Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and Assistant Deputy Minister, IT Security, CSE

Scott Jones was appointed to the position Head-designate of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre), effective 12 June 2018. The Cyber Centre will be a single unified source of expert advice, guidance, services and support on cyber security for government, critical infrastructure owners and operations, the private sector and the Canadian public.

Scott began his career at CSE in 1999 and has held various positions including Assistant Deputy Minister of IT Security, acting Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Director General of Cyber Defence and a variety of positions of increasing responsibility across CSE, primarily in the Signals Intelligence and IT Security Domains. He was previously worked at the Privy Council Office as a National Security Policy Advisor in the Security & Intelligence Secretariat.  

Scott holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Systems Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Masters of Business Administration.

Please see the CSE backgrounder for more information on the Cyber Centre.

Recent News

July 10, 2018

COUNTERMEASURE is excited to announce a partnership with IBM Canada, who have joined the conference as a Platinum Sponsor.

"IBM Canada is excited to be a platinum sponsor of COUNTERMEASURE 2018. We live in a world of state sponsored attacks, terrorism, rogue hackers and insider threats. Using enterprise security intelligence and expertise in one framework augmented with AI is more vital then ever to help you continuously adapt, protect and respond to these threats. Several IBM Cybersecurity experts are looking forward to attending this event and discussing these issues with you."

IBM joins our other current partners including Trend Micro, Fortinet, Calian, 2Keys and No Starch Press.

June 26 2018

We are happy to announce our first set of confirmed speakers for the 2018 COUNTERMEASURE IT Security Conference, which includes Scott Jones, Head-designate, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and Assistant Deputy Minister for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). Mr. Jones joins Imraan Bashir, Senior Director of Cyber Security within the Chief Information Officer Branch at Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS).
You can view their profiles and those of our other speakers here.

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions can be made at any time. Unfortunately we cannot refund registration fees. Each course is subject to a minimum number of students. In the unlikely event that a course must be cancelled due to low enrolment, full refunds will be provided to registered students.

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