Tania MacGillivray, Senior Security Analyst, City of Ottawa



BIO - Tania has over 17 years experience in the Information Technology field, spanning Statistics Canada, Nortel Networks, and the past 8 years as a member of the Technology Security team with the City of Ottawa.  She holds a Highest Honors degree in Computer Science from Carleton University, and has completed her GIAC Security Essentials Certification from SANS.  Tania is skilled in the role of Incident Commander at the City of Ottawa, experienced with code coverage and automation, as well as web content filtering and two-factor authentication. 
Tania is now the subject matter expert for the technology risk management initiative at the City.  Her work includes liaising with various City departments to capture and track existing and emerging technology and security risks, and provide insight into security safeguards and risk mitigation strategies.

Presentation  Title - Rolling the Dice:  Risk Management 101 click to find presentation

Synopsis -  A high level look at risk and risk management. This talk will touch upon valuable points for those just dipping into risk management, as well as suggestions for streamlining risk gathering for seasoned analysts.

Key Points that an Attendee will take away from Tania's presentation:

  • An overview of risk management and how to get buy-in from stakeholders.
  • How a framework can assist in risk gathering and identifying ownership.
  • Tips on managing and bucketing types of risks.
  • Requirements for a risk register and the value in setting one up.

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