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Cyber Safety Culture: How Project Managers Can Make it Happen & Why Technology is Not Enough

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Cyber Safety Culture: How Project Managers Can Make it Happen & Why Technology is Not Enough

Project Managers will play a key role in this mandatory cultural transformation by adopting and promoting Cyber Safety Culture components and concepts during project delivery. Join this discussion and learn how! It is clear that something is very wrong with our current approach to cyber security.

Each year organizations worldwide are spending billions on high tech solutions, while the bad guys keep getting “badder” and richer. Why is this and what do we do about it? Clearly, technology alone is not the answer and a fundamental change in approach is required NOW. Creating a Cyber Safety Culture in an organization involves everyone from the front desk through the executive suite to the Board table. Project Managers can be catalysts for this transformation, project by project, in their inevitable role as Change Managers. It is estimated that fully 85% of all breaches could be mitigated by the CIS "hygiene" factors. These factors are human and process-centered, and every project should consider this perspective to protect organizations from cyber-attack.

Takeaways: (list takeaways to be learned from your presentation)

1. What is a Cyber Safety Culture?

2. Why is it Essential?

3. How Do Project Managers Make It Happen, both from an organizational and project perspective?


Speaker Bio

Janet Cloud CMC, MBA, ICD.D


Co-founder & COO

Smashblock Corporation


Janet is a senior executive with global experience in a medium to large companies in a variety of industries, including financial and professional services. Prior to co-founding Smashblock, a high-tech startup, she was a board member and VP Operations & Technology at Advantage International responsible for development, delivery and support of digital products worldwide. She was EVP at TNS Canada running Operations & Technology and ran cross-border transformational initiatives for TNS U.S., a subsidiary of TNS Global, one of the world’s largest custom market research houses. Janet has a B.Sc. and an MBA in Operational Research and Management Information Systems from McGill University. She holds the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation. She has served 15+ years as a corporate, government, and charitable Board director, and has attained her ICD.D from Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. Janet volunteers as a tutor with “Beat the Street” at Frontier College, a national literacy organization, and assists charitable agencies with their IT risk management and strategy.

Dinner Menu
- Mixed Green Salad (Farro, Dried Blueberry, Goat Cheese, Walnut, Balsamic Vinaigrette).
- Herb Crusted Ling Cod - NF, DF (Sauteed Baby Potatoes, Broccolini, Capers, Olives, Confit Tomato)

- Raspberry Mascarpone Creme Brule - GF,(Can be made NF) (Pistachio Biscotti).


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Type of activity: Dinner Event

Date: 18 September 2019

Hour: 17:00 to 20:00

Number of PDUs: 2.0


Members: $45.00

Non members: $65.00


Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver , 791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4