Toronto CISO Executive Summit

June 25, 2024 | Westin Harbour Castle

June 25, 2024
Westin Harbour Castle


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Toronto's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Creatively spurring diligence and communicating the importance of cyber hygiene to the organization

Outmaneuvering threats posed either by external parties or internal users of varying access

Thoughtfully leveraging AI to develop needed, business-enabling tools and processes

Toronto CISO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Toronto CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Executive Boardroom Sessions

Threat Intelligence and Third-Party Risk – Doubling Down on Critical Vulnerabilities

The complete entanglement of cyber risk with business risk is becoming increasingly more visible. CISOs now have an opportunity to better pinpoint third parties that present a threat to the organization. Yet the increasing complexities of third party, and even fourth party, risk management, prompted by a wide range of evolving threats, demands heightened attention. How can CISOs ensure they have a clear overview of the threat landscape and vulnerabilities across ecosystems and supply chains?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Identification of vulnerabilities across your vendor landscape to prioritize response efforts
  • Best practices for mitigating a new wave of sophisticated attacks to keep assets safe
  • The role threat intelligence plays in risk management strategies to safeguard your digital ecosystem

Generative AI – Should CISOs be Guardians or Gatekeepers?

From content generation to data analysis, generative AI is transforming the way people work and drastically improving productivity. However, the benefits do not come without risks, and the technology has the potential to do more harm than good when placed in the wrong hands. So what do security leaders need to know about the risks of generative AI, and how do they mitigate them?

Join this session for an insightful discussion on the latest cybersecurity challenges associated with generative AI, including:

  • How the threat landscape is changing as a result of generative AI
  • How businesses can ensure the privacy and security of sensitive data used in generative AI applications and govern them appropriately
  • What tools and capabilities are necessary to protect organizations from malicious uses of generative AI

Navigating Cybersecurity’s New Frontiers – Strategies for Resilience and Risk Mitigation

In 2024, CISOs face a cybersecurity landscape characterized by evolving challenges and transformative opportunities. Whether balancing the risks and rewards of innovation, investing in proactive threat prevention, automation, and AI, or adopting nimble security models that reduce attack surfaces – the right cybersecurity strategies can enhance resilience and help mitigate risks amid rapid change.

Join this session to learn:
  • Crafting cybersecurity strategies for resilience.
  • Mitigating cybersecurity risks in a shifting landscape.
  • Optimizing team talent and resources to maximize protection.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CISOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Nick Hall (

Keynote Sessions

Remarkable Resilience - Tools for Combating Toxic Stress & Burnout

Today’s CIOs & CISOs face daunting challenges. As the business leader in charge of adding value to the company, finding the right talent and inspiring technology innovation, there’s an incredible amount of pressure. It’s no surprise that CIOs & CISOs are experiencing burnout at unprecedented rates. While taking care of employees is important, how can CIOs & CISOs make sure they are taking care of themselves to help make their careers sustainable while maintaining a sense of well-being?

Join this keynote to explore:

  • Evidence-based strategies that can help alleviate burnout
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of toxic stress and burnout
  • How to remain engaged, energized, and focused during turbulent times

Advice for Embracing Our AI Future

Organizations that adopt the productivity promises of AI will outperform those that ignore its benefits. But behind that self-evident truth lies significant questions surrounding implementation, use cases, data privacy, business risk, and more. From the theoretical to the practical, unpack our current moment at the intersection of AI and humanity.

Join this session to learn:

  • How to safely and effectively embrace AI within your organization
  • The people, processes, and technologies needed to support this business evolution
  • How zero trust principles and critical thinking strategies should inform our AI embrace

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.


Venue & Accommodation

Westin Harbour Castle

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Westin Harbour Castle at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 888-627-8559. Please mention EC5 to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $469 CAD (plus tax) is June 3, 2024.

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Community Program Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Nick Hall

Senior Community Program Manager