Jamie Rees believes in cybersecurity as a provider of value and enabler of innovation in organizations. He has spent the past 18 years in senior roles, cultivating security cultures, creating new positions and developing award winning programs in telecommunications, financial services, government, and utility verticals.
Jamie shares, with the teams he has directed, the North American CSO 50 Award, the IT Association of Canada Ingenious Award for technology projects demonstrating outstanding business value, and was presented with the CyberSmart Award for his work demonstrating to students the importance of developing cybersecurity skills. He holds an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway and is certified in cyber-risk oversight by the National Association of Corporate Directors and Carnegie Mellon SEI.
Jamie works for a NB Power as the Chief Information Security Officer. He is also a member of the editorial advisory board for the UK based Cyber Security: A Peer-Reviewed Journal, a co-founder of B-Sides Fredericton, and serves as chair on ICTC’s National Cyber Security Leadership Council on Youth and Education.