Canadian Security Magazine

Virtual Summits
Focus On Cyber Security
May 26, 2021 at 1:00pm ET

Panel Discussion: The cyberthreat landscape – the issues that keep business leaders up at night and the solutions that help them sleep

Speakers: Bill Ohlson, CISO, nanopay Corp.
Tim McCreight, managing director, enterprise security, CP Rail
Imran Ahmad, Partner and Head of Technology, Co-Chair Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity at Norton Rose Fulbright
Helen Knight, Fractional CIO, Helen Knight Consulting

Corporate networks are constantly bombarded with potential cyberthreats — a successful ransomware attack, for example, could cripple a business, leading to months of recovery. Security leaders share their thoughts on effective cybersecurity including: inter-department collaboration; developing budgets and working with vendors; data privacy compliance; physical and logical security convergence; and effective disaster recovery.

Bill Ohlson, CISO, nanopay Corp.

Bill is the Chief Information Security Officer at nanopay Corporation, a technology company that offers payment and liquidity management solutions to businesses and banks. With a depth of expertise in fintech and software, Bill is integral to achieving the highest level of security for payments processed through nanopay’s hybrid blockchain technology. Prior to joining nanopay, Bill held the title of Head of Program Execution for Global Security Services at D+H (Davis & Henderson) and subsequently Finastra. He also spent nine years in New York at Ipreo, a market intelligence technology company, in various roles including Chief Information Security Officer. Bill holds both a CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), in addition to a BA from the University of Vermont.

Tim McCreight

Managing director of enterprise security at CP Rail.

Tim McCreight is the Managing Director – Enterprise Security for CP Rail.  He brings over 40 years of experience in the security industry and is recognized as one of North America’s leading Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) evangelists.  Tim is the Secretary-Treasurer for the Global Board of Directors of ASIS International and is the global sponsor for Enterprise Security Risk Management and Digital Transformation. Throughout his career Tim has held executive positions at several organizations, notably as the Acting Chief Security Officer (CSO) for The City of Calgary, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Government of Alberta, and Director – Enterprise Information Security for Suncor Energy Services Inc. Tim was awarded his Master of Science in Security and Risk Management (with Merit) from the University of Leicester and attained his CISSP, CPP, and CISA security designations. Tim is also a regular columnist for Canadian Security Magazine and co-hosts a podcast on ESRM called Caffeinated Risk.

Imran Ahmad

Partner and Head of Technology, Co-Chair Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity at Norton Rose Fulbright




Helen Knight

Fractional CIO, Helen Knight Consulting

Helen Knight fights poverty with technology. With 25 years of experience as a visionary and strategist, Helen leads award-winning technology transformations at non-profits across Canada. Extensive work experience and unending thirst for knowledge are the backbone of her ability to influence, design, solve problems, and implement effective strategic change. Helen leads organizations large and small to realize the promise of technology. In her spare time, Helen runs as a support hub for non-profits wanting to learn better ways to work, is the President of the Calgary Chapter of the CIO Association of Canada, and serves on the Governing Board of Cybera Inc. helping communities across the province gain affordable and reliable internet.