Cybersecurity is no longer a topic that can be left to the largest of companies and brand names. The rate of attacks has been exponential these last few years and all experts can now agree it is no longer an “if” you will be attacked but more of a when. All companies large and small need to act now to improve on their security posture or risk a higher chance of crippling their business. Cybersecurity is the practice of safeguarding our digital assets, including computers, networks, and data, from unauthorized access, damage, or theft. As we increasingly integrate technology into our daily lives and business operations, the digital realm becomes a prime target for malicious actors. Examples of cyberattacks include phishing campaigns, where attackers deceive individuals into sharing sensitive information, ransomware attacks that lock out users from their data until a ransom is paid, and DDoS attacks which overwhelm systems by sending a flood of traffic. The risks associated with such breaches are manifold, ranging from financial losses, damage to reputation, and business interruption to more dire consequences like personal identity theft or endangerment of national security. However, by implementing robust controls, we can significantly mitigate these risks. Some measures include using strong, unique passwords, regularly updating software to patch vulnerabilities, employing multi-factor authentication, and conducting regular cybersecurity training for employees. Through vigilance and proactive defense strategies, we can protect our digital world from many of the threats it faces.


Marquis Gardens Hamilton
1050 Rymal Road East
Hamilton, ON L8W 3N6

7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


7:30 a.m.             Registration
8 a.m.                  Presentation
9 a.m.-10 a.m.      Networking

Guest Speaker: Scott Miller, Solutions Director, Vertical Lift IT Solutions.

Scott has been in the IT industry for over 23 years in multiple roles including program development, systems design, network and infrastructure management, cloud utilization and IT management. As an IT leader and senior leader in business strategy, Scott has seen the need to not only meet the need for a business as it relates to delivering the tools required for business success but also to ensure it is protected from the harmful digital world that surrounds a business. Over the years as systems have developed and new strategies have emerged to support and protect a business, Scott has continued to deploy the latest solutions to support the businesses he has been involved in.

Scott has worked for multiple companies over the years in the areas of transportation, retail, manufacturing, and office support and a few years ago began supporting businesses in a contract and consulting capacity under his own label Vertical Lift IT Solutions. Scott support businesses developing strategy for their IT and business needs, perform IT management functions, execute projects to see meaningful change, and still loves to get his hands dirty to deliver the best solutions for a business. Scott works with a network of contract partners and have a team to deliver solutions in multiple areas. Scott loves to create effective solutions that deliver the best outcomes for a business.


Members: $10 (plus tax)
Non-members: $40 (plus tax)

Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is Thursday, November 16, 2023.

All payments must be made prior to the event. Refunds will only be granted up to two weeks prior to the event.

For more information:
Erin Marsden
Manager, Board Relations and Member Events
Tel: (905) 513-0622 ext. 230
Toll Free: 1 (800) 538-9919 ext. 230


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