President & CEO,
Watsec Cyber Risk Management and Managing Director,
Canadian Centre for Cyber
Risk Management (C3RM)
Doug Blakey is the president and founder of Watsec Cyber Risk Management, a Canadian company that is revolutionizing the way cyber security and cyber risk management is being practiced both domestically and internationally. With offices in Canada and the United States, WatSec has partnered with the insurance industry to offer a unique and practical approach for significantly improving the cyber security posture of any organization. The combination of ongoing cyber risk assessment plus cyber risk insurance, which is being offered by innovative insurance brokerages throughout North America, affords every organization the opportunity to invest in complete cyber risk protection.
Prior to founding Watsec Mr. Blakey spent more than 25 years in the IT industry working for various organizations including IBM and Prudential Assurance. During his 8 year tenure with IBM Canada he supported Fortune 500 companies from business sectors that include banking, insurance, and public utilities. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with a double major in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Waterloo, and resides in Waterloo, Ontario with his lovely wife Claudia.