About the Speaker
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    Dr. Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan
    Founder & Director, Cybersecurity Research Lab, Ryerson University

    Dr. Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan is the Founder and Director of the Cybersecurity Research Lab at Ryerson University. SC Magazine recognized her as one of top five Women of Influence in Security globally in 2019. She joined the School of Information Technology Management of Ryerson University in 2016 focusing on Information Systems Security, Cryptography, and Combinatorics. Prior to joining Ryerson, Dr. Mashatan was a Senior Information Security Consultant and Solutions Architect at CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) with a focus on cryptography and enterprise architecture, evaluating proposed and existing security systems. Prior to that Dr. Mashatan was a Scientific Collaborator at the Security and Cryptography Laboratory of School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne), where she conducted research into cryptographic protocols. She is a Certified Service Oriented Architect (SOA) with Honours and holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2).

    The Cybersecurity Research Lab (CRL) is an academic research lab at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. The CRL conducts cutting-edge information security research, provides training for the next generation of cybersecurity experts, and is spearheading a crucial and ongoing dialogue with the Information and Computer Technology (ICT) industry in Canada. The lab is led by Dr. Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan, and is recognized for its strong partnerships and linkages to industry. Its mission is to help organizations, large and small, to find innovative and cost effective cyber risk mitigation strategy and solutions. The lab’s research expertise is in Cryptography, Blockchain Technology, Quantum-resistant solutions, Machine Learning and its applications in Cybersecurity, Enterprise Security Architecture, and Security of Internet of Things (IoT).