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We harbour a collective of veteran information security professionals, who strive to do security better.



WE ARE THE FUTURE OF SECURITY.

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Our mission is simple: provide cutting edge security services and solutions, while harbouring  a community of information security experts who want to do security better.

WHO WE ARE

We address information security risk differently and believe the status quo of technology heavy and outsourced solutions have not provided the promised protections and have contributed to security breaches, lost revenue and reputational damage in many cases. Mirai takes a different approach to managing cyber risk by understanding our client’s business and challenges and developing bespoke solutions which strike the proper balance between technology, people and process. The end results are pragmatic solutions and measurable risk reductions.

The DNA of the company was forged out of Vancouver’s information security community by members who wanted to do security better. The founders of Mirai realized the potential of the community they were a part of and how developing of a security centric collective with a great culture would naturally attract likeminded security professional to work as one. Mirai continues to support the information security community through sponsorship, mentorship and recruitment.


OUR TEAM

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ALEX DOW

Over the past decade and a half, Alex has helped organizations assess, implement and optimize security solutions to prevent, detect and manage cybersecurity threats. He brings over a decade of experience from three mission critical Security Operation Centres (SOC), including the Vancouver 2010 Olympics SOC. Alex leverages his frontline experience and business-driven risk management approach to provide pragmatic solutions to clients with measurable risk reductions.

Alex is a strong believer in standardization, measurement and automation. His methodology focuses on assessing client’s security capabilities against industry leading control frameworks, identifying risks and implementing technologies and processes to improve situational awareness, operational efficiencies and incident response capabilities.

Alex has also focused on building and fostering the local information security community through the Mainland Advanced Research Society (MARS), a not-for-profit organization focused on building the community, research and mentorship through knowledge forums and networking events throughout the year. He is the president of MARS and executive producer of the society’s premier two-day security conference BSides Vancouver; a high-caliber gathering for information security professionals, hackers, coders and the greater tech community.


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IVO GEORGIEV

Ivo Georgiev is an information security veteran with over 25 years of experience in both management and technical roles.  As a trusted client advisor, Ivo is an expert in aligning security programs to enterprise strategy and business objectives and designing security architecture for business operations. Through his extensive experience in highly regulated industries, Ivo expertly helps clients comply with various security and privacy standards and regulations, such as PCI DSS, NERC CIP, HIPAA, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, FOIPPA, PIPA, PIPEDA, and EU GDPR. 

Working as a security architect, compliance auditor and management consultant in the energy, telecom, financial, health, retail, transportation, government and e-commerce sectors, Ivo has acquired in-depth knowledge of complex business and technical corporate processes. He has brought his expertise to high-visibility projects with organizations such as Accenture, BC Hydro, numerous health authorities, and the City of Vancouver. Additionally, Ivo has worked on secure integration and operation of smart meters, data networks and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) management systems.

Ivo holds the internationally recognized CISSP security designation awarded by (ISC)2, as well as CISA (Information Systems Auditing), CISM (Security Management) and CRISC (Risk and Information Systems Control) designations awarded by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is also a graduate of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.


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SANDY BUCHANAN

Sandy is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) providing critical insight into the security governance and risk management practices of organizations by aligning their core business processes to security management frameworks such as ISO 27001/2. His expertise also includes securing critical safety systems and providing privacy assurance for electronic identity verification systems.


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ROGER TREVISAN

Roger is a CISSP certified security professional with 12+ years of experience in application and infrastructure security, secure development life-cycle, penetration testing, security governance and risk management. During his career, Roger has helped high-profile companies in the financial, healthcare and telecommunications industries to identify and reduce critical security risks associated with their IT operations.