Updated on:
July 29, 2020

Cybersecurity Expert Paul Rutherford Joins Samuel Associates

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Samuel Associates
Cybersecurity expert Paul Rutherford presenting at the Canadian Defence Procurement conference at the Telfer School of Management in Ottawa
Cybersecurity expert Paul Rutherford presenting at the Canadian Defence Procurement conference at the Telfer School of Management in Ottawa.

Samuel Associates is proud to announce that retired Brigadier General Paul Rutherford will be joining the team as a Senior Associate.

Adding Decades of Military Experience to Business

Paul Rutherford brings nearly four decades of experience working in Canada’s military to provide added value in particular to our Government Relations and Public Affairs, as well as our Canadian Market Entry services.

His experience spans the signals, joint communications and information management systems branches. Throughout his career, Paul has been at the forefront of technology, cybersecurity innovation and electronic strategy delivery.

“Paul will be a real asset to our team by strengthening our cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, information technology management and defence procurement strategies,”

said Goran Samuel Pesic, President and CEO.

“He is a problem solver with tremendous experience and understanding of defence and security operational and organizational structures. Paul will help us deliver tangible results for our clients.”

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Strategic Cybersecurity Expertise

Throughout Paul’s career with the Canadian military, he held positions that exposed him to various applications of cybersecurity in the defence domain. Among his many postings, Paul served at US Central Command Headquarters as the Deputy for J5 Strategy, Policy, and Plans.

Before retiring, Paul was appointed Director General Information Management Operations and Commander of the Joint Force Cyber Component at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. This experience has provided him with first-hand expertise that will prove critical for the success of any governmental relations and business strategy, especially in the realm of cybersecurity.

Recently, Paul spoke on an expert panel at a Canadian defence and cyber procurement conference, sharing his deep understanding of both current and future applications of technology, and the way that it relates to the defence sector. The audience engaged Paul and the rest of the panel to define what cybersecurity means, as well as asking questions regarding cybersecurity threats and solutions, and the strategies and plans in place to deal with cyber attacks.