Sharing the Experience: A Cyber Attack – The Risks, Threats, and Responses (B/SI)

April 25, 2023 | 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Stream: Ensuring Safety, Security and Well-being
Location: 521

With students increasingly learning in digital formats, postsecondary institutions have had to set up robust information technology networks and infrastructure systems whereby students, faculty, staff, and the public sector are constantly accessing and sharing information online.   Unfortunately, this open environment has created greater security risks and cyber threats, with major impacts and recovery times.  Increased cyberattacks on postsecondary institutions reinforce the need for increased cybersecurity planning, education, and training.

Participants will hear from three colleges who experienced cyberattacks that locked down their systems and interrupted daily operations, what approaches they took to respond to the threat and what measures they put in place to address future threats.

Danic Gagné, Directeur des technologies de l'information et des ressources informationnelles, Cégep de Saint-Félicien
Francis Belzile, Directeur des technologies de l’information, Collège Montmorency
Neil Fassina, President, Okanagan College
Simon Collier (Moderator), Director of Information Technology, and Member of CICan Information Technology and Security Advisory Committee, New Brunswick Community College