Security and Compliance Talk on August 20 in Kelowna

On August 20th in Kelowna I'm going to be presenting another Security and Compliance Talk for Businesses & Organizations.   

I received great feedback on my first such talk on April 15 so this second one will be even better, and a bit slower-paced.  It will be oriented more to business people and less to IT experts, but IT folks who are not security experts will still learn a lot.

Please register here: https://kelowna-security-compliance2.eventbrite.ca

Security and Compliance Talk for Businesses & Organizations

Information security and compliance (including privacy) for your business or organization involves more moving parts than you might think. This talk will provide an overview of the security and compliance space to help you decide which parts your organization needs and how to implement them.

Join us to learn how to secure and protect your business or organization and its information, people, processes, computers, devices, networks, cloud services, etc.

We'll cover this and more:
           security and privacy threats and resulting risks that your organization faces
           key controls to mitigate the risks
           frameworks and resources to help you create and manage your security, compliance, and privacy programs

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Doors open at 15:45, talk starts at 16:00

ORL Kelowna Downtown Library
1380 Ellis Street, Classroom 1 (2nd floor)

Presented as a public service by
Garland Sharratt
Information security consultant
Thank you to ORL Kelowna for supporting this talk

Free of charge but registration required:


Okanagan Information Security Group (OISG) July Meetings

This month the Okanagan Information Security Group has not one but two meetings.

The regular OISG meeting in on Wednesday, July 24.  Chris Hanlon will present a preview of his security certificate-based attack talk at the upcoming DEF CON Hacking Conference (August in Las Vegas).  Details and registration:


But before that, we have a very special OISG talk on Thursday, July 11.  Erica Pretorius will be visiting Kelowna to talk to us about the aspects of security that people tend to miss as they scale up.  Details and registration: