RSVP for Cyber security Career Conversations

Cybersecurity Career Conversations



Join us for this unique opportunity to meet a panel of cybersecurity, information technology, and data science industry professionals, mingle with former classmates, and network with new ones. This event is co-sponsored by Women in Cybersecurity.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cybersecurity Career Conversations
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
5:30–8 p.m.

UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC 

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Cybersecurity Career Conversations - Vancouver:
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Meet the Panelists

Panelist Cameron Burke

Cameron Burke
Managing Director in Deals and National Tech Sector Leaders, PwC Canada

Burke is a senior business leader and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience, scaling businesses from concept to exit. He has built and led many teams in sales, marketing, channel, business and corporate development, and digital transformation in the tech sector. Burke has demonstrated a strong track record in building brands, culture, and accelerating growth within technology and innovation based companies. He is known for excelling in creating, implementing, and executing digital transformations.

Prior to joining PwC, Burke was a senior leader at Hootsuite where he was responsible for building Hootsuite's partner and channel programs for the Americas. He focused on identifying, enabling, and managing relationships with VAR's, SI's, digital agencies, and global professional services firms. Before this, Burke got his start in capital markets at BMO in London.

Burke holds a bachelor of arts in history and economics from the University of Victoria and a bachelor of arts in English and communications from McGill University. He has been recognized by Business in Vancouver as a "Top 40 under 40". Burke is also a board member for the BC Tech Association.


Panelist Alex Dow

Alex Dow

Over the past decade and a half, Dow has helped organizations increase situational awareness and enable better prevention, detection and responsive capabilities. He has worked within three mission critical Security Operation Centres (SOC), designed and operated the Vancouver 2010 Olympics honeypot, and recently designed and built out the situational awareness platform for a large federal government environment. Beyond Dow's day job, he teaches cloud security for The SANS institute, runs a not-for-profit, and produces an annual cyber security conference: BSides Vancouver.


Panelist Tristan Harvey

Tristan Harvey
Director, IT Assurance, Cyber Risk and Controls, IT Directorship

Harvey has a passion for cybersecurity and IT assurance and has 18 years of experience working and living in: North America, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. He has played a key role in helping organizations identify, protect and monitor cyber related risks, and has also been involved in managing the response and recovery from different cyber related incidents. He likes the fast-paced changing landscape of cyber security and is a strong believer and promoter of continuous education and community groups including IT professional associations such as ISACA, which he currently serves as a board member and president of the Vancouver chapter with over 650 members. Harvey is currently the director of IT assurance, cyber risk and controls for IT Directorship, a boutique professional services firm based in Vancouver focused on small-mid-size size organizations.


Panelist Tyler Hatch

Tyler Hatch
Founder and CEO, DFI Forensics

Hatch is the founder and CEO of DFI Forensics, a Canadian-based digital forensics and incident response firm. He is a former practicing litigation lawyer with a keen investigative mind and a passion for digital forensics. As a certified computer (CCFE) and mobile (CMFE) forensics examiner, Hatch routinely advises business and legal clients on digital forensics investigations for matters that are being litigated in Court as well as providing cyber-attack first response services to victims of cyberattacks.


Panelist Lisa Kearney

Lisa Kearney
Founder, Women's CS Society (WCSS)

Kearney has been serving the cybersecurity community for over two decades securing networks, systems and data for hundreds of companies around the globe. In 2009, she started her own cybersecurity consulting practice which provides technical and business expertise to Canada’s largest security providers while working with governments, academia and fortune 500 companies. Kearney has a degree in computer science, numerous certifications and is active within the cybersecurity community. She keeps up to date on the latest trends and attack vectors currently used to compromise organizations and breach data and uses that information for threat hunting exercises. She continues to developed new products, services and processes to address the increasing threat levels of targeted attacks which affects Canada’s national and economic security.

Early in 2018, Kearney founded the Women CyberSecurity Society (WCSS) which is dedicated to providing services and support for women and minorities interested in a cybersecurity career. Their mission is to recruit, retrain, and retain women within the cybersecurity workforce. The R3TM program is a collaboration of industry players who recognize the need to build capacity for the next generation of cyber warriors and close the gender gap for increased diversity and inclusion. WCSS offers mentoring, coaching, scholarships, career development, and more to address the growing demands and provide much needed support to this underrepresented group. WCSS is growing its network of partners and collaborators which include government, technology providers and educators.

To further the mission of WCSS, Kearney founded a global campaign, International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD) with two primary goals: bring awareness to the unique challenges women face in this industry and celebrate the achievements of women in cybersecurity. 


Panelist Margaux Murphy

Margaux Murphy
SWIM Recruiting

Margaux Murphy has spent the last eight years recruiting information technology professionals in Calgary and Vancouver. She has experience working with all skill levels in a multitude of areas including: application support, architecture, business analysis, business intelligence, DBA, ERP including SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Dynamics, firmware and embedded Development, GIS, network and infrastructure, project management, QA, and software development. Despite being born and raised in the epicenter of the energy sector, Murphy has managed client relationships in a variety of sectors including retail, tech start ups, development shops, EPCs, telecommunications, energy services, and energy. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering with an organization close to her heart - the Brandon Flock Foundation.