Executives interested in Cyber Security should now confirm interest in the Future of Public Alerting Summit (February 17-18, 2015, Edmonton, Alberta)
December 10, 2014

++ Action Items: Companies with Cyber security products, services and solutions and public officials with Cyber security mandates should contact CATAAlliance today to discuss how to become part of peer network to advance Canada’s Cyber Security Leadership.

Please view our video interview with eSentire CEO, J. P Hayes calling for Canadian Cyber Security leadership at: http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr11141401.html

Please datebook and register for our next Cyber Security event, The Future of Public Alerting in Canada: Fitting All the Pieces Together (February 17-18, Edmonton, Alberta) at: http://cata.ca/Media_and_Events/NationalPublicAlertingSummit/

Participating organizations will benefit from video leadership interviews distributed to Canadian and global markets, including key media and also be invited to access CATA’s core Social Media Group, a moderated opt-in Group with 10,400 members at this URL: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Canadian-Advanced-Technology-Alliance-CATA-37239/about

Read Background on the Future of Public Alerting in Canada: 

With the growing threat of natural and man-made disasters, it is critical that Canada maintain modern reliable systems to the alert the public of pending danger in order to save lives and protect property. But is public alerting a right or privilege? Are our systems up-to-date or are we falling behind our international partners? Who has the onus to issue alerts and who should bear the responsibility to distribute the alerts? With many public (CRTC, Industry Canada, Public Safety Canada, provincial and municipal authorities, first responders) and private sector organizations (broadcasters, telcos, mobile operators, utilities) involved, how do we connect all the pieces and maintain a dynamic and overarching emergency alerting strategy? How are the emergency alerts being received by Canadians and how can they add their voices to the alerting process to turn alerting from a monologue to a dialogue? Emergency Communications is a multi-faceted hotbed of activity including TV and Radio Broadcast Intrusive Alerts, Wireless Emergency Alerts, Tsunami Warnings, Amber Alerts, Campus Alerts, social media and more. Understanding, educating and synchronizing public alerting strategies are all key to protecting Canadians during times of disasters.

Contact: CATA VP, David Farnes at dfarnes@cata.ca to discuss agenda interests, sponsorship profile and panel keynote opportunities.