Registration – Networking Breakfast



Opening Remarks

Master of Ceremonies

Scott Tod, Deputy Chief, North Bay Police Service, ECC Co-Chair


8:30am - 9:00am

Opening Keynote Speaker

Colleen Merchant, Director General, National Cyber Security Branch, Public Safety Canada

Canada’s Vision for Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age: Tracking Progress Through Data

A look at how the Federal Government is setting itself up to deal with the dynamically changing cyber context and the tools being used to support the attainment of the goals set out for our nation in the new Canadian Cyber Security Strategy.


9:00am - 9:30am

eCrime Cyber Council Priorities and Engagement Opportunities

Scott Tod, Deputy Chief, North Bay Police Service
Kevin Wennekes, Chief Business Officer, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance

The ECC Co-Chairs will provide an overview of the current and future priorities

being undertaken by the Council and reveal opportunities for continued collaboration and information exchange among key stakeholders.


9:30am – 10:15am

Tackling the Digital Evidence Tsunami Through Public-Private Partnerships

Sgt. Arnold Guerin, Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children/Behavioural Sciences Branch, RCMP
Neil Desai, Vice-President, Magnet Forensics

Digital evidence from smartphones, computers, cloud services and other digital

devices is becoming more consequential to investigations. But the complexity and volume of such digital evidence and the cost of managing it is a growing area of concern for police leaders. The speakers will discuss strategies to better leverage partnerships, people, and technology to tackle this challenge in a cost-effective manner.

The speakers will provide a case study on the collaboration between government and the private sector to bring AI and Machine Learning to front line policing of online child sexual exploitation. Including the learnings about strategy, data governance and risk management that are applicable across policing.


10:15am – 10:30am



10:30am – 11:15am

Project Arachnid – Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Lindsay Lobb, Policing Relations Liaison, Canadian Centre for Child Protection

In 2016 Canadian Centre for Child Protection announced Project Arachnid -

an automated web crawler that detects images and videos of child sexual abuse for the purpose of issuing notices to hosting providers in order to request their immediate removal. As of October 5, 2018, Arachnid has triggered more than 2.8 million images for analyst review and has sent more than 1 million notices to providers for the removal of these images. This presentation will outline updates to Project Arachnid as well as the finalized results from the 150 respondents to the Canadian Centre’s International Survivors’ Survey and the Centre’s ongoing work with survivors.


11:15am – noon

Secure Domain Foundation

Norm Ritchie, Founder & Chairman, SDF

The Secure Domain Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2014

with the mission of empowering the Internet community’s fight against cybercrime. Far too often, cybercrime is perpetuated through the Domain Name System (DNS) by repeat offenders who harm countless victims and, in the process, increase costs for Internet infrastructure providers. SDF seeks to disrupt this cycle by serving as a clearinghouse for DNS abuse data and providing free use of its powerful DNS Reputation API.


12:00pm – 1:00pm


Media Panel:

Dave Seglins, Investigative Journalist, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Colin Freeze, Investigative Journalist, Globe & Mail

“No comment”: Police, Media and Cybercrime in Canada

Over the past five years, the United States has publicly criminally charged dozens of domestic hackers as well as ones working abroad for China, Russia, and North Korea. Yet, in official policy pronouncements and in prosecutions, the Canadian government has had little to say about the specific threats its own citizens and corporations are facing. Media coverage of cyber threats is consequently sporadic. The public discourse is completely lacking. Why is this so? And how do you get necessary and overdue conversations started in an age where every Canadian is threatened by malicious cyber activity?


1:00pm – 1:30pm

RCMP Cybercrime Investigations

Gurinder Dhanoa, S/Sgt, Officer In Charge, Federal Policing Criminal Operations Cybercrime Unit, RCMP


1:30pm – 2:30pm

Partnership in Fighting Cybercrime

Inspector Rafael Alvarado, Officer in Charge of the RCMP Cybercrime Investigative Team at National Division
Sergeant Alexandre Beaulieu, Operational Non-Commission Officer in Charge of Operations, National Division Cybercrime Investigative Team, RCMP
Adam Pranter, FBI Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) : Ottawa

This session will discuss the importance of public and private partnership

as well as domestic and international coordination in fighting cybercrime as cybercrime knows no border, law enforcement agencies and their partners are coming together and looking at innovative ways to enhance their chances of success in fighting cybercrime.


2:30pm – 2:45pm



2:45pm – 3:30pm

Break Out Sessions

Executive track –

Investing into a Cyber Unit

Heather Chittick, Detective Staff Sergeant, Manager – Cybercrime Investigations Team, Ontario Provincial Police

Detailing the scale and scope of the OPP’s investment into it’s cybercrime response unit.

