Chapter PD: Cybersecurity Crisis Management - April 4, 2020


April 4, 2020

Hot Buffet Breakfast 8:00 am to 8:45am 
Seminar 8:45 am to 12:45 pm  4 CPD Hours

PoCo Inn And Suites Hotel & Conference Centre
1545 Lougheed Highway
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1A5

Free Parking


Title: Cybersecurity Crisis Management Tabletop Exercise for Executives & the Board



“The very survival of the organization depends on the ability of the board and management not only to cope with future events but to anticipate the impact those events will have on both the company and the industry as a whole.” - Tom Horton, past chair of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

 This workshop will start with an overview of the current threat landscape of cybersecurity attacks globally and within Canada, and then move to an interactive cybersecurity crisis management tabletop exercise. This exercise will simulate a major real-time targeted cybersecurity incident against a fictitious company.

 The main goal of this simulation is to provide accounting, business, and finance professionals experience in exercising critical thinking and business decisions as an active cybersecurity incident unfolds.

 Participants will be assume one of the following key and/or supporting roles at their individual tables – CEO, CFO, COO, CISO, CIO, Internal Legal Counsel, and PR/Communications.

 During the simulation, participants will be given specific times for active discussion and deliberation throughout the incident. Deliberation time will be limited by a countdown timer where the simulation time is virtual, but would not necessarily reflect real world duration of a cybersecurity incident.

 A post-incident review and discussion, along with key best practices will conclude the workshop.


·         Learn about the current cybersecurity threat landscape affecting businesses

·         Experience the business point of view of a targeted cybersecurity attack

·         Experience the flow of a targeted cybersecurity attack on a company

·         Exercise critical thinking and potential business impact of decisions made during a cybersecurity incident

·         Learn about the phases of an incident management program and key aspects to preparing for a cybersecurity crisis


Michael Leung is an experienced leader of governance and risk management in cyber/information security with more than 15 years of senior level management responsibility. He is the founder of CANADIAN CYBERSECURITY INC. and helps businesses and organizations identify, prepare for and mitigate cyber risks by providing counsel and expertise in risk management, strategy, and tactics.


Michael was previously the head of Information Security at a large Canadian financial institution for over 11 years and also an active volunteer and a leader within the local, national and international cyber/information security, IT governance and risk community. He has volunteered on a number of working groups and committees for ISACA International, and is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. As President and Board chair of the ISACA Vancouver Chapter, he was responsible for the oversight and direction of chapter operations in promoting 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, and chapter membership.


ISACA is a non-profit, global membership association for IT and information systems professionals, and consists of more than 450,000 engaged professionals, more than 135,000 members in 188 countries, including 217 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China.


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