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Prevention. Preparedness. Protection. Peace of Mind.

Across all industries, data breaches are on the rise, but at the same time, there are growing concerns about how companies approach cybersecurity.  As a legal professional or executive whose work involves the protection of information, how confident are you that you have the most up-to-date knowledge and tactics?

As critical as it is, cybersecurity can feel so overwhelming that many don’t know where to start. This OsgoodePD program provides you with an in-depth overview of how to prevent and prepare for and protect against a data breach incident.  You will get practical and relevant tactics to help you develop and refine the skills you need to ensure a cyber-resilient organization.

Designed to address the cybersecurity lapses and other data breach challenges, this intensive one-day program provides you with the skills you need to prevent and prepare for an organizational data breach to confidently – and competently – protect against cybersecurity threats.

Instruction draws from examples of cybersecurity designs, plans, incident responses, insurance policies, and procedures. Using sample case scenarios, you will get hands-on experience so you know how to effectively counter potential threats and actual attacks.  You will learn how cybersecurity applies to governance, risk management, insurance, and data breach incident response, including:

  • Data loss and breach prevention strategies, tools, and tips
  • Cybersecurity preparedness: incident management plans, data breach response strategies and reputation management
  • Privacy, data breaches, and the key technological tools and experts behind them
  • Key laws, regulators and enforcement bodies that impact privacy & security
  • Acclimating to new Breach Notification Requirements and drafting breach notifications
  • Current trends in data breach & privacy litigation
  • The evolving market for data breach and cybersecurity insurance

PLUS! For those new to the area, or in need of a refresher, get a deep dive on the legal and regulatory landscape, in the Optional Online PrimerIntroduction to Data Breaches and Cybersecurity Law.

Take advantage of bundled pricing when registering for the primer and the program.  Ensure you have the skills and knowledge and enhance your confidence.  Register now to secure your place!


Program Chair

  • Timothy Banks, nNovation LLP, author of the Guide to Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Lexis Nexis Canada)

Faculty includes:

  • Imran Ahmad, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Catherine Beagan Flood, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Patrick Bourk, Principal – National Cyber Practice Leader, Hub International
  • Karen Burke, Data Protection and Innovation Consultant, Burke Consulting
  • Matthew Davies, VP – E&O/Cyber Canada, Chubb Insurance
  • David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner, The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Sue Lajoie, Executive Director, Compliance, Intake and Resolution Directorate, Office of the Privacy and Commissioner of Canada
  • Lynn Larson, Senior Counsel, Bell
  • Timothy Walsh, Senior Director, Breach Services, TransUnion
  • Lyndsay Wasser, McMillan LLP
  • Greg Wolfond, CEO, SecureKey Technologies


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Date Recorded

November 1, 2019

Program Details

Date & Time

December 10, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • General and In-house counsel, including government
  • Lawyers practicing in
    • Corporate law
    • Privacy law
    • IT law
  • Business leaders (executive officers, information/privacy officers, technology officers)
  • Privacy Professionals in technology, innovation, and new product design
  • Managers with a keen interest in cybersecurity, data breaches, and privacy
  • Anti-Money Laundering professionals
  • Federal and Provincial Regulators
  • Banking and Financial Services Professionals/Executives
  • Technology Entrepreneurs, including technologists in cybersecurity
  • Management and technology consultants
  • Professionals in technology, innovation, and new product design
  • Policymakers
  • Auditors
  • Compliance and risk management professionals
  • Government and regulatory representatives
  • Technology Entrepreneurs


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