Executive Director, Office of the CISO
Michael Doucet brings more than 30 years of cybersecurity and information management leadership experience to his current role. As an executive director and executive advisor in the Office of the CISO at Optiv, Doucet uses his past and present experiences to assist public and private enterprises in planning, creating, and executing security strategies. Doucet uses his vast information security expertise to lead organizations toward a proactive approach to threat intelligence, third-party risk management, governance and compliance, and incident management.
As an expert in cybersecurity and information management, Doucet’s broad business and operational knowledge span multiple disciplines, including change management, IT service continuity management, capacity management, availability management, service-level management, service asset and configuration management, information security management, defense in depth incident management, vulnerability management, and policy and standard development.
Prior to Optiv, Doucet built, managed, and oversaw program, security, and technology initiatives in the Canadian Federal Government. As the executive director of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), Doucet independently reviews the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) on operations and complaints accountable to the Canadian Parliament in matters of Canadian national security. He was previously responsible as the chief technology officer (CTO) and then chief information officer (CIO), for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Before leading the RCMP in information management, Doucet was the CIO/director general of the Information Management Services Branch at Correctional Service Canada. Doucet has also worked with the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC), where he represented Canada as CSEC’s senior cryptologic liaison officer to the National Security Agency (NSA).