The Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX) proudly presents the 4th Annual Collaboration Event

February 12, 2020  |  Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. ON

Theme: “Give and Take: why helping others drives our success”, based on the highly acclaimed book written by Adam M. Grant, PhD, Sociologist and top-rated Wharton Professor.  The research concludes there are three styles of social interaction; givers, takers and matchers. Despite popular myth, givers enjoy the most success in the long run and in fact create a contagious positive working environment driving exponential team success. The CCTX is a collection of givers, empowering trust and success.   Join us for a day of giving, learning and sharing excellence.

With CCTX membership more than doubling in the past year, we are moving to a larger facility for 2020 – The Beanfield Centre 105 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto.  More space – more sessions – more value.

This full-day event will feature a variety of guest speakers, breakout sessions and a Sponsor Gallery. Complimentary full breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with an end-of-day networking reception. To view draft agenda click here


There is no cost to attend but attendance is restricted to CCTX Members and Subscribers.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

We look forward to welcoming you at this event!


  • “One of the better security conferences I’ve been to in the last few years.”
  • “The speakers were more engaging than ‘bigger’ conferences.”
  • “Excellent panels of speakers. Valuable perspectives. Good exhibits. Well organized.”
  • “Good variety of content and lots of partners to interact with.”


Results from the CCTX 2019 Collaboration Event



Breakout Workshop Sponsors








Featured Speakers and Panellists

Nikolas Badminton, Futurist: How can Canada lead in cybersecurity as a nation community

Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected researcher, futurist, author, and teacher with over 35 years of coding, research, writing, speaking, and technology implementation experience. His mission is to drive world leaders to take action in creating a better world for humanity. He provides expertise in new technologies and promotes exponential thinking with a critical, honest, and optimistic view that empowers you to plan for today, tomorrow, and for the future.




Dr. Ghorbani

Dr. Ghorbani has held a variety of positions in academia for the past 38 years and is currently a Professor of Computer Science, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity, and Director of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, which he established in 2016. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick from 2008 to 2017. He is also the founding director of the laboratory for intelligence and adaptive systems research. He has spent over 28 years of his 38-year academic career carrying out both fundamental and applied research in the area of machine learning, cybersecurity, and Critical Infrastructure Protection. Dr. Ghorbani is the co-inventor on 3 awarded patents in the area of Network Security and Web Intelligence and has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles during his career. He has supervised over 180 research associates, postdoctoral fellows and students during his career. His book, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems: Concepts and Techniques, was published by Springer in October 2010. He is the co-founder of the Privacy, Security, Trust (PST) Network in Canada and its international annual conference. He served as the co-Editor-In-Chief of Computational Intelligence: An International Journal from 2007 to 2017. He developed a number of technologies that have been adopted by high-tech companies. He co-founded two startups, Sentrant Security and EyesOver Technologies in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He is the recipient of the 2017 Startup Canada Senior Entrepreneur Award, and Canadian Immigrant Magazine’s RBC top 25 Canadian immigrants of 2019.




Michele Mosca (DPhil University of Oxford, 1999)

is jointly appointed with the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo. He is a founding member of Perimeter Institute, as well as co-founder of IQC. He is a Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization of the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics. He co-founded the quantum-safe cryptography training program CryptoWorks21, the not-for-profit Quantum-Safe Canada, and the ETSI-IQC workshop series in quantum-safe cryptography, which brings together a broad range of stakeholders working toward globally standardized quantum-safe cryptography.

He co-founded evolutionQ Inc. in order to support organizations as they evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones, and softwareQ Inc. to provide quantum software services and tools. His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools that will be safe against quantum technologies, and he is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry, and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. Mosca co-authored the respected textbook An Introduction to Quantum Computing. He has received numerous honours, including the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2000-05), Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computation (2002-12), University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo (2012-2019), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), SJU Fr. Norm Choate Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), and a Knighthood (Cavaliere) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2018).


Stay tuned as we confirm additional speakers!