Anton J Aylward, CISSP, CISA
System Security Consultant.
Anton Aylward has been developing high integrity software and network systems for over 25 years. As an engineer, entrepreneur, business manager and auditor, he has held executive and consultative positions in England and Canada. His work has also taken him though Europe and the United States.
He obtained his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) qualification in 1997 and renewed it in 2001 and 2004; and his Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification in 2002. He has been a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) since 1995 and served on the board of the Toronto chapter from 200 until the chapter shut down in 2012.
Mr Aylward began his career designing VLSI chips for the MIL-1553-B optical fiber control systems of the F-15 fighter jet. He worked with high-speed bitslice and silicon-on-sapphire systems, logic simulators and pioneered a number of prototyping and testing methodologies.
After coming to Canada, Mr Aylward founded Ontario’s first commercial Internet Service Provider and set the business and franchising model that was followed by all the subsequent ISPs up to the advent of ISDN and Broadband.
Mr Aylward was trained in formal audit methodology at the Bank of Montreal and uses the widely accepted COBIT methodology developed by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) for Risk Analysis and Business Impact Analysis and IT governance.
Mr Aylward has been a speaker at Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo and at Security.Net. He also gives focused presentations to clients on specific matters and has had articles published in the computer press on security matters.
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