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Canadian Security announces Security Director of the Year 2021

By Canadian Security Staff   

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Canadian Security magazine is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 Security Director of the Year award, Lina Tsakiris.

Tsakiris specializes in providing innovative security solutions through partnership building with key internal and external communities, as well as strategy and program creation for key corporate security initiatives. Tsakiris has more than 25 years of extensive global experience in enterprise security risk management, including intelligence, physical security and insider threat management.

Tsakiris joined CIBC in 2014, bringing with her a successful 15-year career in corporate security within the global financial services sector. She is also an executive volunteer at ASIS International and other security associations that provide coaching and mentoring for practitioners.

Tsakiris resides in Toronto and is an avid cyclist and trekker. She has enjoyed exploring these activities in several countries.

Tsakiris will receive her Security Director of the Year Award at the Canadian Security Honours virtual event, which will take place Oct. 7 at 1PM EST. You can read more about Tsakiris in the fall issue of Canadian Security, available in October.

About Canadian Security Honours:

Canadian Security first launched its awards program honouring lifetime achievers, community leaders and emerging professionals in 2018 to help celebrate the magazine’s 40th anniversary. The program, known today as Canadian Security Honours, is now an ongoing recognition program under the Canadian Security umbrella. Canadian Security will host a virtual awards program on Oct. 7 to acknowledge this year’s winners as well as the 2021 Security Director of the Year, our longest-running award program (15 years and counting) which recognizes senior security leaders across Canada. For more information on how you can attend CS Honours on Oct. 7, please visit

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