Cyber security is a significant and growing concern for Ontario higher education institutions, as digital infrastructure expands into all areas of the sector. Our digitized and networked eco-system, which has only increased through the COVID-19 pandemic, contributes to more responsive and improved services, but also increases institutions’ vulnerability to cyber security incidents.  

The Cyber Security Centre of Excellence is helping to address the cyber security challenges faced by the broader public sector with a seminar on cyber risk management in the higher education sector. The seminar is hosted by the Cyber Security Centre of Excellence at the Ontario government in partnership with ORION and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst.

Day One: March 29, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Day One of the seminar is intended for board members, CEOs, and other senior executives who have strategic accountability for risk management and outcomes. The seminar will focus on real-world threats, and how these can be managed on an ongoing basis. No technical or cyber security knowledge is required. Topics will include the impacts of increasing dependence on digital technologies; cyber security threats and the impacts of a breach on research and IP, donations, data, operational continuity, and reputation; key gaps within the higher education sector including asset management, data governance, and identity management; the value of tabletop exercises and breach scenarios; and cyber security discussions with stakeholders throughout the higher education system.    

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