ITAC Cyber Security Forum

Tuesday, February 6 - 2018
9:30 - 12 Noon / Webinar
Toronto, ON

The ITAC Cyber Security Forum is held quarterly and widely regarded as a key venue for industry-government discussion of new and ongoing cyber-security issues and related policies, responses and solutions. Topics covered include cyber aspects of national security, network and cloud security, securing the internet of things, building a cyber safe culture, cryptography policy, identity management, authentication, malware, cyber warfare, privacy, etc.

DATE:  Tuesday,  February 6th, 2018

TIME:  9:30 a.m. – noon

LOCATION:  Ontario Investment &Trade Centre, 35th FLR, 250 Yonge St., Toronto – Galleria

Open to ITAC Members and Non-Members…complimentary session. 

Webinar is available for those unable to attend the meeting in person; Webinar coordinates will be sent to those who’ve indicated they’ll be participating by webinar.



Speaker Bios:

Lawrence Eta, Deputy Chief Information Officer, City of Toronto

Lawrence Eta is currently the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Toronto.  Providing leadership and strategic governance to advance technology infrastructure services in the delivery of customer-centric solutions, he has overall responsibility for over 700 networked facilities, three data centres and more than 10,000 mobility devices.

Over the span of his career Lawrence has been involved in a wide range of technology industries, holding various senior leadership positions including, Global Director of Customer Success within the internet of things sector, Vice President of Technical Architecture and Director of Business Technology Solutions for an international business process outsourcing organization and Director of Information Services for one of Canada’s top 60 pension ad benefits plans.

With a successful track record of leading large trans formative technology initiatives, he excels at assisting organizations manage change across diverse stakeholders and geographic locations to achieve service agility, scalability, business continuity and security.

Lawrence began his career in 1995 after completing a Higher National Diploma in Business Information Technology from Luton College in England and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Management from Staffordshire University in Stafford, England. In 2006 he successfully completed an executive Master of Business Administration from Lansbridge University in New Brunswick and a Master of Management from American Sentinel University in Colorado.


Cisco on Cisco: A CISO’s Perspective

Steve Martino, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco Systems


Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer Steve Martino leads Cisco’s Information Security (InfoSec) organization to innovate and adopt the most effective security technologies and policies, reflect them in Cisco’s people, products and services, and share them with customers.   He has more than 30 years of high-technology experience in security, IT operations, product development and operations, marketing, and sales.

Under Martino’s leadership, Cisco’s InfoSec organization equips the company to defend itself, its partners and customers from information security threats.   His team creates and adopts risk-based data governance and technology policies and capabilities to enable and secure Cisco’s customer and partner information and computing assets. Information Security influences Cisco and its ecosystems to secure information assets by making information security services transparent, and easy to engage and adopt through streamlined and consistent processes.   Martino strives to create a world-class culture of agility, innovation, business and technical leadership, helping to make Cisco the #1 security vendor in the industry.

In addition to his Information Security leadership role, Martino participates in various Cisco IT, risk management and business transformation initiatives.  Prior to joining Cisco in August 2007, Martino spent six years at Digeo, Inc., as Vice President of Business Operations. He managed the design and engineering efforts in Digeo’s central business operations systems, NOC Support Center and internal IT operations. Prior to Digeo, he spent six years with Click2learn, where he ended his tenure as Chief Operating Officer. While at Click2learn, Martino lead the company’s SaaS e-Learning portal development, professional services business, transitioned the field sales organization from an indirect model to an enterprise sales model, and helped take the company public in 1999. Martino has held marketing and management consulting roles at Sun Microsystems/ SunSoft, Inc., Pricewaterhouse, and Xerox Corporation

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