Titus to present “Humans vs. Machines” data protection debate at NIAS19

Ottawa, ON – Titus, the expert in data classification and a Blackstone portfolio company, today announced its Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Stephane Charbonneau, will present a debate alongside Manfred Haelters Maj v/h Vlw, CC V&C, Belgian Armed Forces at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium (NIAS) 2019 on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Who: Stephane Charbonneau is co-founder and CTO at Titus, where he is responsible for the company’s technology strategy and plays a key role in driving new initiatives to help strengthen the security and application of Titus products and services against evolving threats. Prior to forming Titus, Steph was a senior architect at a major US financial institution and in several Canadian federal government departments.

What: When it comes to protecting data, who will know better whether it should be classified in a certain manner; the human who created the data or the machine that hosts it? Debaters Manfred Haelters Maj v/h Vlw, CC V&C, Belgian Armed Forces and Stephane Charbonneau, Co-founder and CTO of Titus have flipped a coin and agreed to argue on behalf of humans vs. machines.

Where: NIAS19 Lotto Mons Expo, Belgium.

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