Bonnie Butlin

Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners’​ Forum (SPF)

Bonnie is Co-Founder of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF), the first-of-its-kind agile international network of security professionals, bridging all domains and disciplines of security. Under the SPF banner she created the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA - which engages a growing network of women in security and resilience associations/groups globally), and the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance (CCA), which has since become the largest inter-association cyber initiative in history. 
Since 2013 Bonnie has received no less than 8 international awards and accolades related to security and resilience including most recently being named to the highly prestigious list of Canadian Who’s Who for 2017. 

Bonnie’s other awards and accolades include:
·         Being named to Esprit de Corps Magazine’s “Women in Defence List (2016)”;
·         Recipient of Professional Security Magazine’s - Women in Security Awards (2015);
·         Named to Vanguard Magazine’s People in Defence List (2015);
·         Finalist for the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) - Women of Influence Awards (2015); 
·         Winner of CSO Magazine’s Compass Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in security and risk management leadership (2015);
·         Inducted into the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame (2014); and
·         Named to Security Magazine’s “Most Influential in Security” list, which honors top international security professionals who positively impact the security industry, their organization, colleagues and peers.  
 
As a result of her vast experience in security, resilience and other related fields, Bonnie is regularly sought after as a speaker by numerous associations and conference bodies from across the globe including ASIS, ACAMS, and GTEC.  Most recently Bonnie was selected to address Parliament and the Senate via the Open Caucus initiative where she spoke on the state of cyber security in Canada.
 
Bonnie holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary, a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Security Executive Leadership from the Burrill Green Business School (UK), and has taken a variety of specialized courses though such institutions as Harvard University, MIT, Columbia University, University of Tokyo, and UC Berkley.
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