Cybersecurity skills gap and opportunities


The presentation will cover the following topics:

- Introduction to cybersecurity
- Trends and future need of cybersecurity
- Skills required to work in the cybersecurity field
- Career roadmap for aspirant candidates

Becoming a security expert and staying up to date has never been harder. Threats are continuously evolving, the attack surfaces are expanding and stakeholders are demanding more transparency. This presentation will uncover what is needed to become a sophisticated security professional and how to adapt to the changing role. Newcomers will learn what cybersecurity is all about and how to pursue it as a career, while those already working in the field will learn about the latest trends and growth opportunities.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 22 Sep 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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This is a virtual event the details will be shared with the registrants via email.

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  • Starts 10 August 2022 12:00 PM
  • Ends 22 September 2022 05:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge



Cybersecurity skills gap and opportunities


Salman is the Director, Corporate Information Security Officer (CISO) at Manitoba Public Insurance where he is responsible for the overall security strategy and roadmap to enhance and maintain the security and risk posture of the organization. Before joining Manitoba Public Insurance, he was the Director of IT Risk at Travelers Insurance where he led the IT Risk, Security, and Compliance activities. In this role, he was the primary point of contact spanning diverse activities including Risk Management practices (utilizing ISO 27005/31000, NIST, COBIT, ITIL, and TRA); Threat and Vulnerability Management; IT Audit/Compliance (SOX, PCI, OSFI); and Business Continuity.

Previously, Salman has motivated and led high-performing teams in consulting environments to develop IT security programs and create enterprise-wide risk-aware cultures for his clients in North America and The Middle East. As a consultant, Salman managed and delivered over 50 successful information security and risk projects in Information Security, Cyber Security, IT Audit, IT Risk Management, and Business Continuity for large financial and telecommunication organizations. The projects included ISO 27001 implementation and certification, PCI Compliance implementation and attestation, and establishing Security Operation Centers.

Salman holds an MBA in Technology Management in addition to numerous security and risk certifications including PMP, CISSP, CISA, and ISO 27001. Salman enthusiastically pursues continuous professional development opportunities; he has completed Harvard University’s Cybersecurity Managing Risk in the Information Age Certificate.