Aaron Shum Info-Tech Analyst

Research Director and Executive Advisor, Security, Risk & Compliance at Info-Tech Research Group

With 20+ years of experience across IT, InfoSec, and Data Privacy, Aaron currently specializes in helping organizations understand and implement the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

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About Me

Aaron Shum is a Research Director in the Security, Risk & Compliance team at Info-Tech Research Group. With 20+ years of experience across IT, InfoSec, and Data Privacy, he currently specializes in helping organizations understand and implement the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

Prior to joining Info-Tech Research Group, Aaron led the GDPR compliance efforts of a large multi-national enterprise with over 80 locations spanning across 24 countries, including US, Canada, and various countries in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Holding the credentials of Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Aaron's practical experience include interpreting and applying the GDPR regulation across all different business functions, such as HR, IT, marketing, sales, etc.

Formerly, Aaron supported the growth of a multi-national technology company as their global head of IT, implementing a cloud transformation roadmap that included a fully unified communications platform, hybrid cloud infrastructure, and a DevOps applications provisioning, development, and deployment platform. During his almost 10-year tenure, he also developed an ISO-27001 compliant Information Security Management System and managed the company’s security, governance, risk & compliance programs.

Aaron's early career began at General Electric, and was followed by 7 years of IT consulting in the legal technology industry in Toronto, Canada.

Aaron holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, and is an ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and MCP, in addition to being a CIPP/E.

Sites

Website: http://www.infotech.com

My Company

Info-Tech Research Group
888 Yonge St. Toronto, ON, Canada M4W 2J2
251 - 1000 Employees
www.infotech.com

Awards & Certifications

  • CIPP/E
    IAPP
    February 2, 2018 – Present

  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
    PECB
    May 10, 2010 – Present

  • CIPM
    IAPP
    July 6, 2018 – Present

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