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Cyber Security: Fear for the Future


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Roundtable Luncheon with Raymond Boisvert, Kevvie Fowler, and Scott Jones
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:30
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Toronto ON, C.D. Howe Institute, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
  • Cyber Security: Fear for the Future

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Raymond Boisvert, Provincial Security Advisor, Government of Ontario

As the Provincial Security Advisor for Ontario, Ray provides advice and intelligence on areas of public safety and national security that fall within provincial responsibility. He supports efforts to protect provincial assets from

events that could affect services, networks and facilities that are critical to Ontario’s economy, public safety and security, and engages with key partners on security related matters.

Previously, as President of I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS), Ray worked with a variety of client organizations to help them gain a deeper understanding of intelligence and security matters in a global context, and the impact on their operating environments.

After five years in federal policing, Ray joined the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in 1984 and retired in 2012 as the Assistant Director responsible for Intelligence.


Kevvie Fowler, Partner, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte LLP

Kevvie is a cyber security and forensics expert with more than 21 years of experience. He has advised and assisted organizations in protecting sensitive information as well as responding and recovering from some of the industry’s most high-profile data breaches. Kevvie has served as an expert witness and advisor in data breach cases and has helped organizations demonstrate cyber defensibility and transform security programs after an incident.

He is the author of Data Breach Preparation and Response and SQL Server Forensic Analysis and is a contributing author to several cyber security and forensics books. As a sought after speaker, Kevvie has engaged executive and technical audiences at some of the industry’s most prestigious conferences including Black Hat, SECTOR, OWASP and the HTCIA. Kevvie is frequently interviewed on cyber security and data breach matters most recently by the Globe and Mail, CBC, The Toronto Star and National Post.

Kevvie is also a pioneer and global authority in database forensics whose research and tools are used by corporate organizations and government agencies including the RCMP, U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Navy. Credited with advancing the field of digital forensics, Kevvie is a SANS lethal forensicator and sits on the SANS Advisory Board where he guides the direction of emerging security and forensics research.


Scott Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Information Techology Security, Communications Security Establishment

Scott Jones is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Information Technology Security program at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). The IT Security program is responsible for providing cryptographic solutions that protect the most sensitive information of the Government of Canada, providing security advice and guidance on the next generation of technology, building relationships with industry to increase security and actively defending against malicious cyber activity.

Scott has held various positions across CSE including as the acting ADM of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Director General of Cyber Defence and a variety of positions of increasing responsibility across CSE, primarily in the Signals Intelligence and IT Security Domains. He was previously seconded to the Privy Council Office as a National Security Policy Advisor in the Security & Intelligence Secretariat.  

Scott holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Systems Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Masters of Business Administration.

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