Victoria, BC, June 16th, 2020 – Reboot Communications, a British Columbia-based company, which has organized world-class conferences for the past 25 years, has announced a partnership with the ISACA Vancouver Chapter to organize an annual Vancouver International Privacy & Security Summit, the first of which to be held May 5-7, 2021 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.
Vancouver’s emerging technology sector is poised for accelerated growth, attracting several Fortune 100 companies to the province. BC’s educational institutions are well known for turning out highly skilled digital technology and cybersecurity professionals.
“The summit will be a hybrid digital-first experience and offer a platform for over 1000 security and privacy professionals from around the world to discuss important issues on how we securely live, work, and play as the move to digital platforms accelerates”, says Greg Spievak, CEO of Reboot Communications.
“We are thrilled to partner with Reboot Communications,” says ISACA Vancouver Chapter President Tristan Harvey, “and with this inaugural Summit, Vancouver will have a voice in the global dialogue on cybersecurity and privacy. Unfilled cybersecurity jobs will reach 3.5 million by 2021 and more than 77% of organizations do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan. We need to continue to get the word out.”
“The Digital Technology Supercluster is building strong momentum, creating a hotbed of innovation, sparking collaboration and growth here in the Greater Vancouver region, and across Canada. Digital innovation is revolutionizing the workplace, and changing the needs of employers,” says Supercluster CEO Sue Paish.
Cybersecurity and privacy are the number one issues for government, retail, and technology with approximately $6 trillion allocated globally toward cybersecurity by 2021. Over 75% of the healthcare industry was infected with malware last year and 95% of breaches were due to human error. “Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world,” says former Chairman of IBM Ginni Rometty.
The partnership with ISACA Vancouver will expand on a successful foundation laid out by the award-winning BC AWARE campaign and launch the Vancouver International Privacy & Security Summit into a world-class event.
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About Reboot Communications Ltd: Reboot Communications Ltd. is a conference management company that provides a platform for public sector, private sector, academia and non-government organizations to discuss major issues and opportunities related to the rapid transformation to digital platforms in healthcare, security and privacy.
About ISACA Vancouver Chapter: The goal of the Vancouver Chapter is to promote the practices and the development of professionals in IT risk, governance of enterprise IT, information security management, and IT assurance within the local business and academic community, the chapter membership, and with future members throughout the Greater Vancouver area.
Chief Executive Officer
Reboot Communications Ltd.
Reboot Communications Ltd.
ISACA Vancouver Chapter:
Edward G. Pereira
Carmel Info-Risk Consulting