Director, Security Governance Payments Canada
Award winning Cyber Security and Engineering Leader, with over 15+ years of experience spanning Financial services, Telecommunications and Semiconductor industries.
As a Director of Security Governance at Payments Canada, Monika and her team are responsible for securing and modernizing Canada’s national payments ecosystem that exchanges billions of dollars every day. She specializes in payments security and ensuring that customer data, funds and capital are secured against cyber threats and fraudulent activity.
Monika has had a diverse career in the engineering field with over 10 years of expertise before moving to Cyber Security. She developed cutting edge video algorithms and microchips that paved the way for customer product launches across N. America and Europe. She also led numerous Engineering and Security projects, at Rogers Communications that amplified the telecom customer experience and footprint across Canada!
Educational background includes a Computer Engineering degree from Schulich School of Engineering. She holds a Professional Engineer designation and numerous certifications in the field of Information Security. She has received many awards and recognition for her work, such as being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity , Diversity and Equity Alumni Award and Spotlight Award for her work as a Security Architect at the Bank of Montreal.
Outside of work, she is passionate about empowering women and youth in the field of Engineering, Technology and Cyber Security. She is an active mentor and speaker on topics related to Diversity and Inclusion.