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Rotman-ICPM Cybersecurity Risk Oversight

Cybersecurity is one of the most complex and rapidly evolving issues for pension organizations to oversee. Pension funds can be hit with significant consequences as a result of a cyber incident, including loss of data, reputational damage, declining member trust, and financial ramifications due to ransom payouts. In an age when cyber incidents are inevitable, pension boards and their enterprise risk leaders play a unique role in ensuring the organization is well-prepared, protected, and able to effectively respond when an incident occurs..

The ICPM and the Rotman School of Management have created the Cybersecurity Risk Oversight program to equip pension fund leaders—including boards, CEOs, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and those overseeing enterprise risk management—with the latest best practices in governance for the proper oversight of cyber risks.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this program, participants will be equipped with a greater understanding of cybersecurity risk mitigation, including understanding:

  • The current and evolving environment of cyber threats, including the changing regulatory landscape.
  • How to respond to cyber incidents in a way that will mitigate their impact, including war room preparations.
  • The role of pension fund boards and enterprise risk leaders in overseeing cyber risk, including the questions to ask and the answers to expect.
  • Optimal organizational structures, governance and processes that pension funds should have in place.
  • Best practices in monitoring cyber risk as well as the protection of digital assets and information in the organization.

Special Offer

Enroll in both Rotman-ICPM programs, Cybersecurity Risk Oversight and Pension Governance Education, to be eligible for a discounted rate (10% discount for non-ICPM Research Partners; 20% discount for ICPM Research Partners) on both programs.

To qualify for the dual program discounts, participants must submit applications and deposits for both programs on the same day (midnight deadline). Later registrations to the additional program will only receive the discount on the second program. This offer only applies to the 2024 cohorts of these programs. Discounts are not provided retroactively. No other discounts apply.

ICPM Research Partners who register for one program are eligible to receive a 15% discount.

Dr. Michael Parent, Featured Facilitator

Professor, Segal Graduate School, Beedie School of Business

Dr. Michael Parent is a recognized expert on Corporate Governance, focusing on cybersecurity and IT governance. He has been an academic for over 25 years and is currently a Professor at the Segal Graduate School, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Michael is an experienced executive educator and has taught programs for the federal and provincial governments in Canada and the US, Crown Corporations, and over 200 public and private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. He has delivered a number of keynote addresses and presentations on effective cybersecurity oversight. He is the Academic Director for the Vancouver cohort of the Directors’ Education Programs for Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and teaches the program’s IT and Cybersecurity Risk Oversight module nationally. He also facilitates the IT & Cybersecurity Oversight session for the ICPM’s Pension Governance Education Program (PGEP).

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Date and fees

Dates and fees

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October 9-11, 2024

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Rotman School of Management
Toronto, ON

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Participant profile:
Pension fund leaders including:

  • Board Members
  • CEOs
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • and those overseeing enterprise risk management
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Early Bird Fee:
 $4,750 CAD + HST
 until July 1, 2024

Program Fee:
$4,950 CAD + HST
as of July 2, 2024


Available Discounts:
Register for both Rotman-ICPM programs, Cybersecurity Risk Oversight and Pension Governance Education, and receive a discounted rate on both programs* (10% for non-ICPM Research Partners, 20% for ICPM Research Partners).
*See Special Offer for more information. Restrictions apply.
ICPM Research Partners who register for one program will receive a 15% discount.

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