Steve Waterhouse,
speaker and IT security specialist

Steve Waterhouse is an expert in cybersecurity. A former officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, he is called upon daily in the media to share his advice and warnings so that businesses and individuals can better protect their data. His advice is sure to raise awareness and help you better protect yourself. Contact us to retain Mr. Waterhouse's services.

Steve Waterhouse's lectures:

  • Duration: 45-60 minutes, adaptable
  • Conferences available in French and English.
  • A preparatory call is planned to adapt the content of the conference.
  • Conferences also available online, live.

How to be an effective information security manager?

This presentation explains how an ISSM(Information Systems Security Manager) is defined as a manager who often manages security specialists and resources to react and respond to critical situations.

CISOs therefore need to combine in-depth knowledge and expertise:

  • Information security;
  • Information technology;
  • Risk management;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Audit skills.

Status of computer threats

Steve Waterhouse will give an overview of computer threats. He will focus on developing and highlighting the threat actors at work in cyberspace.

This update on the state of computer threats will enable you to apply the right strategies to protect your information, while knowing who to prevent and what to prevent. You'll end this presentation with tools and in-depth knowledge of today's reality.

Privacy in the 21st century: is it still possible?

During this presentation, Mr. Waterhouse will give an overview of the issues surrounding privacy, which is being eroded every day by the use of invasive technologies and all those organizations that are constantly taking information from us in spite of ourselves.

He will review the elements of Quebec's new Bill 25, which is designed to better protect citizens. It will then explore the responsibilities that companies must assume to meet the requirements of this same law.

Cybersecurity and protecting our critical infrastructures

In an increasingly connected society, automation and ease of use don't always come with adequate protection. speaker will discuss the forthcoming passage of federal Bill C-26, and the responsibilities that businesses and public administrations will have to protect the services that are essential to our society.

In addition, in this presentation, Steve Waterhouse will define cybersecurity by contrasting it with information protection in all aspects of our society and in our day-to-day work. Here's a list of what he'll be talking about:

  • Use technology safely and effectively;
  • Apply best practices in cyber hygiene;
  • Making our community more secure.

Steve Waterhouse offers a variety of training courses tailored to your needs.

Here are some of the training titles he can develop with you.

Training on computer security :

  • Cybersecurity against all odds
  • Cybersecurity issues and vulnerabilities for your organization
  • What do we need to protect in our critical infrastructure?

Check out all our cybersecurity training courses.

Steve Waterhouse, speaker, is also available for variousanimation mandates. Contact us to find out more!

Steve Waterhouse Biography:

It was during his military career with the Royal 22e Régiment that Capt(ret) Steve Waterhouse traded his weapon for a keyboard and became one of the first cyber soldiers in Canada. After working to train soldiers and officers in combat arms, Steve went on to work on the implementation of the first military administrative networks at LFQAHQ, Base Montreal and Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean with the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as the implementation of modern cyber security practices as the first Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). He continues to share his passion and experience as a lecturer at the University of Sherbrooke in the Master's degree program in information security - prevention component. He is invited to bring his experience and expertise to committees of the House of Commons of Canada and the National Assembly of Quebec and is frequently asked to comment on cyber security issues in the Canadian media. Mr. Waterhouse was also the first Assistant Deputy Minister of Government Security and Cyber Security for the Quebec Ministry of Cyber Security and Digital Affairs until early 2023.


  • Cybersecurity
  • Protection of information
  • Computer security
  • Cyber hygiene


  • Wireless headset
  • Small table or lectern (to hold notes and water bottle)
  • Projector with HDMI capability
  • Screen appropriate for the size of the room
  • Sound system
  • Internet access (if possible)

Steve talks about his conferences.

Interviews with Steve Waterhouse:

HOW IT IS - Discussion with Steve Waterhouse at the time of COVID-19

PepTalk on the road with... Steve Waterhouse: How to protect our data

Canada-Italy Forum AI & Cybersecurity (2022): Tackling Cybersecurity Through Partnerships & Collaborations (moderated by Marie-Claude Lavallée)

2022 - FIC Montréal 2022 - (PLENARY) Cybersecurity: all for one and one for all

HackFest2019 (Quebec) - Government attack surface

HackFest 2018 (Quebec) - Update on computer threats and risks in Canada