Cybersecurity Landscape in 2015 – Recent Trends and Developments

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November 19, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

McMillan LLP
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400, 181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario

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Cybercrime continues to make headlines and cause rising concern among business executives.  High-profile cyberattacks such as the ones at Sony, Target and Ashley Madison are not only increasing in number, they are also becoming progressively more sophisticated and destructive. In a recent report[1], a record 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014.  It was also reported that these numbers represent a 49% increase in data breaches and a 78% increase in data records that were either stolen or lost compared to 2013. Increasingly cybersecurity incidents are becoming widely publicized leading to greater reputational, and ultimately financial, risk for organizations. Therefore it is clear that information security should be at the forefront of concerns across enterprises.

Join our panel discussion to learn more about recent trends in cybercrime, legal developments, tools and tips to manage risk of cyber breach, response plans and operating in the aftermath of a cybersecurity incident.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 pm.


Dina Kamal, Deloitte – Dina Kamal is a Partner at Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services Practice in Canada and leads Deloitte’s Cyber Security services for the Financial Sector in Canada. Dina also leads the cyber intelligence services in Deloitte Canada. Ms. Kamal is an active member of Deloitte’s financial services and public sector practice bringing strong expertise managing larger initiatives to assess, design and implement leading capabilities for high profile federal and provincial departments, and large financial institutions. She specializes in providing information security consulting services and solutions focused on mobile security, cloud security and cyber security services. Dina is an engineer by education and also holds an MBA (Cornell University) and Masters in Public policy (LSE).

Cédric Jeannot, Aprivacy Ltd. – Dr. Jeannot is a cryptography and security expert, and the founder and CEO of APrivacy Ltd., an award-winning company that provides the banking industry with an information security and tracking service anywhere, any time and on any device.  An expert in the field of cryptography, authentication, and key management, Dr. Jeannot leads the strategic direction, research and development efforts for all APrivacy Ltd., products. He is a frequent speaker at digital security conferences worldwide and has been quoted in a number of global press publications. He was named as a Canadian delegate to the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20YES) and his company was selected by Accenture to participate in its prestigious FinTech incubator program in Hong Kong. Over the years, Dr. Jeannot has worked on various key security projects including security tools aimed at diplomatic and government agencies. He is also the inventor of a patented secure architecture for digital content protection in corporate environments. Dr. Jeannot holds a PhD in Applied Security from the University of Louisville, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Montpellier, France.

Catherine Beagan Flood, Blakes – Cathy is a Partner with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.  She litigates class actions (including privacy, antitrust, product liability and consumer protection class actions), as well as administrative and constitutional law cases (including privacy and access to information and competition matters).  She has argued before all levels of court, including 14 appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada.  Cathy was recently named by Benchmark as one of the Top 25 Women in Litigation in Canada.  Cathy taught a seminar on privacy, freedom of information and access to courts at Osgoode Hall Law School from 2000-2008.


Lyndsay Wasser, McMillan LLP – Lyndsay is the Co-Chair of McMillan LLP’s Privacy & Data Protection Group and Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity Group.  Lyndsay is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada. She regularly advises and assists clients on a broad range of privacy issues, including advising on access requests, privacy breaches, workplace privacy issues (e.g., background checks, computer/video/phone monitoring, GPS tracking, drug and alcohol testing), handling personal health information, and transferring personal information across borders, as well as helping organizations to develop privacy compliance programs, privacy and social media policies, data sharing agreements and consent forms. Lyndsay regularly writes and speaks on privacy-related topics, and is the co-author of Privacy in the Workplace, 3rd ed. and the Privacy chapter in the Ultimate Corporate Counsel Guide.


Cost for attendance: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.


The cost of membership for lawyers is fifty-five dollars ($55), and articling students and law school students may join the TCLG free of charge by indicating that they are “students” on the membership application form. Please see the online membership page for further details:


Please register before 10:00 am on November 17, 2015. Registrations will not be confirmed. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch. Please e-mail registrations or cancellations to:

When registering, please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.


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[1] Gemalto Releases Findings of 2014 Breach Level Index, February 12, 2015.