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Mind the Gap: Technologies of Optimization – Cybersecurity

February 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Part 3 of a 6-part series to inform and support SMEs as they expand their ability to use data effectively and advance their digital maturity.

About this Event

According to a survey by the 2020 Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Cybersecurity Report, three in ten organizations reported experiencing a spike in the volume of attacks since the pandemic started. Another factor is organizations are facing compliance fatigue, as more report being aware of recent changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), yet they are less likely to report data breaches than last year. The cyber landscape is at a unique and challenging time.

Join us as three local industry leaders share software options that small companies can use to better protect themselves, as well as training ideas for staff to ensure they follow best practices to ensure company systems are not exposed. We’ll also discuss how your organization can best prepare for upcoming changes to Canada’s privacy laws and ways to protect your company against common vulnerabilities.

About the Series:

The emergence of digital technologies has catalyzed a shift to a digital economy. This digital revolution has seen sweeping changes in how work is done across industries, including Canada’s marine industries. A recent study found that industry members communicated a growing awareness of a skill gap, particularly among tenured workers. Regional marine employers have also expressed some concern that this gap, coupled with a gap in awareness of new technologies, could cause further lags in adoption of new technology and digital skill development – which in turn could shift our role from leading the blue economy, to lagging it.

COVE brings you a six-part discussion series designed to inform and support SMEs as they expand their ability to use data effectively and advance their digital maturity. Led by a technical expert in the ocean industry, panelists will share their first-hand experiences with recognizing the technology gaps as they related to their business, the sore points of adoption, and the benefits of adoption to their own business optimization. Our moderator and guests will provide an overview of examples of existing technologies that support the topic of focus, describe how the technologies can further support businesses, and provide an overview of adoption considerations.

Missed our previous sessions? Watch them on our YouTube channel at, subscribe and join us every second Wednesday to learn what’s new and relevant to your business, and consider how a technology awareness strategy can help you mind the gap


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