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 a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E), 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

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