Gary Perkins

Executive Director, Chief Information Security Officer, Ministry of Citizens' Services, Province of BC

Gary Perkins is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Government of British Columbia.  As the Executive Director of the Information Security Branch, Perkins is responsible for providing cybersecurity services in support of the province.  He has more than 18 years of experience in information technology, risk management and cybersecurity. Prior to joining the BC Government, Perkins worked in the private sector as chief of staff for security at TELUS and, earlier in his career, led teams responsible for incident response, operations, delivery and architecture for both corporate and managed security services customers.  A CISSP since 2004, Perkins also holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University’s Management of Technology program.