CSPS Digital Academy Events/Maintaining Open and Safe Cyber Security Design for All - Event Program

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Event Program - October 7th, 2021 | 10:45 AM – 2:30 PM (ET)


10:45 AM - 10:50 AM

Opening Video

10:50 AM - 10:55 AM

Introductions - Masters of Ceremonies

  • Christine Beauchamp, Director, Client Engagement and Incident Detection, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

Opening Remarks

  • Sami Khoury, Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
  • Neil Bouwer, Vice President, Innovation and Skills Development Branch

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion – Achieving an Open, Safe & Inclusive Design in Cybersecurity

Learn how to adopt an inclusive, holistic approach to design when it comes to cybersecurity - one that helps public servants to build resilience and readiness as they work online, in the open.


  • Alan McCafferty, Director, Cyber Security Program, University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute
  • Yuan Stevens, Policy Lead, Technology, Cybersecurity and Democracy, Ryerson University
  • Po Tea-Duncan, Executive Director, Cyber Security, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


  • Sony Perron, Executive Vice President, Shared Services Canada

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Health Break

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1. Let's Talk Open By Design, Secure By Design

Link: https://collaboratevideo.net/csps-efpc/2021-10-07-PM

Description: The GC is shifting toward a more open and transparent culture! Join us to see how Open Government principles are applied to the publication of departmental open data within security-related environments. We will detail what should not be open as well as provide helpful tips and tricks to ease the release and publication of open data on open.canada.ca.


  • Jeff Ball, Director, Open Government and Data Governance, Royal Canadian Mounted Police – IM/IT Program
  • Teresa D'Andrea, Director General, Digital Services Directorate, Transport Canada
  • Patrick Mathieu, President Hackfest.ca & Offensive Security @ LogMeIn
  • Guy-Vincent Jourdan, Professor, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ottawa


  • Mélanie Robert, Executive Director, Open Government and Portals, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

2. Strong and Flexible Modern Authentication (Will take place via Zoom)

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88156647889?pwd=dFlzTGdGSmgxeDVyTDVuKzZYeUtNUT09

Description: Passwords alone are no longer an effective method of protecting your accounts and data from unauthorized access. In this presentation, discover how to leverage new methods to protect your devices, accounts, and information in an increasingly hostile cyberspace. This presentation is meant for a non-technical audience and will present tools for everyday use.


  • Steve Vaillaincourt, Senior Cyber Security Instructor, Cyber Centre Learning Hub