Cybersecurity Skills Gap and the War for Diverse Talent

Cybersecurity is an area of strategic importance for virtually every business in Canada and attraction and retention of top talent is becoming increasingly competitive. This event will feature compelling industry leaders and security subject matter experts who will provide context on this pressing issue as well as present the latest reports, program successes, case studies, best practices and concrete solutions.

Join us to hear from top Canadian security leaders who will share their insights and strategies as we strive to address the cyber skill challenge and identify alternative pathways to diverse talent.

Co-host Anuja Sharma, Regional Head of Solution Engineering, Splunk in conversation with Abiodun Morolari, CISO, City of Toronto. Forward thinking leader, Abiodun Morolari, will highlight some of the City of Toronto’s cybersecurity governance plans and priorities. Abi will also discuss the war for tech talent from a public sector perspective and identify strategies to attract and retain diverse leaders.

Kevin Dawson, CEO, ISA Cybersecurity will discuss how to close Canada’s cyber skills gap through industry-academic collaborations, and the critical role this plays in fostering the next generation of talent and innovation. He’ll also talk about solutions to talent shortages that can be implemented today, and alternative pathways to attracting diverse talent.

Tony Holmes, Practice Lead for Solutions Architects Public Sector, Pluralsight will cover the Cybersecurity Staffing Crisis: Finding Talent Outside the Box. What is the cost of lost opportunity when hiring in Cybersecurity, and how can we avoid it? This talk will challenge you to think differently when hiring for complex roles and offer a different perspective when trying to hire top talent, for roles that benefit from creative problem-solving skills.

December 8, 2021 from 2pm-4pm ET

Members Ticket – $25

Non-Members Ticket – $50

Government Employee Ticket – complimentary


CO-HOST:

ANUJA SHARMA, Regional Head of Solution Engineering, Splunk



KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

KEVIN DAWSON, President & CEO, ISA Cybersecurity

LIGHTNING TALK:

ABIODUN MOROLARI, CISO, City of Toronto

PANEL MODERATOR:

GARY MILLER, Vice President, Cybersecurity, CGI

PANELISTS:

ENZA ALEXANDER, Executive Vice President. ISA Cybersecurity

HEATHER RICCIUTO, Cloud Security Program Manager for IBM Security

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

TONY HOLMES, Practice Lead for Solutions Architects Public Sector, Pluralsight


 

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Event Details

December 8, 2021

2:00pm - 4:00pm ET

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