siberX delivers innovative solutions to cybersecurity training, awareness, and programming. Led by a team of industry professionals, we combine our marketing and technical knowledge to deliver cybersecurity experiences that are exciting, accessible, and diverse. With over 8 annual signature events, siberX is a team of local, Canadian talent making an impact on the global cybersecurity stage.
Since 2018, siberX has gained a reputation for being industry leaders in content delivery – through innovative immersive experiences, corporate partners have showcased cutting-edge technologies and demonstrated impactful solutions for cybersecurity in multiple sectors. Besides a strong representation from across Canada, siberX now delivers content to audiences across North America, Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East
Some of our flagship events are Championing the #wearecyber movement at the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity forum, hosting international CISOs at CISO Forum Canada, curating gamified competitions at Cyberlympics and Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition, Running quarterly community exchange at the virtual studio and siberXchange community!
“Growth is inevitable, not enigmatic. Inspiring people to grow in the right direction is what true leadership is all about.”
– Mahdi Raza
Founder & CEO, SiberX
Using the above as his guiding principle, Mahdi’s influence continues to inspire his phenomenal executive leadership team at SiberX. His focus on developing opportunities to fulfill unique pathways and potential for his team is one of the most rewarding aspects of his personal mission as CEO.
Mahdi’s diverse experience enables him to propel a growth-driven mindset that is sustainable throughout the ever-changing economic climate.
As founder of Toronto based real estate firm, ‘Real Equity’, Mahdi was constantly weathering the residential and commercial storms within the industry. “The key to real estate is to keep moving; stagnation is never an option.” It is this principal that has empowered Mahdi to always ask the right questions at the right time.
Mahdi’s long standing passion in Cyber Security lead him to the question; “why doesn’t everyone know this and how can I change that?”
Since that initial thought, Mahdi has been dedicated to
creating awareness in cybersecurity and educating both public and private sectors, enterprises, educational institutions, etc. on the importance of cybersecurity.
Mahdi is also the founder of a Virtual Reality Cybersecurity training and Cyber Escape Room called ICE-VR that focuses on gamifying cybersecurity training through Virtual Reality and Escape rooms.
When he is not doing what he loves professionally, you can find him entertaining his family and friends through is crafty culinary skills with his signature recipes of course, exploring nature through biking or hiking, or immersed in the rich cultures somewhere around the world.
siberX is a strategic connector of the cybersecurity community. Their team continues to make the cybersecurity space more diverse and is inclusive of multiple skillsets, backgrounds and interests. Often, the cybersecurity space can become an extremely technical, inaccessible community. Through siberX, however, financial officers to HR professionals, young learners to seniors, beginners to experts have all found their role and voice in cybersecurity. Importantly, as a CIO, siberX has been instrumental in paving my journey and approach to cybersecurity and I have interacted with the very best vendors and evaluated new technologies through remarkable immersive experiences. I am proud to be a board member with siberX and will continue to champion their inclusive, diverse #wearecyber narrative!
When I think about siberX only one word comes to mind - ecclectic. By bringing together a world class board of advisors , siberX has found innovative and intriguing methods to engage the cybersecurity community. I've come to appreciate the vendor community through customized case studies and I've got opportunities to speak about cybersecurity to new users and contexts. siberX embodies a return on investment, imagination and innovation. They have my highest recommendation.
The siberX community is the most interdisciplinary cybersecurity community I have come to engage. Cybersecurity decisions are not only driven by technical evaluations - social, political, economic and financial analysis all come to the table. siberX continues to bring more of such voices and considerations to the table and it is truly a pleasure to participate and engage in their sessions.
From a cybersecurity perspective, siberX embodies community, collaboration and consistency. Whether in person, on-line or hybrid, siberX delivers beyond expectations on production quality and experience. I've come to meet colleagues from across Canada at siberX events and have had fun learning about new ideas and approaches to cybersecurity. I look forward to supporting and encourage everyone to join their community and experience a novel, fun and gamified version of cybersecurity.
siberX has something for everyone - whether you are just beginning in cyber or have years of experiences behind you, they reach an eclectic audience. I've been proud to participate in their events and represent Leading Cyber Ladies - the diversity of thought, experience and energy with siberX is truly phenomenal.