VIPSS Sector Days – Local Government March 9, 2022, Virtual Platform

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VIPSS Sector Days – Local Government
March 9, 2022
1pm-4pm PST

You’re invited to our complimentary VIP Local Government Sector Day presented by the Vancouver International Privacy and Security Summit in partnership with ISACA Vancouver, City of Vancouver, and MFA BC on March 9th. 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 and privacy topics impacting Local Government in Canada today.

Our tightly packed 3-hour agenda was carefully curated by a committee of your peers in Local Government.

Agenda topics include:

  • State Sponsored Threat Vectors and the 2022 Municipal Elections
  • Responding to Cyberattacks – A 2021 Breach Story
  • Log4j Vulnerability Response… and What Else?
  • Leveraging the Mobile BC Services Card Authentication Service
  • How Can Municipalities Help Each Other Achieve Better Cybersecurity Maturity



Owen Davidas

Network Administrator, City of White Rock

Leo de Sousa

Director of Enterprise Technology, City of Vancouver

Renata Hale

Director of Technology & Strategy, Municipal Finance Authority of BC

David Morrish

Founder & CEO, MBS Techservices Inc.

Jason Owens

Director, Client Relationship Management at Government of BC

Mike Palmer

CIO, City of Victoria

David Polano

Manager Cybersecurity, City of Vancouver
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March 9, 2022

1:00pm - 1:05pm Virtual

Introductory Remarks

1:05pm - 1:30pm Virtual

Session 1: Keynote - State Sponsored Threat Vectors - focus on 2022 Municipal elections and questions

1:30pm - 2:10pm Virtual

Session 2: Panel: Responding to Cyberattacks – Real World Experience

Panelists share their advice and guidance on the incident they dealt with in 2021.

2:10pm - 2:15pm Virtual

Afternoon Break

2:15pm - 2:55pm Virtual

Session 3: Panel: Log4j Vulnerability Response – what else is lurking in our ecosystems – supply chain and open source vulnerabilities

Panelists discuss their response to log4j and what actions they will put in place to improve our cybersecurity posture.

2:55pm - 3:30pm Virtual

Session 4: Keynote: Provincial Identity Card Service – How can we leverage this service in our organizations

3:30pm - 3:55pm Virtual

Session 5: Panel: Local Government Cybersecurity Maturity – can we support each other more effectively?

Panelists discuss what we could do to support each other should one of our municipalities be attacked.
- Mutual support
- NDAs
- Shared procurement
- Position Descriptions
- Salary Bands
- Education

3:55pm - 4:00pm Virtual

Closing Remarks

Local Government Sector Day Sponsor

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