Innovation Meets Security: A Cybersecurity Blueprint for Growth


Bayview Yards

7 Bayview Station Road, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

Ottawa, ON, CA, K1Y 2C5

In the spirit of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, IO is hosting an event aimed at empowering startups to become cybersecurity champions.

Calling all forward-thinking startups and scaleups! Join us for an exclusive panel discussion curated to empower you with the knowledge, strategies, and insights you need to be the champions of cybersecurity.

What to Expect:

  • Engaging Conversations: Dive into dynamic discussions on proactive cybersecurity strategies that can be seamlessly integrated into your company’s DNA, regardless of your growth stage
  • Targeted Insights: Gain a deep understanding of the evolving threat landscape and how to stay ahead of cyber adversaries, from day one to scaling up
  • Expert Panelists: Our lineup of industry experts, thought leaders, and seasoned cybersecurity professionals will share their invaluable expertise and real-world experiences

You’ll walk away learning:

  • Proactive and deliberate steps you can take to address cyber threats
  • What the current day, real risks look like
  • How to set security objectives in your organization and build a “secure” culture

More about your panelists:

Scott Wright, CEO & Founder, Click Armor

Scott Wright is a veteran, Ottawa-based cyber security professional who is widely known for his outreach and education programs to help companies build more positive and inclusive security cultures. Scott is the founder of Click Armor, the first interactive security awareness platform that’s built on a gaming engine, and is a member of the Invest Ottawa Accelerator program, as well as the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Scott has also been co-host of the Shared Security Podcast since 2009, and moderates a community of over 500 security professionals called The Cyber Security Awareness Forum, with bi-weekly live panel discussions to help businesses build more effective security awareness programs.

Alyssa Parenteau, Senior Security Analyst, Field Effect

Alyssa spent 17 years at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) – one of Canada’s key security and intelligence organizations. Starting as an analyst performing penetration testing, big data and host-based analysis, and tradecraft creation to catch, track, and characterize threat actors, Alyssa later transitioned to an advisor, helping critical infrastructure partners identify and rectify gaps in their cybersecurity posture.

In 2018, Alyssa sought a new challenge and left CSE for Linchpin Labs, later acquired by L3Harris, one of the largest private defense contractors in the world. Using her operational experience, Alyssa liaised between developers and clients, including allied governments and defense agencies, to advance the development and testing of offensive cyber capabilities.

In 2021, Alyssa switched back to defense, being given an opportunity at Field Effect to utilize her 20+ years of experience to help organizations navigate an increasingly complex cybersecurity ecosystem.

David Shipley, CEO, Beauceron

David Shipley is a recognized global expert in cybersecurity, regularly speaking at public and private events around the world and frequently appears in national and regional media to address cybersecurity stories and topics.  In 2022, David was invited to testify at the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Safety about cybersecurity issues.

David co-founded Beauceron Security in 2016 with an innovative approach to cybersecurity awareness and risk management which empowers everyone within an organization to know more, and care more, about their key role in protecting against cyber-attacks.  Beauceron Security now serves more than 700 clients across North America, Europe, and Africa with 650,000+ end-users. He continues to lead the company as CEO.

Prior to co-founding Beauceron Security, David was the security lead for the University of New Brunswick and developed its incident response, threat intelligence and awareness practice. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Information and Communications Studies, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from the University of New Brunswick. In 2023, David was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Medal by the province of New Brunswick for his service in the Canadian Forces, work in cybersecurity, and for co-founding Beauceron Security.

David is a former journalist and a Canadian Forces veteran.

2023-10-23 13:00:00 2023-10-23 14:00:00 America/Toronto Innovation Meets Security: A Cybersecurity Blueprint for Growth Details Date: October 23 Time: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Click to Register: Organizer Invest Ottawa Website: Venue Bayview Yards 7 Bayview Station Road, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5Ottawa, ON, CA, K1Y 2C5 In the spirit of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, IO is hosting an event aimed at empowering startups to become cybersecurity champions. Calling […] Bayview Yards
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