SC Congress Canada Presents a Security Power House with the Addition of Howard Cox, Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski to Agenda

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Highly-Anticipated Security Event Features “2 ½ Hours to Meltdown,” Live Network Compromise Conducted by Peter Stephenson

SC Congress Canada 2011

. “This summer’s conference showcases the who’s who in Canadian IT security discussing today’s most pressing security issues. You’ll walk away feeling informed and completely empowered to make the transformation necessary to protect Canadian enterprise.”

The second annual SC Congress Canada, the premier Canadian event for information security leaders taking place in Toronto on June 14 through 15, 2011, announces the addition of three of the most distinguished security leaders in Canada and North America, including Howard Cox, Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski. New to the conference, SC Congress Canada also presents an interactive and live network meltdown – an attack caused by consumer mobile devices in the enterprise and social networking.

New SC Congress Canada Keynotes Include:

  •     Information Sharing - A Government Perspective – Governments place information sharing high on the priority list, as the public sector looks to establish policies and processes to make this 'behavior' efficient and effective. The panel features professionals from a diverse group of agencies that discuss how their agencies share information both within the government - and more equally importantly with the private sector.
  • Howard Cox, assistant deputy chief, computer crime & intellectual property section, U.S. Department of Justice    
  •     Securing the Cyber Commons? - Learn about the major driving forces that are shaping cyberspace today, and why incidents of cyber espionage and warfare are becoming more prevalent worldwide. The Munk School professors will address how the hopes of preserving cyberspace as an open public commons are threatened by these major driving forces, leading to a kind of "perfect storm" in cyberspace. The issue of how to secure the cyber commons, and indeed whether cyberspace can be considered a commons at all, will be analyzed.
  • Ron Deibert, professor of political science, and director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Rafal Rohozinski, senior fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & CEO, SecDev Group
  •     2 ½ Hours to Network Meltdown – Don’t miss an interactive, live demo of a network meltdown resulting from mobile devices and social networking misuse on a fictitious corporate network. Observe as a number of attacks compromise users through websites employees visit both on mobile devices and on corporate computers. The end results: corporate data leakage of both company and customer information. Throughout the exercise, a panel of the industry’s top CISO's will discuss their experiences with such attacks as they happen, the relevant issues that concern them and, most importantly, best practices for mitigating these attacks in the future.
  • Peter Stephenson, CISO, Norwich University

This year’s agenda is already jam packed with topics that will ultimately shape the future and success of Canadian IT security. SC Congress Canada features timely breakout sessions, where Canadian subject matter experts address the most pressing IT security questions and challenges including:

  •     The RSA Security Breach - Details will continue to unfold on the hack of one of the most prominent brands in the security industry - right up to the day of this conference. Learn what really happened, in what way it affects your organization, and what can you do about it. And, not just what can you do if you are using Secure ID tokens, but what can you do to keep such a major breach with wide-reaching ramifications from happening to your organization?
  •     Stuxnet - When Will it End?

Cyber attacks, in general, get lots of press as they are interesting and often 'cool' to know about. But Stuxnet was a wakeup call for the power industry and, in general, those potentially the target of advanced state sponsored threats. Learn what really happened here and why this is still a major threat today.

Additional must-attend sessions include: The WikiLeaks, What Happened and How to Prevent It; Threat of the Hour, CERT Addresses the Latest most Dangerous Threats; Going Mobile, The State of Today’s Mobile Threat Landscape and How to Defend Against It; Selling Security to Management, Get a Seat at the Table and Buy-In from Management; eDiscovery and Your PCI-DSS Stance and much, much more!

“Back by popular demand, SC Congress Canada will address the most crucial real-world security challenges and solutions to help the Canadian private and public security professionals defend against cyber crime,” said Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief, SC Magazine. “This summer’s conference showcases the who’s who in Canadian IT security discussing today’s most pressing security issues. You’ll walk away feeling informed and completely empowered to make the transformation necessary to protect Canadian enterprise.”

A full list of speakers, a conference agenda, media partners, sponsors and participant registration can be found at

Registration for the conference is currently open. To register for the conference, please visit

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Hally Wax
MIX Public Relations


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