Renowned Cybersecurity Expert, Author, and Educator
Claudiu Popa is a certified cybersecurity expert, public speaker, published author, educator, and thought leader in the realm of security and privacy, data protection, compliance, and governance issues. With over 30 years of experience in information technology security, auditing, international standards, and board-level risk advisory, he is no stranger to sharing his wealth of knowledge with eager audiences.
Transforming Lives through Security Leadership
Popa has dedicated his life to enriching the world through better security. As the CEO of Informatica Corporation and the President of Datarisk Canada, he has enriched organizations’ privacy and security, and as the co-founder and chairman of Knowledgeflow Cybersecurity Foundation, a Canadian nonprofit, he educates children and other vulnerable individuals about online safety and empowers them to thrive today and in the future.
Broadcasting Cybersecurity Excellence
One of Canada’s most qualified cybersecurity experts, Popa frequently appears on a variety of television and radio programs, including CTV News and CBC’s Marketplace, to share his expertise. Popa’s customizable keynote presentations are tailor-made for corporate engagements, seminars, and any other conceivable event with an audience. Popa’s diverse professional activities all stem from the same desire to share his knowledge about cybersecurity and digital literacy with the public.
Claudiu Holds Some of the Top Certifications in the Industry, Including:
In this exclusive 10-part series, cybersafety educator and author Claudiu Popa, founder of the KnowledgeFlow Foundation, invites an exceptional group of special guests to take part in grounded discussions on the promise and myth of EdTech, from the original intentions to catalyze learning through technology to the privacy-invasive practices that may impact generations of students across Canada and the United States.
Community Cybersafety Events
Claudiu volunteers with KnowledgeFlow to bring exciting cybersafety events to municipalities throughout Ontario.
You can learn more about Claudiu’s initiatives with KnowledgeFlow at knowledgeflow.org.
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EdTech Success Tips and Tricks
Every year, Claudiu visits schools and presents exciting workshops to hundreds of children, educators and families about ways to cope with the new wave of educational technology available in homes and schools. Contact KnowledgeFlow and visit knowledgeflow.org to learn more!
Higher Education Leader
Claudiu has been a professional lecturer, course leader, and adjunct professor for such educational institutions as the University of Toronto, Schulich School of Business, Seneca College, and Ontario Tech University.
Claudiu’s musings and meditations on data protection fails, snafus, and oddities are collected in his personal blog, Bad Privacy. From ruminations on phishing scams and the security of online learning, to the role of the radio during WWII and the lure of charismatic social movements, Claudiu aims to enlighten readers as to the complexities of the digital world we live in.