Ian joined TransLink in March of 2016 as Web Systems Analyst in Business Technology Application Services department with a focus on security and implementation of a major ECM upgrade project. In Sept 2016 Ian`s role changed to Information Security Advisor where he provides the organization an advanced level of expertise in the designing and developing enterprise information security strategy and governance that is supported by Enterprise policies, standards and procedures. Also provides expertise in vulnerability management, threat risk assessment, project advisory and other security services.
Prior to TransLink Ian held the position of Director IT & Security Operations with Spot Solutions Ltd. In his position, Ian led the design and implementation of InfoSec strategy; ensuring meeting all government and industry compliance requirements for IT solutions service provider; and successfully implemented a Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC) program to identify and mitigate software vulnerabilities during the early stages of software development.
Prior to Spot Solutions, Ian held the position of Chief Technology Officer for Hum Technologies, a Vancouver start-up company quickly turned into a leading boutique enterprise IaaS, PaaS and SaaS cloud solution provider. In this position Ian managed the architecture and implementation of the Information Technology & Cyber security infrastructure of a SAS70 and PCI compliant certified data center.
Ian also regularly presented InfoSec topics within the organization as well at conferences and seminars. Recent events include led a roundtable talk on Information Risk Management for the Vancouver Technology Leaders Group; presented InfoSec Management Fundamentals at a Deloitte's ISMS Education Session and for UBC BizTech students; and presented on SharePoint ECM vulnerabilities and security policy awareness at the Vancouver SharePoint conference.