Ottawa Chapter Event: September 27, 2015

Meeting at the Novotel location. Registration open now.

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Join us on Thursday 24 September
as ISSA-Ottawa hosts our 



(our first speaker event of the season)

Now that the privacy regulatory landscape has changed with more stringent obligations, fines and penalties, and with privacy class action law suits on the rise, organizations are trying to navigate through the risk by thinking about privacy from a more proactive, risk-based perspective.  Privacy has become a branding issue rather than a mere compliance exercise.  We are seeing huge uptake on "privacy by design" approaches to building innovative technologies, like wearables, and IOT platforms.  Retailers and banks for example, are thinking of transformative digital strategies to reinvent the customer experience where the path to purchase has changed and triggers a host of new privacy risks and other compliance considerations.



Sylvia is a Senior Manager in Deloitte's Enterprise Risk Services practice with over 8 years of experience in compliance risk management, privacy, and regulatory risk reporting. She assists major clients, primarily in financial services, to navigate their regulatory environments and understand their audit and reporting requirements. Sylvia often appears before regulatory bodies, including OSFI, OCC and Privacy Commissioners involving high profile privacy breaches. Sylvia has also developed, implemented and overseen various compliance programs, focusing on adherence with various global consumer protection laws and regulations (e.g. GLBA, PIPEDA, CASL, Dodd Frank, etc.).

As a licensed lawyer, her expertise lies in enterprise-wide policy development and implementation, breach management, compliance gap assessments and regulatory remediation, risk and control frameworks, governance, third party risk and compliance monitoring, cross-border data transfers, compliance and benchmarking reviews, including global privacy compliance and privacy training programs.


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Established in 1991, the mission of the Ottawa Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is to provide a friendly, interactive environment for those with an interest in information security. Through meetings, guest speakers, discussion forums, this website and the concerted efforts of our members, we strive to accomplish this goal. These local Chapter level benefits are augmented by the advantages of membership in ISSA International which provides an e-newsletter, educational online webinars, and partnerships with other IT security organizations many of whom offer discounts to ISSA members.

All of this is aimed towards helping members be more effective in their work both technically and personally, and towards providing professional development opportunities.

Event Location and Time

The timetable is:

  • 5:00 doors open
  • 5:45 seating
  • 7:45 event ends



Times and Location: This event is held at the Novotel, 33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa in downtown Ottawa, see here for the location

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