The 20th Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security & Trust (PST2023)
15-16 October 2023 - Industry Summit - Fredericton, NB Canada - In-Person & Online
21-23 August, 2023 / Copenhagen, Denmark / Hybrid Conference

Greg Murray
Senior Vice President, Information Security & CISO, Rogers Communications

With over 25 years of international executive experience in technology, Greg Murray is widely recognized as a business-focused cyber security expert. He has successfully led teams to reduce risk across diverse industries, with a proven history of delivering transformational technological solutions. As a founding chair of the Rogers Technology Inclusion and Diversity Committee, Murray led the establishment of a best-in-class Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion governance framework and program.
He serves as the Cyber Security and Technology Director-in-Residence for Rotman's National ICD Directors Education Program and has instructed 2,700+ board members and he helped co-found Toronto Metropolitan University’s Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst.

Talk Title:Cyber Resiliency – Are We Getting This Wrong?
Talk Abstract: Cyber-attacks touch every aspect of our lives – from our health to checking the weather, buying groceries, or travelling. Based on the cyber threat landscape, perhaps it’s time ask to ourselves: are we getting this wrong?

Jennifer Sloan
Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Mastercard Canada ULC

Jennifer Sloan has experience across all aspects of government, media and public relations, communications, and external affairs. She has worked with some of Canada’s leading government and political figures including the Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister as his director of communications. As the senior vice president of public policy and stakeholder engagement at Mastercard Canada, Sloan leads the development, management, and advocacy of the company’s public affairs while also building programs and leading initiatives to grow stakeholder partnerships. Sloan is a member of Canada’s business leadership team and the North America Region Lead for Mastercard’s Women’s Leadership Network.

Talk Title: From Talent to Security: Solving Canada’s Cyber Conundrum
Talk Abstract: Cybersecurity costs are rising, and many high-profile organizations in Canada have been hit over the past year. Hacking is a bigger problem now than ever before, with cybercrime spiking by 600 percent since the onset of the pandemic. The demand for cybersecurity has grown rapidly, and so has the need for skilled talent. Recognizing the critical and global importance of cybersecurity, Jennifer Sloan will discuss Mastercard's cyber strategy and investment in partners to go beyond the card and protect consumers and businesses and provide an update on the partnership with the University of New Brunswick.

Tricia Geddes
Associate Deputy Minister, Public Safety Canada

Tricia Geddes was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada effective June 2022. Prior to her appointment, Geddes held the role of Deputy Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships (DDP) at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). As DDP, she was responsible for key partnerships in the areas of strategic policy development, foreign relations, external review and compliance, communications, academic outreach, and stakeholder engagement, as well as litigation and disclosure. She supported the Director and, by proxy, the Minister of Public Safety and ensured CSIS was accountable, transparent, and attuned to the strategic interests of the Government of Canada.

Talk Title: Stronger Together: A Government of Canada Perspective on Facing Emerging Cyber Challenges
Talk Abstract: Malicious actors, including cyber criminals, are targeting our critical infrastructure, government institutions, sensitive scientific information, and intellectual property, as well as individual Canadians’ privacy and financial security. As the borderless risks that Canada faces in cyberspace continue to grow in size and complexity, Canada is no longer protected by its geography.
Public Safety Canada’s Associate Deputy Minister, Tricia Geddes, will delve into the major initiatives Canada is putting forward to address the broad and evolving threats we face, as well as the importance of close collaboration with industry.

Stephen Sparkes
Chief Information Security Officer, Scotiabank

Stephen Sparkes is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Scotiabank. Prior to joining Scotiabank to lead Information Security and Control, Sparkes was the head of Cyber Security Technology within the Global Information Security team at Bank of America. He held multiple leadership roles on Wall Street, including CIO for Barclays Capital in the Americas, CTO for Investment Banking and Capital Markets, co-head of Infrastructure, and head of Technology and Information Risk at Morgan Stanley. He is a champion of diversity, has cultivated diverse leadership teams, and invested in mentoring programs to encourage diversity in the workplace.

Talk Title: Privacy Security & Trust Risks in Generative AI & LLM
Talk Abstract: This presentation explores the intricate landscape of privacy, security, and trust risks in the realm of Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLM). Delving into the potential of these technologies, it uncovers some of challenges they pose to data privacy, cyber security, and societal trust. Drawing on real-world examples and emerging concerns, this presentation highlights the imperative for proactive safeguards and ethical considerations required to harness the power of Generative AI and LLM and help shape the future of responsible and secure AI.

Rajiv Gupta
Associate Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

Rajiv Gupta is the Associate Head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber Centre). In this role, Gupta is responsible for advancing the Cyber Centre’s strategic vision to enable a secure digital Canada. Prior to this role, he was the Director General of Cyber Defence Capabilities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s Degree in Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Talk Title: Canadian Cyber Threat Landscape
Talk Abstract: We continue to see a rise in cyber threat activity from ransomware and state-sponsored attacks, which are targeting both federal departments and critical infrastructure. Cyber security is a shared responsibility, and it will take a true team effort (government, academia, and private sector) to strengthen the cyber resiliency of Canada.

