Posted by Carol Hutchinson on Feb 18, 2019
Guest Speaker: Sandy Boucher, Senior Investigator, Grant Thornton
Location:  Fairmont, Imperial Room
Host: Geoffrey Johnson
Topic:
 
       Cybersecurity Risk:  Would You Know What To Do?
Many small businesses are avoiding this scary topic because they erroneously believe that they are not a target.  This briefing will explain the realities of the risks we all face and what organizations and individuals should be doing to protect themselves. Grant Thornton has found that using a plain language approach to talk about this issue is resonating with audiences and helping people to focus on the reality they are facing.
Sandy Boucher Bio
 
Sandy Boucher is a seasoned investigator with 35 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.  Starting his career with the Royal Hong Kong Police, where he worked for 12 ½  years attaining the rank of Superintendent, Sandy  specialized in Asian organized crime, narcotics and money laundering investigations.  During his time with the force, Sandy received many commendations for his work with police forces around the globe.
 
Sandy came to Canada and the private sector in 1995, he is a specialist in fraud and corruption investigations, background due diligence enquiries, asset tracing and recovery, managing major investigations and security.  Sandy now works on detecting and preventing fraud and corruption and divides his time between investigating such cases and advising organizations on how to prevent them from occurring.  He has led and conducted a wide range of investigations including a number of high level corruption probes and has testified around the globe in both civil & criminal courts. 
 
Since 2009, he was worked in the forensic group of Grant Thornton LLP where he heads the national investigative research, and anti-corruption practices.  More recently Sandy has been managing and growing the firm’s national cybersecurity practice and leading breach response and investigations team, assisting clients to manage and investigate cyber and data breaches and handle the difficulties that go with these situations. 
 
He lives with his lovely wife Bridget and has 5 children, Karim, Alys, Benjamin, William and Oliver