Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris joins cybersecurity firm
Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris is joining the Board of Directors of Above Security, a Canadian cybersecurity company.
“The need to help protect Canadian businesses and consumers from the growing threat posed by cyber-attack is the reason I was attracted to join Above Security,” said Harris in a statement, working from the law offices of Cassels Brock, “More than just that, as the recent hacking attempts from servers located in China targeting the Canadian Treasury Board, governments need to be paying more attention to their own systems to protect Canadian citizens’ right to privacy. Above Security, in my opinion, is one of Canada’s best kept secret weapons in this fight.”
“We’re very excited Mr. Harris has accepted our invitation to join us,” said Matthew Mather, vice-president of business development at Above Security. “Mr. Harris will be a great asset to us as we move into the Ontario market.”
Boisbriand, Que.-based Above Security provides its cloud-based, enterprise-class security as a service ArkAngel solution to its client base in 22 countries. Its clients include the Canadian Payments Association, Pan Caribbean, First Citizens Bank (Trinidad & Tobago), and Loto Quebec as well as many of Canada’s own government ministries.