As the Customer-Chief Information Security Officer (C-CISO)/ Security Liaison Officer for Bell Canada, Tyson Macaulay was responsible for technical and operational risk management solutions for the defence industry to high-tech start-ups. Previously, Tyson served as Director of Risk Management for a U.S. defence contractor in Ottawa - Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA 2001-2005), and founded General Network Services (GNS 1996-2001).
Mr. MacGillivray was the Director of the Emergency Services Branch, of the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety. Ernie has been at the centre of the ongoing transformation of emergency mgmt in Canada. Ernie has served as a senior policy advisor on public safety and security issues and has been very active nationally and internationally, working to improve interoperability and build capacity in emergency management and response agencies.
Chris got her start in the magazine business in 1976, at Canadian Review magazine. After many years in print management positions she eventually became the CEO of Beacon Publishing Inc, and has been the Editor-in-Chief of FrontLine magazines since 2004. Christina has interviewed many Generals and Admirals in the Canadian Armed Forces for the pages of FrontLine Defence over the years.
Robert Masse is an accomplished visionary, security strategist and business leader with 20 years of experience in security and information technology. On the odd occasion he is not spending time evangelizing security, he speaks at security conferences around the world (Blackhat, RSA, NCFTA, PCI, etc).
Dr. Gordon McBean is a Professor and Director of Policy Studies for the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction at the University of Western Ontario. He Chaired the International Science Committee for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk. A former Assistant Deputy Minister in Environment Canada, he is a Member of the Order of Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr McBean shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC.
A certified Occupational Health Nurse and Registered Safety Professional, former Canadian Armed Forces military officer, and Search and Rescue volunteer, McGuire has participated in numerous Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking missions to the Arctic as a Health Officer. With a Masters in Environmental Management, her specialized areas of expertise include infectious disease, shiftwork, critical incidence stress, and hearing protection.
Jim McLean, a 34-year veteran with the Toronto Police Service, is currently assigned as a Sergeant in the Public Safety & Emergency Management Unit training office. He has enjoyed a variety of postings during his career, including major crime and as an instructor at the Toronto Police College. He is a search manager and member of the Toronto HUSAR team.
Dave is Chief Strategist, Defence and Security at ADGA. Prior to that, he was the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Bell Security Solutions Inc., and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the SecDev Cyber Corp. He has a broad-spectrum of experience working at the intersection of cyberspace, social and political change, competition and conflict.
Dr. Meharg is President of Peace and Conflict Planners Canada, Senior Research Associate at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, and Adjunct Professor at the Royal Military College of Canada. She is a leading post-conflict reconstruction theorist. She achieved top honors in innovative doctoral research in post-conflict reconstruction and has received numerous awards for research, writing and conference presentations.
Errol P. Mendes is a lawyer, author, professor and has been an advisor and consultant to corporations, governments (including the Privy Council Office, Government of Canada), civil society groups and the United Nations. His teaching, research and consulting interests include public and private sector governance, anti-corruption, globalization, human rights, national security and dispute resolution.
Bud joined the RCMP in 1976 and has served from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the far north and points between. He has been responsible for Federal Policing in British Columbia, served as Operations Officer for the Lower Mainland District in BC, the Officer in Charge (Upper Fraser Valley and Chilliwack), and a Patrol Duty Officer in Surrey. In October 2007, Assistant Commissioner Mercer was chosen as the Chief Operating Officer for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Integrated Security Unit.
Sam Miller is a resourceful therapist with extensive experience in Trauma Response and Treatment as well as Wellness Programs. He has demonstrated strengths in leadership, coaching and communication. Sam has worked with many organizations and corporations in creating healthy, respectful, workplace environments as well as managing work-related traumatic events. Based in Toronto, Mr. Miller can be reached at 416-455-1684.
Edward Minyard is a partner of Global Outsourcing & Infrastructure Services for Unisys. By the summer of 2007, he had spent much of the previous 22 months in New Orleans helping local, state and federal agencies restore communications networks in the city and surrounding areas.
Dr Ingar Olav Moen, the Director of Science and Technology Policy, with Defence R&D Canada, was responsible for science policy issues, strategic planning, technology forecasting and international R&D coordination. He joined the Defence Research Establishment Suffield in 1981, was responsible for R&D on Explosive Systems and Explosive Effects, and wrote many articles for FrontLine before he passed away in June 2006. He is missed by all who knew him.
Stephen Moore is a police, security and emergency management professional with over 30 years of experience. He has worked with all levels of Government and with police and security agencies both domestically and internationally. Highlights of his career include leadership of the security program for DND, and service as the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (Chief of the Military Police). Stephen is currently the President of Presidia Security Consulting.
Now a writer and biotechnology consultant, John acquired a PhD in genetics from the University of Washington in Seattle, and completed postdoctoral studies in Italy at the University di Pavia and Philadelphia at the Fox Chase Cancer Institute. He has held faculty positions at the University of Kansas and at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His writings include peer-reviewed journal papers, books and marketing reports.
At the time of writing, Jean Murray was the Executive Director of the National Search and Rescue Secretariat. She had previously worked in municipal government and the private sector in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and New Brunswick. She also spent 13 years with the Canadian Coast Guard, where her appointments included Director General, Rescue, Safety and Environmental Response, and DG, Marine Navigation Services.
With 38 years of policing with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police including over 6 years in the top post of Commissioner, Phil Murray made significant contributions to shaping the RCMP, and law enforcement generally, to meet the challenges of modern policing. He has championed the community policing model to meet diverse needs; encouraged shared solutions and technological innovation and investment; and led collaborative and proactive development of enforcement and prevention strategies to address major security threats.
Chris has been a ground SAR volunteer since 1997 in Vanderhoof BC with Nechako Valley SAR. Over the years he has certified in swiftwater, avalanche, tracking, team leading and search management, been on the group's board of directors, and has been involved in many SAR tasks across central and northern British Columbia. He is currently Secretary of the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association.
Edward R. Myers was the Editor of FrontLine Security magazine (2009-2013). Myers earned a Master of Arts degree from Carleton University's Institute for Canadian Studies. He specialized in Law and Journalism which propelled him into an early career in the publishing industry where he authored a school textbook, Living Law, and directed a video called Jury Duty which was produced for the Law Reform Commission of Canada.
Lysa Myers is the Director of Research for West Coast Labs, an independent test facility for information security and threat trends. She is responsible for researching and analyzing IT threat trends, reviewing and developing test methodologies. Myers spent 10 years at McAfee Security, Inc. coordinating detection and removal solutions, and training security researchers both within McAfee and at US government agencies.