2019 Toronto
Information Security Forum

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April 9 - 10, 2019
Sheraton Centre Toronto, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

The IANS 2019 Toronto Information Security Forum delivers an immersive curriculum with 30+ sessions led by esteemed IANS Faculty, global information security thought leaders and solution providers. Attend the two-day Forum to gain actionable technical solutions and leadership insights focused on current and emerging challenges facing enterprise security leaders. Network with peers to benchmark your information security practices and engage with IANS Faculty during interactive sessions.

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2019 Toronto Speakers


George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

George is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic, a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service provider. George has extensive experience in board and executive communications serving as a Board Member for ANTIVIUM, Inc., a cloud monitoring and analytic startup, and VENZA, a data protection company. Likewise, George is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Denver and Cloud Academy, in addition to a Participant in the US Technical Advisory Group: Privacy by Design, which aims to define an international standard for consumer protection as part of ISO Project Committee 317.

  • Choosing a Cloud ProviderDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Achieving Cloud MigrationDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • GDPR: Learning from EU Regulatory Enforcement ActionsDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Security Tools for a Multi-Platform Cloud EnvironmentDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Building a Better Privacy ProgramDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • IANS Faculty Keynote: Building a DevSecOps Team and MethodologyDAY 29:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Wade Lance

Wade Lance

Illusive Networks, Principal Solutions Architect

  • Lunch & Sponsor Keynote: Attackers Live off the Land; Starve Them to Stop ThemDAY 212:50 PM - 1:40 PM
Hardik Modi

Hardik Modi

Netscout | Arbor, Senior Director of Security Research

Senior Director of Security Research, Netscout | Arbor

  • Lunch & Sponsor Keynote: The World of Internet-Scale ThreatsDAY 112:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Davi Ottenheimer

IANS Faculty

Davi is Security Architect at Inrupt, Inc., a company that supports Solid, a web decentralization project founded by the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee. He is also the Founder and President of flying penguin LLC, an information security consulting firm that focuses on risk mitigation and incident response solutions. Additionally, he serves as a Visiting Lecturer at St Pölten University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule St Pölten) in Austria, an Affiliate for the Policy Innovation Lab of Tomorrow (PILOT) at Penn State University, as well as an Advisory Board Member at Cyral, Anjuana Security, and Accenture. Davi has helped serve customer data protection needs across many industries including data storage and management, software, investment, banking, international retail, as well as higher education, healthcare and aerospace.

  • Advances in Network VisibilityDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • IoT: Who Owns Device Risk ManagementDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • DevSecOps Business CasesDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Prioritizing Privilege ManagementDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Cutting Through the AI/ML Vendor HypeDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike is the President of Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, as well as Co-Founder and President of DisruptOps, a cloud detection and response company. His breadth of experience in the information security space and bold perspectives are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike started practicing and advising on security topics over 25 years ago, and he’s been trying to get out of the business ever since…to no avail.

  • Comparing Google to the Big Cloud ProvidersDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • How to Fill SIEM Gaps with UEBA/SOARDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Case Study: Building a Better Security CultureDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • The Cloud Security Maturity RoadmapDAY 211:20 AM - 12:50 PM
  • Vendor Optimization: Thinning the HerdDAY 23:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Bobby Singh

Bobby Singh

CISO & Global Head of Infrastructure, TMX Group

Bobby Singh, CISO and Global Head of Infrastructure, is responsible for delivering secure and highly available common technology services across TMX. As a member of the executive leadership team, Bobby is defining TMX's cyber security and technology vision and strategy, to advance the organizational agenda. He is responsible for TMX's corporate information and IT systems and services, as well as all aspects of security, governance, risk, and compliance. He  represents TMX in key forums focused on critical infrastructure, network evolution, intelligence, and availability. With more than two decades of executive experience, Bobby brings a wide range of technical and security knowledge to his current role. He has broad expertise in developing and implementing security programs for public and private sector organizations. Prior to joining TMX, Bobby has held positions at TD Bank, Rogers Communications and eHealth, where he designed multi-year technology and culture transformation programs. He received his MBA from University of Pittsburgh and holds CISSP, CISM, CISA and CPA designations.

  • Keynote Interview: A Discussion with Bobby SinghDAY 18:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

  • Phishing and Social Engineering: New Solutions to an Old ProblemDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Adapting the SOC to a Cloud EnvironmentDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • The Changing Face of RansomwareDAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Deception and HoneypotsDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Insider ThreatsDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

Room Rate:


per night plus tax

Registration Questions

Can I earn continuing education credits for attending the forum?

