3:20 pm – 4:20 pm | Presentation | Room: Oceana 3-5
Cybersecurity Challenges & Opportunities for Business Analysts
Businesses worldwide face an ever-evolving cyber threat that many feel are ill-equipped to manage. Data breaches at corporations, educational institutions and government agencies continue to erode public confidence in the state of cybersecurity. The emergence of consumer goods such as wearable devices and self-driving cars, alongside the increasing connectivity of the systems managing critical infrastructure such as power plants and traffic signals are creating new threats to public safety, privacy, and economic stability.
This presentation will examine the recent findings of the cyber security workforce study conducted by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education in partnership with (ISC)2 , Booz Allen Hamilton, Alta Associates and Frost & Sullivan. This study examined the current state of response to the developing cyber security risks in the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce. The presentation will highlight the top organizational concerns identified and discuss the implications of the fact that two thirds of organizations indicated that there are not enough cybersecurity workers in their organizations to meet the challenges which they currently face.
This year's Study reveals important opportunities for business analysts, especially since we are on pace to reach a cybersecurity workforce gap of 1.8 million by 2022, a 20% increase over the forecast made in the 2015. Join us to explore these critical strategic trends and gain some insights into how business analysts are responding to these challenges and how they are helping organizations to combat the risks in today's ever evolving threat environment.
Director, Corporate & Business Development
As a recognized leader, Alain is a senior management professional with over 20 years of experience in both IT and business. Throughout Alain's career, he has established and managed strategies, standards and practices covering various areas of business analysis, project management and change management.
Prior to joining IIBA as Acting President and CEO in 2013, Alain was a committed volunteer with the organization for seven years. During this time, Alain was Chair of the Board, Vice-Chair of the Board, Chair of the Nominations Committee, and held several positions in the areas of strategic planning, marketing and communications.
In Alain's previous roles at BMO Financial Group, Alain provided leadership and functional management to a team of professionals that managed the enterprise processes for project management and business analysis, as well as supporting strategic and operational improvements initiatives. For over 16 years, Alain owned a small consulting firm in the food and hospitality industry.
As a Member of the Senior Leadership Team at IIBA, Alain oversees the organization's corporate and business development, which includes strategic engagements and alliances with organizations, governments, academia and professional associations. Alain is a proud member of the business analysis community and is committed to further building the recognition of the profession.
Alain's 2017 Presentations:
- Business Analysis 4.0: A New World of Opportunities for the Evolving BA Professional
Thursday, November 9, 2017 (10:40 am – 11:40 am)
- Cybersecurity Challenges & Opportunities for Business Analysts
Thursday, November 9, 2017 (3:20 pm – 4:20 pm)