Security Day

The Province organizes and hosts two “Security Day” events each year (Spring and Fall), free of charge, primarily for government employees.  Representatives from the broader public sector, school districts, post secondary institutions, municipalities, and crown corporations are also encouraged to attend. Speakers from government programs, law enforcement and security organizations give presentations on the day's theme.

The next Security Day is on May 23rd, 2018, and the session is called Cybersecurity101: Combating Today's Threat Landscape We're taking a back-to-basics approach this time and examining the cybersecurity threats and digital services that affect all of us.  The session will open with an exploration of the current threat landscape including: who the threat actors are, why they do what they do, and what people are doing (or not doing) to improve the situation. The remainder of the event will focus on strategies for mitigating and combating the threats: what the common defences are, what steps individuals and organizations can take to improve, what success looks like, and ways to measure it. Our goal is to provide an engaging event that inspires the audience and provides information and practical tips they can apply within their own realm of control, both professionally and personally.  

Each Security Day is supported by sponsors from the cybersecurity private sector who give informational presentations and provide hospitality. Security Day is a highly regarded event in the security community and by B.C. Government employees across every region of the Province. Since seats are limited government offices are encouraged to book a boardroom, pop some corn, and make it a Security Day event!

There are four ways to participate:

  1. Live audience, 4000 Seymour Place, Victoria
  2. In-person group-cast, 623 Fort Street, Victoria (Office of the Auditor General)
  3. In-person group-cast, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (BC Showcase Room, Robson Square)
  4. View the webcast from your own device

Everyone interested in information security can participate in Security Day and benefit from the presentations by watching the free webcast from any location. All webcast presentations are made available on this page after the event.

Government employees can register for Security Day through the PSA Learning System

The final agenda can be viewed here.

For your interest, videos from the last Security Day can be found here.