#EPIC2019 Welcomes Cyber Strategy and Digital Forensics Leader, Detective /Constable Shannon Parker as Keynote Speaker. Shannon is a sought after international speaker and an award winning member of the Saskatoon Police Technological Crimes Unit supporting cyber investigations. She was recently appointed as the Co-chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) joint advisory body, the Electronic-Crime Cyber Council. Shannon is recognised in the Provincial and Queen’s Bench courts as a forensic computer expert, and is an International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists Certified Forensic Computer, and Digital Forensics Examiner. Shannon spent many years with the Provincial Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) and currently focuses on Cyber Investigations.
An engaging speaker, Shannon is in demand for her ‘Digital Forensics’ and ‘Cyber’ expertise, recently appearing at the 2019 Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference in The Hague. Other prominent speaking appointments include the 2018 EPIC Summit, OPP Provincial Strategy Conference, Saskatchewan ICE Crown Prosecutors workshop, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Business Colleges.
Detective/Constable Parker explains why EPIC matters
“The number of Cybercrime and Cyber Security incidents nationally and internationally continues to rise, with the personal and financial costs to all victims being unparalleled. Given the global and interconnected nature of these types of incidents, it is more important than ever for experts from a variety of communities: law enforcement, judicial process, business, financial and academia, to continue to gather and collaborate.”
The EPIC Summit and Awards build networks between law enforcement and private industry to share knowledge, tools and expertise. The Summit brings together leading international E-Crime investigators with Canadian technology thought leaders, innovators, academia, government, judicial process experts and ethical hackers. Together they share cybercrime and technical trends and case studies, demonstrate forensic tools, and receive expert field updates to anticipate collaborative E-Crime Cyber responses.
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) joint advisory body, the eCrime Cyber Council, organizes the Excellence in Prevention and Investigation of Cybercrime (EPIC) Summit and Awards annually in cities across Canada. The fourth annual #EPIC2019 will be held Nov 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary.