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Photo of Sami Khoury from mid chest up, in a blue jacket, looking at the camera

Sami Khoury

Head of the Canadian Center for Cybersecurity

Canadian Center for Cybersecurity

Sami Khoury serves as the Head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber Centre), acting as the primary source of expert advice, guidance, services, and support on cyber security for government entities, critical infrastructure owners and operators, the private sector, and the Canadian public. Sami embarked on his career at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) in 1992, initially as a research engineer specializing in the impact of emerging multimedia communications technologies. Over the years, he has held various operational and leadership roles at CSE. More recently, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Enterprise Technologies and Solutions. In this capacity, he was CSE’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). 

Additionally, Sami led CSE’s comprehensive Research program and the 24/7 Operations Centre. Educationally, Sami holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Applied Science from Concordia University in Montreal. In 2016, he completed a certificate program in Public Sector Leadership at the University of Ottawa.

Sami's contributions have been recognized through various accolades, including the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal and the APEX Award of Excellence for Innovation.


September 24, 2024 at 3:15:00 p.m.

Conference Hall (PIC 120/122)

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