CIO Calgary and Vancouver Summit | Sept. 10, 2020 | Real-time Online Conversations

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The Elephant in the Room, Data Breaches

Think Tank - 11:30 am - 11:50 am

In 2019, data breaches endured yet again as the largest security threat noted by organizations and IT security professionals alike. If data remains as a high valued commodity, ensuring data privacy and securing personal data will continue to be at the top of the list of an organization's concerns. The increases in privacy legislation, such as GDPR and CCPA, and the understanding of the ramifications stemming from a breach have allowed these concerns to remain heavily in the spotlight. Web application flaws have been identified as the top cause of data breaches. As such, establishing and maintaining web application security has developed into a high priority for all organizations. 

Takeaways: 

  • Data breaches are the biggest security concern 
  • Data continues to be a high value asset but the need to protect it is even higher
  • New laws like GDPR and CCPA enforce consequences for failing to secure data

Presented by:

Dennis Tracz, Senior Director, Cybersecurity & Fraud, Air Canada