As a leader in digital transformation, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is co-hosting the Vancouver International Privacy and Security Summit (VIPSS) from May 5-7, 2021. The virtual Summit will connect over 1,000 security and privacy professionals from around the world to discuss important security issues as the move to digital platforms accelerates.
With innovation and technologies transforming industries, it is increasingly important to consider the impact of digital transformation on privacy and security, as well as the future of work.
BCIT security and privacy experts to speak at the Summit
“Digital transformation is a shared journey for the world and requires a collaborative effort to inspire innovative and global progress,” said Steve Wilson, Director, BCIT Centre for Digital Transformation. “The Vancouver International Privacy and Security Summit serves as a catalyst in bringing BCIT and industry experts together to tackle complex problems and reimagine the future.”
Some of the Institute’s very own subject matter experts, including Chief Information Officer Roy Hart, will be speaking at the Summit, offering leading-edge insights.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
8:45 – 10:15 am PST
Roger Gale, Program Head, Industrial Network Cybersecurity program, will speak about Cybersecurity and Industrial Systems.
This session attempts to answer the question of why IT cybersecurity training has not resulted in adequate protection of industrial systems. After a short review of some recent industrial cyberattacks and the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by threat actors to gain access and compromise industrial system, attendees will then review IT cybersecurity training and some of its shortcomings. As well, learn about the new BCIT Industrial Cybersecurity Program and its associated lab and why this program will help industry with their cybersecurity needs.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
10:30 – 11:30 am PST
Sunny Jassal, Director, Cybersecurity, will participate in a panel on Building Canada into a Digital World – Interacting with Digital Consumers and Citizens.
To create a digital Canada, it’s essential to build trust and prioritize “engagement and education” with communities. When talking about the concept of trust, put oneself into the context of the people whom this trust is built with. Identity management is a core component to building a solid foundation for a socioeconomic safety net.
As digital transformation accelerates, people must solve the challenges faced today while preparing for an abundance of future opportunities. At the heart of that effort is the commitment to building trust and data stewardship into AI development projects and organizations.
4:00 – 4:45 pm PST
Roy Hart, Chief Information Officer, will deliver the Keynote Address on Privacy and Security in a Hyper-Connected World – The Future of Technology Enabled Environments.
BCIT is launching a Smart Campus Initiative to connect thousands of distributed IoT sensors that will be spread across multiple buildings and systems at the Burnaby Campus. This presentation will address the potential operational and academic benefits, the scope of the initiative, and early considerations for privacy and security. Topics covered will include digital twins, cloud services, digital identity, open data, IoT, and security. The BCIT Smart Campus Initiative will also create many new opportunities for collaboration with industry and future-proof applied education through agile learning, digital transformation management and our continued Partnership in Provincial Resilience.
The Summit will also offer informative educational sessions, several compelling panel sessions, and extensive networking opportunities.
Visit the BCIT virtual booth to meet cybersecurity experts
Cybersecurity experts from BCIT and beyond will also be at the virtual BCIT booth to offer meet-and-greet opportunities and to speak about the following:
BCIT presents: The BCIT Centre for the Internet of Things
May 6 – 10:00 to 10:30am PST – Jonathan Bassan, Director, Internet of Things, BCIT
The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the Internet, all collecting and sharing data. Connecting all these different objects and adding sensors to them adds a level of digital intelligence, enabling them to communicate real‐time data without involving a human being. The IoT is making the fabric of the world around us smarter and more responsive, bridging the physical and digital worlds.
BCIT cybersecurity expert: Is your small business cybersecure?
May 6 – 12:05 to 1:10pm PST– Sunny Jassal, Director, Cybersecurity, BCIT
When accidents happen on the road, it does not matter if you drive a 4×4 truck or a smart car. The same analogy applies to business risks; the size of your business does not matter. The Internet is just like the road allowing businesses of all sizes to reach other markets searching for opportunities, using a vehicle such as a computer or a mobile device. Just as accidents can happen with any car on any road, business risks can arise from any cloud‐based application, email, smartphone, or third‐party software. Reports suggest theft of digital information has become the most reported fraud, surpassing physical theft. Every business that uses the Internet should foster a culture of shared responsibility for cybersecurity, leading to enhanced business and consumer confidence.
BCIT presents: A Day in the Life of a Cybersecurity Professional
May 6 – 2:25 to 2:55pm PST – Ask Industry Session
Interested in a career is Cybersecurity? This is your opportunity to learn about a day if the life of a cybersecurity professional. Bring your questions and ask the cybersecurity professionals about their experience and careers opportunities. What skills are employers looking for? Where to start with training? Networking and mentorship opportunities? Certifications? With innovation and technologies transforming industries, it is increasingly important to consider the impact of digital transformation on privacy and security, as well as the future of work.
Quantum Boost: Using Quantum Computing to Supercharge Your Business
May 7 – 10:25 to 10:55 am PST – Brian Lenahan, Author
In this session we will discussing his new book called Quantum Boost – (We will have a couple copies for give‐aways as well as copies of his previous books) Quantum computing is the new technology of the 2020’s and the learning curve will be steeper, and the competitive advantage greater in the next few years. Do not hesitate. Take the time now to learn and engage in the world of quantum computers to provide your organization with faster solutions to the most complex challenges. We will also discuss quantum security, cryptography, encryption, and the future of data privacy.
BCIT presents: Industrial Systems Have Cybersecurity Needs Too
May 7 – 12:25 to 1:30 pm – Roger Gale, Program Head, Industrial Network Cybersecurity program, BCIT
In this session we will attempt to answer the question of why IT cybersecurity training has not resulted in adequate protection of industrial systems. After a short review of some recent industrial cyberattacks and the tactics, techniques and procedures used by threat actors to gain access and compromise industrial system, we will then review IT cybersecurity training and some of its shortcomings. Finally, we will present the new BCIT Industrial Cybersecurity Program and its associated lab and why this program will help industry with their Cybersecurity needs.
BCIT presents: Emerging Technology Trends
May 7 – 2:30 to 3:00 pm ‐ Ask Industry Session
How will the latest technologies transform your organization and your life? During this session Industry professionals will discuss some of emerging technology trends, including practical examples from a wide range of industries. From digitally extended realities to mass personalization, smart places and beyond. With innovation and technologies transforming industries, it is increasingly important to consider the impact of these emerging technologies on your organizational privacy and security, as well as the future of work
Preparing students for the future of cybersecurity in an increasingly digital space
Through collaborations with industry and government partners, BCIT continues to train cutting-edge digital talent to tackle cybersecurity and other issues – and the VIPSS is just one of the many initiatives helping the Institute achieve this goal.
As a leader in delivering future-proof, applied education in collaboration with industry partners, BCIT equips graduates with skills and knowledge required for a spectrum of cybersecurity roles in various industries. BCIT offers several programs – from Computing to Forensics – to help launch an in-demand and dynamic career in the field of cybersecurity. Through this unique applied education model, BCIT is empowering people, shaping BC, and inspiring global progress.
Hear from BCIT and others at the upcoming Vancouver International Privacy and Security Summit and learn more about cybersecurity-related programs, including Part-time Studies options.
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