Attendees may earn up to 16 credits through our partnership with (ISC)2. Attendees must check in at registration each morning to receive their 8 credits for Day 1 and Day 2. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion one week after the forum concludes for any other certification needs. If you have provided IANS with your CISSP # during the registration process then we will automatically submit to (ISC)2.

What is the registration fee?

The Forum is complimentary and open to active Information Security Professionals from private and public sector corporations and organizations.

What time does the Forum begin and end?

The Forum officially begins on Day 1 at 7:30am and ends on Day 2 at 4:40pm.

What's the registration deadline?
You can register for and IANS event up to the day of the event.

Onsite Questions

Are the presentations available for viewing after the Forum?

All roundtable sessions will be available after the Forum. Many presentations are uploaded to the Mobile App prior to the Forum.

Does IANS provide a Mobile App?

The IANS Information Security Forum App will be available 1 week prior to the event. To download the Mobile App go to the App Store or Google Play Store on your device and search IANS.

How can I promote my involvement with the event?

Please share your thoughts and excitement using our event hashtags found at the top of this page.

How can I submit my feedback on the Forum?

We encourage you to fill out our general survey located in the middle of your program. Please drop off your survey at the registration desk before you leave.

Is there free Wi-Fi onsite?

Free Wi-Fi will be provided throughout the Forum in conference areas.

What can I expect when I attend an IANS event?

When attending an IANS Information Security Forum, you will have the opportunity to take part in technical and strategic Roundtable sessions that discuss the latest issues and trends found in the market. These Roundtable discussions are led by IANS Faculty who are also long-time information security practitioners. You will also have the chance to network with industry peers and learn about the newest technologies and services during any one of our Technology Spotlight sessions.

What is the best way to stay updated before and during the Forum?

For all updates please download the IANS Mobile App or follow us on Twitter.

Where do I pick up my badge and registration material?

Your badge and registration materials will be available to pick-up at the registration desk. Registration starts at 7:30am.

Will there be opportunities to network with peers and sponsors?

There will be chances to network with your peers during the lunches, breaks and the networking reception at the end of day one.

General Information


IANS requests that cancellations please be submitted two weeks prior to a Forum. Reserved seats are limited.

Hotel Cancellations

If you have booked a hotel room with IANS during the registration process or you have reached out to an IANS team member regarding booking a room, please note our venues have a cancellation policy of 48 hours. If you do not cancel your reservation through your online registration or in writing to IANS, you will be charged for the night(s) in which you have failed to cancel.

Terms and Conditions

This Forum is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Forum to any entity or individual. Attendance to the Forum is complimentary and open to active information security professionals from private and public-sector corporations and organizations.

Individuals from information security solution providers (software, hardware, and consulting companies) are not eligible to attend unless affiliated with a sponsoring organization.

IANS reserves the right to share attendee contact information with event sponsors and other attendees. IANS will provide on-site opt-out forms that enable you to remove your contact information from being shared as described herein. No contact information will be shared prior to the event.

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IANS Forums are held in a public venue; therefore, IANS does not prohibit participants, sponsors, or other companies from photographing or taking videos. IANS reserves the right to use images taken at IANS Forums with your photograph and/or likeness in marketing materials.

IANS Code of Conduct

IANS is committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience for all attendees, sponsors, speakers and staff regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, political affliction or religion.

IANS expects all participants to behave in a professional manner. IANS will not condone any form of sexual language and imagery, verbal threats or demands, offensive comments, intimidation, stalking, sustained disruption of session or events, inappropriate physical contract, and unwelcomed sexual attention.

If any form of written, social media, verbal, or physical harassment is reported, participant will be asked to stop and expected to comply immediately. Offender will be subject to expulsion from the conference.

If you are being harassed or notice someone being harassed, please contact the event staff. In the event of an emergency situation, please contact local authorities immediately.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.

Housing & Travel Questions

How can I book a hotel room?

All hotel requests must be made through the registration site.

How can I cancel my hotel reservation?

Most of our hotel venues have a 72 hour cancellation policy. You must cancel by contacting one of the IANS team members or through the online registration. If you fail to do so you will be charged for the night(s) in which you have failed to cancel.

Is parking provided?

IANS does not cover any parking.

What hotel accommodations are available during the Forum?

IANS provides a room block for forum events. There will be a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate.

Will I receive a hotel confirmation number?

You will receive a hotel confirmation number 2 weeks prior to the Forum.

Attendee Contact


Who Should Attend?

IANS Forum content is designed for information security practitioners across all industries. Attendees include CISOs, VPs and Managing Directors of Information Security, Information Security Architects, and Information Security Engineers.

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