Session: Effectively Managing a Ransomware Attack: Lessons Learned
Jeff Gardiner is Central Information Security Officer (CISO) at Western University since 2010. As CISO he has provided leadership and guidance managing enterprise risks while overseeing Western’s cybersecurity portfolio tasked with protecting intellectual property, institutional data, and critical information technology systems. Building strong relations with business units and faculties Jeff was responsible for: introducing essential cybersecurity policy; architecting the introduction of critical cybersecurity technology; and for championing security awareness efforts to enhance Western’s cybersecurity posture which is constantly tested by persistent threats. On behalf of the Canadian Council of CIO’s Jeff co-chairs a national cybersecurity Special Interest Group consisting of CISO’s and Security Directors from Canadian Universities across the country. Jeff is also a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict.