Mr. Yaz Alattia
Managing Director, Canada National Security Lead, Accenture
Yaz Alattia is a Managing Director at Accenture in Canada where he leads the organization’s security practice. Based in Toronto, Yaz oversees a team that delivers cyber strategy, cyber protection and cyber resilience for clients across the country – from building security into business strategies to securing journeys to the cloud. Yaz’s career spans more than 20 years where he has been built, assessed, transformed and executed enterprise security programs and solutions. He has worked on both sides of the fence; in industry with major financial institutions and in consulting, delivering services across 11 countries, multiple security domains and for several industries with a specialization in the financial and retail sectors. Prior to joining Accenture, Yaz held various cyber security leadership positions, including most recently as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Moneris, a Canadian payment processing company. At Accenture, Yaz is focused on leveraging his business knowledge and unique client-centric perspective to help clients protect their data, systems and environments through human ingenuity and technology innovation. As a leader, Yaz has a passion for building high performance, diverse and inclusive teams, through mentorship and developing talent. Yaz holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from McGill University. Yaz also holds a number of security and technology certifications including, CISSP, CCSP, PMP, CISM, CISA, SABSA SCF and ISO27001 Lead Auditor.