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Tuesday, May 11 • 3:25pm - 4:10pm
DAY 1: Fireside Chat: Building blocks of a security program for companies with applications in the Cloud

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According to *Verizon, web applications were involved in 43% of breaches in 2020. **IBM also reported that 52% of breaches were caused by malicious attacks against applications last year.

These highlight the importance for modern technology companies building web and mobile cloud-hosted apps to have a comprehensive information security program that covers application and cloud security as well as corporate governance and risk management.

Join Farshad Abasi (CSO, Forward Security), Michael Castro (Founder RiskAware), Kris Read (Co-founder/CTO, Neo Financial) for an interactive fireside chat where they share their experience building and supporting security programs that help organizations gain client trust, protect reputation, and increase market share by standing out from the crowd in today’s competitive marketplace that is increasingly under cyberattacks.

*Source: Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2020
**Source: IBM Security Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020

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Daina Proctor

Security Threat Management, Associate Partner, IBM
Daina Proctor, recently named as one of Canada’s TOP 20 Women in CyberSecurity, is the Canadian national lead for IBM’s Security Intelligence and Threat Management practice.  In her role she leverages her seasoned delivery experience to enable and evolve businesses with cohesive... Read More →
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Farshad Abasi

Chief Security Officer, Forward Security Inc.
Farshad Abasi is an innovative technologist with over twenty four years of experience in software design and development, network and system architecture, cybersecurity, management, and technical instruction. With a keen interest in security from the start, he has become an expert... Read More →
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Michael Castro

Founder and Risk Executive Advisor, RiskAware Group
As an IT leader with over two decades of experience building and leading information security, cyber risk and compliance programs at the enterprise level, Michael is a veteran vanguard for protecting sensitivedata. Michael’s multi-faceted portfolio includes a rich mosaic of work... Read More →
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Kris Read

Co-founder and CTO, Neo Financial
Kris Read is co-founder at Neo Financial - a technology company building a better financial experience for all Canadians. Since its inception in 2019 Neo has raised a $50M Series-A round and partnered with iconic brands like Hudson's Bay; their credit card delivers instant cash rewards... Read More →

Tuesday May 11, 2021 3:25pm - 4:10pm EDT
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