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Virtual Event: Critical Infrastructure Protection

Strengthening the Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Through Security Preparedness, Management and Response

Thursday, May 27, 2021
(Start: 12.00pm ET / 9.00am PT)

Agenda Overview:

Critical Infrastructure (CI) services such as Information and Communication Technology, Health, Transportation, Energy, and Utilities are of national strategic importance and must be safeguarded with the utmost vigilance. To best deliver efficiencies and economic benefits these new CI are becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent. However, this interconnectivity, especially without proper safeguards, creates vulnerabilities that then, either deliberately or inadvertently, become a catalyst for multiple failures in a cascading effect that jeopardizes our economy and national security. 

As more CI becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to uplift security and enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of natural disasters or man-made attacks? To help answer these questions we’ve put together Public Sector Network’s Critical Infrastructure Protection virtual event. Collaborate across all levels of government and get the latest approaches, innovations, projects, and strategies to enhance the resilience of Canada’s CI. 

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Key Takeaways:

Explore best practice approaches to boost CI security and resilience  

Gain insight into the latest technologies for critical infrastructure and critical asset protection 

Learn how to overcome top security challenges through lessons learned from government security leaders 

Discover techniques for overcoming the constantly emerging t threat landscape and protect the interconnected networks of CI  

Event Speakers:

Ryan Hunt

Director, Critical Infrastructure Partnerships, National and Cyber Security Branch
Public Safety Canada

Jeremy Depow

Director, Policy and Stakeholder Relations

Jamie Anderson

Director of Emergency Management/Safety Coordinator
County of Warner No. 5

Jamie Galt

CD, MA, Acting Director, Emergency Management Unit
BC Ministry of Health

Christian Leuprecht

Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership, Department of Political Science and Economics, Director, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, School of Policy Studies, Senior Fellow, Adjunct Research Professor, Australian Graduate School for Policing and Security
Royal Military College, Queen’s University, Macdonald Laurier Institute, Charles Sturt University


Neil Scales

Director General
Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD)

David Hewson

Emergency Management Program Coordinator
Emergency Management BC

Irfahn Khimji

Country Manager, Canada

Event Partners:


Become a Partner

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Graeme Cowlen by phone (1-647-463-6139) or email (

Agenda Highlights:

12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Welcome from PSN
12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Chair Opening
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
Government Keynote: Spotlight on the National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
International Keynote: Building Resiliency in an Increasingly Complex and Uncertain Environment
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT
Government Case Study: Strengthening your Critical Infrastructure Through Collaborative Partnerships
1:05pm ET / 10:05am PT
Panel Discussion: The Developing Critical Infrastructure Threat Environment: Understanding How to Best Approach and Mitigate Risk
1:45pm ET / 10:45am PT
Closing Remarks and End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event