Infrastructure and Security Leader
Samer currently is the Vice President of Infrastructure and Chief Information Security Officer for Interac Corp. Leading a team of more than 70 professionals to provide Interac with the best IT Infrastructure and Information security protection possible to maintain compliance with regulator’s requirements and secure the interconnectivity between all Canadian bank and Credit Unions.
Before joining Interac, Samer was the Head of Information Security and Internal Controls for a large retail company in Canada. Samer was the CISO for the Canadian office of a Global IT Consultancy company. Managing a team which is responsible for providing a complete cyber security services externally to the clients and internally within a Global structure. Samer was the CISO for the largest payment processing company in Canada. Samer could maintain PCI-DSS complaint status for the company for 2012 – 2014 and PA-DSS status for all their payment applications. In addition, Samer served with the largest network provider for white label ATMs with the same capacity. Samer have more than 30 years’ experience in Information Security and Information Technology Infrastructure support.
Samer holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology. C|CISO, PCIISA, PCIP, CISM. Samer published two books in Computer Maintenance. Both books are part of the Grade 11 & 12 curriculum.