Jan 10, 2018
Gary Perkins, CISO BC Government
Speakers Series - Cyber Security

Cybersecurity has never been as imperative as it is today. As no organization globally is immune to attack, organizations will be judged not only on their ability to prevent but to detect and respond.  As countries prepare by building their cyber offensive capabilities consider that in the future it will be inefficient to deploy military forces on the ground when nation-states can topple an adversaries’ economy from the other side of the globe.  With a 2 million global shortage of cyber professionals projected by 2019, attend this session to find out what we need to be doing right now to prepare.

Speaker Bio:

Gary Perkins is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Government of British Columbia.  As the Executive Director of the Information Security Branch, he is responsible for providing cybersecurity services in support of the province.  He has over 20 years’ experience in information technology, risk management, and cybersecurity.  Prior to joining the BC Government, he worked in the private sector as chief of staff for security at  TELUS and, earlier in his career, led teams responsible for incident response, operations, delivery, and architecture for both corporate and managed security services customers.  A certified information systems security professional (CISSP) since 2004, Perkins also holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University’s Management of Technology program.