National Policing Cybercrime Summit

October 19 - 20, 2015, Toronto ON


To add tangible value to the fight against cybercrime by bringing police, industry, government and academic leaders together to exchange information on current cybercrime trends, offer demonstrations of forensic tools, share case studies, and receive updates from experts working in the field, towards the ends of identifying opportunities for a collaborative Canadian response.


Summit partners, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, believe the National Policing Cybercrime Summit will provide a needed forum to address timely and mission critical aspects of cyber policing in Canada.

According to Statistics Canada’s Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, in 2012 9,084 incidents of cybercrime were reported by Canadian police services. This represented a rate of 33 cybercrime incidents per 100,000 population

Same survey shows only 7% of victims of cyber bullying report the incident to police, yet over 1.75 million Canadians claimed to have been targeted by cyber bullying .

Addresses the importance of protecting police data, systems, and assets as these are targets as well i.e. the recent Ottawa & Montreal Police web site hacks and Tewksbury Police ransom payment

According to the conclusion of the RCMP’s Cybercrime report*, there are three main concerns to address:

  • Technology is creating new opportunities for criminals allowing for new crimes and pursuit of old crimes using new ways
  • Cybercrime is expanding with the proliferation of easily available malware tools enabling broader adoption and becoming more harmful i.e. cyber bullying and child exploitation
  • Requires new ways of policing: broader domestic and international cooperation, engagement with private and public sector organizations, integrating new technical skills and tools


Summit Quick Facts

  • Date: October 19 & 20, 2015
  • Venue: Pearson Convention Centre
  • Estimated audience: 200-250
  • Registration costs

    Early Bird Regular
    Police services: $455 $495
    CATA Members: $595 $795
    Non-members: $795 $995
  • Audience composition:
    • police leaders in cyber crime
    • private sector innovators
    • government and academic leaders
  • Agenda to feature subject matter expert led keynotes and panels exploring key cyber crime threats and case studies
  • Featuring CATAAlliance’s Executive Boardroom series for sponsors
  • Exclusive VIP reception for speakers, sponsors and partners on the evening of the 18th
  • Registration includes formal Reception on evening of the 19th, breakfasts, lunches, and two daily break sessions for each day
  • Post-Summit access to all presentations which have been granted permission to be shared