Ray Boisvert, Senior Associate at Hill + Knowlton Strategies and CBC News Security Expert discusses the current state of Canada's cyber security strategy
July 28, 2015

With the recent attacks on Canadian government websites and the growing cyber security propaganda being driven by countries like US, UK and Israel; more and more questions are being asked about Canada's current policies and strategy as it relates to cyber security. From threat intelligence sharing to changes to security legislation, a growing number of Canadians are eager to hear what Canadian government leaders will be doing to defend and protect.

Ray Boisvert is a Senior Associate at Hill + Knowlton Strategies, and the former Assistant Director at CSIS. Since then Ray has become a sought after speaker addressing topics related to national and international security. "This topic is certainly relevant in light of recent events and Ray's perspective as both an expert in international security and former CSIS Executive responsible for intelligence assessments and briefing government Ministers and senior officials will make for a very interesting discussion" says Katherine Thompson, Vice-President with CATA.

Video Link: TBA Thursday, July 30, 2015


About Ray Boisvert

Ray Boisvert is a Senior Associate at Hill + Knowlton Strategies and is the President of I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS). His work at H+K, along with his formation of ISECIS builds on Ray's career of almost 30 years in both operational and executive roles with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), where he retired as the Assistant Director, Intelligence.

Additional roles within CSIS included Director General (DG) of the principal Counter Terrorism program, as well as the lead DG for all operations support activities including Operational Security, Special Operations and Risk Management. Ray also spent several years in the Middle East as a Foreign Collection Officer, working in close collaboration with allied and partner police, security and intelligence agencies.

With his extensive and specialized knowledge, Ray has uniquely positioned ISECIS to identify global risks, convey privileged insights and create intelligent organizational resilience - including anti-corruption strategies for global, enterprise-level activities.

About CATA

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) grows the revenues of its members by creating a collaborative edge -- a chain of expanding value that ripples across Canada's Innovators, Commercializers, Users, and Professionals.

The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector, so that we can all do business together. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies. As 80% are exporters, CATA's members are the arrow-head for global growth.

Through its "Innovation Nation" advocacy program, CEOs come together to catalyze the development of the Canadian business environment. CATA is the foundation for commercialization, market research, networking, events, access to other associations, and professional development, across the nation.

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