Career Conversation Panels: Cyber Security
In partnership with the Information Security, UIT
Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals who are putting their degree to use in a variety of fields?
Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in a variety of settings and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in these fields. During this panel professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into their field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in their field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.
Registration is required.You may register for this event on theCareer Centre’s online system(you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).
Manger Cyber Risk, Deloitte Canada
Ken has over 20 years of IT experience spanning from application support all the way through to network services. Ken’s expertise is within the IT infrastructure, cyber security and process management and development. Ken’s tenure of over 14 years at various outsourcing organizations has given him the understanding of the needs of client. The client comes first attitude is capped by his professional demeanor. As part of his experience Ken led teams as a Service Delivery Manager, Project Manager, IT Service Management including; Change and Organizational Change Management, Vendor Management and Patch Management. As part of his roles he developed many improved processes, analytics and governance models. He has been recognized by his management for his excellent leadership and communication skills as well as the work he did with developing an operational team for a national communications company. Success was measured by the decrease in incidents and the reduction in operational risk within the organization. Ken moved into an area of his passion for technology and cyber security. He is currently a Manager at Deloitte Canada in their Cyber Risk practice.
Director Information Security, CIBC
I have always been interested in business and technology and a career in Cyber Security working for financial institutions has given me an opportunity to pursue all those things that I love. This career has allowed me to travel around the world understanding the importance of information security and the real risks that cyber criminals pose to our ever day way of life.
Senior Manager – Cyber Threat Management, TD Bank
I have worked in a number of various different roles and had the opportunity to grow my skills in Cybersecurity. I’m looking forward to sharing this passion for Cybersecurity with students to encourage new talent in the field.
Manager, Cyber Security Policies and Standards, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Alumnus: BAS Information Technology / Administrative Studies, 2006
After graduating from York, I decided to follow my passion for penetration testing and cyber security full time in 2006. I worked for a large organization for 4 years learning the ins and outs of office politics, structure, code of conduct, and received formal training in various Cyber Security Disciplines.
After, I decided to pursue the exciting and fast paced environment of professional services. I joined up with medium Cyber Security company performing Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, PCI Audits, and Threat Risk Assessments for 2 years. After the incredibly jet setting lifestyle, I decided to make my own mark and set out on my own.
For the following 6 years, I formed the most important professional relationships, partnership and contacts. Acting as all roles regarding seeking, selling, performing, reporting, and maintaining various accounts. Those 6 years provided me with the vast experience in dealing with various organization sizes, technology, needs and expectations.
One of those contracts and relationships manifested itself to the current role I am in now as the Manager of Cyber Security Policies and Standards for the Government of Ontario. in this roles, my team and I perform industry research, gap analysis, modernization of old and the creation of new Corporate Cyber Security Policies and Standards.
I lead a multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled Cyber Security Professionals who not only have vast experience in their fields but are also heavily connected in the Cyber Security industry. We create and promote Policies and Standards, whitepapers and technical documents to ensure that information and systems are protected and safeguarded accordingly to their various levels of sensitivity.
Thing that made the biggest difference:
1 – Integrity… the Cyber Security industry talks. Always maintain your relationships.
2 – Continuously evolve your skill set (whether it is interpersonal or technical), challenge yourself.
3 – Passion! You must be passionate about your discipline and be able to convey this passion by bridging both the business and technical worlds together.
AVP, CyberThreat Management, TD Bank
Executive in the area of Cybersecurity, with a focus on Information Protection at TD bank group.
Over 20 years of combined experience in the areas of Information Security Management, Enterprise Security Architecture, Governance and Compliance, Services Oriented Architecture & SOA Security.
Julian holds a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and a MBA degree. Throughout his professional career has obtained multiple industry accreditations such as Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP); Certified Information Security Manager (CISM); Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA);
Manager, Information Security, York University
Alumnus: BSc and BA, Computer Science and Information Technology, 2000
Hendra is a manager at York University Information Security department. He has more than 15 years of experience in Information Security. He graduated from York University with a BSc in Comp. Sci. and a BA in Information Technology. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Ted Rogers School of Management.
Hendra is also passionate about public speaking and tennis. He almost fainted once while trying out hot yoga. Since then, he has decided to stick with tennis.