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Technological advancement and a safe working world can co-exist – the key is understanding the new threats being introduced and diligently mitigating them.

Yogen Appalraju

EY Canada Cybersecurity Leader

Committed to helping clients minimize the impact of cyber threats. Proud husband and father.

Areas of focus Cybersecurity Technology Risk
Office Toronto, CA

As the National Cybersecurity Leader at EY Canada, Yogen leads a team of professionals across the country supporting key domain areas including cyber transformation, cyber threat management, identity and access management, data protection and privacy.

Yogen has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, technology risk and digital resiliency and has previously served as a business security leader and chief information security officer for large organizations. As a recognized practice leader in cyber threats, security strategy and stakeholder alignment, Yogen has assisted clients to take a risk-based approach to transforming their  cybersecurity programs to meet their business needs. 

Yogen frequently advises client corporate boards, executives, IT and business leaders on security strategy, risk mitigation and how to embrace their digital agenda while minimizing its cybersecurity impact. He also volunteers as a board director for St. Stephen’s Community House.

He earned his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, his post-graduate degree with Honours from the University of South Africa and is a registered Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario.

How Yogen is building a better working world

“Today it’s common for cybersecurity threats to rise up to the level of a top business risk for our clients. The solution is complicated and in many cases it involves cultural change, more skilled talent, technological changes and process discipline.

I see my role as helping client executives understand this complexity and navigate a more secure environment that protects customer and employee privacy and the business assets of their organization.”

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