Cybersecurity Lessons From the Trenches

Western Canada Information Security Convention
RBC Convention Centre
375 York Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

April 25, 2023

10:30 am CDT

Does your organization understand the real-world challenges of cybersecurity?

Join us for Cybersecurity Lessons From the Trenches, a practical discussion that brings together seasoned security consultants from Hilltop Partner Network who have extensive experience dealing with cybersecurity issues on the front lines.

During this no-holds-barred discussion, our panelists will reveal the tactics and strategies they have employed to defend against cyberattacks, both successful and not. They will also provide insights into the current state of cybersecurity and what the future may hold.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panelists on various cybersecurity topics. The discussion promises to be informative, engaging, and thought-provoking, providing attendees with valuable insights into the world of cybersecurity. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the real-world challenges of cybersecurity and the strategies you can employ to protect your organizations from cyber threats.

Panel moderator

Kevin Roberts - ModeratorKevin Roberts,
Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, Hilltop Partner Network

Kevin Roberts is a Certified Management Consultant with over 30 years of progressive and diverse experience. He draws from a broad portfolio of engagements that have involved him in brainstorming, modeling, planning, design, development, implementation, and operational transition of a wide variety of programs, services and solutions in information technology and information security. His focus is on helping organizations to apply best practices to embrace opportunities, manage risk, and achieve their business objectives, while effectively adapting to inevitable change.


Featured panelists and trusted HPN Members

Chris Dunn - PanelistChris Dunn
Security Architect, C.H. Dunn Consulting

Chris Dunn has over 20 years of experience in the management of information systems security and IT audit. The founder of C.H. Dunn Consulting, Chris has worked with clients to provide crucial insight to the alignment of IT risk with business objectives in the healthcare, insurance, retail, education, energy, and finance industries. Recognized as a leader in the Winnipeg security community, Chris specializes in IT/information security, designing security organizations, building security processes, security and threat risk assessments, IT audits, and strategic planning.


Andrew Behnke - PanelistAndrew Behnke,
Principal Consultant, AK Behnke Consulting

As the principal and founder of AK Behnke Consulting, Andrew Behnke has extensive experience in IT security risk and control as well as operational and financial assurance. Coupled with his background in business and accounting, he is well known for his proven ability to translate IT risks and complex terms into a language that can be easily understood by senior management, governance bodies, and operations teams. Andrew works with some of Manitoba’s largest organizations and government departments to help build a culture of IT risk management and deliver on their internal IT assurance requirements.


Azhar Laldin - PanelistAzhar Laldin
Managing Director & Senior Security Consultant, Castellan Information Security Services

As Managing Director and Co-Founder of Castellan Information Security Services, Azhar Laldin is a leading information security and project management expert. He brings 25 years of experience working in the Information Technology field, and over 20 years of experience in successfully delivering complex and critical projects across several industries including Education, Agriculture, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Healthcare, and Insurance. He has successfully led projects with teams of up to 30 people and, over the last 10+ years, his focus has been on delivering Information / Cybersecurity programs.











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