What Do You Mean, Enable?!

We’ve heard that security needs to “enable the business”, but really – what the hell does that mean?  Security professionals used to say “no” to projects, but now need to understand how the security program helps the business achieve its objectives.  Join Tim McCreight in an introspective session on how Tim has adapted his approach over 35 years in the security industry to focus on enabling an organization to be successful as a security professional.


Keynote Speaker: Tim McCreight, MSc., CISSP, CPP, CISA

Jim McCreight

Tim McCreight is the Director, Advisory Services for Above Security – A Hitachi Group Company. Tim leads the Managing Consultants and Sales Engineers across the Above Security organization, and focuses on delivering information security services to clients around the globe. 

Prior to joining Above Security, Tim acquired over 30 years in the security industry with leadership experience in both the physical and information security realms. He held executive positions at a number of organizations, notably as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Government of Alberta and as Director, Enterprise Information Security for Suncor Energy Services Inc. 

Tim has presented as a keynote speaker at conferences across North America on such diverse topics as enterprise risk management, converged security, and implementing enterprise information security programs. 

Tim was awarded his Master of Science in Security and Risk Management (with Merit) from the University of Leicester and attained his CISSP, CPP, and CISA security designations.  Tim is a regular columnist for Canadian Security Magazine, and was interviewed in 2011 for his work as CISO with the Government of Alberta. Tim is also a member of the Board of Directors for ASIS International.