Senior Director Cyber Security
Treasury Board Secretariat

Imraan Bashir is the Senior Director of Cyber Security within the Chief Information Officer Branch at Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS), where he is responsible for internal government-wide cyber security strategy and oversight functions.  This includes the establishment of standards and provision of direction to 100+ departments and agencies in order to establish a consistent enterprise-wide security posture and enable the secure delivery of programs and services to Canadians. In this role, Imraan also leads the government’s Digital Identity program, implementing a pan-Canadian approach to allow trusted access to online services.

Imraan is a vocal member of the Government of Canada’s security community, advocating for practitioners to take a more balanced risk-based approach to security, with focus on enabling business outcomes. Imraan is a staunch believer of #pragmaticsecurity, and can be found often ranting about this on Twitter.

Imraan has spent his entire career in the IT/cyber security domain, beginning in the private sector as a consultant with EDS Canada in 2000, before joining the federal public service in 2009.

Recent News

October 9th 2018

Cloud security issues are a key focus at this year’s COUNTERMEASURE IT Security Conference, with in depth training as well as key presentation from industry leaders. Graham Thompson, who participated in our 2017 cloud security panel discussion, leads an intensive three day training course, Cloud Security Fundamentals & FedRAMP. IBM’s Jeff Crume will be giving a keynote presentation on Security in the Clouds, and Teri Radichel will present on Top Priorities for Cloud Application Security. For institutions with a cloud infrastructure, these sessions should not be missed.

September 20th 2018

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek join our growing list of speakers at COUNTERMEASURE 2018.  Their presentation on Security Self-Driving Cars will explore the future security issues of this emerging sector. 

In the not too distant future, we'll live in a world where computers are driving our cars. Soon, cars may not even have steering wheels or brake pedals. But, in this scenario, should we be worried about cyber attack of these vehicles? In this talk, two researchers who have headed self-driving car security teams for multiple companies will discuss how self driving cars work, how they might be attacked, and how they can ultimately be secured.
You can view their presentations 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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