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If the US Election was potentially at risk of a cyber-attack, how safe are you from a threat?

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January 26, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Kamloops, B.C., January 24, 2017 – Recent allegations of cyber attacks influencing the 2016 US election has brought the topic of cybersecurity to the forefront. A cyber threat can occur anywhere – from the world of international espionage to the computer sitting on our desks.

On February 1, 2017, BCLC and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) present the latest edition of the Technology and Innovation Series that will explore cyber risk and its impact to organizations of all levels.

Join Justin Fong, a Cyber Risk Partner with Deloitte, as he dives into how organizations and individuals can protect themselves from financial loss and reputational damage that can result from a cyber-attack. He will share his personal experience in fighting cyber threats from casual hackers, organized crime and government organizations.

With more than 14 years of experience, Fong has supported organizations to secure their assets and growth through effective cybersecurity programs. As Deloitte’s Cybersecurity leader for Western Canada, he advises major oil and gas, and global financial organizations on every aspect of a cybersecurity program, including strategy, vulnerability assessment, implementation and business continuity.

Event details:
Date: February 1, 2016
Where: Thompson Rivers University, Mountain Room, Campus Activity Centre
Time: 12:15pm – 1:35pm. Complimentary lunch will be served at 12:15pm
RSVP: infosecurity@tru.ca

Pat Davis, Chief Information Officer, Vice-President Business Technology, BCLC
“We are excited to team up again with TRU and bring another insightful speaker from the technology industry to the Kamloops community. We’re pleased to leverage our relationships with leading edge technology companies in order to present this speaker series.”

Michael Henry, Dean, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University       
"Each of these opportunities lets our students and faculty receive current insights into some of this industry’s most exciting and relevant issues. It is a gift to have BCLC on our campus and giving back to our community with all the expertise they have.”

Thompson Rivers University educates approximately 26,000 students on campus and online. Students can choose from 140 on-campus programs and 57 Open Learning programs, from trades to traditional academics, certificates to bachelor and graduate degrees, academic as well as professional career paths, plus a growing number of interdisciplinary choices.

Deloitte LLP, is one of Canada’s leading professional services firm, providing audit, tax, consulting and advisory services to a wide range of Canadian and international clients.

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