Gordie is the University of Alberta's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As CISO, he provides senior leadership at the University towards safeguarding/protecting the University’s information and IT assets. Accordingly, Gordie develops/implements security governance, practice, policies, analysis, and risk/incident management.
Gordie holds a Masters of Science, and the designations of Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Prior to joining the University, he oversaw IT Security for the Alberta Cancer Board and served as Security Advisor for the Alberta Health Ministry.