Converge brings cybersecurity and identity management experts together to discuss digital vulnerabilities in the public and private sectors.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 1, 2019 – OTTAWA, CANADA – Converge Technology Solutions Corp. (“Converge” or “the Company”) (TSXV: CTS) (FSE: 0ZB) is pleased to announce the results of the Cybersecurity & Identity Summit held in Ottawa on April 19, 2019. Recent developments in cybersecurity and digital identity management have changed the way people go about their daily lives. The danger posed by “bad actors” and other emerging threats has become a paramount concern for experts in the field. To address these and other concerns, Becker-Carroll and Northern Micro, both Converge companies, along with the Ottawa Cybersecurity Meetup Group, organized the Cybersecurity & Identity Summit in Ottawa. The one-day event was developed to spur conversations and create mutually rewarding relationships between industry-minded individuals.
The event was a resounding success, with over 350 attendees and 23 presenters. It was comprised of panels, breakout sessions, and keynote addresses that opened the floor for dialogue around the growing need for security and identity solutions for both the public and private sectors. The speakers and panelists were carefully selected by leaders at Becker-Carroll and Ottawa Cybersecurity Group for their industry knowledge and experience.
“When we were working with the Ottawa Cybersecurity Meetup Group members to organize this event, we knew that it would reach a sizeable audience. Based on the attendance and the conversations that took place at the event, it is apparent that the need for our digital identity message is even greater than we thought,” said Don Cuthbertson, COO of Converge. “People in every industry need to understand how these topics affect them, and it’s my hope that this discussion grows and evolves as new trends emerge.”
“Digital identity management is rapidly evolving and becoming more complex. Keeping information secure is tantamount to running a successful business, and organizations must understand the way in which cyberthreats that target people as well as systems can impact them in order to remain protected,” said Bruce Levis, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Becker-Carroll. “Something as innocuous as a spam email can result in a catastrophe if the appropriate preparations are not made.”
Converge, through Becker-Carroll and other Converge companies, is focused on becoming an industry leader in digital identity to deliver digital innovation and transformation solutions to customers with privacy and security at the forefront; with the ability to leverage advancements in blockchain, distributed ledger and self-sovereign identity technologies for associated trust assertions.
About Becker-Carroll, a Converge Company
Based in the Hull Sector of Gatineau, Quebec (National Capital of Canada Region), Becker-Carroll’s information and technical professionals are committed to deliver trusted, high-value digital services to their clients. The company was acquired by Converge in January of 2018. For more information, visit http://www.becker-carroll.com
About Converge Technology Solutions
Converge Technology Solutions is building a platform of regionally focused Hybrid IT solution providers that deliver best-of-breed solutions and services to clients. These capabilities are enhanced by advanced expertise in cloud solutions, artificial intelligence, blockchain, resiliency, and managed services, enabling Converge to address the business and IT challenges that public and private-sector organizations face today. To learn more about Converge, visit www.convergetp.com
For further information contact: Mary Anne Palangio – Chief Financial Officer, Converge Technology Solutions, Corp. Email: [email protected] Phone: 416-360-1495
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