Are you Cyber Aware?

Cyber security breaches, threats and attacks are becoming commonplace in today’s world and have proven to be huge disruptors to even the most savvy of organizations. Almost every business, no matter what size, is increasingly vulnerable and being prepared for potential cyber security disasters is critical.

This presentation will explore what the challenges for Cyber Security practitioners are today, including the risks organizations must face, and an awareness of the strategies an organization might take. From IT Security Teams, to Internal Audit, to Executives and Boards, everyone should be expected to play their part, but how do we go about doing this? We will walk through how to assess, explain and monitor an organization’s security in order to understand and meet the expectations of our many stakeholders.

MNP’s National Cyber Security Leader, Danny Timmins, will explore the following:

  • Relationships between IA, IT Security Team, management and boards on the topic of cyber security
  • How to understand and identify cyber risks
  • How to plan, assess and test controls
  • When and how to tap into cyber security expertise
  • Real world, practical recommendations for remediation


Keynote Speaker: Danny Timmins, CISSP, MNP

Danny Timmins, CISSP, is MNP's National Cyber Security Leader and a member of firm's Enterprise Risk Services team. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Danny is responsible for leading and mentoring an experienced, highly skilled cyber security team in the delivery of customized client-focused cyber security managed services, product solutions and professional services.

Danny's expertise includes working with executives and boads to assist with the development of prioritized and strategic cyber security strategies. By focusing on deliverables that fits clients' unique business needs and objectives, he helps organizations improve awareness and reduce and manage overall cyber risk.

Prior to joining MNP, Danny was the CEO and President of a cyber security company he co-founded that won numerous industry awards. Respected throughout the cyber security community, he travels across North America to attend and often speak at various industry events, sharing his knowledge and collaborating on the direction of cyber security in the marketplace.

Danny also sits on the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) Cyber Council, working to further cyber security with Canada. Danny holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation. His desire to lead and share goes beyond business to the community and he has been an active volunteer for more than 28 years.