As the managing director, Information Security at TMX Limited Robert Stonehouse is responsible for the security and integrity of CDS’s logical and information environment. He also provides strategic leadership and guidance to staff, clients and other areas for information security and controls, including enterprise information security architecture and administration, project control office, internal controls for information technology, change management and configuration management.

Robert is accountable for specialized staff and a total operating budget of approximately $1.5 million supporting day-today operations and business initiatives aligned to corporate strategies and objectives. Moreover, he has responsibility for ensuring that the long-range operation of the department is effective and efficient. Prior to joining CDS, he provided customer service and security services to many key players in the Canadian technology and financial services industries. He is a certified Information Systems Security Professional and an Electronics Engineering Technician (CET), recognized within the industry as an expert in Information Technology Security and Control Services.

As past chair of Canadian Bankers Association’s cyber incident response team, Robert reported to the executive committee composed of chief security officers of all major Canadian financial institutions.  He has extensive experience leading think tanks and committees to pool collective intelligence in non-competitive areas across multiple organizations, driving the articulation and adoption of best practices across the industry and extracting the value of multiple security systems to increase the effectiveness of security disciplines in the Canadian financial services landscape. Under Robert’s direction the investigations team was able to prevent over 1.5 million virus infections worldwide through dissemination of insights on previously undetected virus code to anti-virus vendors.