New Board members

This year, Cybereco aims to advance diversity. Indeed, as part of a desire to contribute to greater inclusiveness and representativeness of profiles in the cybersecurity ecosystem, the Cybereco team is pleased to welcome on its board, four new members, including two women truly dedicated to the advancement of cybersecurity in Quebec as well as in Canada. Through these few lines, discover the profile of our new members of the Board, their fields of interest as well as their commitments to a safer and more prosperous future.


  • Nora Cuppens: Former director of research and head of cybersecurity training at IMT Atlantique at the Rennes Campus in France, Nora is now a full professor at Polytechnique Montréal. Her research focuses on large parts on the field of cybersecurity such as: theposteriori access control use and traceability, malware detection and response to intrusions using algorithms derived from artificial intelligence, secure data protection as well as cyber capability to cyberattacks. Within Cybereco, Nora participates in the attraction of talent, through the creation of a new pro master’s degree in cybersecurity that aims to align students’ skills with those sought by organizations.


  • Vanessa Henri: A data governance and emerging technologies lawyer at Fasken, Vanessa also teaches crisis management in the Master of Laws in Cybersecurity program at St. Thomas University in Florida. Certified as a Senior Lead Implementor for ISO/IEC 27701 in 2019 and as a Privacy Officer, Vanessa Henri was named one of the 20 most influential women in cybersecurity by IT World Canada in 2020. Very involved in the field, she also participates in national security and trade secret protection practice groups. For her, “practicing in the field of cybersecurity is a privilege. We are contributing to a healthy and resilient economy for our local businesses, while building a secure future for the next generations.


  • Cédric Seynat: As RHEA Group’s Chief Strategy Officer, Cedric helps guide the company’s strategic trajectory while bridging the gap between technology and business management. When it comes to cybersecurity, Cedric believes that “cyber resilience should be seen as a business asset for companies in all economic sectors.” Over the past 20 years, Cedric has lived and worked on three continents in the public, commercial and academic sectors as well as with several start-ups. He has gained extensive experience in science, engineering, program management, business development, business operations and business strategy.


  • André Boucher: In his role as Chief Information Security Officer at National Bank, André is responsible for strengthening the information security program to ensure the protection of information assets and technology. Previously a senior Air Force officer, André developed a vast expertise in secure technologies and direct support to cyber and air operations during his military career. He also served as the Associate Chief/Assistant Deputy Minister of the Canadian Cyber Security Centre with responsibility for the operational integration and transformation of the Government of Canada’s cyber defence and security organizations. For him, “Cybersecurity is an issue for everyone – a social responsibility where everyone can make a difference and help create an inclusive, prosperous and secure digital society!”


Finally, Cybereco would like to warmly thank its former Board members Sylvain Berger, José Fernandez and Yves Metten for their contribution to the birth and development of Cybereco. Thanks to their vision and efforts for making Cybereco carrying out its mission of awareness, training and innovation in cybersecurity.

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