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Wednesday, September 18 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Fasken presents 'Minimum Viable Security: The Competitive Advantage'

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With a new data breach in the news on the weekly, both consumers and enterprises are waking up to the risks of using start-up SaaSes and storing their data in the Cloud. Enterprises, under increasing compliance and privacy legislation, are now demanding their suppliers align to their cyber security requirements. 
 
Start-ups have historically deferred addressing the cyber security elephant in the room, often arguing they are too small to be a target, security is too expensive or that their acquirer will fix security concerns later. However, it is 2019: VCs are wise to buying privacy lemons, procurement processes now include cyber security questionnaires and the start-ups who haven't taken cyber security serious are losing business to competitors who have. 
 
This panel will discuss why privacy and security has suddenly become everyone's responsibility, what is minimum viable security for a start-up and how implementing such security foundations upfront will result in smoother sales processes and a major competitive advantage.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Dow

Alex Dow

CTO, Mirai Security Inc.
Over the past decade and a half, Alex has helped organizations assess, implement, and optimize security solutions to prevent, detect and manage cyber security threats. He brings over a decade and a half of experience from three mission critical Security Operation Centers (SOC), including... Read More →
avatar for Ivo Georgiev

Ivo Georgiev

CEO, Mirai Security Inc.
Ivo is a cyber security veteran with over 25 years of experience in both management and technical roles. He helps start-ups and well established companies catering to clients in highly regulated industries shorten their sales cycles and grow revenue by aligning their security programs... Read More →
avatar for Martin Twigg

Martin Twigg

Associate, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
As a member of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity group, Martin regularly advises clients with respect to compliance with Canadian federal and provincial privacy laws. He assists clients with the development and implementation of privacy policies and procedures, organization-wide... Read More →
avatar for Byron Thom

Byron Thom

Principal, Framework Venture Partners
Byron Thom is a Principal at Framework Venture Partners. Based in Vancouver, he has over 15 years of experience in the technology, startup and privacy sectors, and within the technology ecosystem in various capacities. Prior to joining Framework, Byron was an Associate Director at... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Fasken 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900, Vancouver , BC , V6C 0A3

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