About the Speaker
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    Dan Elliott
    Principal, Cyber Security Risk Advisory, Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS) Canada

    Dan Elliott is the Principal for Cyber Security Risk Advisory at Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS) Canada and is responsible for supporting Zurich’s clients in making risk-based cyber security decisions to improve their overall organizational resilience. Dan has over 15 years of experience in national security and risk management and brings a unique perspective to cyber risk, having spent six years as an Intelligence Officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade in law enforcement and intelligence, investigating multinational criminal organizations both online and in person. He evaluates cyber risk with the knowledge of international threat actors and the potential impact they pose to Canadian businesses and critical infrastructure, helping organizations improve their overall risk posture. Dan is frequently asked to speak to international conference audiences and NGOs about the communication challenges that exist between traditional technical professionals and business leaders and the best practices for aligning cyber risk with business goals.

    Dan is also trained in multiple cyber risk management frameworks and holds specialized expertise in stakeholder management and strategic program design. He is a regional board member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), a Risk Fellow (RF) and is a Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP and CRM). Dan is a contributing member of the Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN), a volunteer with ISACA and is accredited as Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC).