About Cyber Security Canada

With the Digital Privacy Act now in full force, companies have obligations to their clients, employees, suppliers, directors and shareholders to protect the integrity and security of the intellectual property and private information the organization holds.

Our protection services secure your data by first assessing vulnerabilities and validating security controls through a comprehensive audit of your network infrastructure. This may include penetration testing or “ethical hacking.” 

Next, we analyze your security requirements and work with your IT staff to implement the appropriate security controls.

Even with the best security, there are still risks. Should you get hacked – a security or privacy breach – we provide the 24×7 response services and expertise to minimize business, financial and reputation loss.

We guide you through the steps to keep your company safe, secure, compliant and profitable.

Our People

The Cyber Security Canada team includes a range of certified professionals in the following fields:

  • Incident Response & Remediation
  • Digital Forensics Investigation
  • Penetration Testing
  • Breach Mitigation
  • Intrusion Detection & Protection
  • Workstation & Server Hardening
  • Multi-Layer Network Protection
  • On-Site and Off-Site secure backup
  • Business Continuity
  • Recovery Planning & Implementation
  • Issue & Crisis Management
  • Privacy Legislation compliance

Victor Beitner

Founder and CEO
CISSP, G.G, E-Technologist

Victor Beitner has been working in the technology industries for over 30 years and the last 15 have been focused on network security and cyber issues.

He is the Chair of the Georgian College Protection, Security & Investigations Advisory Committee and holds a CISSP as well as other certifications and degrees, that allows him the ability to adapt quickly and confidently to any security situation.

Currently involved in multiple projects, including security audits for medical establishments, multi-factor authentication systems using tokens, SMS, phone for out of band security, and deployment of servers in data centers.

He is also regularly called upon for multi-media interviews by local and international media concerning cyber security issues. His in-depth knowledge and expertise in cyber security has featured him in print, radio and TV news organizations such as CTV News, Global News, The Toronto Star and The Toronto Sun. Victor was previously a contributing editor for Graphic Exchange Magazine and Print Action, and is also a Ham radio operator (VA3OZZ). He enjoys giving back to the community with his volunteering work.

Earl Wyllie

Technologist, CDFA

Over the past four decades, Earl has been involved in almost every aspect of practical IT design and implementation – including programming, database and web site design, business system implementation, building specialized hardware, software and networks for graphics processing, business analytics and information security.

As an entrepreneur, he is accomplished at building lean teams, focusing on goals, surpassing expectations and meeting deadlines. Eight years designing, building and implementing large-scale pharmaceutical direct marketing programs for chronic disease therapies have given him a unique perspective on delivering high ROI in an extremely competitive environment while working within stringent PIPEDA, Health Canada and PAAB guidelines.

Earl has earned a Certificate in Digital Forensics from Ryerson University and is currently working with Cyber Security Canada designing and implementing security control structures.

Robert W. Beggs

Project Manager & Lead Consultant

Robert has been responsible for the technical leadership and project management of more than 300 consulting engagements including: policy development and review, standards compliance attacks, penetration testing of wired and wireless networks, third party security assessments and incident responses.

He has served clients in the banking, insurance, brokerage, and mortgage industries, as well as small and medium enterprises. Previously employed as the senior consultant for RBC Financial Group, Robert was responsible for the physical and logical security of new acquisitions as well as policy and standards development, general consulting, and supporting the Computer Security Incident Response team.

Robert teaches Information Security at Ryerson University and is also the primary instructor for DigitalDefence. He hold an MBA in Science and Technology from Queen’s University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Marci Beitner

Masters of Criminology, BSocSc Honours with Criminology Specialization

Marci recieved her Criminology degree with high honors from the University of Ottawa where she also completed her Masters of Criminology Applied (MCA).

She completed a placement in the field of criminology at the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime as a victim support worker. In that role, she worked directly with victims of violent crime to provide them with advocacy, support, and resources. She conducted extensive research to contribute to the agency’s newsletter, and acted as a Communication liaison writing support and advocacy letters on behalf of victims.

