National Security Officer,Microsoft Canada
John Hewie is the National Security Officer at Microsoft Canada leading the company’s strategy in country to develop trust in Microsoft. In this role John, provides thought leadership and innovation partnering with internal teams to build cybersecurity programs that help protect Canadian organizations and comply with Canadian government and regulatory security and privacy requirements. John also works extensively with Canadian regulators to align rules with modern technology capabilities using a transparent and risk balanced approach. In addition, he manages cyber security collaboration and joint R&D programs with governments and the intelligence community; facilitates threat intelligence sharing with public and private sectors; leads Microsoft Canada’s corporate security and Controlled Goods programs; coordinates with local law enforcement on cybercrime disruption efforts and engages broadly with Canadian stakeholders to improve the cybersecurity ecosystem. John’s personal mission at Microsoft is to help Canadians safely thrive in our digital economy.