391Kris-Lovejoy-high-res-photo-DSC_4947TORONTO, ON, MAY 14, 2015 – SecTor, Canada’s premier conference on IT security, will kick off this October with a keynote presentation by Kris Lovejoy, IBM’s Chief Information Security Officer. Now entering its ninth year, SecTor brings together IT professionals and managers with security experts from around the world to share the latest research and techniques involving underground threats and corporate defences.

Kris Lovejoy will discuss how enterprises large and small can reduce risk in an interconnected world where cloud and mobility have become mainstream, and champion a proactive strategy to transforming IT security risk management that includes demonstrating how enhanced IT security can move from support function to business enabler.


Her keynote, ‘IT Security Operations: Successful Transformation’, will provide best practices and experience around IBM’s own IT risk transformation, including for important issues like mobile BYOD, cloud, identity and access management, data governance and protection. Many of these issues were raised as key priorities for enterprise IT organizations at last year’s SecTor Predictions Panel. Lovejoy’s presentation on October 20 will provide a 2015 perspective and give SecTor conference attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

Recognized as one of the world’s Top 25 Security Managers by SC Magazine, Kris Lovejoy is currently IBM’s Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), responsible for managing, monitoring and testing IBM’s corporate security and resiliency functions globally. Known for her expertise in security, risk, compliance and governance, she has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, NPR and USA Today. SecTor will announce more keynote speakers over the coming weeks.

Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto, the SecTor conference runs two full days, October 20th and 21st 2015, with an optional training day October 19th. Registered attendees will have access to all keynotes and sessions from technology, management and security fundamentals conference tracks. In addition to conference and training, the SecTor Expo will feature over 50 of the IT security industry’s top vendors.

About Black Arts Illuminated Inc. (SecTor Conference)
SecTor brings the world’s brightest (and darkest) minds together to identify, discuss, dissect and debate the latest digital threats facing corporations today. Unique to central Canada, SecTor provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Professionals to collaborate with their peers and learn from their mentors.  For more information and to register, please visit www.sector.ca. Follow SecTor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the SecTor blog.

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Sabrina Haque
Black Arts Illuminated Inc.