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In an integrated, reconfigurable and hyper-connected financial services ecosystem, cybersecurity functions cannot only focus on protecting value. They also need to play an active role in value growth and optimization.

Ali Varshovi

EY Canada Partner, Financial Services Cybersecurity Leader

National Cybersecurity Leader. Passionate about building the integrated financial services of the future. FinTech enthusiast. Forecaster.

The digitally transformed financial fabric of the future will be reconfigurable, intelligent, composable and distributed. Cyber resilience needs to be invisibly woven into this dynamic system. Ali is an EY Canada partner who leads our Financial Services Cybersecurity practice nationally. He guides leading financial institutions to mature their cyber functions from a sole focus on value protection towards value growth and optimization.

For nearly two decades, Ali has developed extensive leadership and tactical experience in cybersecurity, technology and financial services consulting. Today, he guides our national practice group of multidisciplinary practitioners in incubating advanced tech and cyber capabilities for modern banking operations.

Ali holds both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s of Science in advanced computer architecture and software engineering, respectively.

How Ali is building a better working world

"The resilience of our Canadian financial services against crises has built customer trust. In a rapidly evolving and hyper-connected global financial services ecosystem, cyber functions are facing a unique challenge – unlocking business innovation while maintaining  resilience and hard-earned trust. This needs new thinking and a change in principles. Through our work, we help our clients challenge the status quo of cyber risk reduction and build business enabler cyber resilience functions.”

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