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Oct 31, 2019

Byron Holland is the President and CEO of CIRA Canadian Internet Registry Authority, a not-for-profit organization that is responsible for the dot-ca domain registry and internet security for Canada. Byron has an entrepreneurial spirit and held the Chief Operating Position for companies such as Futura Rewards and Kidsfutures Inc. He attended Harvard Business School and has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

Byron joins me today to share the role that CIRA plays in internet cybersecurity for Canada and Canadian businesses. He highlights the scope of cybercriminals and reveals the level of security that corporations need to employ to protect against cyber attacks. He also shares examples of phishing and spear phishing attacks and stresses the importance of training members of the workforce to be ready to recognize and defend against cybercriminals.


“From a business perspective, ensuring that you have a multi-layered defense environment is critical. No one thing is going to save you.” - Byron Holland


Today on I’m A Millionaire...So, Now What?:

  • The role of CIRA, manufacturing dot-ca domain names, and managing dot-ca traffic.
  • CIRA's cybersecurity role in internet stability and governance.
  • How CIRA's physical infrastructure protects Canada from cyber attacks.
  • The scope of cybersecurity attacks on Canadian businesses.
  • How businesses can defend against cyber attacks.
  • The phishing and spear phishing techniques that cybercriminals are using.
  • An example of a spear phishing attack.
  • Why it is vital to train your team to ensure corporate security.
  • Validating your cybersecurity using penetration testing.
  • How CIRA can help your business with its cybersecurity.



Byron Holland’s Fun Frank Advice for Self-Made Millionaires & Wealthy Families:


  • A lot of people are somewhat mystified by the internet and by digital security. Just like in the physical world, privacy is critical in business security, and you need multi-level defenses.


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