As the digital landscape evolves, so do the challenges faced by not only public and private sector but also academic institutions. During this session, we will explore the unique Canadian cyber security landscape, examine the emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and proactive strategies essential for safeguarding intellectual assets. Join Sami Khoury, Head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security in deciphering the nuances of cyber security in the Great White North, as we delve into a comprehensive understanding that empowers academic communities to navigate the complexities of the digital frontier securely.

Summit Speaker

Sami Khoury

CEO, Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity

Sami Khoury is the Head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber Centre). The Cyber Centre is the single unified source of expert advice, guidance, services and support on cyber security for government, critical infrastructure owners and operations, the private sector and the Canadian public. Sami began his career at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) in 1992 as a research engineer exploring the impact of emerging multimedia communications technologies. He held various management positions and leadership roles at CSE, including Director General Capabilities Development and more recently as Deputy Chief (ADM) for Enterprise Technologies and Solutions. In this role, he was CSE’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and responsible for IT and Information Security, as well as leading CSE’s overall Research program and 24/7 Operations Centre.

Sami holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering (1988) and a Masters of Applied Science (1991) from Concordia University in Montreal. He completed a certificate program in Public Sector Leadership at the University of Ottawa in 2016. Sami received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the APEX Award of Excellence for Innovation in 2020.

Technology Track

Session Format
Keynote Speaker Presentation (60 minutes)