The problem with security in information systems is mostly one of engineering. But until the problem is solved, reducing the attack surface and selecting strong security solutions is the name of the game.

As CISO, Francois is responsible for strategizing and implementing comprehensive security measures to protect FSET and its data centres from online threats. For him, operationalization and success are rooted in efficiency, which he routinely achieves by putting his own competency and experience at the direct service of others.

Since joining FSET in 2019, Francois has been hard at work optimizing the company’s IT security program, with an emphasis on maturing internal security operations centre (SOC) capabilities, dramatically increasing FSET’s cybersecurity strength, and enhancing the company’s overall ability to combat rapidly evolving cyberthreats. In his role, Francois has handled preparations and drafted IT procedures to help foster opportunities for FSET at local, national, and international levels. In addition to focusing on the bigger picture, Francois also works relentlessly on the frontlines, keeping a close watch over FSET’s data centres and personally investigating client security matters whenever they arise. With over 44 years of experience in IT, 25 years as a dedicated security analyst, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credentials, Francois is highly renowned within the industry as an expert holding extensive firsthand knowledge on risk analysis, data management, and IT protection practices.

Born in Gatineau, Quebec, Francois now works out of his home in Aylmer, Quebec. When he has the time, Francois enjoys venturing outside to engage in shore fishing and photography on the banks of his much beloved Ottawa River.