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Prevention. Preparedness. Protection. Peace of Mind.

Data breaches are on the rise across all industries, and there is growing concern 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 a succinct overview of how to prevent, 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 cybersecurity lapses and other data breach challenges, this timely program features two intensive half-days, to provide 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. You will also learn the questions you need to ask to ensure appropriate prevention measures are in place. Using a sample case scenario in a simulation, you will get hands-on experience so that you know how to effectively counter potential threats and actual attacks.

You will gain:

  • A thorough understanding of how to assess risks, damages, insurance and privilege
  • Data loss, security and breach prevention strategies, tools, and tips
  • Cybersecurity preparedness – incident management plans, data breach response strategies and reputation management
  • Updates on technological tools, and hear from the experts behind them
  • Key laws, regulators and enforcement bodies that impact privacy & security
  • Tactics for acclimating to evolving breach notification requirements

Can’t attend live? Catch-up anytime with new 120-day program access.


Program Chair

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


  • Imran Ahmad, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Catherine Beagan Flood, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Karen Burke, Data Protection and Innovation Consultant, Burke Consulting
  • Ed Dubrovsky, Managing Partner & Managing Director, Cyber Breach Response, Cytelligence Inc.
  • Gregory Eskins, Canada FINPRO Practice Leader | Managing Director, Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Daniel Glover, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC)
  • Sonja Hanisch, Manager, Breach Response Unit, Compliance, Intake, and Resolution Directorate, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)
  • Sean Hoar, CISSP, CIPP/US, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Portland, OR, USA
  • Jennifer Hunter, Partner, Lerners LLP
  • Lynn Larson, Senior Counsel, Bell Canada
  • James Lloyd, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, London, England, UK
  • Lyndsay Wasser, CIPP/Canada, Co‑Chair, Privacy & Data Protection, & Co‑Chair, Cybersecurity, McMillan LLP

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The "Fundamentals of Data Breaches and Cybersecurity Law Incidents: Online Primer" is available On-Demand or an optional part of this program, and immediate access is provided upon your (paid) registration for a Bundle option or for the Primer option. Learn more about the Online Primer here.

In the event of registration cancellation and if the Online Primer has been viewed, the Online Primer fee of $295.00 + HST will apply.

Please follow the instructions below in order to access the online primer prior to the start of the program:
STEP 1. Go to www.osgoodepd.ca and click on CLE Login on the top right of the page.
STEP 2. Enter your login credentials under "Returning Customer".
NOTE: If this is your first time logging into OsgoodePD's platform to view an online program, your username is your email and your password is your last name with the first letter capitalized, as shown on this confirmation.
STEP 3. From your "Order History", select "View Program" and a new screen will open displaying the video for the primer.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "View Program". Once you click "View Program" you will be forwarded to the Zoom meeting for the webinar. This will be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the content for 120 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.


Have a question? Read our FAQs.

Technical Support

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

Program Recorded: November 20 & 27, 2020

Program Details

Date & Time

January 21, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Online Replay Program + Primer
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Online Web Replay

Fee per Delegate

$695 plus HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $347.50 plus HST

Bundle: $795 plus HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present) Bundle: $397.50 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • 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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