Cybereco, a recognized multi-sectoral reference in cybersecurity in Quebec and Canada.


Cybereco was founded in 2018 by the Desjardins Group, the National Bank of Canada, Deloitte, and the RHEA Group. Our founding members took on the challenge of sharing resources and expertise in a spirit of collaboration. The goal? To improve the cyber-resilience of businesses and individuals, but also to accelerate the training of a world-class workforce and the development of effective technological solutions for a prosperous and secure economy. Cybereco now has over thirty (30) member organisations from the financial, business, industrial and academic sectors; Some are well established . Others are just starting up. But all of them have agreed to mobilize and join the adventure, for a common goal: making Cybereco a recognized multisectoral reference in cybersecurity!


Cybereco, a catalyst for the development of cyber security.

Cybereco is a non-profit organization that brings together experts in cybersecurity from across Quebec and Canada. Cybereco’s objective are to:

  • To be a player in the development and attraction of talent in order toto meet the growing demand for resources,
  • To contribute to improving the cyber-resilience of companies and individuals to face the continuous growth of cyber-risks,
  • To ensure the mutual realisation of innovative cybersecurity projects with a positive social, sustainable, and economic impact.


Attracting and developing a pool of highly qualified cyber security talent


Improving the cyber-resilience of businesses and individuals in Quebec and Canada


Innovating and contributing to Quebec’s economic and sustainable development through cyber security


Board of directors

Jean-Sébastien Pilon

Vice-president and Chief Information Security Officer
Chairman of the Board

André Boucher
National Bank

Chief Information Security Officer
Member of the Board

Amir Belkhelladi
Deloitte Canada

Partner and National Leader Cyber Services
Member of the Board

Marcel Lachance
RHEA Group

Vice-President Operations and Service Delivery,
Member of the Board

Nora Cuppens
Polytechnique de Montréal

Full professor
Member of the Board

Nathalie Le Prohon
IBM Québec Technologies

Member of the Board

Mario Tanguay

Director of Cyber Security
Member of the Board

Richard Fontaine
Université de Sherbrooke

Director of the IT Training Centre
Member of the Board

Christopher Grove
iA Group

Vice-President and Chief Information Security Officer;
Member of the Board

Jean Le Bouthillier

Member of the Board

Jocelyn Auger

Secretary Board of Directors

Lise Girard
Ministère de la Cybersécurité et du Numérique

Sous-ministre adjointe à la sécurité de l’information et de la cybersécurité,
Member of the Board


Pascal Fortin

President and General Manager

Jose M. Fernandez

Director of Innovation

Paul Berthier

Assistant Director of Innovation

Audrey Cotton

Partnerships and projects Manager

Kapinga Kalombo

Projects and Talent Coordinator

Karima Smouk

Projects and Outreach Coordinator

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