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  • Job title of nominated professional: Founder
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance
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  • Company size (employees): 100 - 499
  • Country: Canada

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

Grant is widely recognized internationally as a visionary in security, who has been able to identify emerging trends in security, windows of opportunity for the security community, and concepts and initiatives that the security community as a whole has constructively embraced with demonstrable results.

Grant Lecky’s sustained efforts within security have generated collaborations that are unparalleled in scope and scale, including the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance, which has brought together more than 100 cyber-related professional associations, providing an unparalleled, contextualized understanding of the cyber landscape and cyber issues.

Grant has demonstrated a dedication in security and profound depth of knowledge in his field that is recognized as being of the highest quality, and is supported by a combination of his deep and varied experience across security domains and disciplines including cyber, his academic studies including at the graduate level, and the multiple professional certifications that he has committed to and maintains.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

Grant’s work been marked by demonstrable innovative practices, local through global. Grant is a globally recognized security professional and has received 4 international awards and accolades in the security field. He has been featured in a variety of media for his many accomplishments. In 2015 he launched the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance (CCA), which consists of more than 100 professional associations, each with a unique perspective on cybersecurity. It is the largest initiative of its kind. The Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance was established to enhance the professionalization of the Canadian cyber domain through effective inter-association engagement and knowledge-sharing.

As a result of the awareness of the CCA and it’s potential, Australia, India, the UK and the United States are some of the countries that are now seeking to replicate Grant’s CCA model.

Grant has shaped cybersecurity practices, and has a proven track record and unmatched skillset in cultivating imaginative partnerships and cross-sector collaborations. From his articulated vision, he has drawn together more than a hundred associations, (some with members in the hundreds of thousands such as ISC2, ISACA, IIA, ACFE), and has built a unique and recognized global security brand.

Among the many projects that the CCA are currently spearheading include the following:

• The development of a comprehensive national cyber education program for students from kindergarten to Grade 12;
• Working with numerous associations to develop initiatives designed to increase the number of women in the cyber domain;
• Currently developing a comprehensive background paper exploring the relationship between cyber security and emergency management in Canada;
• Currently developing a comprehensive background paper exploring the relationship between cyber security / resilience and the supply chain in Canada; and
• Working with the Canadian CISO community to develop their own association through partnership with the CIO Association of Canada.


14 Responses to “Grant Lecky”

  1. Terry Cutler on December 2, 2016

    I have the honor of serving on the board of the Canadian Cyber Security Alliance, hand picked by Grant. He’s extremely knowledgeable, and his vision for the CCA group will definitely bring a refresher to the cyber security landscape. Well done Grant !

  2. Satish Garikaparthi on December 6, 2016

    Grant is well-decorated Security Professional in Canada, he has numerous followers and developing leaders across the Globe every single day.
    I am honored to vote for this Great Man.

  3. Gilles Racine on December 9, 2016

    I first met Grant Lecky years ago after being invited to join a meeting with like-minded people who were working to improve overall security in our city. It turned out that Grant was an organizer of this session and have met with him a number of times since that time and his focus has grown to include all of Canada and his progress is being monitored from abroad. Grant has consistently been bursting through silos of security professions for all of us to share information amongst each other instead of just amongst ourselves.

  4. Shelley Smith on December 9, 2016

    Grant has been a constant source of reliable information in this field.

  5. Joel Perreault on December 9, 2016

    Grant is a true leader in cyber security and a great source of inspiration.

  6. Douglas Blakey on December 11, 2016

    Grant Lecky is one of our true cybersecurity leaders. Leadership requires the ability to think creatively, inspire colleagues, understand the big picture, and drive positive change. He has demonstrated these qualities time and again over his distinguished career.

  7. Kenneth Goos on December 15, 2016

    I sincerely appreciate Grant’s demonstrated drive, passion, knowledge, and commitment in the field of cybersecurity.

    Grant’s willingness to share and lead others, on a Global scale with his extensive varied experience across the entire spectrum of cyber truly makes Grant the ideal recipient for the Cybersecurity Professional of the Year in my valued opinion.

    Grant’s commitment to Cybersecurity can be validated with his many accomplishments to date. The most notable being the unwavering determination and extensive contributions launching the Canadian Cybersercurity Alliance.
    Other countries have found inspiration in Grant’s efforts with the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance and now seek to establish their own cybersecurity alliances founded on the knowledge Grant has instilled in the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance.

    Kenneth Goos

  8. Dana Fleming on December 19, 2016

    Grant is a recognized leader in this field and an inspiration for members of our community. Good luck, Grant!

    Dana Fleming

  9. Alison Wakefield on December 21, 2016

    I have been observing Grant’s work from across the pond in the UK for a number of years. His vision and hard work in developing the CCA has been inspiring, and the CCA is a great credit to Grant, its member associations and Canada for the lead being taken in this critical area.

  10. David Burrill on December 22, 2016

    I have had the privilege of working and networking with Grant for about five years now. His energy and determination is phenomenal. More than anyone else whom I know, Grant understands the cruciality of bringing key people and organisations together with the purpose of generating shared professional capabilities and agendas. His vision and achievement regarding the CCA is utterly admirable. Equally admirable is his work to ensure that a number of professional associations and organisations, high tech and other, engage in the common cause of convergent thinking and activity leading to holistic delivery across the full spectrum of security in public and private sectors.

  11. Bonnie Butlin on December 23, 2016

    Echoing Gille Racine’s comment above, I first met Grant in 2011 when I was the Executive Director of another association seeking to better understand their role in the security industry. Like Gilles, I too was invited to participate in a meeting with like-minded people who were working to improve overall security across the National Capital Region. It was at this event that the National Capital Security Partners’ Forum was born. In March 2012 the Canadian Security Partners’ Forum was created as a National body, and in 2014 the Forum Network went international and became the Security Partners’ Forum.

    My own career underwent a considerable transformation as a result of my having worked with Grant in the Security Partners’ Forum, the Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA), the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance, and now the forthcoming International Council of Security & Resilience Educators (ICSRE). For his efforts Grant has received 4 international awards and accolades – global recognition for his efforts & achievements. I have also benefitted in that I have received 8 international awards and accolades including my most recent achievement – being named to the Canadian Who’s Who for 2017.

    Grant has been consistently referred to globally as a “silobreaker” and “visionary”. Grant is a true leader across the entire security and resilience spectrum and a great source of inspiration.

  12. Jamie Rees on December 23, 2016

    I have known Grant for a few years now. I am always impressed by his enthusiasm for cybersecurity and his ability to get people working together.

  13. Leonard Ong on December 28, 2016

    Grant has the right vision in getting various peers and organisations in diverse security domains together. I am impressed by his global network where he brought me into a discussion with various peers in different continents.

    As a volunteer leader myself, I can highly appreciate the amount of time and effort spent to do above and beyond what is necessary.

    I hope Grant can be recognised as the Cybersecurity Professional of the Year for what his has done and the impact to our communities.

  14. Marc Glasser on December 29, 2016

    I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Grant for almost a decade and several North American projects. Grant is a most knowlable expert in cybersecurity – in the strongest terms both in micro cybersecurity (IT, networking, software, cloud, etc.) and macro cybersecurity (as cybersecurity relates to physical security, enterprise risk management, ROI, P&L and C-Suite responsibilities, etc.).

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