Impact of COVID on Cybersecurity: What Are We Seeing?

CONNECT Online '20 | Leadership and Resilience | Virtual Events throughout November 2020

November 10, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:15 am EST
Catherine Paquet-Rivard (MBA ’94), Senior Network Architect & Cisco Instructor, Firefly Educate
Della Shea (EMBA ‘13), Vice President & Data Governance, Symcor Inc.
Robert Wong (MBA ‘92)
, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Toronto Hydro; Broader Public Sector Cyber Security Expert Panel for Ontario
Michael Wade, Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, Program Director of Leading Digital Business Transformation, Digital Execution, and Digital Transformation for Boards, all open enrollment programs for executives fighting disruption (moderator)
Session Host, Fotini Iconomopoulos (MBA ’05), Negotiation Expert; Principal, Forward Focusing: Author, Say Less Get More (HarperCollins 2021)

Undoubtedly, COVID has affected the lives of everyone to a great extent.  More and more people are now doing online shopping for groceries, supplies, and even food deliveries.  Businesses are not immune to its effects either as companies had to scramble to maintain business continuity, accelerating their digital strategies to overcome the challenges of remote work and enable a Work From Home operating model.  What is the impact of COVID on the management of cybersecurity?  What has changed and what has stayed the same?  Is there anything we need to do differently going forward?

Catherine Paquet-Rivard (MBA ’94)

Catherine Paquet-Rivard (MBA ’94)

Catherine Paquet is a practitioner and a published author in the field of Internetworking, Network Security and Security Financials. Catherine has in-depth knowledge of security systems, remote access, and routing technology. She is a Cisco Certified Network Professional in Security and in Routing and Switching (CCNP Security and CCNP R&S). Her most recent consulting projects include conducting security assessments, performing network designs, configuring and implementing security solutions such as next-general firewalls, identity systems, virtual private networks, web and email filters, intrusion and advanced malware prevention solutions. Catherine also acts as a Subject-Matter Expert helping Cisco Systems in the development of their training material relating to Cisco Security. On the invitation of Cisco Systems, Catherine lectured in 22 emerging countries as part of a book tour promoting her publications on Return-on-Security-Investment (ROSI). In 2002 and 2003, Catherine volunteered with the United Nations mission in Kabul, Afghanistan, to train Afghan public servants in the area of networking.

Della Shea (EMBA '13)

Della Shea (EMBA ’13)

Della Shea is the Chief Data Governance and Privacy Officer for Symcor Inc. and is a recognized authority on privacy, digital ethics and data operations. She is responsible for leading the organization’s data governance, data management, privacy, data protection, digital ethics and regulatory compliance functions. Under Della’s leadership, Symcor was recognized internationally with the Privacy Innovation Award presented by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (2010) and was named Canada’s Information Security Executive of the year (2013). Prior to joining Symcor, she was the Director of Privacy and Information Risk for the Royal Bank of Canada where she provided strategic direction that helped launch many of the Bank’s first digital initiatives.

Passionate about the human side of data and corporate responsibility, Della’s work has been featured in various publications and she frequently speaks at prestigious academic and industry conferences. She also appears in front of Canada’s House of Commons as an expert witness on privacy matters. Della holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business (York University)/ Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University. She serves on several academic and industry boards including the MIT Society of Chief Data Officers, Manning School of Business Advisory Board (Acadia University), Information Accountability Foundation,  Council of Chief Analytics Officers Advisory Board (Conference Board) and the Council of Chief Privacy Officers Advisory Board (Conference Board). Della is also a former International Association of Privacy Professionals Advisory Board member (Canada) and conference chair.

Robert Wong (MBA ‘92)

Robert Wong (MBA ‘92)

Robert Wong is Executive Vice-President, Chief Information Officer at Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.  He has held the senior IT role since 2010 and is responsible for the overall delivery of information technology services for the organization, including operational technology, cyber security, and telecommunications.  Robert was also Chief Risk Officer, having developed and implemented Toronto Hydro’s Enterprise Risk Management system, and was responsible for corporate strategic planning, corporate governance, performance management, and business continuity.

Having been with the organization since 1988, Robert has extensive industry experience in the electrical distribution operations areas of the business and working with the company’s board of directors.

Robert is currently on the Board of Directors, Finance and Audit, and Research Committees of Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX) as well as serving as Chair of the Broader Public Sector Cyber Security Expert Panel, reporting to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services of Ontario.

A professional engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Robert also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a collaboration between McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada).

Michael WadeMichael Wade

Michael Wade is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD and holds the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation. He is the Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. His areas of expertise relate to strategy, innovation, and digital transformation. He obtained Honours BA, MBA and PhD degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada. Previously, he was the Academic Director of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program. Michael has been nominated for teaching awards in the MBA, International MBA, and Executive MBA programs.

Michael has published works on a variety of topics, including digital business transformation, innovation, strategy, and digital leadership. He has published ten books, more than a hundred case studies and articles, and appears frequently in the mainstream media. One of his articles was among the top 20 cited articles in business, management and accounting worldwide for five years, according to Scopus (the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature). His latest book, published in 2019, is Orchestrating Transformation: How to Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change. His previous book, 2016’s Digital Vortex: How Today’s Market Leaders Can Beat Disruptive Competitors at their Own Game won multiple awards and has been translated into five languages. Another book, ALIEN Thinking: How to Bring Your Breakthrough Ideas to Life will be published in 2021.

Professor Wade has been named one of the top ten digital thought leaders in Switzerland three times by a jury of business media, most recently in 2020.

At IMD, Professor Wade directs a number of executive programs related to digital transformation, including Digital Execution, Digital Transformation for Boards, and Digital Disruption. He also founded and directs Europe’s first and largest program for executives on digital, Leading Digital Business Transformation. He has directed custom programs related to strategy and digital business transformation for Vodafone, AXA, Tetra Pak, Honda, Gazprom, Credit Suisse, and Cartier, among others. Michael provides consulting services, executive education, and expert evaluations to several public and private sector organizations on strategy and digital transformation. He sits on a number of corporate boards as an advisor on digitization and business model disruption. He has lived and worked in Britain, Canada, Japan, Norway, Costa Rica, and Switzerland.

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