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Andre Gargaro

Andre Gargaro

Andre is the leader of Cyber Risk for the insurance sector within Deloitte Canada, and is a subject-matter expert in crisis management. With more than 22 years of experience leading organizations toward cost-effective risk management processes, Andre steers large-scale security projects, assisting domestic and multi-national companies to overcome complex and technical challenges, while promoting changes in cyber-security culture and behaviour.


His competencies include all aspects of information security and IT risk management, with emphasis on security strategy and transformation, security policies, procedures and standards, security and data governance, business continuity and disaster recovery, incident response, application integrity, identity and access management, forensic, cloud security, mobile security, IT audit, vulnerability assessment and penetration test, data loss prevention, mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs, regulatory compliance, security certification and third-party assurance.


Andre has led more than 50 projects that focused on transforming cyber-security from a threat, to a potential for business expansion in Canada, Brazil, Latin America and the United States. On occasion, he also acted as interim CISO for Brazilian clients. Prior to joining Deloitte in Canada, Andre managed both cyber-risk and crisis management in Brazil – a team of 120+ professionals, including other partners, directors, senior managers and managers.


While most of his career is dedicated to organizations in the banking and insurance sectors, Andre also draws from experience within telecom, energy and retail.


Andre believes in being strategic, secure, vigilant, and resilient at all times — not only looking at how to prevent and respond to cyber-attacks, but how to manage cyber-risk so that the full potential of businesses are unleashed, creating and protecting value for organizations.