Dominic has an established track record as a cyber security leader. He has a wide-range of experience overseeing numerous projects including security strategy development, policy development, endpoint security, and threat management in a multitude of industries (financial services, logistics, transportation, government, telecommunications, and critical infrastructure). Dominic actively participates in the local Vancouver security community and is a regular cyber security expert for Global BC (TV), CKNW (radio), News1130 (radio), and the Vancouver Sun (newspaper).
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The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry was first elected to Parliament for Vancouver Centre in 1993, becoming the first rookie to defeat a sitting Prime Minister. Re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2015, she is now the longest-serving female MP in Canadian history.
Inspired by Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s vision for a just society, Dr. Fry immigrated to Canada in 1970, practicing family medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital for decades. She was a leader in the medical community, serving as president of the Vancouver Medical Association (VMA), BC Medical Association (BCMA), and the Federation of Medical Women. She also hosted the popular medical information show Doctor, Doctor on CBC television.
Following her election in 1993, Dr. Fry was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. From 1996 to 2002, she was in Jean Chrétien’s Cabinet as Canada’s Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Status of Women, where she focussed on social policy, arts and culture, women’s equality, the environment, homelessness, same-sex benefits, and equal marriage.
From 2006 to 2015, she held a number of leadership roles in the Official Opposition, holding the Harper government to account as Critic for Canadian Heritage, Critic for Sport and the 2010 Games, and Critic for Health—where she was responsible for developing the Liberal Party of Canada’s 2015 Health platform.
In addition to her duties as a Member of Parliament, Dr. Fry currently serves as head of Canada’s delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCEPA), and is the OSCEPA’s Special Representative for Gender Issues. She is also a member of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP), which oversees Canada’s intelligence agencies, and Chairs the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians for Population Development.
She has three adult sons and four young grandchildre
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Director, Risk & Cybersecurity Services, Deloitte
A former police officer with 25 years of investigative and crime prevention experience. She has been developing and delivering cyber awareness and crime prevention programs for both public and private sector organizations for over 20 years. Her areas of expertise include cyber safety, online fraud, social engineering, online abuse, social media, cyberbullying, targeted intrusions, and privacy protection.
Director of Business Development for the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange(CCTX). The CCTX is Canada’s private sector led platform and sharing community for the analysis and collaboration of cyber security insights impacting Canada. Providing both a cross-industry and by-industry context, it serves small, medium and large organizations across the country contributing to Canada’s cyber resiliency.
Before joining the CCTX, MJ was the Vice President of Sales and Partnerships for two cybersecurity start-ups in North America. Prior to this, MJ was a Global Director at IBM for Workplace Services and Mobility.
Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick (UNB) and research coordinator of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC). He is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) with more than 22 years of academic and industry experience developing technology that detects and protects against cyberattacks, malware, and the dark web. Dr. Lashkari has been awarded 3 gold medals as well as 12 silver and bronze medals in international computer security competitions around the world. In 2017, he has been selected as the top 150 researchers who will shape the future of Canada. Also, he won the Runner up Cybersecurity Academic Award of the year at ICSIC conference in Canada. He is the author of 10 books in English and Persian on topics including cryptography, network security, and mobile communication as well as over 90 journals and conference papers concerning various aspects of computer security. His research focuses on cybersecurity, big data security analysis, Internet Traffic Analysis and the detection of malware and cyber-attacks as well as generating cybersecurity datasets.
In both her personal and professional life, Sabrina has always been driven by a passion for technology, education and innovation, coupled with a keen interest in understanding and exploring different cultures across diverse geographies. This focus led her to Doha, Qatar where she worked at the College of North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q) from 2005-2019; most recently as the Security Systems Administrator, thanks to her successful completion of her BSc Cyber Security coupled with her tenacity and determination to succeed in this male dominated field.
Building on her formal education and subsequent job as the Security Systems Administrator, she is currently living and working in Vancouver as an Education Awareness Specialist, IT Security in order to positively shift the way people interpret and understand IT security both in their personal and professional lives. With 18 years of IT experience, she aspires to embolden and mentor other women and girls to join the IT Security workforce.
Violaine comes from a legal background as a lawyer who is now practising as a data and privacy specialist. Her focus is on raising awareness on how new technologies affect the legal and practice framework as they evolve, especially with GDPR.
Her acquired skills in information security management enable her to help companies address challenges of data protection & privacy regulations and takes a pragmatic approach beyond the legal view, and therefore encompassing appropriate technical and management-oriented aspects of the decision-making process and counselings.
Additionally, I’m a true enthusiast of new technologies and supporter of innovations and an advocate for privacy and human rights.
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If any of these statements resonate, you should support the International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD) petition for Canada to recognize September 1st as IWCD.