Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Toronto CISO Community

Vivek Khindria

SVP, Cyber Security, Network and Technology Risk

Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Vivek Khindria has over 30 years of experience in cyber security and technology roles across the following industries: 20 years in banking, 7 years in telecom, and 4 years in retail. His current role is securing food, medicine and health services, and banking needs for Canadians.

Learn more about leaders in the Toronto CISO community here.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Informed risk decisions, clear accountability and positive encouragement lead to great results.  Work hard and play harder. 

With disruption being a key theme of the past year, where do you see your role as a CISO going in the next 1-2 years?

CISOs will continue to be part of companies' risk and strategy frameworks.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CISO?

Your internal, external and vendor networks will be a critical factor in your success.

Tell us a few fun facts about yourself.

I like to bike, hike, snowboard, snorkel and canoe. I recently became Scuba certified.  And, I just completed five trails in the mountains of Peru.

What is the value of joining an Evanta community?

I get to hear about success and failures from the network, and meet interesting people facing similar challenges.


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