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Corporate Cyber Security Challenges, Legal Concerns, and Made to Measure Protection for Directors and Officers

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333 Bay St., Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Emcees: Barbara Miller, Partner, Fasken Martineau and Yaron Ashkenazi, Founder and CEO, Awz Ventures Inc.


  • Alex Cameron, Partner, Fasken Martineau
  • The Hon. Stockwell Day, P.C., Former Minister of Public Safety and Chairman, Awz Ventures Inc. Strategic Advisory Board
  • Dr. Tamir Bechor, Co-Founder and President of Business Development, DAT


Cyber attacks were listed in the 2014 World Economic Forum Insight Report's "top five global risks in terms of likelihood".


Data breaches affecting strategic business assets and personal information, whether caused by hackers, employees or technical failures, can have significant commercial, legal, reputational and other ramifications for organizations of all sizes. Cyber security is now a global enterprise-wide risk management issue, requiring owners, directors and officers to take a proactive role.


Join Fasken Martineau, Diskin Advanced Technology (DAT) and Awz Ventures Inc. for an exclusive seminar designed for CEOs and other senior officers covering topics such as:


  • International and Canadian cyber security challenges
  • Current trends in data breach litigation and class actions
  • Potential director and officer liability
  • Intelligence Agencies Countering Cyber Threats
  • Protection of governmental and private critical infrastructure entities against cyber attacks
  • The Hacker's Mindset - the proactive intelligence agency strategy
  • Using sophisticated intelligence-based methods to identify the real risks and threats "behind the corporate walls"
  • Simulating unique intelligence-based cyber attack scenarios far beyond penetration testing
  • Using sophisticated technologies unknown to hacker communities to create and implement a singular mitigation plan

"Canada's Security Intelligence Services (CSIS) puts the threat of cyber attacks on par with terrorism." [Watson, CBC News, October 4, 2012.]

"28 per cent of the surveyed C-Suite executives said their businesses have already been the subject of some kind of cyber attack." [Blackwell, Globe and Mail, October 20, 2014]

"[Antivirus and firewalls] aren't up to the task of fending off today's sophisticated IT security threats [because they] exploit zero-day threats, which are often unknown vulnerabilities..." [Samson, InfoWorld, February 3, 2014]

In September 2014, "the FBI announced that it was investigating a cyber attack against JP Morgan Chase." [Vinton, Forbes, September 3, 2014]

"Globally, it is estimated that cyber attacks against oil and gas infrastructure will cost energy companies close to $1.9 billion by 2018." [Wagstaff, Reuters, April 23, 2014]

Following the theft of 40 million credit and debit card accounts, "Target spent $61 million responding to the breach, according to its fourth-quarter report to investors." [Riley et al, Business Week, March 13, 2014]

"...Pharmaceutical companies have the worst cyber security amount Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500, and could suffer from large-scale security breaches in 2014 similar to... Target." [Marbury, Medical Economics, May 29, 2014]

About Awz Ventures Inc.: Awz is a Canadian boutique provider of high-end security solutions and services for corporations and governmental entities. Awz specializes in sourcing, financing and advancing homeland security initiatives, technologies and intelligence projects on a global scale.

About Diskin Advanced Technologies: DAT is an international corporation that provides innovative, state-of-the-art cyber security solutions. Many of DAT's executives and team members were formerly employed with Israeli security intelligence agencies, where they were heavily involved in developing the latest cyber defense and pro-active solutions.


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am Presentation and Q&A

This seminar is complimentary.

Registration is currently closed. To be placed on a waiting list, please contact Andrea Tulloch at

For more information:
Andrea Tulloch
+1 416 868 3329