Ireen Birungi

Ireen Birungi

CISO, Interac Corp.

Ireen Birungi is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Interac Corp., where she leads the technology and business security strategy and implementation. This includes operationalizing enterprise-wide cybersecurity program that supports continuous improvement; managing security risks and compliance with business, client, legislative and regulatory requirements; reporting and containing security incidents and breaches; identity and access management and privilege access management; and monitoring threats and taking preventative measures. Ireen has over 20 years of experience helping organizations excel in the areas of cybersecurity, risk and vulnerability management and IT architecture in a variety of industries across and Public, Private and Consulting sector. She began her career in the security operations centre for a major Canadian bank, managing processes around network devices and systems, administering cryptographic keys for ABMs and conducting vulnerability assessments on varying technologies. She then progressed to senior roles in governance, risk management and compliance providing consulting advisory services, including recommendations for improving security posture to a number of clients in the healthcare sector and telecommunications and ultimately ending back in operations, where she led the establishment of a cybersecurity operations centre for a major engineering organization. Ireen holds a degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and cybersecurity designations: CISSP, CISM, and CRISC and an active member of Evanta (A Gartner Company) CISO community, International Security Forum (ISF) and advisory board for siberX


CISO Confidential: Ransomware, Supply Chain Risk and Preparing for 2022

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