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Established in 1991, the mission of the Ottawa Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is to provide a friendly, interactive environment for those with an interest in information security. Through meetings, guest speakers, discussion forums, this website and the concerted efforts of our members, we strive to accomplish this goal. These local Chapter level benefits are augmented by the advantages of membership in ISSA International which provides an e-newsletter, educational online webinars, and partnerships with other IT security organizations many of whom offer discounts to ISSA members.

All of this is aimed towards helping members be more effective in their work both technically and personally, and towards providing professional development opportunities.


ISSA Ottawa will be following the recommendations and guidelines from health officials during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

As a result, all gatherings including meetings and events have been suspended.
We are considering holding virtual meetings until further notice.

We will provide updates in future, so please check again.

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2020-10-28 - Web Meeting

October 28, 2020
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

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Web Meeting


Given our current "stay at home" isolation due to the COVID-19 outbreak,
our October meeting will consist of a web meeting from the comfort of your own home.

Please refer to the Notes section below for instructions to register for the web meeting.
Registration will close at 17:00 hrs on October 28, 2020.



Presentation - Cyber-Security For Households in 2020

  • The new normal we’re all online!
  • Recent attacks
    • Financial attacks
    • Pedophiles attacks explode!
  • Social Media
    • Our kids
    • Adults
  • Technologies
    • Main Threats
    • Essential safeguards at home
  • Resource websites



Presenter - Jean-Francois (JF) Sauriol, MEng 2 , CISSP, CISA, CISM, CD
                                  President and Chief Security Advisor at SecurityJF Inc.

JF Sauriol has been involved in the in the information security field for over 30 years. As the CSA at SecurityJF
Inc., JF leads a flourishing Professional Services Security Practice with clients from both the public and private
sectors. JF specialises, among other topics, in Cyber-security, organisational policies and standards, risk
management and developing and providing training programs on multiple aspects of information security.

As an expert in ITSG-33 and Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A), JF has developed graduated SA&A
processes integrated in the organization’s system development framework for several departments in the Canadian
government. JF has also produced several series of Departmental Security Control Profiles at various
confidentiality, integrity and availability levels.

JF is an (ISC) 2 accredited training trainer and has directed the curriculum for the Armed Forces Communications
and Electronics Association (AFCEA) ITSec course for almost 20 years ensuring its evolution following the myriad
of developments in organisational security and cyber-security. He is also the accredited teacher for a complete
suite of security courses for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) for members of the Canadian

JF has created a whole series of Cyber-security and anti-bullying workshops for French and English schools (3 rd to
12 th grades & University) since 2006. He has been invited to lead over 400 such workshops by French and English
school boards and community associations in Ontario and Québec to engage students, parents and teachers on
cyber-security and the prevention of cyber-bullying. He has also been invited at educational conferences to
address cyber-bullying, its root causes and winning combat strategies.

M. Sauriol is also the Vice President of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of Le Conseil des
écoles catholique du centre-Est (CECCE) in the Ottawa area.



5:45 pm - Waiting Room open for check-in / Networking
6:00 pm - Brief welcome
6:15 pm - Presentation
8:30 pm – End of the event





  • CPE points can be recorded for attending, according to the relevant certification guidelines for CPE reporting.  A certificate of attendance will be sent via e-mail.