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Laura Payne

Director of Information Security Services, Bank of Montreal (BMO)

Laura Payne is the Director of Information Security Services at the Bank of Montreal (BMO). With over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry she has enjoyed a variety of roles in IT Operations and Information Security.

She holds a degree in Honours Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, as well as the (ISC)2 CISSP and GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender designations. Outside of BMO Laura co-organizes the BSides Toronto information security conference, coaches speakers for Black Hat USA, and serves on the advisory committees of the Security Education Conference in Toronto (SecTor) and Seneca College’s Bachelor of Technology, Informatics and Security program.