Matt Davies
Chief Technology Officer, Shared Services Canada

Matt Davies, Chief Technology Officer for Shared Services Canada, is a well-respected visionary leader and a corporate director who understands the importance of developing business strategies that support growth and innovation objectives while driving digital transformation and managing cybersecurity risk. He has shared his insight and expertise to help educate board members and executives on strategy, digital transformation, and cyber security risk. Davies received the Certified CISO Award at the Chief Information Security Officer Forum Canada 2020 and in 2023 was recognized as a global CCISO Hall of Fame Runner-up.

Talk Title: Driving Innovation – the Enterprise Approach
Talk Abstract: All organizations are looking for ways to leverage emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, cloud/edge computing, data, IoT, quantum computing and immersive technology to improve the way they deliver services. SSC provides modern, secure, and reliable IT services so that federal organizations can deliver programs and services that meet the needs of Canadians. This means we need to be constantly looking for at ways to be innovative while continuing to drive operational efficiency. This keynote will provide insight on how SSC is driving innovation and improving its operational efficiency while continuing to move towards a Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity.

Kevin Magee
Chief Security Officer, Microsoft Canada

As the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Canada, Kevin Magee leads the technical teams who are Microsoft’s architects, practitioners, and stewards of trust. He is one of Canada’s leading authorities on cybersecurity and cyber risk governance and often writes, lectures, and contributes to curriculum development for Canadian colleges and universities on topics related to cybersecurity, governance, entrepreneurship, and criminology. Magee also holds an ICD.D certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors and has extensive experience advising, educating and serving on boards including the Board of Trustees for Brock University.

Talk Title: Envisioning, Shaping and Leading a Cyber Resilient Organization
Talk Abstract: The lines between technology, people and processes that power and enable the modern company, hospital, school and government institution have become so blurred, complex, and ubiquitous that it is no longer possible to separate them. The organization is now the computer and in our role as security leaders we need to broaden our perspective on how best to protect it. Come learn how to hack, defend and make the decisions today that will create a layer 8 culture of security and a layer 9 resilient organization.

Rick Fawcett
Vice President Strategy and Business Development, ADGA

Rick Fawcett dedicated 34 years as a Signal Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving in Canada and Europe as well as participating in six expeditionary operations. Since joining Canada’s defence industry, Fawcett has focused on the design and integration of Command and Control and communications systems, including the cyber protection of these systems. He was awarded the NATO Meritorious Service Medal and was inducted into the Order of Military Merit. In his spare time, Rick enjoys spending time at his cottage and playing hockey and golf.

Talk Title: A Decision Makers View of Cyber
Talk Abstract: From a strategic decision makers perspective, cyber security is a business decision, not a technical one. In fact, most decision makers will not understand the technology. Deciding on the investment in cyber protection must balance factors such as the solution implementation and sustainment costs, business process impacts and legal requirements against the risks of a successful attack that could include lost revenue, impact on business reputation, legal liabilities, and the cost of system restoral. Cyber security needs and options must be presented in these terms, not technical terms.

Dr.Kalikinkar Mandal
Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick

Dr. Kalikinkar Mandal is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick. He holds the New Brunswick Power Cybersecurity Research Chair for smart grid security and privacy and is a member of Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity. Dr. Mandal received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in August 2013, and an MTech degree in Computer Science from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 2009. He then joined the University of Washington in Seattle as a Research Associate before accepting a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Prior to joining the University of New Brunswick, he was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Talk Title: New perspective of lightweight cryptography
Talk Abstract: Lightweight cryptography is a subfield of cryptography, which was invented to provide security and privacy in resource-constrained devices and applications such as RFID, sensor networks and Internet of Things. In this talk, first I will provide an overview of lightweight cryptography and the NIST lightweight cryptography (LWC) standard. Then, I will discuss advantages and challenges of the real-world deployment of new lightweight ciphers. Finally, I will present some results on the complexity of lightweight crypto algorithms from the NIST LWC competition, and new considerations for lightweight ciphers when it comes to integrating them with secure data processing tools and systems.

Phil Lamey
Senior Security Analyst, Treasury Board for Government of New Brunswick

Phil Lamey graduated from the Electrical Engineering program at the University of New Brunswick and has spent over 30 years in the Information Technology sector. He worked for companies such as Bell (NBTel), Nortel, and CGI before moving into the public sector with the Government of New Brunswick. Lamey focuses on making IT systems safe and secure for public use and on the development of security programs to ensure they are trustworthy, complete, and reportable. Lamey has deep knowledge and experience in all domains of Information security and ensures that programs are practical and efficient for the organization he serves.

