GTEC Webinars is a complimentary product offering developed to continue the conversation and provide the public sector community with the opportunity to regularly hear from industry experts and invited thought leaders.

Cybercriminals Are Evolving. Are You?

November 23, 2016
Cybercriminals are uncovering new ways to exploit organizations, fine tuning their operations to target data with the most value, such as medical records. While classic attacks like DDoS and POS malware continue to be favoured forms of criminal activity—due, largely, to the fact many organizations continue to lack adequate security fundamentals and resources to effectively defend against them—newer techniques, such as mobile overlay malware, are also gaining popularity.

AWS: Best Practices for Getting Started in the Cloud

October 26, 2016
Government organizations face unique challenges to accomplish complex missions with limited resources. Public sector leaders engaged in cloud computing projects turn to the power and speed of Amazon Web Services when they want to serve citizens more effectively, achieve scientific breakthroughs, reach broader constituencies, and put more of their time and resources into their core missions.

Uncover Hidden Threats to Your Data

September 14, 2016
Client data is rapidly increasing in value—for organizations and cybercriminals alike. To effectively protect clients and corporate reputations, organizations including governments must take steps to mitigate ever-evolving cyber threats—to limit both their legal liability and public exposure.

Practical Steps on the Journey to Government Cloud

July 6, 2016
There are many ways governments can navigate the road to cloud computing today. Join us as we examine new cloud deployment models that have recently become available and how governments can achieve greater cloud transparency, security, and governance.

Cognition and the Future of Security

June 8, 2016
As IT security threats continue to increase in prevalence and complexity, organizations are responding with larger IT security budgets to better monitor, manage, report and mitigate to them. The problem? The demand for security skills is now outpacing supply.

Today, there’s an estimated 208,000 vacant security positions across the world—a number that is expected to grow to 1.5 million by 2020. In this upcoming webinar, Cognition and the Future of Security, Sandy Bird, Global CTO of IBM Security, will discuss the key to curbing this labour shortfall: cognitive security.

As humans, we sense and respond to situations using a lifetime of experience and learning. When an organization’s security systems can do the same, it arms its security professionals with the collective knowledge and instinct to respond to threats with greater confidence at scale and speed. A cognitive business outthinks and outpaces threats with security systems that can understand, reason and learn.


Transforming Business Outcomes with Innovation & Technology

May 11, 2016

Not only is the Canadian innovation and technology landscape transforming, but the demographics of our workforce and our customers are also changing, resulting in a greater demand for digitization. This demand can increase the complexity of operations, add security risk, and require more resources. With the right technology enablers you can achieve better business outcomes such as employee productivity, operational efficiency and improved customer engagement.


Information Governance is Good Business

April 13, 2016

Building a modern and innovative digital government that allows both workforce flexibility and mobility requires deep understanding of both the business need and technology requirements to be successful. Forward-thinking organizations have leveraged critical business information as a corporate asset and are now realizing the benefits and cost effectiveness while aligning with mandated Open-Government objectives.


The Fight Against Cybercrime Starts with Your Endpoints

March 23, 2016

As our online world evolves, network endpoints—which include desktops, mobile devices, servers and kiosks—are proliferating at a rapid pace, making organizations increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats. Traditional security solutions—such as anti-virus and anti-spyware software—can’t keep up, and no longer offer sufficient 24/7 protection against today’s sophisticated cybercriminals. In this webinar you will walk learn about the critical elements of a modern security infrastructure.


How eSignatures Enable Digital Transactions for Government Organizations

February 17, 2016

Government agencies and departments are modernizing the way they do business with staff, suppliers and citizens. Going digital – removing paper from operational processes – is an important strategy towards improving costs, accountability, security, efficiency and productivity. In this educational webinar, we help you understand how electronic signatures can fit into your digital strategy and answer the most common questions raised by government workers.


New Approaches to Security for the Modern IT Environment

November 18, 2015

With the emergence of mobile devices and the BYOD revolution, IT security has evolved immensely over the past few years, yet we always seem to fall further and further behind. Why? The fundamental problem is in our approach: we use the same principles that we’ve used for decades in situations where they no longer apply. Examine concepts such as multi-vendor platforms, checkbox security and reactive security and explain why they’re no longer effective in the modern IT environment.


IT Security: Are You Spending Enough—or Too Much?

October 28, 2015

Investing in IT security is a necessity in today’s online world—particularly for oft-targeted government departments. That said, while you can never be too safe, it is possible to overspend on security. To adequately protect your department from breaches without unnecessarily overextending your financial resources, you need a strategy. This webinar offers information to assist you in creating a financially sound long-term IT security plan.


Sharing Knowledge Across Social Communities

October 8, 2015

Every government department is faced with the need to reskill its workforce to keep it relevant. Doing this effectively is a challenge because so much of the expertise resides with its people rather than in structured learning courses. Knowledge needs to flow horizontally across peers; not just vertically. Learn how a social learning community can help your department blend collaborative knowledge exchange with engaging video content and virtual classrooms to ensure employees are continually kept up-to-date.


Delivering a Single Web Presence for the Government of Canada to Better Serve Citizens

September 24, 2015

As part of its commitment to better serve citizens and businesses, the Government of Canada (GC) launched a multi-year Web Renewal Initiative (WRI) to make its online information and services easier to find and use through a single, user-centric website at GC departments and agencies will migrate their active content into and use web services for web publishing and hosting, web search, web analytics, online citizen engagement and social media account management.


Driving Big Data Value and Insight in Public Sector Organizations

August 27, 2015

Most government departments and agencies are thinking about or evaluating Big Data strategies and approaches to determining how these technologies can reduce costs, risk, and improve decision insights. Learn how these organizations are implementing proven solutions to ingest, profile, cleanse and analyze massive amounts of data – both structured and unstructured – and how you too can achieve success with Oracle and Cloudera.


Content Unleashed: from Browser to a Mobile First World in Government

October 16, 2014

The shift to Mobile through the exponential growth and usage of smart phones, tablets and related mobile applications are dramatically changing the way people live, work, and play. It is also impacting how governments must engage with its employees, as well as the citizens and businesses that it serves, if it is to continue to be at both relevant and effective today and into the future.


Digital Experiences and Innovative Engagement

October 9, 2014

At its core, successful “government from the outside in” has a simple mission — to deliver government services that are so engaging that citizens want to use them. Join Shawn Cruise, Area Vice President, Public Sector for Adobe Canada to understand Adobe’s vision for digital government and what you can expect to find with Adobe at GTEC.