Former Assistant Director of Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS)
Following a series of senior management positions leading key sectors of CSIS activities, Ray Boisvert was appointed to the critical position of Assistant Director, Intelligence. In this role, his teams were responsible for agenda setting in the intelligence collection, assessment and dissemination functions at CSIS. He worked intimately in specialized areas of security intelligence, from Technology,to all facets of Operations, including as the head of Counter Terrorism, as well as Data Exploitation, Risk Management, and Finance sectors, among others. Reporting directly to the Director (or Head of Service), Boisvert was the senior briefer to Ministers, Deputies, and key external sectors. When it comes to CSIS and risk assessment, Boisvert's knowledge is vast, and varied--and he's talking about it. Boisvert will help your organization make sense of complex operating environments, and gain a deeper understanding of intelligence and security in a global context. He delivers innovative, integrated solutions and tactical advice that is completely customizable to your group: with a focus on China, Eurasia, the Middle East, or international threats and policies in general.
Now as President and CEO of I-Sec Integrated Strategies, Boisvert is involved in building strategic partnerships, including advanced surveillance and detection systems as well as data solutions for both public and private sector clients. I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS) applies an intelligence-led approach to ensure a strategic position against risks and emerging threats to organizational integrity. It uses information, particularly advanced analytics, to predict, understand and mitigate organizational threats, and provides practical advice in managing these corporate risks, ensuring safety, security and organizational success. Boisvert is often called upon to speak on global security by news panels across the country.
New Era Risk Management: Using Information to Predict, Understand and Mitigate Organizational Threats
Risk is unavoidable, whether your organization is operating domestically or is interconnected globally. What threats--from cyber and foreign influence to terrorism and espionage--are most critical to Canadian interests? How do Canadian firms or entities operate effectively and securely abroad? In this unique and enlightening talk, Ray Boisvert goes beyond the typical "security" speech to explore the procedures developed and applied at CSIS (such as conducting operations in difficult, if not hostile, environments)--and how these lessons can be applied in either private or public institutions, and to your own business. Ability? to identify and understand the myriad of threats to business activities is critical to effectively manage those challenges. Irrespective of the business requirement, a simple yet comprehensive set of informed strategies ensure resilience and the protection of assets and reputations.
Enter, Boisvert. Drawing from real life experiences in challenging on the ground situations at CSIS and I-Sec, Boisvert delivers surprisingly candid insights on how leadership can make or break a risky situation, and the benefits of mitigating risks to people, facilities and reputation (protecting shareholder value and / or public trust). He helps you craft an appropriately tailored response to your challenges, showing you how (and when) to manage threats and opportunities using advanced techniques, environmental awareness, and "smart information" to inform decision making. A trusted expert in global security, Boisvert gives insider tips the likes of which you've never seen before.
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