Upcoming National Events

- NOV -

20-24

Mon-Fri
PD Week 2017
Location: Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel
08:00h - 16:00h

Upcoming Chapter Events

- OCT -

25

Wed
Hosted by: Regina Chapter
Ransomware and Security in the Internet of Things - Breakfast Session with Rick Wanner
Location: Delta Hotel, Campania Room, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK
07:45h - 10:00h

Ransonware and Security in the Internet of Things  - Breakfast Session

with Rick Wanner

Rick Wanner

 

Delta Hotel

Campania Room

1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 

 

Ransonware and Security in the Internet of Things

Ransomware, malware that encrypts files on a computer and requests a ransom to decrypt the files, is estimated to be a $1 Billion crimeware business in 2016. This presentation will give some insight into the ransomware industry, will provide guidance into how to protect your computer from ransomware and whether you should pay the ransom if you do get hit.

Security in the Internet of Things - Most people have heard of the Internet of Things, but ask them how it affects them and they will almost always be flummoxed. The fact is that nearly every one of us is affected by the Internet of Things every day. The Internet of Things is all around us, in industrial applications like smart meters, to enterprise solutions such as cameras and access control, to home appliances and even medical equipment. But are these devices safe? This presentation provideds an overview of the Internet of Things, risks of these devices, and what you can do to help ensure that IoT devices in your home are safe.

This session will provide you with practical and up-to-date information and understanding of internet security issues.

Rick Wanner, MSISE has diverse experience in Information Technology, ranging from operating system programmer and architect for telephone switches, cellular switching, to virtually every aspect of information security. For the last dozen years Rick has been employed as a security manager in Corporate Security at SaskTel. In that position Rick is responsible for aspects of policy compliance including policy development, security consulting, risk assessment, compliance assessment and penetration testing. Rick is also a volunteer incident handler with the Internet Storm Center and is active in industry groups tracking DDOS and ransomware.

A hot breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.5 PD credits!

Registration and Continental Breakfast -   7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Workshop - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Registration Fee:

 
fmi*igf Members $35
Non-members $70
Membership $35


 

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- NOV -

7

Tue
Hosted by: Manitoba Chapter
CPA Canada - Setting the foundation for broader public financial management support.
Location: Alt Hotel - 310 Donald Street
11:30h - 13:00h

- JAN -

25

Thu
Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Strengthening Cost Estimating in the Government of Canada
Location: Sheraton - 150 Albert St. Ottawa
08:00h - 16:00h

Join the FMI-CC, the Office of the Comptroller General and the Costing Centre for Defence for a one-day workshop designed to provide participants with a balance of cost estimating theory and application in the Government of Canada. The workshop will highlight the importance of cost estimating in modern comptrollership and lead to a discussion on how project and program results can be improved by focusing on the costing information that decision makers need. This discussion will transition into a practical exercise that introduces an approach to sensitivity and risk analysis.

This session will be of interest to senior managers and analysts involved in costing programs, assets and cost projections.

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- FEB -

22

Thu
Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Grants & Contributions (Transfer Payments) - From Beginning to End & Success Stories
Location: Sheraton - 150 Albert St. Ottawa
08:00h - 16:00h

This PD Day will focus on the new policy directions under the Transfer Payment Policy as well as address the transfer payment life cycle from start to finish. In another collaborative effort between FMI-CC and the Office of the Comptroller General, join us for an exciting day of discussion with key leaders across government involved in the transfer payment process. What is working well, where the challenges are, and what can be done to address these challenges. This session will bring a focus to effective project management principles and how to apply them in a transfer payment context.

This PD Day is ideally suited for those involved in delivering programs through the transfer payment vehicle, those involved in strategic policy, program delivery, and financial management analysis and strategic directions. Join us for this extremely engaging and interactive professional development day!

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- JUN -

21

Thu
Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Government Priorities of the Day - Budget 2018
Location: Sheraton - 150 Albert St. Ottawa
08:00h - 16:00h

The FMI Capital Chapter has had a fantastic year and we are going out with a bang! This is the PD Day you will not want to miss! We have once again, enlisted engaging speakers to highlight some of the Government of Canada's key priorities that are of interest to you and your organization. Dynamic senior leaders, from both inside and outside Government, will share their perspectives on the various government priorities by sector: Economic Policy Priorities; Social Policy Priorities; and Innovation/Experimentation as a Top Priority. The day will feature several exciting keynote speakers throughout the day.

This PD Day is ideally suited for those involved in delivering on these key priorities, new entrants to the public service, aspiring leaders, those involved in strategic policy, program delivery, financial management or strategies and federal budget submissions. The PD Day will also be of interest to those who are clients of these initiatives and those who wish to understand interactions between departments and central agencies, and the Federal Budget process.

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