Announcing our Latest Keynote – Dr. Lisa Bradley

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Dr. Lisa Bradley is currently the Senior Program Manager for NVIDIA’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). Her responsibilities include the management and resolution of product security vulnerabilities involving all NVIDIA products. She has 5+ years of experience leading PSIRT programs as she previously worked at IBM for 17 years. Lisa has served as a spokeswoman for many tech-related events including 2016-2018 FIRST PSIRT Technical Colloquium, 2017 FIRST Annual Conference, the Security Journey White Belt modules, and helped develop the FIRST PSIRT Services Framework and Training Videos. Lisa received her BA degree in both Mathematics and Computer Science from SUNY Geneseo. She also has a Masters and PhD in Applied Mathematics from NC State University. Outside of her role with NVIDIA, Lisa has been an adjunct professor at local universities for the past 12 years.

First Keynote Announced – Bradley Nix

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We are excited to announce our first keynote for the 2018 ISACA Information Security & Risk Conference – Mr. Bradley Nix, Senior Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security – National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and former Acting Director of the US-CERT.

Brad Nix joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2014 and has served as the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (USCERT). In this capacity, he ensured the day-to-day operations aligned with the strategic focus on cybersecurity within the U.S. government. He led efforts to improve the nation’s cybersecurity posture, coordinate cyber information sharing, and proactively manage cyber risks. In his current position, he is the senior advisor to NCCIC leadership, lending his expertise to the overall management and strategy of U.S. government’s 24/7 hub for cybersecurity information exchange, incident response, and coordination. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Nix served six years as the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service.

Mr. Nix has 20 years of IT and consulting experience with both small and large enterprise security programs with a focus on information security program development
and assessments; governance, architecture, technical vulnerability assessments; and
product assessments.Mr. Nix holds a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from James Madison University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an American Council for Technology / Industry Advisory Council (ACTIAC) Fellow and former ACT-IAC Executive Committee Vice President at Large.

Evening Event

We would like to thank our bronze sponsor TELUS Business for sponsoring our evening mixer being held in the private room at the Harbourstone Sea Grill & Pour House directly one floor below the conference in the Marriott Harbourfront. Please join us  at 5:30pm for drinks and food. Come catch up with old friends and meet new ones! We look forward to seeing you!

CLX Forum

We are pleased to welcome Ajay Sood as our day 2 lunch time speaker. Who will be introducing attendees to the CLX Forum, A Community Built on Crowdsourced Peer-vetted Cyber Content.

The Cybersecurity Leadership Exchange Forum (CLX Forum) is a thought leadership community created by Symantec. Our objective is to spark and foster an environment where IT security can network, learn and exchange ideas through actionable cyber content that’s crowdsourced and peer-vetted. We encourage you to join CLX Forum at http://www.clxforum.org.

All attendees will be receiving the book Canadian Cybersecurity 2018, authored by a number of leaders in the cyber security space including, Mike Redeker, VP and CIO, Canadian Pacific Railway, Vivek Khindria, VP of Security and Risk, Loblaws, Sheila Jordan, CIO, Symantec Corporation and a number of others.