Bob is the Strategic Advisor of the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX), Canada’s private sector organization for the sharing and analysis of cyber threat information and enabling collaboration across all sectors. Most recently, Bob was the Executive Director of the CCTX. Prior to this, he was a Director, Global Cyber Security at CGI. Bob also enjoyed a long and successful career in the Federal Government, which included being the architect of Canada’s first Cyber Security Strategy for which he received the Deputy Minister’s Achievement Award.
Bob has had a unique career in several of Canada’s security, intelligence, and law enforcement organizations:
- Public Safety Canada where he engaged the Canadian private sector, other governments, and international organizations on cyber security,
- Communications Security Establishment as the Associate Chief (Senior Assistant Deputy Minister),
- Canadian Security Intelligence Service, where he provided operational leadership in investigating and analyzing the full range of threats to the security of Canada. This included leading the CSIS Counter Terrorism program as its Director General and subsequently as the Assistant Director (Assistant Deputy Minister) with responsibility for science and technology, information management/information technology and internal security programs (personnel, physical and information technology), and the
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Bob is a member of: the Board of Directors for Quantum Safe Canada, the Advisory Council on Ethics and Modernization of Microdata Access with Statistics Canada, the Advisory Board for the Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence program with the University of Guelph, the Human-Centric Cybersecurity Partnership Scientific Executive Committee, and the Advisory Group for the Mastercard Emerging Leaders Cyber Initiative, Toronto Metropolitan University, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst.