CANARIE Welcomes Gary Miller as Vice President, Cybersecurity Programs and Services

[Ottawa, ON]

CANARIE today announced the addition of Gary Miller to its Executive Team to lead the growth and evolution of its cybersecurity programs. In his role as Vice President, Cybersecurity Programs and Services, Gary will be focused on advancing the overall cybersecurity capabilities of Canada’s research and education sector by evolving existing cybersecurity services – such as the Cybersecurity Initiatives Program (CIP) and the Canada’s Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) Pilot – and collaborating with CANARIE’s stakeholder communities on the development of new services.

Gary joins CANARIE from Compugen, where he served as Field Chief Technology Officer, working with senior leaders in organizations across Canada to bring insights that inform the evolution of their cybersecurity capabilities. Prior to that, he held various executive cybersecurity roles with CGI, Bell Canada, and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Gary’s appointment follows the retirement of Peter Wilenius, who has held the role of Vice President, Cybersecurity Programs and Services since 2022, after having previously served as Vice President, Business Development since 2013. During his 11-year tenure at CANARIE, Peter’s strategic insights and leadership led to the community collaborations that resulted in the development of the CIP, in which over 200 Canadian research and post-secondary organizations now participate. Peter’s tenure also saw the integration of the CanSSOC Threat Intelligence team into CANARIE, the evolution of the Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) Cloud Program, the launch of the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), and fostering countless relationships with partners across Canada’s research, education, and innovation communities. Peter’s retirement will begin on July 19.

“I extend a warm welcome to Gary and look forward to working with him to advance CANARIE’s programs to strengthen the cybersecurity and resilience of Canada’s research and education sector,” said Kathryn Anthonisen, CANARIE’s President and CEO. “I am deeply grateful to Peter for his expertise, strategic insights, and friendship over the past 11 years, and wish him happiness and many great adventures in his well-earned retirement.”

The CANARIE team welcomes Gary and expresses sincere appreciation for Peter’s leadership and significant contributions.

For more information, please contact:

Lesley McElroy
Director, Communications
[email protected]