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May InfoSec Seminar


May 9, 2023 11:00 am - May 9, 2023 12:00 pm

The Information Systems Security and Assurance Management (ISSAM) department in Mihalcheon School of Management proudly invites you to the monthly InfoSec Seminar. The seminar series is open to anyone who is interested in security research and technologies, not only to Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) members. 

Event Details

Tuesday, May 9 ┃ 11 A.M. to 12 p.m. MST (Edmonton, Alta. time)

Psychological Trauma and Cybercrime

During this presentation, Dr. Katy Kamkar and Ryan Duquette will provide a brief introduction of various cyber crimes and discuss how many of these crimes succeed due to human error. They will also discuss the impact of cyber crime on mental health and provide some individual coping strategies. Finally, they will discuss what organization should be focusing on to prevent such crimes from occurring and how to best support employees.

About the Speakers: Dr. Katy Kamkar & Ryan Duquette

Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych. is a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is an Assistant Professor (Associate as of July 1, 2023), Department of Psychiatry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She is the Chair of Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association Inc. (GLEPHA), Health and Wellness of Police/ First Responders; and Past Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Traumatic Stress Section. She is also the provincial mental health advisor for St. John Ambulance Ontario’s council. She is the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI).

Dr. Kamkar was awarded the 2022 Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service.  

Also, in 2022, she received the Indo-Canadian Psychiatric Association Recognition Award “in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Mental Health & Scholarly Presentation at Indo Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting. In June 2021, she received House of Commons of Canada – Certificate of Recognition “In recognition of your worthy contribution during the Canadian Mental Health Awareness Week”.

She has been part of the Federal PTSD Act Advisory Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, for the development of the PTSD Federal Framework. Canada’s First Federal Framework on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder has been released in February 2020.

Dr. Kamkar was selected and hired in 2019 by the Ministry of Solicitor General as the Mental Health Expert within the Province of Ontario to work with the External Independent Panel to review Canada’s second largest police force, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) culture after a series of suicides of OPP officers. Dr. Kamkar has been invited by the Ministry of Solicitor General and presently a member of both the Policing and Corrections new Mental Health Collaborative Tables (MHCT) to better support the mental health and wellbeing of Police and Corrections Personnel. She has also been selected by the Ministry of Solicitor General – Mental Health Collaborative Table’s Joint Knowledge Sub-Committee to contribute to developing evidence-based recommendations, actioning priority items and developing key resources to support the mental health of Public Safety Personnel/First Responders; and to identify gaps and opportunities to support mental health and wellness programs and services.

Dr. Kamkar is an associate member of the Canadian Association Chiefs of Police (CACP); and is within the Research Advisory Committee of CACP and within the Police Psychologist Subcommittee of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Human Resources and Learning Committee.

Dr. Kamkar serves on the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) Clinical Sub-Committee, supporting national leadership efforts to improve access to and innovations for evidence-based mental health care for Public Safety Personnel PSP.

Dr. Katy Kamkar

She was also the Medical Practitioner for the Invictus Games launched by Prince Harry, Toronto 2017 and worked with the Service Members and Veterans.

Dr. Kamkar has provided almost two hundred and fifty (250) educational/speaking engagements (municipal, provincial, national, and international) and continues her ongoing education and workshops to Ministries, Universities, Organizations, including First Responders Organizations, and has been invited as an opening and keynote speaker to numerous events on Occupational Health and Safety, mental health and workplace mental health, occupational trauma and disability, and building resiliency pathways at both Individual and Organizational levels.
She makes frequent media appearances (National and International), approximately four hundred (400) public relations appearances, and has written almost two hundred (200) non-peer reviewed publications for the public regarding mental health. She has received national and international recognition for her work on trauma and resiliency, moral injury, and on workplace mental health as evidenced through her extensive national and international public speaking and media engagements, work with the ministries, Public Health Agency of Canada, with the House of Commons of Canada, being consulted as a subject matter expert, and refereed publications, book chapters, and non-peer reviewed publications for the public.

Ryan Duquette, CFE, CFCE, PI is MNP’s National Leader of Digital Forensics, with the firm’s Forensics and Litigation Support Service Group in Toronto. With more than two decades of digital forensics, investigations and cybersecurity experience, Ryan provides clients with litigation support, as well as helps with cyber incident responses, fraud matters and technology risks.

As a former police officer focusing on cybercrime and fraud matters, Ryan works closely with his clients to investigate workplace incidents and civil litigation concerns, including property theft, human resources investigations, and data breaches.

Ryan is highly experienced in digital forensic analysis, digital investigations, and cyber security. He is specialized in criminal and civil investigations and deemed an Expert Witness in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice for the identification, preservation, collection, analysis and presentation of electronic evidence.

Ryan is frequently sought as a subject matter specialist, speaker and instructor within various policing agencies, local universities and colleges and industry conferences.

Ryan Duquette, CFE, CFCE, PI


If you have any questions regarding this panel, please contact Shawn Thompson or Eslam G. AbdAllah, MISSM, Mihalcheon School of Management.