Andrew Dunbar

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Vice President of Security Engineering and IT, Shopify

Andrew Dunbar is the VP of Security Engineering and IT at Shopify. In his current role, he leads the team responsible for safeguarding the 820,000+ merchants on the Shopify platform, educating all employees on the best security practices, and ensuring that Shopify implements innovative security techniques to meet the changing needs of commerce globally. Prior to joining Shopify, he worked as an IT Security Specialist and Programming Analyst for Global Affairs Canada (formerly known as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development).


Tuesday, October 1 at 4:00 PM – Cybersecurity at a Global Scale

Shopify is one of Canada’s digital stars, a global powerhouse in e-commerce fuelled by a creative and dedicated team. But the cybersecurity challenges are constant, and must be managed in an environment supporting over 800,000 businesses that rely on the Shopify platform. Andrew Dunbar from Shopify will describe the key cybersecurity challenges facing the organization, how it brought a team together to create and implement its cybersecurity strategy, and how it continues to strengthen its cybersecurity posture to support its global client base. Andrew will also discuss lessons learned that can be applied to other organizations managing cybersecurity in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.