Program Chair(s)

Imran Ahmad

Partner, Canadian Head of Technology, Co-Head of Information Governance, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Prevention. Preparedness. Protection. Ensure a cyber-resilient organization.

Data breaches and cyber threats, including ransomware attacks, are on the rise across all industries, and there is growing concern about how companies are planning for the escalating risk. 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, privacy and cybersecurity risk management can feel so overwhelming that many don’t know where to start. Designed to address cybersecurity lapses and other data breach challenges, this OsgoodePD program will give you the latest practical and relevant tactics to help you develop and refine the skills you need to prevent, prepare for and protect against a data breach incident.

Engage with a multidisciplinary faculty of industry experts. Instruction draws from examples of cybersecurity designs, plans, incident responses, insurance policies, and procedures. You will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive case scenario and gain practical experience so that you know how to effectively counter potential threats and actual attacks and learn the questions you need to ask to ensure appropriate prevention measures are in place.

Can’t Make the Date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Techniques for building a ransomware playbook

What cyber preparedness should include – evaluating and prioritizing components in incident management plans, data breach response strategies and reputation management

Key developments in laws, regulation and enforcement impacting data privacy and security in Canada – including double-extortion, and challenges from a privacy and business to business (B2B) perspective when your data is stolen

Strategies, tools and tips for data loss, security and breach prevention – including cross-border breaches

Proven methods for assessing and prioritizing risks, damages, insurance and privilege

Tactics for acclimating to evolving breach notification requirements

Plus! For those who are newer to the area or seeking a refresher, you have an opportunity to bundle the program with the online primer Fundamentals of Data Breaches and Cybersecurity Incidents (approx. 2 hours, on demand), designed to help lawyers and non-technical executives get an overview of the broad principles pertaining to cybersecurity law and data breaches.

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

Government and regulatory representatives

Banking and financial services professionals/executives

Technology entrepreneurs, including technologists in cybersecurity

Management and technology consultants

Professionals in technology, innovation, and new product design



Compliance and risk management professionals

Program Modules


Program Chairs

Imran Ahmad

Partner, Canadian Head of Technology, Co-Head of Information Governance, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Keynote Speaker

Vern Crowley
Detective Sergeant, Cybercrime Investigations Team, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)



Recorded: Dec 3, 2021

Includes Online Primer

$795 + Tax

Recorded: Dec 3, 2021

$695 + Tax

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive 5h 50m
Professional1h 45m
Total7h 35m

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