Workshop - Real Need for Cyber Security
Thursday May 30th, 2019
LocationGreater Kingston Chamber of Commerce
Front Board Room
945 Princess Street (c/o Innovation Park)
Kingston, On K7L 3N6
AdmissionMembers: $25.00 plus HST
Non-Members: $45.00 plus HST
*Payment must be made prior to the event
*48 hours cancellation notification for full refund
*No shows will ne invoiced
DescriptionJoin the team from Response IT and Symbiotic Networks as they discuss the very real need for Cyber Security and detail the steps you can take to mitigate attacks on your own network.
Put a human face on an actual ransomware attack by hearing from a local business owner who was not prepared for such a threat. Learn the true cost of ransomware which, in this case, included a ransomware payment, new hardware, labour charges, and legal fees.
Ransomware attacks have significantly increased, year over year, creating a lucrative business for cybercriminals. These criminals have abundant resources to facilitate increasingly complicated attacks, they are well funded and well organized with unbelievable technical depth and focus. The only way to prevent these attacks is to be prepared in advance.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce fully supports the education of its members on Data Privacy and the Kingston Chamber of Commerce is offering you this opportunity to learn, participate, and protect yourself.
Derek Wong, Symbiotic Networks
Derek Wong's mission is to improve the world through technology. With over 20 years of professional experience in cybersecurity, network engineering, and system administration, his focus is on making the Internet a more secure place. His first experience in cybersecurity came from running a FidoNet BBS in 1993. Since then, he has been instrumental in architecting and securing systems and networks for Internet Service Providers and CLECs, enterprises including BlackBerry, EMC, and Sandvine, as well as municipal utilities. He is currently President and CEO of Symbiotic Networks Inc, a Managed Security Services Provider based in Guelph, Ontario, as well as CEO of zabu Inc., a cybersecurity intelligence provider based in Waterloo, Ontario. Derek is an outspoken advocate of the open source movement.