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 Cyber Security in Public Sector

Chapter Event
11/5/2019 8:00 AM
11/5/2019 10:00 AM
Bay Adelaide Centre – 333 Bay St (46th floor), Toronto, M5H 2S5 | Canada - Ontario
Session Overview

The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving. Public sector organizations are targets for threats ranging from internal employees to criminal groups that are launching cyber attacks such as ransomware and wire transfer fraud. Public sector organizations need to take a proactive and comprehensive approach to cyber risk management, one that protects, detects and responds to new adversaries and tactics. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Seurity stated that “Cybercrime is the most common cyber threat that Canadians and Canadian organizations are likely to encounter”. Therefore, organizations need to take note of the eminent cyber risk and include effective measures to protect the key assets that may be vulnerable to a cyber threat.

According to a recent KPMG survery, for nearly two-thirds (60 percent) of CEOs, it is not a matter of ‘if’ they will have to defend their digital borders against a cyber attack, but ‘when’. This represents a 10 percent increase from the 2018 Canadian results and a noticeable uptick over the 53 percent of Global CEOs who are also bracing for the inevitable.

Join us for this interactive session discussing key challenges and lessons learned with respect to protecting, detecting and responding to cyber threats. We will explore some strategic and tactical measures that public sector organizations need to account for based on our experience as well as leading practices. This is a follow up session from the event held in December 2017 to update on emerging trends and themes in the public sector based on further studies and reviews performed.



John is a Partner in KPMG in Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy and Transformation practice, and has worked extensively with public sector and healthcare clients  on their cyber security assessments and transformations.  He concentrates on providing strategic advice to institutions to assist them to better manage cyber security risk. Specifically, he helps clients focus on the management of Cyber Security Risk by incorporating the appropriate governance, process and technology solutions.  He has worked with a local municipality to identify their critical information assets and develop a cyber risk management approach and roadmap to protect the critical assets.  John has worked with local healthcare agencies and hospitals to asses their cyber security posture, develop roadmaps for remediation and assit them in implementing governance, process and technical controls related to access to controls.

Dorin Gherghelegiu, MCS, CISSP, CISM, CISA​

Dorin Gherghelegiu is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Cyber Security Strategy and Transformation practice with over 15 years of experience delivering successful projects and programs involving cyber security strategy, governance and operating model, process and control design, and technical implementations. Dorin has served numerous customers across various industries such as financial services, insurance and public sector. With strong technical background and experience with leading technology vendors, Dorin led large strategic implementation programs that reduced cyber risks as well as achived operational effectiveness. He has worked with global organizations in North America and Europe and is bringing global knowledge, experience and leading practices to his clients.

As space is limited, please pre-register on-line at the website noted below. Late registrations may not be accommodated due to space limitations. Substitutions are welcome.   

To register online, please visit the event website:

Phone: (905) 508-5716



Bay Adelaide Centre – 333 Bay St (46th floor), Toronto Ontario M5H 2S5

Registration, Light Breakfast and Networking: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Presentation and Q&A:  8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Early Bird Pricing (Until September 30, 2019)

IIA Toronto Chapter Members - $64.99 (Plus HST)

Non-Members - $76.99 (Plus HST)

Regular Pricing (Starting October 1, 2019)

IIA Toronto Chapter Members - $76.99 (Plus HST)

Non-Members - $84.99 (Plus HST)

Students – Free if a valid student ID card is presented at event

Groups of 5 or more from the same organization receive a 10% discount per registration​

CPE: 1.5 credits

Please Note:  There is a cancellation policy in effect. 

This Event is Generously Sponsored By

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