Chapter PD: Inner Power Outer Success & Cybersecurity

September 14, 2019

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Session 1 : Inner Power Outer Success


As a Certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Bernadette knows how the Power of our Inner Mind Creates the Outer Success in all Areas of Life.  Our thoughts and beliefs shape our feelings which drives our behavior and therefore our results.  She will be sharing techniques on how to master your mind, your habits and therefore your successful results.

Session 2 : Cybersecurity Management Tabletop Exercise for Executives & the Board


The very survival of the organization depends on the ability of the board and management not only to cope with future events but to anticipate the impact those events will have on both the company and the industry as a whole.” – Tom Horton, past chair of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

This workshop will start with an overview of the current threat landscape of cybersecurity attacks globally and within Canada, and then move to an interactive cybersecurity crisis management tabletop exercise. This exercise will simulate a major real-time targeted cybersecurity incident against a fictitious company. The main goal of this simulation is to provide accounting, business, and finance professionals experience in exercising critical thinking and business decisions as an active cybersecurity incident unfolds.

Participants will be divided by groups at their individual tables (company) and assume one of the following key and/or supporting roles within each area – CEO, CFO, CISO, COO, CIO, Internal Legal Counsel, and PR/Communications. During the simulation, participants will be given specific times for active discussion and deliberation throughout the incident. Deliberation time will be limited by a countdown timer where the simulation time is virtual, but would not necessarily reflect real world duration of a cybersecurity incident.

A post-incident review and discussion, along with key best practices will conclude the workshop.


Date: Saturday, September 14 , 2019
Time: Registration and Breakfast: 7:00 am – 8:00 am | Session 1: 8:00 am to 10:00 am | Session 2: 10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Location: Executive Hotel and Conference Centre, 4201 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby, BC
This event is near the Gilmore Skytrain/Brentwood Mall Location
Who: CPABC Members and Students
Early Bird Registration: $85.00 + GST (deadline for early bird is August 30, 2019)
Registration: $95.00 + GST (after August 30 ,2019)
CPD | Level 2 Hours Per Session or 4 Hours Total | General
To Register Register Here

 About the Speakers

Bernadette Laxamana, full-time wife, Super Mom, Best Selling Author, Multi-Millionaire, Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur and President of Karista Mortgage is a recipient of numerous awards including, Woman of Influence, Top Producer, Mentor of the Year and Mortgage Broker of the Year. She graduated Cum Laude with her BSC Degree in Commerce, has an MBA and a certified Trainer & Coach In Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Her mission is to create prosperity for 1,000,000 people.

Michael Leung is an experienced leader of governance and risk management in cyber/information security with more than 15 years of senior level management responsibility. He is the founder of CANADIAN CYBERSECURITY INC. and helps businesses and organizations identify, prepare for and mitigate cyber risks by providing counsel and expertise in risk management, strategy, and tactics.

Michael was previously the head of Information Security at a large Canadian financial institution for over 11 years and also an active volunteer and a leader within the local, national and international cyber/information security, IT governance and risk community. He has volunteered on a number of working groups and committees for ISACA International, and is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. As President and Board chair of the ISACA Vancouver Chapter, he was responsible for the oversight and direction of chapter operations in promoting the practices and the development of professionals in IT risk, governance of enterprise IT, information security management, and IT assurance within the local business and academic community, and chapter membership.

ISACA is a non-profit, global membership association for IT and information systems professionals, and consists of more than 450,000 engaged professionals, more than 135,000 members in 188 countries, including 217 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China.

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