24th Annual Best Practices Seminar

April 20, 2017

Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Time: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: Markham Event Centre: 95 Duffield Drive (Kennedy & 407), Markham
Price: $150 ASIS Members, $195 Non-Members

On Thursday, April 20th, the ASIS Toronto Chapter will host its 24th Annual Best Practices Seminar. This is the chapter's largest educational event of the year, attracting over 150 security professionals from throughout the GTA and across Ontario.

The seminar will once again be hosted at the Markham Event Centre, near Kennedy Road and Highway 407. A buffet breakfast and lunch will be served, with a networking reception and cash bar at the end of the day.

There will be a total of six speakers, with six Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits available.


7:30 am - 8:10 am Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:10 am - 8:20 am Opening Remarks

8:20 am - 9:20 am Mivil Deschênes, CFE - The role of the CSO

What skills, background and competencies are required to become an effective CSO? How has the role of the CSO evolved over the course of the last 20 years and what are the key ingredients required to be an effective and successful CSO today? Mivil Deschenes will use his experience as CSO of two global corporations to try to provide some answers to these questions as well as discussing ongoing issues that CSOs currently face. Should cyber security be part of the security function? What are the main differences between HSE and Security and should these functions be combined? These and other current issues and challenges will be discussed during this presentation.

9:20 am - 9:35 am Networking Break

9:35 am - 9:50 am Address from Gold Sponsor, Paragon Security

9:50 am - 10:50 am Silvia Fraser, PMP, CRM, CPP, CSPM - At the top of your ladder? Get a new one!

Silvia Fraser will present her journey and transition through a 17-year career in security to becoming a transformational leader in government. She will share how, when at the top of her ladder in security, she leveraged her foundations and learnings along the way to reach other horizons with a steadfast focus on effective leadership and engagement. Silvia will provide an "outsider" look at the value of security and articulate the business case of security to the bottom-line.

10:50 am - 11:05 am Networking Break

11:05 am - 12:05 pm Vanessa Collins - Canadian Money: The New “Frontiers”

The new “Frontier” series polymer notes from the Bank of Canada are the first of their kind and contain several advanced security features. Learn about current counterfeiting trends and statistics within Canada during this hands-on security features workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to examine genuine and counterfeit Canadian and American bank notes, recognize their security features, and learn how to protect themselves against counterfeit losses.

12:05 pm - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Address from Chapter Chair, ASIS International Toronto Chapter

1:05 pm - 2:05 pm James Acevedo, CPP, CPS and Michael White, CPP, CRM - The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of unmanned systems

With an estimated 200,000 consumer and commercial systems sold worldwide every month, security professionals are now faced with a choice. There is no doubt that unmanned vehicles are here to stay and will have a considerable impact on society as they become an important tool for managing risk in the global security realm. Unmanned systems can be used to enhance security, but they also pose threats. Now is the time to address these threats in a proactive manner.

2:05 pm - 2:20 pm Networking Break

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm Address from ASIS International

2:50 pm - 4:30 pm Satyamoorthy Kabilan, PhD, MBA - Insider threat / Active shooter

Insider threat: Any organization can face insider threats — risks posed by rogue employees who deliberately cause harm, or other employees who may be negligent or make inadvertent mistakes in the workplace. Typically, organizations focus on protecting themselves from external threats, however, it is people inside or aligned with the organization — employees, contractors, and suppliers — who are better positioned to exploit weaknesses.

Active shooter: Attacks in the US, Canada, and across the globe have demonstrated that active shooters differ widely in terms of who they are, what motivates them, and how their actions unfold. In Canada, the number of active shooter incidents is low and there are no indications of an upward trend. However, the relative lack of exposure to these tragedies also means less experience in responding to them and dealing with their major social impacts.

4:30 pm - 4:35 pm Closing remarks

4:35 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Reception

This year's seminar is generously sponsored by Paragon Security, as a 2017 Gold Sponsor of the ASIS Toronto Chapter.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/asis-toronto-24th-annual-best-practices-seminar-tickets-32829651371

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