Fractional CISO Services
Cybersecurity Leadership for Cloud Startups


George Pajari


B.Sc. (Hons), Computing and Information Science, Queen’s University at Kingston

M.Sc. (incomplete), Computing Science, University of British Columbia
(forced to drop out after completing half of the coursework owing to UBC’s program not being compatible with part-time studies)


CISSP (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional

ISSAP (ISC)² Information Systems Security Architecture Professional

CISM ISACA Certified Information Security Manager

CIPP/E IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe


Queen’s University Departmental Medal (awarded to the graduating student with the highest marks)

ISACA’s CISM Worldwide Excellence Award (awarded for achieving the highest marks in the world for a particular sitting of the CISM exam)


Faximum Software (Co-founder) — high-end fax server software sold to telcos around the world and licensed to Sun as their SunFax product, and to Hewlett-Packard as the basis of their HP-Fax product.

netVOICE (Founder) — bespoke hosted VoIP PBX SaaS company. Sold company to a multinational communications company.

Glentel (Manager of National Network Operations Centre) — responsible for building out and managing their national IP network interconnecting microwave and VHF/UHF communications towers across Canada.

Hootsuite (Security Architect and, later, Chief Information Security Officer/CISO)

Presentations & Courses (selected)

USB Flash Storage Threats and Threat Mitigation in an Air-Gapped Network Environment (CanSecWest)

Social Media Risks (ISACA Computer Audit, Control, and Security Conference)

UNIX System V Internals (taught at AT&T Bell Labs)

Advanced C Programming (taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Calgary)

Publications (selected)

The UNIX Papers (co-author, book published by The Waite Group/Howard Sams)

Writing UNIX Device Drivers (sole author, book published by Addison-Wesley)

Official (ISC)² Guide to the CISSP CBK, 5th Ed. (invited to be a co-author, book publication in 2019)

Over a dozen articles in magazines such as BYTE Magazine, UNIX/WORLD, The C Users’ Journal, Computek, etc.

Volunteer / Pro Bono Work

BC Aware Day Cybersecurity Conference (livestreaming team lead)

B|Sides Vancouver Cybersecurity Conference (organizing committee)

CISM Exam Prep Course Instructor (ISACA Vancouver Chapter)

(ISC)² Vancouver & OWASP Vancouver Chapters (livestreaming team lead)