CIPS Connections
Connecting you to News Affecting CIPS and the IT Profession I Feb 8th, 2019

Featured CIPS Member Benefit: Perkopolis
CIPS is proud to offer CIPS Members with access to discounts on tickets, hotels and various other products and services to members via PERKOPOLIS!

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CIPS BC Request for Input: Teaching Students IT Professionalism
Back in 2011, Kelly Gottlieb ("Father of computing in Canada") was in Victoria receiving an honorary degree from UVic. He encouraged Marilyn Harris and Blaine Bey to figure a way to reach students, mentoring them in IT professionalism. We feel we have made a breakthrough to achieve this objective!

The ask: We are looking for your input as CIPS Members for the creation of a safe learning culture and an incubator for innovation based upon agile / lean principles for students (both IT and business) as well as public and private sector staff (both IT and non-IT).

Provide your feedback by e-mail to:

Blaine Bey, CDAP, CSM, OCEB2, I.S.P., ITCP
Past president, CIPS BC
The importance of Data Security (Featured Article)
Featured Article from the  ERA a CIPS Corporate Partner

Over the years data security has become a concerning topic with a lot of companies pushed to buy the needed software to protect themselves from hackers.

Every business, organization, IT Leader and individual has data and information that they would like to keep safe and secure. Especially a business as it is a valuable asset, representing employees and customers placed into the wrong hands could do some serious collateral damage in the long run.

This is why the security of your data must be the top priority on your list when owning or working for a business. When a company sits down and goes over the numbers for the year ahead, their first responsibility should be budgeting money for data security hardware and software. Implementing these actions within a company will protect your data from unconstitutional access to prevent it being destroyed, meddled with or released to others.

There are many ways your data can be breached. Some include computer viruses, illegal accessing, system failure or theft. One of the main triggers that breaches data is the internet. As every time we connect to the web, we increase the chances of our data becoming unsecure and our computers being hacked by an online source.

Professional Development Academy’s High Performance Leadership program and their Cybersecurity Leadership program
CIPS Members are now eligible for a discount when registering for the  Professional Development Academy’s High Performance Leadership program and their Cybersecurity Leadership program!

Each is world-class, online 12-week leadership development program built in conjunction with General Colin Powell, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith and hundreds of public and private sector executives and thought leaders. You can learn more at .

Registration for the next round of courses beginning in April 2019  is now open. If you would like to enroll please  with the  promotional code “CIPS” to earn a $450 scholarship.

As a CIPS member, you are entitled to this 25% discount!

If you have any questions or would like a demo of the program, please email .
CIPS Corporate Partners
The following organizations support CIPS'  commitment to professionalism, ethics, and high standards for the I.T. profession . CIPS thanks all its partners for their contribution. 
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