michael argast, founder

Michael Argast is an experienced information security professional with over 15 years of industry experience, including most recently founding the Sky Northern Security Alliance in January 2017, an affiliation of over 200 independent information security consultants.

Prior to founding Sky Northern Inc., Michael ran several security functions within TELUS for over 5 years including being the Western Canada Security Practice Leader of a team of 50 Infosec focused consultants, sales and other staff, and running Marketing and Sales Enablement, Sales Engineering and Business Strategy for the customer-facing TELUS Security teams. Before TELUS, Michael ran Sales Engineering worldwide for Sophos, leading 120 staff in 17 countries.

Michael has been a guest speaker at previous BC Aware events and at the Privacy and Security conference in Victoria as well as global lectures in Moscow, Madrid and Oxford University.