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Roadmap & ROI - Building a Compliance Program for InfoSec & Data Privacy

  • 2023-04-28
  • 8:50 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Deloitte - 410 West Georgia Street - register on the 23rd
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  • Full access to the live event including Deloitte's traditionally generous continental spread of muffin, croissant, yoghurt, coffee, tea, and juices.
  • Access to the DAMA event virtually via the Zoom link you will be sent before the event.
  • Used to register event volunteers at no charge.
  • This will be used to register speakers for the event.
  • This is used to register sponsors for a conference or event.

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Roadmap & ROI for Building a Compliance Program for InfoSec and Data Privacy Assurance

We are so  lucky  to have Karen Meohas, a Senior Director of Global Compliance, share with us her suggestions and best practices for building a coherent information security program. There are so many different information security standards and privacy regulations that your organization may be required to comply with depending on your industry such as GDPR, ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, NIST, and SOC. 

Karen will cover:

  • How a Compliance Program supports your organization's bottom line? And how we can measure the ROI and program's effectiveness?
  • Critical success factors and first steps to establish a framework that aggregates, harmonizes, and integrates all of your organization's compliance requirements into a cohesive whole.
  • An overview of industry-recognized InfoSec Frameworks: And why you should consider them for your organization.
    • ISO 27001 - a comprehensive risk based framework for managing and protecting sensitive information, as well as enabling you to demonstrate your capabilities to customers, partners, and regulators.
    • ISO 22301 - Resilence & Business Continuity
    • SOC Types  1 & 2 - Measuring the effectiveness of security controls.
    • NIST 800-53 > FedRAMP - How the US Government is using NIST control guidelines to ensure secure cloud storage.
  • Data Privacy and GDPR:
    • Data privacy life cycle - What are the major risks & costs at each stage?
    • ISO 27701 - How the risk based approach compares to GDPR?
    • Privacy by Design - How to incorporate Data Protection through Technology Design into your SDLC?
  • The benefits of a centralized management approach. 
    • Especially to your bottom line!
      • In-person only draw for $100 Amazon gift card


  • 8:50 In-person networking, coffee, and muffin at Deloitte's Summit Building
  • 8:55 DAMA chapter announcements and admin
    • Thanks to our Deloitte, Alation & Denodo
  • 9:00 Roadmap and ROI for building an InfoSec Compliance Program
    • Karen will cover the critical success factors and Return on Investment
  • 10:00 Break for coffee refill, networking, and discussions
  • 10:15 Question and Answer session
  • 10:30 In-person only draw for $100 Amazon gift card

    Karen Meohas - Senior Director of Global Compliance

Karen Meohas is currently overseeing a Compliance Portfolio comprised of 12+ software services and a complex framework that includes ISO 27001, SOC 2, FedRAMP, among other internationally recognized standards. With over 10 years of experience in project management, InfoSec compliance, and data privacy Karen believes in ethical AI, smart cities, and IoT. She states that compliance should be always there to help put technology back in the right direction and safeguard the most valuable asset: data.

This is Karen's long list of certifications on her LinkedIn bio.

About our location:

  • Deloitte Summit Building 
  • Register on the 23rd Floor
  • Capacity - 60ish people in-person
  • Delicious baking and coffee provided 

Information and contacts will be linked here AFTER the event:

  • Slide deck 
  • Recording (if available)
  • Contact information for follow-up questions

Upcoming DAMA-Vancouver BC Events - Mark Your Calendars:

  • 2023
  • Apr 28, 9-11 am PST - InfoSec Security Roadmap - Karen Meohas
  • May 26, 9-11 am PST - Data Governance - Alation
  • Jun 23, 9-11 am PST - Data Engineering Fundamentals - Joe Reis
  • Sep 22, 9-11 am PST - TBD
  • Oct 19-20, DAMA Days Cross-Canada Conference (2nd Annual)
  • Nov 24, 9-11 am PST - TBD
  • 2024
  • Jan to Nov - TBD - send in your ideas - maybe ask ChatGPT  :)
  • October - 3rd Annual Live Conference October

Thank you to Deloitte for their continuing support over the last decade, providing venues and sustenance for our DAMA-Vancouver BC Chapter and the Vancouver data scene.  Please check out their web site<</a>.

Thank you to Alation, a Platinum sponsor of our 2023 season.  Alation provides enterprise data intelligence solutions, including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation.  Please check out their web site.

Thank you to denodo, a Platinum sponsor of our 2023 season.  One Logical Platform for All Your Data; One Modern Solution for Your Business; Please check out their web site and their white papers:
    - Analyst Report: The Value of Data Virtualization in a Data Mesh
    - Logical Data Fabric Whitepaper
    - Logical Data Fabric Powered by Data Virtualization: An Overview

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