Security Day

Last updated on April 12, 2024

Guardians of the Cloud: Innovations in Authentication and Cybersecurity


* N.B. Security Day is 2 half-days: May 28-29, 2024: 9 am-12:30 pm

The Province organizes and hosts two “Security Day” events each year (spring and fall), free of charge. 

Cybersecurity impacts all of us - professionally and personally.

That's why Security Day is open to everyone.

We encourage everyone to attend via webcast. This includes, but is not restricted to: government employees, broader public sector representatives, school districts, post secondary institutions, municipalities, crown corporations, and any individual interested in security.

Check out the notional agenda below and check back for updates.

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Notional Agenda:

Guardians of the Cloud: Innovations in Authentication and Cybersecurity

May 28, 2024




9-9:05 am

Welcome and Logistics

Host - Jillian Carruthers, CISO, B.C. Government

9:05-9:10 am

Opening Remarks

Minister of Citizens' Services George Chow


9:10-9:15 am Opening Remarks CJ Ritchie, Government Chief Information Officer and Associate Deputy Minister, B.C. Government 

9:15-10 am

Cloud Authentication 101

Scott Peterson, Senior Security Specialist, Cybersecurity and Digital Trust Branch, B.C. Government

10-10:45 am


Multi-Factor Authentication


Jesse Piccin, Director, Access and Directory Management Services, Cybersecurity and Digital Trust Branch, B.C. Government

10:45-10:55 am


10:55 am -11:40 am

Topic TBD


11:40 am-12:25 pm

Digital Trust

John Jordan, Executive Director, B.C. Digital Trust

12:25-12:30 pm

Closing Remarks


Alex MacLennan, Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, B.C. Government 

Workshop Day

May 29, 2024

9-9:10 am

Welcome and Logistics

Host - Erin Dragusha, BC Government

9:10-10:10 am

Workshop 1



10:10-10:15 am


10:15-11:15 am

Workshop 2

The Latest Authentication Threats/Attacks

Antti Keinaenen, Cloud Security Architect, Cybersecurity and Digital Trust Branch, B.C. Government

11:15-11:20 am


11:20 am-12:20 pm

Workshop 3:

Digital Trust Adoption

This session will focus on the implementation of the Digital Trust Common Services within the B.C. Government and how the team has been working to enable adoption in both the public and private sector.

Aaron Unger, Director, Product Development, Corporate Information and Records Management Office, B.C. Government

12:20-12:30 pm


Host - Erin Dragusha