CANASA hosted another successful Security Canada Ottawa event last week in our nation’s capital.  FCi were pleased to participate with a full booth where we showcased our services to the local industry community.  Participating at these events is an opportunity to connect with our supply partners, manufacturers and customers.  Networking with industry colleagues continues to be a main draw for security professionals to attend Security Canada events.  Participating at these type of events allow us to showcase our wide range of electronic security services to a diverse audience of consulting engineers, government security officials and end user clients.

This year, CANASA sponsored a keynote speaker, Mr. David Shipley, BA MBA, CISM, to provide a presentation on cybersecurity.  Mr. Shipley is the CEO and co-founder of www.beauceronsecurity.com.  Those attending were treated to an informative presentation on the world of cybersecurity.  His presentation included alarming information on the world of cybersecurity.  IoT devices and technology continue to populate our world.  Connected cars, medical devices, mobile devices, Smart televisions and of course the ever increasing electronic security devices that surround us can all become cyber threats.  Managing these threats continues to be a challenge with the global demand for cyber security professionals to help ward off these threats continues to evolve.  Mitigating risks while government regulatory requirements attempt to develop a framework to help protect consumers may be a challenge for years to come.  Compliance with cyber security reporting may be one way to help increase awareness as cyber security professionals combat these dangers to society.  The presentation highlighted some basic steps that we can all take to ensure we do not become victims of this type of activity.

Leading up to the Security Canada Ottawa show, our local Eastern Ontario CANASA Council organized and hosted a wonderful tour of TD Place at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.  The tour of the facility included behind the scenes access to the CFL Ottawa RedBlacks’ locker room, press box area and of course a chance to visit the field.  TD Place is home to the CFL franchise, Ottawa 67’s Hockey team as well as the Fury FC.  The stadium security team provided over fifty CANASA members with a tour of their security operations centre with an impressive stream of IP cameras and other electronic security features that help keep visitors, fans and players safe.

We look forward to participating in the 2019 Security Canada Ottawa event.  Hope to see everyone attending the show.