Marci was also a Learning Technology Mentor at the University of Ottawa, providing customized training for adaptive technologies to student’s specific needs. In her spare time, Marci volunteers at the Ottawa Mission soup kitchen, preparing and serving meals.

Jugal Bhatt

Engineer, MSc, NSSA, OSCP

Jugal Bhatt is a Senior Security Consultant and has worked for over 4 years as a full-time Blackbox Penetration Tester for Web, Mobile (iOS/Android), Desktop and Web Services. He is currently focussing on Application & Network Security.

Jugal’s experience includes projects in Banking, E-commerce, Insurance, Medical, Internal and other applications using DAST and Manual security assessment.

An important aspect of his work is discovering and reporting actionable security vulnerabilities and recommending appropriate remediation. His proficiencies include Burp Suite, Fiddler, Nikto, Kali Linux, Wireshark, Nessus, Nmap, Firebug, SQL Map and OWASP  ZAP.

Jugal is responsible for developing Cyber Security Canada’s best security practice policies, penetration testing methodology and internal training. 

He has earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Network and Systems Security Analysis from George Brown College, Toronto.

Alan Zunder

Security Specialist, OPP Officer, Retired

In over 30 years with the Ontario Provincial Police, Alan was the first terrorism analyst in the OPP, working with CSIS, the RCMP and worldwide contacts. Serving as an adjunct faculty member for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alan ran terrorism-related courses in the US and Canada.

In addition to his law enforcement background, Alan has experience in a government environment, serving in a deputy minister’s office for 5 years, issues management, government project management, emergency planning (Emergency Management Ontario), staff development & training, intelligence, offender transport and many other areas.

At the end of his career, Alan was employed as a “fixer” who was put into problem detachments as commander. Alan’s last contribution to the OPP was to jump-start the conversion to black and white patrol cars to improve police visibility and reduce highway carnage.

Robert Galambos

CIPP/C, CIPP/IT, CISSP, CCSP, Security+, B. Com. (Accounting)

Database, Cloud, Security/Privacy Expert with a proficiency in Compliance and Regulatory legislation. Technical expertise, maintaining knowledge of Canadian as well as World Wide Privacy Laws, GDPR, PIPEDA, BASEL II, PCI Data Security Standards and Data Privacy Compliance among others.

Robert has a  track record in using abilities for analysis, aligning technology services with business goals, building long term relationships with clients, and interacting with all levels of management.

Robert has provided pre-sales support and training for Oracle’s Database security portfolio products, as well as Compuware. He also:

  • Regularly lectured with hands-on training of various solutions including Data Privacy/Application Auditing
  • Is Certified as a CISSP and CCSP to demonstrate knowledge in the Security realm on premise and in the cloud.
  • Is also Certified as a CIPP/C
    – Digital Privacy Act’s updates to PIPEDA
    – Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
    – Genetic testing
    – Health information privacy updates
    – Health Information Organizations
    – Critical privacy concepts and practices that impact IT
    – Consumer privacy expectations and responsibility
  • as well as CIPT
    – Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
    – How to bake privacy into early stages of IT products and services for cost control, accuracy and speed-to-market
    – How to establish privacy practices for data collection and transfer
    – How to preempt privacy issues in the Internet of Things
    – How to factor privacy into data classification and emerging tech such as cloud computing, facial recognition and surveillance
    – How to communicate privacy issues with partners such as management, development, marketing and legal.

Kelly Mak

Security Engineer
M.C.S.E.+I, F5 Systems Engineer, CITRIX C.C.A., RSA Certified Engineer, RSA Data Loss Prevention

Kelly has extensive experience in project management and delivery in sectors including banking, government, healthcare, and cyber security. He has worked with large and small business, with specialties in remote access and security with a focus on SSL/VPN and two factor authentication servers.

Kelly is also Network Admission Control and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) certified, as well as creating technical training manuals and teaching a variety of IT training.