Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch
Public Safety Canada
Ms. Monik Beauregard was appointed Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch (NCSB) at Public Safety Canada in January 2016.
The Senior Assistant Deputy Minister is accountable for advancing a cohesive strategic vision that articulates and addresses a broad range of policy issues critical to shaping, modernizing and implementing the national security and cyber security frameworks; managing national security, intelligence and operational issues; developing policies and providing strategic advice accordingly; providing national leadership in the development of policies, programs, structures, tools, and planning mechanisms to strengthen the national security and cyber security frameworks and ensuring existing laws, policies and programs remain effective to address new and emerging threats.
Previous to her appointment at Public Safety Canada, Ms. Beauregard played a key leadership role in providing functional direction for the Canada Border Services Agency’s Enforcement and Intelligence Programs Directorate, including leading the further development of the Agency’s enforcement and intelligence priorities, strategies, policies and programs.
From April 2009 to 2014, Ms. Beauregard served as Executive Director of the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre (ITAC). She led the transformation of the ITAC, including reviewing its core mandate programs and support functions. Ms. Beauregard previously worked at the Privy Council Office from August 2003 to April 2009, where she was Deputy Executive Director of the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat. While in those functions, she was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Secretariat, as well as leading the coordination of key intelligence files.
Ms. Beauregard started her public service career with the Department of National Defence where she held a variety of policy and intelligence positions. Ms. Beauregard holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal.