Learn how to guard against cyber threats at WMS Live
Cyberattack security WMS Live

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Cyberattacks, computer hacking, and ransomware are all part of the lexicon of the digital age’s dark side. The threats to businesses are real and the potential for damage looms large.

Erez Zevulunov MIT Consulting
Erez Zevulunov

Erez Zevulunov, president and co-founder of MIT Consulting, will discuss the importance for wood product manufacturers and suppliers to safeguard their websites and servers from cyberattacks. He will also share best practices for protecting websites and data systems from hackers during his presentation, “Cybersecurity Trends for Wood Manufacturing Operations.”

Zevulunov has received numerous letters of recognition for outstanding achievements and community service. He has served on advisory boards for several organizations including Lenovo, Ingram Micro Canada, and Markham Board of Trade.

This free presentation, scheduled for noon Thursday, Nov. 2, at the WMS Live stage, will cover: 

  • New advanced threat protection firewalls and how they work;
  • Disaster planning and best practice to protect data; and
  • Employee awareness training and how to keep them aware of the threat.

The cybersecurity presentation is one of a half dozen educational sessions being offered by the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario. The WMS Live Stage will bring these and other free timely business and manufacturing topics right to the show floor throughout WMS 2023, Nov. 2-4, at the International Centre.

View the full WMS Live education agenda.

WMS 2023 Registration

About the Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS)
WMS is world-renowned as Canada’s preeminent industrial woodworking event. For more than four decades, WMS has connected Canada’s woodworking professionals with the world’s most prominent machinery manufacturers and suppliers. Last held four years ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WMS 2019 attracted attendees from nine Canadian provinces and two territories.

In addition, WMS 2019 featured 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors. 

WMS 2023 Prospectus

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Gavin McAuliffe of Corcoran Expositions at 312-265-9649 or  [email protected][email protected].

For general inquiries, contact Harry Urban, show manager at [email protected]

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.