Imraan Bashir

Partner & National Public Sector Cyber Leader

KPMG in Canada

Imraan is a seasoned executive with 20+ years of experience advising on cyber security and information technology matters to a wide variety of public and private sector clients. Imraan is well-versed in multiple areas of cyber security, including governance, strategy, incident management, cloud security, risk management, digital identity and more. 

Imraan focuses primarily on helping public sector organizations adapt to the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape and prioritize cyber investments by providing ‘right-sized’ cyber security advice, capabilities and related managed services to offload work that can be done more effectively at scale. This makes a difference for clients by allowing them to allocate their limited cyber resources more effectively and focus on their core missions, thereby saving them time and money in preventing, detecting, responding to and recovering from cyber incidents quickly.  

Prior to joining KPMG, Imraan was a senior executive in the public sector directing the policy, strategy, implementation, and oversight of the federal government’s enterprise-wide cyber initiatives, including leadership of key programs such as cloud security and digital identity. In this role, Imraan was exposed to a wide range of cyber security challenges from departments of varying complexity, which positions him well to provide tailored advice to organizations of all sizes.

Imraan prides himself on providing pragmatic security guidance whilst managing cyber risk appropriately, with a focus on enabling a safe and positive user experience in the digital world. Imraan’s work in this space has been recognized globally for its success, as he was named one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical in 2019. That same year, he also landed a spot as a guest author in the CLX forum’s Canadian Cybersecurity 2020 book.

  • Advisory
  • Cloud
  • Cyber security
  • Managed services
  • Risk Management
  • Technology
  • Transformation
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Carleton University

  • CISSP Certification

  • TOP SECRET Clearance

  • Board member of Algonquin College’s Security Cluster Program Advisory Committee

  • Member of content advisory committee for Cyber Business Review

  • Guest lecturer at Carleton University for 4th year software engineering

  • Member of Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada (IDlab) Steering Committee