Panel 4: Can There Really Be Cyber-Security?

Above: Panelists Anthony Furey, Liz Shirley, Carl Hayes, Stuart Wright, and Imran Ahmad discuss the viability of cyber-security at our conference, “Money Laundering, Cryptocurrencies + Cyber-Security” on November 16, 2017 at the Albany Club.

Anthony Furey: is a national columnist for the Sun Media chain of newspapers. He was formerly the comment editor of the Ottawa Sun. He has written for TIME, NY Daily News, Human Events, and more. He has been a guest on Fox News Channel, BBC, and can regularly be heard on talk radio. He is also the author of the book, Pulse Attack: The Real Story Behind the Secret Weapon that can Destroy North America.

Liz Shirley: is the Technical Director, Intelligence, and Tech Analysis at Wapack Labs and Red Sky Alliance. She is an active-duty veteran of the US Air Force and US Navy Reserves as a Chinese-Mandarin crypto-linguist and intelligence analyst. She is a founding member of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) and a former affiliate with the Carnegie Mellon SEI CERT/CC – Networked Systems Survivability Program.

Carl Hayes: is the Vice President of Business Development for Stratejm, the creator of Canada’s first cloud-based security-as-a-service (SECaaS). Prior to joining Stratejm, he spent five years with a leading North American security integrator where he built a focused practice on serving the needs of the Canadian energy sector.

Stuart Wright: provides regulatory risk, strategy, and business management advisory services with experience as both a senior executive specializing in energy and audit environments, and an advisor to Boards and Executives. He has over 20 years of experience in energy, cyber-security, risk management, audit, stakeholder management, business strategy, development and regulatory reform. Stuart was an executive with Enbridge, where he was head of the Project Management Office.

Imran Ahmad: is a Business Law Partner in the Toronto office of Miller Thomson, and specializes in the areas of cyber-security, technology, and privacy law. As part of his cyber-security, privacy, and data breach practice, Imran works closely with clients to develop and implement practical and informed strategies related to cyber-threats and data breaches.

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