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Ransomware and cybersecurity - 2018-05-02

WHEN:  May 2, 2018 6:00 - 8:30 PM

WHERE: Monte Carlo Inn - Vaughan Suites, 705 Applewood Crescent, Concord, ON L4K 5W8

COST: Members Free - Non-members: $10

REGISTRATION: Since we have a limited number of seats, please confirm your presence, by sending an email to and writing in the subject line the number of participants, by Friday, April 27th, 2018. 

Refreshments will be provided.


Ransomware and cybersecurity in general is a topic that is constantly in the news, from the ongoing Equifax saga, to the breaking news last week:

(In simple terms, if true - having any type of wifi access point creates a vulnerability for a business that can be utilized to inject ransomware, etc.)

We want to encourage a conversation about what it means to Businesses.

Intro Speakers and respective Background
Types of Cyber Security threats (General)
Specific description of Ransomware (one of the more prevalent commercial threats)
- Ways to contract it
- Current scope - how big is this problem, where and who its affecting
- ‘Commercial' damage description - what is actually happening
- Examples of specific industries
   - Engineering industry examples (
   - Hospitals, and other industries in the news

Preventative measures used, but still getting attacked.
 - What happened - how did it affect the company
- Considerations of pay or not to pay
- The ‘Journey' to payment and releasing files
- Future risk?

Preventative measures intro - Cloud is a strong option
- Cloud Considerations
- Let the experts handle security
- Trusted by Millions
- Economies of scale
- Stability
- Compliance
- Integration options
- Strong backend, Friendly frontend
- Future proof contender

Approach: How to fit the cloud into *your* environment
- Don't waste cycles thinking on security, compliance, Think about making it work with your business process
- How to use elements of cloud in a way that fits your operation
- Minimize changes to your processes - Sales, Operations, Finance
- Minimize learning curve & encourage user adaption
- The more users want to use it, the more secure is your environment.

Presenter: Arik Kalininsky is the founder and CTO of Dalikoo, a born-in-the-cloud software company. Dalikoo utilizes the Serverless computing cloud execution model to provide business functions such as CRM, Sales Management, Project Management, and Document Management in a centralized, configurable environment. Prior to Dalikoo, Arik, an experienced executive, lead various IT groups, and maintained an active leadership role as part of several senior management teams.

Arik utilizes a forward-thinking approach to implementing innovative technology solutions for addressing business needs, while ensuring strict adherence to compliance and regulatory requirements presented by government agencies, and various other governing bodies. His passion for technology combined with his keen business sense keeps Arik's teams motivated and goal-oriented.

Arik holds a Bachelors degree from York University and a certificate for outstanding achievement from the Queen's Executive Leadership Program.

Arik has over 20 years of experience in diverse managerial and architectural roles that span many facets of industry, including hardware, software development, telecommunications, manufacturing, and logistics. Since 2011, Arik had the privilege of speaking at numerous leading industry events such as the Canadian Leadership summit, Microsoft's global SharePoint conference, and many other leadership and CIO events throughout North America. He is a chair of the partnership portfolio for the CIO Association's Toronto chapter, and Chair of the Technology and Innovation committee for the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce.

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