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Huawei Canada’s Chief Security Officer Recognized Among Top Women in Cyber Security


Toronto, ON (July 24, 2020) - IT World Canada (ITWC) and the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) have named Huawei Canada’s Chief Security Officer, Olivera Zatezalo, as one of Canada’s Top Women in Cyber Security. Zatezalo was recognized for her work in spearheading security initiatives in Canada’s evolving cyber-threat landscape – as well as her position as a role model for women in the sector.

In total, the Top Women in Cyber Security program honoured 20 women – each of whom was nominated by her peers. The award pays tribute to the important work these women have done to advance the cybersecurity industry and pave the way for future generations.

“We are pleased to see Olivera recognized for her over 20 years of dedication in reshaping the telecommunications industry and for being a driving force in empowering women globally to enter the cybersecurity industry,” said Eric Li, President of Huawei Canada. “We could not be prouder of what she has accomplished thus far in cyber security risk assessments of modern mobile networks, artificial intelligence, and developing comprehensive privacy protection frameworks.”

In addition to her work with Huawei Canada, Zatezalo sits on the governance body of the Evanta CISO Summit Toronto and on the advisory board of Canadian Women in Cybersecurity. She is a frequent speaker at events around the globe and across Canada – as well as being actively engaged as a mentor with a number of post-secondary programs in Ontario (University of Toronto SCS, University of Guelph, and Leading Cyber Ladies Toronto). She attended the University of Belgrade where she earned her Master’s in the School of Electrical Engineering.