Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)


Interviews by Stephen Ibaraki, I.S.P., DF/NPA, CNP, MVP

Derick Wong: Noted Security Authority and Senior Security Product Manager, Microsoft Canada

Derek WongAs senior security product manager with Microsoft Canada, Derick Wong is responsible for developing strategic marketing initiatives for security products that are part of the Windows Server System. A crucial part of his role is to educate customers and partners on industry trends and issues, and key security product developments at Microsoft.

Derick has worked for over eleven years in the Canadian IT security sector. He brings extensive knowledge of enterprise security solutions and best-practice security consulting services to his current position. Prior to joining Microsoft, he co-founded IPSS InfoPeople Security Solutions. In his role as CEO and managing partner at IPSS, he was responsible for developing the security consulting practice and coordinating the security engineering team. He has also held security-related positions at Intellitactics Inc. and Ernst & Young LLP.

Derick holds a Masters of Accounting (MAcc) from the University of Waterloo and several professional designations, including CISSP and CA.

Look for Derick’s presentation on “The Top Ten IT Security Threats and How to Avoid Them” at the INFORMATICS 2006 Conference held in Victoria May 28th to 30th. We encourage all to attend this premier education and professional development event for IT Managers and IT Pros --- with 20 workshops and five keynotes.


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The latest blog on the interview can be found the week of May 15 to 19, 2006 in the Canadian IT Managers (CIM) forum where you can provide your comments in an interactive dialogue.

Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

00:41:  Derick, thank you for sharing your deep insights with our audience.

00:53:  Can you briefly overview your background and how you got into the security arena?

03:36:  You were recently featured in the national Financial Post Business Magazine where you talked about security. Can you share your views here?

06:14:  What are the major Microsoft security initiatives?

10:38:  How does security relate to regulatory compliance and privacy legislation?

14:42:  What are the key security trends that businesses have to be aware of?

20:35:  Can you provide a teaser of what you will talk about at the INFORMATICS Conference in late May? Why should IT managers and professionals attend your presentation?

22:53:  What would a security toolkit look like if you were designing one for 2007?

25:30:  Provide commentary on three topics of your choosing.

32:01:  Now for a couple of lighter questions. What is your favorite gadget?

What do you do to relax?