Canadian Security Magazine

IFSEC recognizes six Canadian security influencers

IFSEC Global recently released its annual list of Global security and fire influencers, recognizing six Canadians:

  • Mark Folmer, vice-president, security industry, TrackTik
  • Rob Labbé, director, information security, Teck Resources Ltd.
  • Terry Cutler, vice-president of cyber security, SIRCO Investigation and Protection
  • Sean Sportun, manager, security & loss prevention, Circle K Stores
  • Tanya Janca, senior cloud developer advocate, Microsoft Canada
  • Matthieu Bissonnette, security manager, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

According to IFSEC, influencers are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Someone who has played a key role in driving technological innovation
  • Someone who has been a driving force in changing regulation, standards/guidance or best practice
  • Someone whose insights/opinions are widely respected and which are influential in shaping debate around industry issues
  • Someone who has been instrumental in the success of the organisation or business they lead or are employed by
  • Someone who has helped to raise the industry’s profile or been an influential voice in the national media

This year, Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, acted as lead judge. Lecky was featured on the list in 2014 and 2017.

The complete list of winners is available here.