A/Director of Incident Management and Operational Coordination
Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

Upon the establishment of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, Patrick assumed the role of A/Director of Incident Management and Operational Coordination within the Incident Management and Threat Mitigation Directorate. His area is responsible for incident management and the coordination of response activities to cyber incidents impacting our stakeholders in Canada.

Prior to joining CSE in December 2017, Patrick was the Director of Cyber Operations at the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC), Canada’s National CSIRT. He was responsible for leading the incident management practice in support of Canadian Critical Infrastructure owners and operators. Patrick was also the lead representative in a number of domestic and international cyber security focused communities. He began his public service career working as a technical support advisor ultimately progressing to a cyber security focused profession in 2003 as a perimeter security architect.

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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