TheTeamCISO Team

Introducing Toronto's Premeire Virtual CISO Service:

Virtual CISO Services

Michael Ball vCISO

CyberSecurity Adviser and founder of TeamCISO with over 25 years in Infosec. Currently developing the "Virtual CISO" practice for small to mid-tier businesses, and occupying the role of vCISO in several Canadian Mid-Market organizations. Over the past 15 years Michael has helped create the Office of the CISO in two large global Insurance Companies.

Michael is a regular speaker/panelist at CyberSecurity conferences across North America, and provides onsite CyberSecurity guidance across many business verticals.

Specialties: Cloud Access Security (CASB), Breach Response Planning, Securing the Industrial Internet of Things, Identity and Access Management Infrastructure and processes, Risk Management, Network Security Architecture, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, Security Zone and PCI architecture. Security Incident and Event Management. 

 

Michael Castro  vCISO

Accomplished Executive leader with 20+ years experience building and leading Information Security, Cyber Risk and Compliance at the enterprise level. Has successfully led all aspects of Information Security Programs: policies and procedures, oversight and controls, strategy, architecture development, and training amongst others. Unique background unique blend of technical knowledge, business acumen and decisive leadership to improve performance and protect data and networking systems.

Founder of RiskAware.ca

Well regarded as a public speaker and cyber aficionado.

Specialties: Credentials include:

  • Chartered Director (C.DIR)
  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Prof. (CISSP)
  • Certified CISO (C|CISO)
  • Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handling Analyst (GCIH)
  • MBA, IT Management

Currently serving as Board of Director for 2 not-for-profit Boards in the Toronto area.

Elias Diab vCISO

Elias Diab is a multilingual Information/Cyber Security and Risk Management professional. With over 25 years of Information Security education and experience, he’s a visionary expert in establishing and maintaining the enterprise overall information security strategy, vision, and program, and assists organizations of all sizes with their information security, as well as, governance, risk, and regulatory compliance programs.

Elias enjoys identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining processes to reduce risks, respond to incidents, establish appropriate standards and controls, and direct the establishment and implementation of information security program across the whole enterprise. He is an extremely dedicated individual, achieving a reputation for consistently going beyond what is required.

Elias has an MSc. (honors) in Computer Science and Business Information Systems.
Elias is a hands-on certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), a Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer / Lead Auditor (ISO 27001 LI/LA), a certified ISO 27005 Risk Manager, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a certified ITSM specialist (ITIL v3).

Elias participates in several corporate and international Security Councils, and has been a member of multiple local as well as, international professional security and risk management associations.

Blaise Arbouet, C-CISO

 

Results- driven IT and Cyber Security Leader with 15+ years protecting companies against threats both external and internal. Talented at preemptively detecting unidentified threat vectors and applying preventive measures before security flaws can be exploited. Strong and proven expertise in the areas of IT Management, IT security management, and configuration and implementation of information security program.

Blaise worked with many small businesses to implement cybersecurity strategies based on well-known frameworks like ISO27001 and NIST 800-53, etc.  and have completed security posture assessment to ensure confidentiality, availability and integrity of critical information systems.

 

For the past five years, Blaise has focused on projects related to cyberspace and more specifically in the Caribbean region. Mr. Arbouet co-founded Haiti CyberCon (www.haiticybercon.com) to raise awareness of the security of digital space and YottaSec (www.yottasec.com) - an information security consulting firm.

Bruce Lowe

Bruce is a results-oriented Privacy Professional with over 10 years of global Privacy experience. Bruce is an experienced Data Protection Officer for global companies and has developed and lead Privacy Compliance & Governance Programs. Bruce’s experience includes conducting privacy impact assessments, M&A due diligence, managing privacy incident process, monitoring global privacy legislation and development of privacy policies and procedures.

Bruce has the following certifications:

  • CIPP/C – Certified Information Professional for Canada
  • CIPM – Certified Information Privacy Manager
  • CISA – Certified Information System Auditor
  • CISSP – Certified Information System Security Professional
  • CISM – Certified Information Security Manager.

In addition to Bruce’s privacy experience, he has over 15 years of Technology Risk, Cyber Security and IT Audit experience. Bruce has Big 4 experience that includes SOC1 & SOC2 for Logistics Companies, Financial Services, Software Development and Cyber Security Managed Services Companies. In addition, Bruce has IT Internal and External Audit experience for ITGC and SOX Compliance.