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Claudiu Popa

Cybersecurity Strategist & Educator

Claudiu Popa is passionate about cybersecurity. For well over 20 years, he has made digital literacy fun for kids, seniors, employees and c-suite executives. When it comes to information privacy, data security and even cyberfraud, he literally wrote the book on these topics. He brings clear, fresh perspectives and a vast repertoire of anecdotes to every event, creating lasting experiences that leave audiences engaged, informed and entertained.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Big Data & Privacy
In this highly acclaimed presentation, Popa delivers the future of data management in a way never seen before. Often spoon-fed by private entities and force-fed by political policy, the new data science is burrowing into every facet of our lives, often tangible benefit. Covering such fundamental topics as consent, intent the session entertains while it educates, arriving at some surprising conclusions for the new economy and our place inside it. Frequently fun and always informative, this speech is a fit for any workforce or public audience looking to understand the risks and opportunities of big data.

Impact Clarity: The Information Security & Privacy Landscape
Popa believes that proper corporate governance is entirely dependent on awareness and accountability. Intimately understanding the risks to an organization offers clear visibility months and years in advance by simply analyzing trends in security and privacy. Based on research performed every quarter, Popa elevates the awareness of business leaders and provides a clear outlook into the risks and opportunities faced by individual industries, sectors and enterprises. The “Landscape” is a board-level presentation that can energize an workforce and inform any professional audience.

The “Internet of Things” and You
It’s here, it’s unstoppable and it’s great! 10 scenarios of unauthorized data collection that will surprise you – along with 7 new principles to protect public privacy and human rights.

Platform Plus

Workshop | Internet Security for Your Business
This corporate training program is a comprehensive introduction to security threats, best practices for protecting corporate information and the foundation of a proactive security strategy.
Workshop | Information Privacy Awareness for Employees
Canada's focus on the protection of customer information is the key driver for new laws, media coverage, and information security initiatives. This essential course introduces employees at all levels to Canadian privacy legislation, responsibilities for protecting client and employee records, and specific strategies and policies for compliance management.

  • Claudiu is very entertaining, and a great presenter. Fabulous person and very interesting individual.

    - International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation. You are a wonderful and engaging speaker; it was a nice change of pace from some of the other speakers at the conference. It was a pleasure to observe you.

    - Manager, Ministry of Government Services
  • Such an eye opener that I have been recommending it my friends, family, colleagues and more importantly, kids

    - Attendee of Claudiu's interactive workshop on social media safety
  • Very interactive, edifying and sensible for a wide range of age groups

    - Attendee of Claudiu's interactive workshop on social media safety

Summary Profile

Claudiu knows what it takes to protect data and digital information: he has lectured at major academic institutions, presents lectures on privacy the University of Toronto, created Canada’s first course on fintech cybersecurity. He created Canada’s first methodology for information security assessment in healthcare and has introduced security awareness education to companies of all sizes.

Claudiu is a published author and a frequent guest and technology contributor to national media of all things involving cybersecurity, privacy and online safety. A certified professional across many facets of information technology and data protection, Claudiu Popa is also an academic researcher who speaks authoritatively on diverse topics ranging from social media ethics to immediately applicable advice for preventing catastrophic situations.

Claudiu explains complex topics in concise terms, eliminating technobabble in favour of substance. His timely presentations help to shine a spotlight on today’s most important trends, helping audiences stay ahead of the curve & be prepared for future shifts.

His career has been shaped by a passion for protecting the intangible assets driving the world’s economies. A big-thinker who understands the details of technological innovation, Popa has the unique ability to illustrate, captivate and entertain as he educates his audience about a broad range of fascinating topics. 

Better information security preparedness is *always* a competitive advantage. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. https://t.co/OMtg8bEIxe (2019-10-10 02:59:55)
No...comment? #transparency #foi #access #atip #surveillance #secrecy #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth https://t.co/CI67NeeBdu (2019-10-03 10:56:42)
Here is a stupefying report that reveals fresh evidence of government propaganda campaigns of social media manipula… https://t.co/3FP0wfmElJ (2019-09-27 09:20:28)