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Introduction to Privacy and Security for B.C.’s Settlement and Integration Sector (webinar recording)

By: Marco Campana
June 21, 2024

These May 2024 AMSSA webinars AMSSA covered techniques for securing sensitive information, highlighting case studies of standard operational principles as well as the consequences of data breaches, and the legal framework of digital security in the settlement sector in B.C., as well as the legal responsibilities of organizations and individuals. While legal and regulatory frameworks are B.C.-focused there is also discussion of national legislation and there is much in these webinars on privacy and security principles, and best practices relevant for all Immigrant and Refugee-serving organizations.

Presenter: cybersecurity expert Jamie Hari from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).

Part 1 covers types of data handled in the Settlement and Integration sector and includes:

  • techniques for securing sensitive information
  • case studies of standard operational principles as well as the consequences of data breaches
  • best practices for securing online behavior
  • recognizing and mitigating common cyber threats.

Presentation slides:

Part 2 covers the legal framework of digital security in the settlement sector in B.C., as well as the legal responsibilities of organizations and individuals, including:

  • strategies and best practices to develop and implement data security policies
  • how to integrate data security into existing organizational frameworks
  • how to establish protocols for incident response and reporting

Presentation slides:

Related resources:

In case you haven’t seen it, here is IRCC’s Privacy and Security Requirements for Funding Recipients.

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