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.