Cyber front lines –

Innovative tools and processes

Laurent Lemieux, Cpl. Acting non Commissioned Officer In Charge, Financial Crime Unit, Counterfeit Currency Coordinator, RCMP
Payman Hakimian, Acting non Commissioned Officer In Charge, RCMP Tech Crime Unit, New Brunswick

An overview of the work being conducted locally and the types of tools, resources and skills required to undertake them.


3:30pm – 4:15pm

Quantum – A Look at the Positive & Negative Disruptions

Paul Lucier, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, ISARA

When it comes to revolutionary technologies, quantum computing tops the list.

However, with great positive potential, there can be an equally negative disruption. A large-scale quantum computer will break modern public key cryptography, leaving confidential data exposed to adversaries. In this talk, Paul will discuss the ubiquity of public key cryptography in our daily ‘digital lives’, why agile quantum-safe technology needs to be implemented today to begin to protect against quantum’s unprecedented threat and how quantum-safe security is a strategic enabler.


4:15pm - 5:00pm

Closing Day 1 Keynote

Kristin Judge, CEO, Cybercrime Support Network

Supporting cybercrime victims... a US program overview

Use of the Internet by criminals is now commonplace. What is the impact of cybercrime on victims, and what is being done to address the cybersecurity needs of victims? The Cybercrime Support Network has brought together US federal, state and local law enforcement and victim advocates to lead important research and discussions in this new victim space.



Cocktail Reception and Award Ceremony

Check-in starts at 5:45 p.m.
Reception ends at 9:00 p.m.




Registration – Networking Breakfast



Day 2 Opening Remarks

Scott Tod, Deputy Chief, North Bay Police Service, ECC Co-Chair


8:15am – 8:45am

Opening Keynote:
Building the National Cybercrime Coordination Unit

Jeff Adam, C/Supt., Acting Assistant Commissioner, Technical Investigation Services, RCMP (NC3)

The history and evolution of Canada’s Cyber Strategy that led to the development of the NC3 and how it is being developed.


8:45am –9:30am

Cybercrime Education Practices/Programs

William Kierstead, Senior Education Consultant, CyberNB
Alex Baron, Sgt., Senior Cybercrime Instructor, Canadian Police College
Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick (UNB)

Addressing the Cyber Skills Gap from Kindergarten to Adulthood

This panel will explore the strategies and programs being offered by three distinctly different organizations in their pursuit to attract, retain and educate future cyber security professionals starting from K-12, post-secondary and through to adulthood.


9:30am - 10:15am

Break Out Sessions

Stakeholder Engagement and Participation in the NC3

Jeff Adam, C/Supt., Acting Assistant Commissioner, Technical Investigation Services, RCMP
Gurinder Dhanoa, S/Sgt, Acting Officer, Federal Policing Criminal Operations Cybercrime Unit, RCMP

Front line track –

Saskatoon Police Service Technological Crime Unit

Detective/Cst. Shannon Parker, Cyber Crime Investigations, Digital Forensics-CFCE


10:15am –10:30am

Industry Award Winner Presentation


10:30am –10:45am



10:45am – 11:30am

Cybercrime and fraud reporting by individuals and businesses

Chris Lynam, A/Director General, National Cybercrime Coordination (NC3) Unit, RCMP

This session will discuss work to date to enhance how Canadians and businesses

can report being victims of cybercrime and fraud and how that information will assist law enforcement and its partners to pursue cyber criminals, prevent future incidents and to better understand the economic and social impacts.


11:30am - noon

Reduce Your Risk of Becoming a Cybervictim

Chris Kayser, Cybercriminologist, Founder, President and CEO, Cybercrime Analytics Inc.

This presentation is designed to inform, educate, and raise awareness of the many

factors that facilitate cybercrime. You will learn how to recognize these factors, and incorporate best practices to mitigate the risk of becoming a cybervictim.


12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch – Charity Auction – Rehtaeh Parsons Society


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Innovation Hour (Sponsor Showcase Session)


2:00pm – 2:45pm

Award Winner Case Study Presentation


2:45pm – 3:00pm



3:00pm – 4:00pm

Consolidation Town Hall


4:00pm - 4:30pm

United Kingdom: National Crime Agency

David Armond, Deputy Director General (Ret’d), United Kingdom National Crime Agency



8:30am – 5:00pm

Innovation Dens by Invite Only

Registration options - in person or as a 'remote' attendee

International Policing Cybercrime Summit

November 5 – 7, 2018
Delta Fredericton
225 Woodstock Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 2H8