to a rapid acceleration of the use of digital technologies for remote learning and working. Combined with the advances in automation, and AI, the ways we interact with each other and our economy are changing. As we return to a post-pandemic world, it will be one that is forever changed. The question now is: what practices will be different, what will stay the same, and how will our lives improve as we adapt to the "new normal"?​​​​
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Monday, November 8 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Incorporating Multi-Factor Authentication in the Public Sector

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Cybersecurity and data-related crimes are nothing new in the IT landscape, but with the rise of machine learning and more savvy attackers, issues like phishing attempts and ransomware are also increasing. These problems are costing Canada’s public and private sectors billions of dollars.

Whether you work for a small organization with under 1,000 full time employees and students, or a large institution with over 10,000 daily users, everyone faces the same risk. 

In this workshop, we will bring together cybersecurity experts from post-secondary institutions across Western Canada to provide an overview of how Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is being leveraged to protect their staff and students. They will talk about their approaches to implementation, including building buy-in and adoption across their institutions. 

We will end this workshop with an “ask me anything” session. The goal of this event is to explore how we can better support each other as we all work to implement MFA in our respective organizations.

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Sean Feil

Lead, Identity and Messaging, University of Calgary
Full stack developer interested in creating usable, secure, scalable web applications. Able to lead projects and development teams in creating, deploying, and enhancing enterprise grade web applications. Experienced in DevOps and identity management.
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Adrian Schmidt

Systems and Network Administrator, Burman University
Adrian Schmidt was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, and he studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires, graduating with honors. Near the end of his studies, he started working for the National Justice Department as the Head of Software Development to develop a... Read More →
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James Cairns

Lead, IT Security, Bow Valley College
James Cairns loves the evolving challenges of his career in IT Security and has spent more than 15 years invested in growing his experience as he implements systems and designs solutions to help students and colleagues learn and work more effectively and efficiently. As Security Lead... Read More →
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Mark Sly

IT Director, Architecture & Security, University of Calgary
Mark Leads the Cyber Security Operations, Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Architecture teams centrally at the University of Calgary.

Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm MST