Talk Title:The Anatomy of a Practical and Complete Information Security Program
Talk Abstract: Current industry conditions have led to a myriad of Cybersecurity programs and risk management frameworks.
  • How does a security practitioner go about recommending a security program that is right sized to meet the needs of an organization?
  • How can we track the success of the program and identify gaps?
  • What is the most effective way of reporting key performance indicators that matter?
This session will consider industry best practice frameworks and walk through the process that has led to a best practical implementation of a real security program.

Jennifer Quaid
Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange

Jennifer Quaid is the Executive Director of the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX), Canada’s preeminent private sector organization for cross-sector collaboration, enabling cyber resilience and preparedness in its members. She is responsible for advancing the mission and purpose of the CCTX and delivering value to the membership. With extensive experience in the tech sector and with membership-based organizations, she excels at creating an environment that fosters customer focus and service delivery. Quaid has 30 years of experience creating value in emerging businesses, in Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

Talk Title:The Role of Collaboration in Building Trust to Enable Security and Ensure Privacy
Talk Abstract: Effective cybersecurity needs a community; it can't be done in isolation; the challenges are too big and the adversaries too strong. There is a growing recognition among the private sector, governments, and regulators that collaboration improves outcomes in dealing with the threat. Collaboration forums enable organizations to build trust among participants. Trust is the foundation for sharing meaningful information that will increase resilience and security to safeguard privacy. This session will look at the role of collaboration in cybersecurity and privacy.

Andrew Jefferies
Risk Advisory Partner, Deloitte LLP

Andrew Jefferies is a cyber partner in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice who focuses on Canada’s security, justice, and defence industries. His expertise is in the areas of critical infrastructure protection and his technical background broadly covers cyber strategy and risk management. Jefferies has been a partner at Deloitte for 3 year and prior to that was a partner in Bulletproof Solutions since 2001. Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys sailing, music and getting lost in the woods.

Talk Title: Preparing for a post-quantum crypto world
Talk Abstract: Governments and organizations globally are facing an existential threat to their data security. When decades of cryptography are vulnerable to commoditized decryption attacks, the game changes. While this threat is still on the horizon, it is getting closer and the path to remediation is a long one. Organizations need to understand and mitigate these risks before a breakthrough makes broad commercialized quantum real. Andrew will discuss the implications of post-quantum crypto, and approaches organizations can take to minimize the threats.

Noemi Chanda
Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte LLP

Noemi Chanda is a Partner in Deloitte’s Data Protection and Privacy practice in Toronto. She provides privacy and data protection advisory services for organizations seeking to deliver new and better services for their clients and the community, advising in the areas of regulatory compliance, data protection, information privacy, and risk management. She specializes in serving technology, healthcare, retail, and public sector clients participating in new initiatives that involve the collection or use of personal information. Prior to Deloitte, Chanda articled at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab.

Talk Title: Enabling Privacy by Default through Effective Consent Management
Talk Abstract: The evolving regulatory landscape and consumer expectations require organizations to rethink their data handling practices. Truly operationalizing Privacy by Default requires organizational buy-in to implement new technologies and business processes. As consent continues to be integral to the responsible and compliant use of Personal Information (PI) in Canada, organizations are adopting new strategies to control and monitor the use of PI, with a focus on improving experiences that increase value, minimize risk, limit the impact of breaches, and maintain trust.
In this session, we delve into common challenges organizations are facing when it comes to Privacy by Default, and specifically provide examples of innovative consent management approaches.

David Magee
Vice-President (Research), University of New Brunswick

Dr. David MaGee is the Vice-President of Research at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He is a New Brunswicker, and received his B.Sc. in Chemistry (1982) and his Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (1987) from UNB. MaGee has been active UNB faculty member since 1990, serving in many capacities, including: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Chemistry, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, and Dean of Science, in addition to serving on numerous university committees. MaGee’s research expertise lies in the development of new and/or simpler ways to make biologically-interesting and structurally-challenging natural products, including anti-cancer and anti-microbial compounds.

Shawn McGuirk
Deputy Director for Research Security, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Shawn McGuirk is Deputy Director for Research Security at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and represents NSERC on the Global Research Council’s Responsible Research Assessment Working Group. He joined NSERC in 2018 as a Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow and is an alumnus of the Government of Canada Recruitment of Policy Leaders program. Previously, his PhD research at the Goodman Cancer Research Institute of McGill University centered on the role of cellular metabolism in cancer progression. McGuirk is also a longstanding member of the boards of directors of Acfas and of Science & Policy Exchange.

Dan Lindenas
Senior Policy Advisor, Research Security Centre

Dan Lindenas works as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Research Security Centre. He joined Public Safety in February 2022. As the Ottawa based Senior Policy Advisor, Lindenas supports the Research Security Centre’s main mission to provide meaningful advice and support to researchers across Canada. He also supports the reviews conducted under the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships.

Important Dates

Paper Submission:
April 24, 2023
May 20, 2023

Acceptance Notification:
June 9, 2023
June 18, 2023

July 1, 2023
Author Registration:
July 1, 2023
Industry Summit Early Registration:
July 14, 2023
Conference Date:
August 21-23, 2023