Finance Answers to COVID-19 Sponsored by Jeffrey Gregory of Desjardins Financial Security  Presents: Finance Answers to COVID-19 Sponsored by Jeffrey  Gregory of Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc.

July 7, 2020 We have two presentations

  1. 7 Key Tips to protect you from Cyber Criminals
  2. Best in Class Finance Teams in 2020 and Beyond


You’ve heard the horror stories about ongoing cyber attacks for large breaches, but smaller ones get very little media attention. Accordingly, small businesses may have a wrong perception that it will not happen to them. The facts are 71% of data breaches happen to small businesses.

How can a Human Firewall protect your data?

Cyber security attacks are at an all time high due to employees working from less secure home networks since the COVID pandemic. Data breaches cost a business significant money, loss of productivity, loss of confidential information, and the trust of their customers. Breaches are very disruptive, and  most business owners do not know what to do in the event of a breach. To make matters worse, there are additional risks when working from home that need to be addressed.

Come to hear Miguel Ribero, an expert in Cyber security show us tips to protect business against cyber security threats.

Finance Team

As a Leader of your Finance Team or an aspiring Leader do you want to know best practices of Finance Teams today and in the future, regardless of the size of your team or the business?  Larry Cooper will share with us the benefit of being a CFO for most of his career in different types of companies of different sizes as well as his expectations of changes in the future to continue to have a Best in Class Finance Team.

Speaker bio:

Miguel Ribeiro – Cyber Security & Business Continuity Expert 

​Miguel Ribeiro founded VBS IT Services in 2007 and has been leading a “can do attitude” of remote employees since. When Miguel started in IT in 1998, he learned a tough lesson when a month’s data was lost after experiencing data corruption due to a virus that took 3 months to recover from. The experience left painful scars of a slow and challenging recovery, with lost revenue. Miguel made it a personal mission to learn how to protect his business and his clients’ with the best business continuity strategies and solutions. His mission has evolved over the years to include cyber security protection and employee training awareness programs to create the Human Firewall.

VBS achievements in Cyber Security and Business Continuity solutions are recognized by various industry organizations with awards such as:

AI – Best Cyber Security Data Protection company in Canada, ChannelNext – Best Managed Services Company in Canada, M&A – Best Cyber Security Protection company in Canada  

Larry Cooper-Red To Black CFO 

Larry Cooper is a seasoned Finance Executive with a breadth of knowledge and a panache of Entrepreneurialism. He is known as the Red To Black CFO as he partners with CEOs and Executive Teams to help grow their business and/or sustain their company during difficult economic times.

Larry has a wealth of direct experience in many different industries ( Pharmaceutical, Biologicals, CPG, Food, Automotive,) in all sectors of the economy ( Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Retail) operating in all of the different organization structures. ( public, private, owner managed, multinational ) which enables him to be an effective CFO in all environments.

Larry is a CFO Forum Chair at MacKay CEO Forums where he can fulfill his passion to help CFOs tackle their important issues and achieve their full potential. Through MacKay CEO Forum’s exemplary peer to peer learning experience, Larry is building a network of CFO leaders. Larry is also the Author of the Book-Red To Black, Secrets of a Savvy CFO to Run Your Business Successfully and also co-author of the International Best Selling Book-Achieve.

This will be VERY different from most of the online activities at the moment. There is NO Selling. There is all about learning and sharing. Therefore, there are a few requirements to ensure we all maximize the benefit of the evening:

  • You will need to have video and audio available and ON. Be willing to speak. Each of us has something to contribute. This is NOT a session to just sit and listen. The power of this session is in sharing.
  • You will need to be present and engaged, not traveling in your car.
  • You will need to schedule at least 90 minutes.

This is a time for each of us to help each other to help our business’ thrive once again and use this unusual period in our lives to improve ourselves. We look forward to see you on the call and your active participation.  

Here is the link to the zoom call:

Meeting ID: 690 882 6287

Paul Calleri, Founder of TheGAAP.Net

The CPA Toronto Accounting Group

Larry Cooper, Founder TFN 


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