Executive Biographies

Eva Kuiper, CISSP, CISA

Eva Kuiper is a member of the Security Strategy and Architecture group in Hewlett-Packard's Global Information Security team. Since 1985, she has worked in various aspects of information systems security at Hewlett-Packard, including Service Manager for HP's Global Security Practice as well as Security Solutions Architect in HP's North America Security Practice. She has been involved in numerous standards activities and currently represents HP on the INCITS T4 committee, working on the revision of ISO 17799, as well as The Open Group security committee. When she isn't thinking about security she enjoys gourmet cooking and gardening.

Ed Rebane, M.Eng, CISSP, ECC
Executive VP

Ed Rebane is a Senior Security Advisor at Bell Security Solutions Inc. He has over 12 years of experience in security, privacy, and in trust design. He has developed and led security programs and practices for organizations such as Systemhouse, MCI, EDS and BCE Emergis where he was the Senior Director of their Identity and Access Management portfolio. He holds two degrees in Engineering Physics.

Dean Styles, CISSP

Dean Styles has over 20 years experience managing and securing business systems with large user bases. Specializing in DRP and BCP he provides consulting services helping business managers understand and control their IT function. He also works with IT managers to develop business cases and project charters their business managers will approve. Dean has a B.Sc. in Physics and a Masters of Engineering from Simon Fraser University as well as a Masters of Business Administration from University of British Columbia.

Andy Joyce
VP Marketing Communications


James Crooks, CISSP, ISP
VP Event Marketing

James Crooks is a Manager within the PwC Information Security practice, and has over 15 years of industry experience. He is responsible for the delivery and development of services that include eCommerce application security testing, wireless security, computer forensics, platform security diagnostic services, penetration testing, enterprise network security reviews, and security architecture design. James is also a part-time lecturer, teaching courses in Computer Forensics, e-Commerce Security, Managing Information/Network Security and a board member of the Vancouver Crime Prevention Society.

Jitu Panesar, CISSP
VP Education

Jitu's experience in Information Security spans the design and implementation of Technical Controls, as well as audit and consulting of Operational Processes and Physical Security Controls in highly regulated jurisdictions around the world. Specific areas he has focused on include Enterprise Security Architecture, Network Infrastructure Design, Penetration Testing, Cryptography, Wireless Security, and Network Appliance / Operating System Hardening. Jitu holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Victoria. He has previous experience with Integrated Circuit design and software development, and outside of work he enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and electronic hobbies.

Arvind Sood , CISSP
VP Member Services


Anwar Visram , CISSP, CISA
Board Member and Webmaster

Anwar is an independant consultant who has 20 years experience in IT with 8 years focusing in security including the design, development, implementation and maintenance of enterprise security architecture and for ensuring compliance with institutional standards and guidelines. Anwar specializing in designing strategies that that allow clients to gain a competitive advantage in the market place.