Digital Risk Management in a Cloud Based Era

September 19, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMFairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

Please join us for lunch on Thursday September 19, 2019 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 – 9 Ave. SW Calgary.

Cloud computing is being rapidly adopted by employers and is a key disruptor in corporate IT and business strategies.  

While many plan sponsors are in the process of moving their email and human resource applications into the cloud to benefit from agility, reduce costs and increase efficiencies, it introduces major risks on several crucial fronts that need to be governed and managed by user plan sponsors. Although cloud service providers (CSP) continue to expand security services to protect their evolving cloud platforms, employers are ultimately responsible for securing their data within these cloud environments.

In this session, we will look at the:

• Key business trends for cloud security;

• Top threats for data privacy, leakage and loss in a cloud-based environment;

• Fundamental considerations for plan sponsors adopting the cloud to better understand and mitigate their risks

Cancellation Policy

 This session will be presented by:


Harm Cassam, P.Eng

Associate Partner, Forensic & Integrity Services (EY Forensics)

Harm leads the EY Forensics practice in Alberta and has over 15 years of experience advising clients in the area of forensics, risk and compliance. Harm is able to complement her Computer Engineering background with an investigative mindset in order to assess and identify investigative issues, provide guidance and assist in analysis of processes and systems. Harm is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Harm possess an in-depth knowledge of forensics including fraud investigations, bribery and corruption, facilitation paymentenefits Services (Canada) Group Inc.s, employee misconduct, insider trading, procurement fraud, forensic analytics, e-Discovery, and cybercrime. For one of the largest securities investigations in Canada, Harm was asked to be an expert witness by the Ontario Securities Commission to support facts and evidence collected during the independence investigation which included collection and review of 20+TB of data from corporate emails and personal devices. 

Harm has extensive experience across a number of organizations ranging from privately owned businesses to large multi-national corporations in financial services, government, oil & gas, utilities, automotive construction, insurance, pharmaceuticals, information technology, and telecommunications.


Jinu Varghese

Founder and Managing Partner, CyAlpha Cyber Solutions    

Jinu Varghese is a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor with 16 years of experience in advising large organizations in helping them to achieve their cybersecurity objectives. He is an engineer and a cybersecurity professional with experience drawing from various technical and leadership roles in Big4 consulting companies (EY and PwC) in Canada.  Jinu was a Senior Manager at EY Canada's cybersecurity practice,  before founding CyAlpha, a North American cybersecurity company delivering strategic and tactical cybersecurity advisory services.

Jinu have extensive experience in leading multi-year cyber and privacy programs for numerous clients in various industries such as Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Airlines, Rail Industry, Financial services, Government, Not for profit, Investment Management, Insurance, Military, Information technology, Telecommunications, Mining, Nuclear and HealthCare


Jinu possess in-depth knowledge and helped numerous clients in various industries in evaluating cloud-based risks throughout the cloud adoption life cycle phases such as identification, initial risk evaluation, selection of cloud service providers, sourcing, contract negotiation, vendor onboarding, operate and retire.

Jinu also helped various clients by successfully executing several cyber-attack and penetration tests,  darkweb based threat intelligence assessments and planning and executing responses to cyber breaches. Additionally, Jinu brings solid experience by leading several cybercrime investigations involving law enforcement agencies. This includes several corporate cyber driven incidents of wrongdoing (e.g. cybercrime, fraud, unauthorized access, theft of intellectual property and sabotage), thus requiring a multi-disciplinary approach to cyber crime investigations.



Thursday September 19, 2019       
11:30 am to Noon - Registration and Buffet Lunch                         
Noon to 1:30 pm - Presentation and Questions         



Fairmont Palliser Hotel                         
133 9th Avenue SW                         
Oval Room








Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $ 69                          
Future Members: $ 129                          
Table of 8: $ 699                       
GST #106865330 RT0007



Krista Frayn                         
Phone: (403) 888-3185           
[email protected]



Who Should Attend:

  • Plan Sponsors
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Retirement and Benefits Professionals
  • Consultants and Brokers
  • Insurers and Plan Providers


In recognition of the continued support of our members, we will be showing our appreciation by drawing for a $50 gift card.  All members in attendance at program luncheons will be entered in the draw.

CE Certificate of Attendance can be provided upon request.

AIC CE Credits Pending.


Kim Duxbury