Cybercrimes are growing exponentially, posing tremendous threats to our financial markets, undermining public confidence, violating our privacy and costing hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
A recent PWC survey found over half of Canadians companies have been a victim of cybercrime. Accenture found few Canadians know how to respond to cybersecurity threats.
Booth UC, in partnership with global cyber education leader Cybint, is answering the call and offering two online cyber literacy courses this fall. The courses are relevant for anyone including the public and professionals who are hoping to stay ahead of the growing trend in cybercrime.
Using a unique "micro-learning" concept for maximum retention, these courses offer a comprehensive overview of cybercrimes, covering terminology, best practices to protect against cyber threats, unique online search and analysis techniques, and methods to uncover hidden data and recover deleted data from around the web.
Angela Davis, chair of the business program at Booth UC, says, “Educating everyday users, employees or both on cybersecurity risks is key today. These courses provide that education and also include practical tools that students can start using today. In addition to our financial crimes major in the BBA program, Booth UC is providing unique opportunities for the community to improve cybersecurity."
"Cyber literacy has become a core necessity within the workplace, and the demand for expertise in the cybersecurity and cyber intelligence fields continues to grow," says Roy Zur, Cybint CEO and global cybersecurity and cyber intelligence expert. "Our programs are designed to provide cyber literacy at both the individual level and managerial level – creating a broad network of cyber expertise that extends beyond typical technical expertise and adds value in any professional or business environment."
Although the courses begin this fall, for those looking to secure a spot in these popular courses registration is open now. For additional information contact admissions@MyBoothUC.ca or phone (204) 924-4887 or toll-free: 877-942-6684 ext. 887
Data security and privacy breach: the most pernicious disease facing businesses today. Yet few victims will speak its name. Can your business survive a data security or privacy breach?
ISACA Winnipeg has invited Peter McCabe, Technology Practice Leader & Account Executive at PROLINK to speak on the subject of data security and privacy breach to shine a light on this dark topic.
The presentation will cover the following elements of this disease:
What about cyber insurance? Its purpose is to relieve the financial stress and provide access to experts. It’s only one piece of an ongoing risk management plan.
When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM
Where: RBC Convention Centre – Millennium Suite (375 York Ave, Winnipeg)
ISACA Members: $40.00
Register online here
We’ve all seen the headlines “Company X has had their data held for ransom” or worse yet, “Company Y had a data breach and customer information has been stolen”. This only happens to the big Fortune 100 companies, right?
Wrong - cybersecurity is relevant to companies of all sizes and anyone is a target. In fact, 43 percent of cyber attacks target small business.
While your business may only have a security budget that is a fraction of larger enterprises, spending that money wisely can still help you sleep at night. Nothing is ever infallible; however, implementing security measures can go a long way.
Security Measures You Should Have in Place
Cybersecurity works best when implemented in layers, much like how you protect your own house. Working from the outside in, there are several common layers typically implemented in a well-designed system:
Some questions you should ask yourself:
It is vital to know the answers to these questions BEFORE something happens. Time is of the essence when dealing with a data breach or malicious activity and if you are unable to stop the spread quickly, it could be much like a fire in your house: if not quickly contained it can be devastating.
If you are unsure of your company’s cybersecurity defenses, or are unable to answer the above questions that probably means there is room for improvement. Just like with your home, unless you’re experienced in assessing alarm systems, its often best to talk to an expert who specializes in this field. By following these measures and getting a security assessment, you can significantly reduce the risk that cyber threats pose to your business.
Imagine your worst day as a business owner/executive: Accounting calls and says all your financial documents are missing. Five minutes later, Operations calls and tells you the plant is shutting down as none of the systems are working.
Could this all have been avoided?
You've probably seen Board Members and senior executives taking a greater interest in cyber security with mounting coverage of international incidents - and that's a good thing. It is vital decision makers are properly informed to enable them to make better choices in guiding your organization. The ISACA Winnipeg Chapter wants to help security professionals connect senior executives and board members with the information needed to start or further a conversation about Cyber Security.
On Tuesday, September 19th 2017, ISACA Winnipeg Chapter is hosting a breakfast and presentation on Board Responsibilities for Cyber Security. Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce members may attend this event for the ISACA member rate of $20 (plus GST) by using the code PEGCHAMBER.
ISACA is the premier association worldwide for security and audit professionals and practitioners with a strong focus on continuing professional development and learning through sharing to improve IT audit, security and control practices. The award winning ISACA Winnipeg Chapter is internationally renowned for its educational focus and successes, including for hosting the longest running and best known annual security conference in Western Canada. Visit our website at http://isaca-wpg.org/