Ferris is a cybersecurity leader with over 20 years of experience in information security, IT risk management, project management, privacy, and regulatory compliance. Ferris has provided information security functions for Canada’s most significant public and private companies (Aecon, Symcor, TD Bank, and Rogers Communication). Ferris is the founder of CASRA Cybersecurity & Beyond and Addie Academy. Ferris is an instructor at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies (Cyber Security Management Program, cybersecurity program design course). Ferris holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA-Project Management) from Norwich University in Vermont, USA. The Canadian Security Magazine interviewed Ferris for his advice on cybersecurity careers and opportunities (especially during and after COVID-19). Ferris is a frequent speaker at cybersecurity conferences for ISACA, (ISC)2 Toronto, and the Information Security Forum (ISF).