August 12th, 2022 meeting

DATE:August 12th, 2022
TIME:2:00pm to 4:00pm (PST)
VENUE:Zoom Online meeting
Meeting ID: 894 7268 0162 Passcode: 436345
TOPIC:Security Awareness programs: Why they are important and how to start one for free
PRESENTER: Anthony Green (Manager, Security Operations and Compliance – CPA BC)


Anthony has provided thousands of staff with security awareness training and during this webinar, he will talk a little bit about what he learned and how anybody can implement a security awareness program.

The first half of the presentation will start by explaining what a Security Awareness program entails and why it is essential to an organization. This will be followed up by some tips and processes recommended to be implemented company wide before implementing a program.

The second half of the presentation will be a lot more practical as we will go over some free tools that anybody can use to begin building a security awareness program for free now! E.g. Phishing Simulation, Phish Button, Email Awareness Campaigns, etc.


Anthony Green is currently the Manager of Security Operations and Compliance Manager (MSOC) at Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Prior to joining CPABC, Anthony led PCI compliance as a Security Analyst for one of Western Canada’s largest retailers – London Drugs. Anthony has also been elected to serve as the President for the ISACA Vancouver Chapter after previously serving as Vice-President and Director of Communications.

In the evenings Anthony teaches the Cyber Security Micro-Credential at UBC and Security Fundamentals at VCC.

Anthony is also a co-founder of Tracer Digital, a Vancouver-based firm that aids small businesses in securing and marketing their online presence.

Anthony is very enthusiastic about giving back to the local Information Security community by mentoring young graduates and teaching local small businesses the fundamentals of cybersecurity they would otherwise not have been exposed to. Anthony curates cybersecurity resources to the general public through the CPA BCs newsroom with content such as cyber security articles and podcasts with local security leaders.

January 14th, 2022 meeting

DATE:January 14th, 2022
TIME:2:00pm to 4:00pm (PDT)
VENUE:Zoom Online meeting
RSVP Required – register at Zoom
TOPIC:Security Awareness Lessons from Dr. Bonnie
RECORDING: Link to recorded session


Dr. Bonnie Henry, as BC’s Chief Medical Health Officer, has demonstrably saved tens of thousands of lives over the course of the pandemic. With the regular CoVID press briefings, she has also provided a MasterClass in effective communication of complex technical subjects. This reference provides real-world examples of the most significant points in designing and implementing an effective security awareness program. It also conclusively proves, with mathematical certainty, the importance of a security awareness training program.


Rob Slade had his booster shot on Boxing Day, and, besides, as an old antivirus researcher, Rob knows that there is no conclusive evidence that Omicron can transmit over Zoom, so you are probably safe to attend this (virtual) meeting. On the other hand, having lost Gloria, Rob’s emotional stability is probably worse than ever, so attend at your own risk. More information than anyone would want to know about Rob is available at