Ira Goldstein

Founder & CEO

Kernel Advisory

Ira Goldstein is an entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert; he advises on business growth, risk and cybersecurity to public and private sector leaders in his role as CEO of Kernel Advisory. Ira’s career has taken him from leading complex security programs to executing dozens of mergers and acquisitions and hundreds of technical projects across a wide range of sectors with companies around the world. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Herjavec Group, a company which he helped build over more than a decade into a global cybersecurity provider, that was acquired by Apax Partners. Ira is a published thought leader specializing in emerging business trends in security, privacy and identity. He is an active member on corporate boards, including as the Executive Chairman of UltraViolet Cyber; board director for Flare, a digital footprint security software, and Carbide, a security and compliance automation platform. Ira also serves in a volunteer capacity as a board director of the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Toronto Metropolitan University, and as a board director for United for Literacy, Canada’s largest literacy organization. He is a proud father and husband who resides in Toronto.


wednesday – 02:20pm Secure & Protect

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Jane Mallett Theatre

Challenges in Cybersecurity Tech Adoption: Resources, Procurement Hurdles, Understanding of Technology

In an increasingly digital world, the importance of cybersecurity has never been more critical. Yet, the adoption of cutting-edge cybersecurity technology comes with its own set of challenges. Join us for a comprehensive panel discussion that addresses the complexities organizations face when integrating cybersecurity solutions into their operations.