About me

Garland Sharratt
Consultant in Cybersecurity / Information Security & Resilience
Kelowna, B.C., Canada

Website/Blog: http://www.gsharratt.com
Twitter: @GarlandSharratt or https://twitter.com/GarlandSharratt
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/garlandsharratt
Email: garland@gsharratt.com

Garland Sharratt is a senior ICT and information security professional with rich experience in both the technical and business aspects of defining, designing, developing, securing, managing, and promoting ICT products and services. His key areas of expertise include information security, IT, Internet services / SaaS, telecommunications, and VoIP, but just as important are the consulting and communication skills that allow him to work effectively with people at all levels both inside and outside the organization.

As an evangelist and chief architect in IP media processing at Convedia, Garland led standards activities, presented at industry events globally, was published in trade journals, was awarded a patent, and was co-author of an IETF Informational RFC that remains a de facto industry standard. As security architect at Hootsuite, Garland was responsible for the security architecture of Hootsuite's IT, product, and production systems, for third party risk, and for sales support for security, compliance, and privacy/data protection. In the start-up space Garland has acted as a mentor for start-ups in various accelerator programs and competitions for more than ten years.

Garland has lived and worked in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.

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