VIPSS Sector Days – Finance March 25, 2021, Virtual Platform

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VIPSS Sector Days – Finance
March 25, 2021
9am-12pm PST

You’re invited to our complimentary by invitation only VIP Financial Services Sector Day presented by the Vancouver International Privacy & Security Summit in partnership with ISACA Vancouver on March 25th. Join your peers and industry experts for an interactive morning of thought-provoking discussion where we’ll cover some of the most relevant cyber security topics impacting the Financial Services Sector in Canada today.

Our tightly packed 3-hour agenda was carefully curated by a committee of your peers in the Financial Sector.

This event is designed to inform and educate business executives and cybersecurity professionals on the critical issues affecting the Financial Sector. For inquiries about this event please contact Andy Cheng:

When registering for your complimentary Sector Day ticket you will also have the opportunity to purchase a discounted ticket at $250+tax for #VIPSS21!

To register please click here!


Umang Handa

Director, National Cyber Analytics (Detect & Respond) Leader, PwC

Alexander Laurie

Senior Vice President, Global Sales Engineering, ForgeRock

Alvin Madar

Partner, BC Cyber Lead, PwC

Jakub Mamos

VP Information Services Risk Management, Servus Credit Union

Stephen Pedersen

Director Information Security, Coast Capital Savings

Bilal Qamar

Senior Associate, Cyber Threat Intelligence Lead, PwC

Ryan Smith

Manager of IT Cyber Security, First West Credit Union

Jo-Ann Smith

Director, Information Security, Vancity

Dominic Vogel

Chief Strategist, CyberSC
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

9:00-9:10am PST

Welcome Address

9:10-9:40am PST

Session #1 – Cybersecurity as a Market Differentiator

9:40-10:25am PST

Session #2 – Tales from the Trenches: Threat Intel for Financial Services

As global financial services providers accelerate their digital programs, opportunistic and criminal entities are predicted to target data and financial services infrastructure.

The PwC threat intelligence services team will provide a real-world view of the state of threats to global financial services, with a focus on Canada and how actors are starting to use advanced techniques to perpetrate exploits, through real world examples of tales in the trenches while monitoring and responding to these threats, profiles of the threat actors, TTP's advice and best practices. The session will also cover advanced methods of detection and hunting from modern and future threat actors.

10:25-10:30am PST


10:30-11:10am PST

Session #3 – Open Banking – Global Lessons Learned

Focusing on Open Banking in the UK and EU as well as a quick look at Consumer Data Right (CDR) in Australia, we look at the various lessons learned from recent times and showcase the global direction of Open Banking.

11:10-11:55am PST

Session #4 – Panel Discussion: The Future of Work

2020 showed that the whole financial services sector was able to pivot from a primarily on-site workforce to a remote workforce. We proved that we could support our colleagues to continue their work and serve our customers from their homes. It has been over a year now and this panel will discuss the lessons learned and how they will impact the future of work by securing a remote workforce, building culture remotely, and changes to how and where we do our jobs.

11:55am-12:00pm PST

Closing Remarks

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