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The education program for WCDM presents the Continuity Management Symposium is a collaborative effort planned and developed by:

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Building Resilience in a 21st Century Threat Environment

Jun 22
8:00am - 9:00am
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• What matters most in a 21St Century threat environment • Trends in the world (global threat environment) • Top most important risks in BCP is data (how it’s used, targeted & threatened) • What threatens? Why? How? • The importance of Cyber resiliency in a global/converged security environment • What are the trends that should shape risk mitigation strategies? - What does it mean for Canada - What does that mean for Ontario • What is the role of the Ontario Security Advisor - Private and public sector of interest to the OPSA - How will OPSA be working with partners in the province - How does that relate towards enhanced resiliency building – for government and the private sector. • What’s up with PIPEDA? • Looking forward towards 2018

The Role of Crisis Management in Response to a Material Cyber Security Breach

Jun 22
10:00am - 11:00am
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Summary abstract to follow soon!

Critical Infrastructure and Your Dependencies

Jun 22
11:00am - 12:00pm
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In 2015 the City of Ottawa was the victim of a terrorist attack with the murder of Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial, the car-jacking of a Minister’s vehicle on Parliament Hill and the firearm attack on Parliament Hill. In 2016 the City of Ottawa was the victim of critical infrastructure roadway failure in the downtown core that greatly impacted the economic viability and sustainability of its shopping district on Rideau Street. These two situations, diversely different in the hazard, were extremely similar in the impact on publically and privately owned critical infrastructure that supports the economic viability and sustainability of the City of Ottawa. In 2015 the situation duration was less than a day; in 2016 the situation duration lasted twenty-eight days. Both situations brought together a diverse group of participants, including those critical infrastructure owners to prioritize and enact restoration of the infrastructure. This presentation will examine how the City of Ottawa, Emergency Operations Centre fulfilled the function of examining: • What infrastructure is impacted, • What infrastructure is required, • What are the priorities, • What are the internal / external influences? The City then was able to work with those infrastructure owners to facilitate recovery with those dependent on the infrastructure. This presentation will explain how you, as an individual or organization with those dependencies, need to develop and continually foster a relationship with not only your critical infrastructure owners, but with you local municipality at the elected official level and at the municipal service provider level, and with your emergency response and management officials.