Martin Kyle

Principal Architect, Sierra Systems

Martin is an Information Security Professional (CISSP) and a Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) with more than 20 years of IT experience. He also maintains a designation as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) from years of software design and the management of development teams. As a consultant, he typically take roles as a Security Architect, Information Architect, or Solutions Architect—with recent work implementing Mobile Device Management.. As a hobbyist, he is the author of PlaceMask Location Privacy, a security app for Android devices. Martin has developed software and integrated systems across many industries including Government, Utilities, Transportation, Defence and Intelligence, Emergency Response, and Natural Resource Management. He is adept at understanding business requirements, defining specifications, composing architectures, detailing designs, writing code, executing tests, and managing the delivery of information technology solutions for enterprise deployments in web, desktop, and handheld environments. With a focus on secure systems development, Martin has been involved throughout the entire lifecycle specifying misuse cases, modeling threats, defining secure architectures, reviewing code, conducting penetration tests, and auditing configurations. Within the geospatial domain, he has implemented multi-agency systems, designed software products, patented inventions, and spoken internationally on emerging technologies. He has been active in defining standards for several different organizations. He has worked extensively in Identity Information Management at the most senior levels of governance. He has represented Canada at the International Standards Organization, in the area of Geospatial Security and Rights Management; has volunteered as an Assistant Editor for the Journal Geomatica; and participated in the Cyber Security Working Group of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel at the National Institute of Standards In 2008, Martin was honoured by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) as a Senior Member, recognizing those with at least 10 years of professional experience who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers.