Hyper connectivity is transforming our digital economy into an intelligence economy, an environment where 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. This phenomenon, referred to as Internet of Things (IoT), will create new opportunities for businesses to expand their reach in a global marketplace. However, it will also make safeguarding against cyber threats much more challenging. Cybercrime already costs the global economy up to $575 billion annually, and this figure can grow exponentially if businesses don’t take decisive action to protect against the evolving threat.
In light of these challenges, ICTC, with funding from Public Safety Canada, has launched a study that seeks to explore the impact of cybercrime on the Canadian economy. ICTC is currently engaging industry, policymakers and the education sector to evaluate the potential vulnerabilities posed by the impending IoT environment on critical infrastructures in Canada. ICTC is working with its stakeholders to highlight best practices and remedial actions and identify national and international policies to promote effective cyber security practices within industry. A final report will be publicly released in July 2016.
Cybersecurity as a competitive advantage for your Organization
Companies of all sizes with effective cyber security have an advantage: Secure information means fewer work interruptions, minimize or eliminate lost revenues, and strong customer relationships in the face of cyber attacks.
To help you secure this advantage, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), with funding from Public Safety Canada, will deliver cyber security workshops to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in five cities – Calgary, Edmonton, Fredericton, Ottawa, and Victoria – across Canada.
The aim of these workshops is to increase cyber security awareness and responsiveness among Canadian SME businesses, learn about their existing security challenges and provide actionable recommendations for building sustainable cyber security practices that will feed into local, regional and national decision-making.
- ICTC presentation on the impact of cyber security on Canadian businesses
- Practical cyber practices for your Business
- Building cyber capability and capacity
- A featured speaker from industry
- Q&A with cyber security industry expert to share and disseminate cyber security best practices
Dates, Time, Location & Host Partner:
June 13, 2016, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Victoria, BC (Partner: VIATEC) Location: Shaw Conference Room, Fort Tectoria, 777 Fort Street
June 15, 2016, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Ottawa, ON (Partner: L-Spark) Location: Canada Council of Arts, 150 Elgin Street, 2nd floor, Meeting Room 1 (A-B)
June 17, 8:00am – 11:30am, Calgary, AB (Partner: CCAT/KNOVO) Location: ATB Entrepreneurial Centre 1110 – 17th Avenue SW
June 21, 2016, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Edmonton, AB (Partner: Startup Edmonton) Location: Start-Up Edmonton, Program Room, 10359 104 St. NW
June 22, 2016, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Fredericton, NB (Partner: Opportunities NB) Location: Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Drive, Room#208
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