John Proctor, Vice-President, Global Cyber Security for CGI to discuss the impacts to brand and business at CATA's Cyber Security Forum
October 31, 2014

Katherine Thompson, interviews John Proctor, Vice-President, Global Cyber Security for CGI

CATAAlliance is pleased to confirm that John Proctor, Vice-President, Global Cyber Security for CGI will be a key speaker at the Cyber Security and Cyber Terrorism Forum taking place November 12 & 13, 2014 in Ottawa.

John will present a compelling and targeted look at the impact of cyber attacks on a business, it's brand and more importantly, it's bottom-line. With cyber security now a growing focus of the C-suite, the need to not only understand but effectively plan for the future security of your company's data is imperative for future success.

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Other confirmed speakers include:
  • Koos Lodewijkx, CTO for IT Risk for IBM
  • Gus Hunt - Former CTO of the CIA
  • J. Paul Haynes, P.Eng. Chief Executive Office, eSentire
  • Nadya Bartol, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, CISSP, CGEIT, Utilities Telecom Council
  • Jeffrey P. Tracey, Director of Business Development, VENUS Cybersecurity Corporation
  • Valarie Findlay, President, HumanLed
  • Jonathan Raymond, National Lead Cyber Analytics, SAS
  • Alex Manea, Manager, Security Services, Blackberry

Brief Bio

John Proctor, VP, Global Cyber Security, is responsible for CGI’s global security portfolio and overall cyber strategy, which involves CGI’s 1200+ security professionals around the world, and is also accountable globally for Commercial Managed Security Services for CGI. John is based at the Canadian Security Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Ottawa, which comprises over 200 security and privacy professionals, a 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre and one of three accredited security evaluation test centres in Canada. The CoE delivers security and privacy services to Canadian and global organizations, including a large number of Canada’s major corporations, financial institutions, Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments.

With over 22 years of experience in the British and Canadian forces prior to joining the private sector, John is a qualified Intelligence Officer, HUMINT operator, Hostage/Crisis Negotiator, has served as aircrew flying helicopters in the Royal Navy, and spent six years working with Canadian Special Forces. John draws upon his unique technical background mixed with his individual and organizational behaviour expertise to support the people and organizational pillars in cyber security and privacy.

Known for his ability to communicate effectively with both a technical and a business audience, John has quickly become one of CGI’s global cyber security subject matter experts and is a sought after speaker at numerous industry conferences and CGI client events. John is a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs ICT Advisory Board, is CGI’s advisor to the Canadian Council for Chief Executives Cyber Security Advisory Council and is a panel member for the Canadian Cyber Security Network for Innovation under the Networks of Centres of Excellence.