The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall: Assessing and Managing Privacy Risks in a Big Data World

As enterprises gather larger volumes of rich data from customers and users, privacy risks are starting to surface more prominently, and must be addressed. It is important for system developers, operations staff and business management to understand the core technical and non-technical privacy principles for businesses processing large amounts of personally sensitive information.

In this presentation, cyber security and privacy consultant Scott Wright will highlight privacy challenges faced by businesses, and will explore examples of how risks are affected by new “big data” applications and machine-learning technologies. Scott will also present some important tips for identifying and addressing privacy risks, and for responsibly implementing business applications that collect and process information about individuals on a large scale.


Scott Wright is an Ottawa-based security and privacy consultant, who helps businesses manage sensitive information securely. Scott has assisted public and private sector teams in assessing and securing their information flows, and educating staff on cyber security risks for each business’s unique threat environment. He also assesses vulnerabilities using innovative techniques such as “simulated employee phishing campaigns” and “gamification” of policy guidance, to improve engagement of staff in important security and governance concepts.

Scott has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and a business degree from the University of Ottawa. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).


Scott Wight, The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall: Assessing and Managing Privacy Risks in a Big Data World


Mar 15 2017


4:15 pm - 6:00 pm


The Albany Club, 91 King Street East (near King/Yonge subway), Toronto, ON M5C 1G3.

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