Next Dimension, along with Cisco and Veeam, collaborated with experts in Cyber Security, Cyber Insurance and Data and Privacy Law.  We hosted a series of events in Markham, Mississauga, Waterloo, London and Windsor.  Together we had one mission: to educate our clients on the importance of a multi-layered approach to combat cyber crime.

Cisco and Veeam spoke about technology available to protect your organization.

Hub International and McConville Omni Insurance spoke about the importance of cyber insurance, and the various risk policies to review for your business.

Siskinds and Fasken law firms explained the significance of an Incident Response Plan as well as data breach reporting.

Below are some Facebook Live videos from the roadshow.

Finally, we took the stage to guide clients through the process of identifying security risks.  A process we are glad to reiterate with you at any time, contact us and we’ll be glad to guide you as well.


From a solutions standpoint, speakers included Chris McDonald from Veeam, and Fred Patterson and Sina Radfar from Cisco.

Chris McDonald, Systems Engineer, Veeam

Chris is a Systems Engineer at Veeam with a focus on empowering and assisting customers. It is critical to evaluate data protection offerings in this digital age. With previous experience at Legato, EMC, and Dell EMC, he has nearly twenty years in the data protection and compliance space.

Fred Patterson & Sina Radfar, Cisco Canada

Cisco Regional Cybersecurity experts understand the way we work has changed. With more data, more users, and more ways to connect, there’s so much more to protect. Cisco’s cybersecurity experts operate within a full range of security solutions backed by Talos, the largest non-government group of threat hunters, to manage the scope, scale, complexity, and sheer volume of threats in today’s mid-size commercial market.

Cyber Insurance experts included Patrick Bourk and Steve Cox.  They took the stage to discuss your insurance provider’s role in your cyber security strategy.

Patrick Bourk, Principal – National Cyber Practice Leader, Hub International

Patrick is the National Cyber Practice Leader for HUB International Canada. As an insurance coverage expert, he provides technical expertise in the analysis, placement, and negotiation of various management risk insurance coverages. In addition to negotiating terms and placing coverage, Patrick’s cyber liability insurance practice also includes advising clients on how to best align breach response planning with insurance and risk mitigation solutions. Prior to joining HUB, Patrick was a Claims Lawyer for the Financial and Professional Services Group at Travelers Insurance Company and its predecessor companies.

Steve Cox, Broker Partner, McConville Omni Insurance Brokers

Steve is a Broker Partner at McConville Omni Insurance Brokers. Steve has a long history of providing insurance protection to Londoners, entering the industry in 1995 and creating the former Omni Insurance Brokers with his father. Steve specializes in corporate risk and commercial cyber security. He provides technical coverage expertise and is proficient in identifying and mitigating cyber security exposures. Steve’s risk management expertise is applied for large, multinational franchises and small commercial business, alike. Steve is a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker, in addition to his education from Western University and the University of Toronto in Economics and Risk Management.

Both Andrew Johnson from Siskinds and Daanish Samadmoten from Fasken discussed the roles and responsibilities of the business with regards to data privacy and protection, and shared valuable tips on building and maintaining your Incident Response Plan.

Andrew Johnson, Associate – Technology and Privacy Law, Siskinds

Drew is an Associate in Siskinds Technology and Privacy Group. His practice focuses on providing legal services to mid-size commercial business. He advises clients on matters relating to cybersecurity, data protection, privacy and anti-spam, including PIPEDA, Privacy Shield and GDPR compliance.

Daanish Samadmoten, Associate – Privacy, Cybersecurity & Commercial Law, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Daanish is an Associate at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, practicing in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, and commercial litigation. Daanish provides practical and strategic advice to clients in respect of privacy compliance matters and data breach incidents. With considerable experience and an ongoing practice in commercial litigation, Daanish brings to bear key legal and litigation risk management considerations in relation to privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Finally, with the seemingly endless ideas and solutions presented, Chris DaSilva and Andrew Ford provided guidance on how to get started building a cybersecurity roadmap that suits your unique organization.

Christopher DaSilva, Executive Account Manager, Next Dimension

Christopher is coming up on 20 years in the IT Services industry; the last four with Next Dimension as a well-rounded Executive Account Manager. His expertise includes identifying stops and gaps in commercial IT infrastructure, and building roadmaps for key clients to close gaps and mitigate risk and downtime. With multiple vendor certifications, Chris is a trusted advisor who can provide business planning and strategic analysis of current IT trends with regards to physical and cyber security.

Andrew Ford, VP of Sales and Marketing, Next Dimension

Andrew is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur.  He has transformed organizations from a wide array of industries, developing successful, high performance business development and marketing teams.  At Next Dimension, his focus is to identify gaps and business interruptions, and build strategic roadmaps to mitigate those risks; leveraging IT as an enabler for your business.