Security Priorities Report 2024

Wednesday, February 28, at 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

Webinar Summary

With an evolving and escalating threat landscape, IT leaders in Security will need to ensure their organizations are equipped to take a proactive approach to security risks.  


The Security Priorities 2024 report examines five priorities that should inform the security agenda in the coming year. 

Join our webinar where we will discuss strategies driven by emerging technologies and evolving security threats:

  • Develop and Optimize Your Cybersecurity Workforce – Strategically tackle the worker shortage gap through upskilling.
  • Secure the AI Revolution – Establish the right AI foundation to fight against AI-based threats.
  • Embed Security Risk Management With the Enterprise – Reframe both cybersecurity risk and vendor risk into a context that the enterprise can understand and appreciate​.
  • Operationalize Your Zero Trust Strategy – Begin your journey by focusing on your most critical protect surfaces.
  • Automate and Autonomize Your Security Processes – Prepare for an evolving landscape by streamlining your security processes.

Webinar Speakers


Ahmad Jowhar

Research Analyst

  • Ahmad Jowhar is a research analyst in the security and privacy practice at Info-Tech Research Group. He has experience in data analytics research and was a research assistant at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. His research focus was on utilizing analytical techniques to uncover insights on new ventures and assist stakeholders in making more informed decisions within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Prior to Info-Tech, Ahmad worked in various government roles and assisted in process improvement projects as well as cybersecurity initiatives within the provincial healthcare sector. He holds a MSc in Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Technology Management from Toronto Metropolitan University.


Kate Wood

Practice Lead, Security & Privacy

  • Kate Wood is a Practice Lead in Security & Privacy, with a primary focus on helping clients align security activities to business objectives through strategic planning, risk management, compliance management, and policy development.

  • Kate has 25 years of experience in IT and information security, principally within the financial industry. Prior to joining Info-Tech Research Group, she spent six years managing the information security office for a global insurance and investments enterprise. In this role Kate led a team of analysts providing cybersecurity services across multiple companies and jurisdictions and was responsible for information security governance, vulnerability and penetration testing, security awareness, risk assessments, and security assurance during mergers and acquisitions. Kate’s expertise encompasses all aspects of security risk management, including compliance, control framework design, vendor risk management, and threat modeling. In addition, Kate has experience in security operations, security technologies, threat intelligence, and incident response.

  • Ms. Wood holds numerous security certifications including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Professional (CCITP). Kate has also earned a Professional Certificate in Management from Western University and is working on a Master’s degree in Cyber Security from the University of Essex.


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