Communications Security Establishment
Francis Castonguay is Director General, Partnerships and Risk Mitigation at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). He will be participating in the panel discussion on Institutional, National, and International Preparedness.
Francis is responsible for providing IT Security advice, guidance and services to Canadian critical infrastructure organizations and for advancing collaborative relationships with private industry for the purpose of strengthening cyber security practices in Canada.
Before joining CSE, Francis led Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services team in Ottawa, providing cybersecurity advice to government and private sector organizations. Prior to this, he served as a Communications and Electronics Engineering Officer within the Royal Canadian Airforce. During his military career, Francis led operational cyber teams, managed the Department of National Defence’s global telecommunications services and was the Commander of the Canadian Forces Cyber Task Force where he helped develop National Defence’s cyber strategy and partnerships.
Francis holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Computer) degree from le College militaire royal (CMR), a Master’s certificate in Program Management from York University and a Master of Defence Studies degree from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC).