Welcome back to Reconnect, the biweekly series that catches up with former MVPs and their current activities.
This week we are thrilled to be joined by none other than eight-time MVP winner Brian Bourne!
Based in Toronto, Canada, Brian is an angel investor, security veteran and automotive enthusiast. Currently, Brian works with a variety of organizations – from startups to large enterprises – who seek to leverage his diverse experience working with enterprise technology.
Previously, Brian was the founder of CMS Consulting Inc. and Infrastructure Guardian Inc. which became part of New Signature in 2015. The two organizations – professional services and managed services, respectively – provided deep Microsoft expertise working with mid to large enterprise customers. After handing over the reins, he left New Signature in September 2017.
Brian was also the co-founder of SecTor, which is now Canada's largest IT security event. The event was acquired in 2019 by Informa Tech which added SecTor to its portfolio of BlackHat training and events.
Being part of the IT community is important to Brian. He is actively involved on the YorkU Information Security Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and provides leadership to one of North America’s largest security user groups, TASK. Moreover, Brian is a regular speaker on a variety of cloud and security topics.
But, when he’s not involved in something IT related, you can usually find him burning gasoline in some sort of vehicle. For more on Brian, check out his Twitter @brianbourne