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Optiv Canada Federal Inc.

Who is Optiv Canada Federal Inc.?

We’re a Toronto-based Canadian subsidiary of Optiv Security - a cybersecurity solutions integrator (SSI) headquartered in Denver, CO, USA, - and we provide cybersecurity consulting, assessments, products and services to businesses and governments.

Canadian businesses and government entities can benefit from our experience supporting thousands of clients. We know the solutions landscape and understand the challenges you face every day – because our unique team of former CISOs, security technologists and operations experts leverage an “I’ve experienced that, and solved that” perspective. The result is solutions that help clients maximize and communicate the effectiveness of their cybersecurity programs.

As an entrenched Canadian business - we offer a global reach with a local touch and provide local security experts, combined with our ability to draw on our worldwide capacity and international experience as needed. No other security solutions integrator can provide this combination.

We’ve focused on further strengthening our in-country services capabilities to better meet the demands of the Canadian public and private sector organizations, concentrating on expanding our expertise across Canada.

How are we different?

We take a strategic inside-out approach to cybersecurity. While the traditional threat-centric “outside-in” approach focuses first on identifying specific threats and then reacting with technology procurement, we start with the core requirement of every enterprise - risk mitigation - and build out from there with strategy, infrastructure rationalization, operations optimization and ongoing measurement.

It’s a sustainable risk-centric foundation, implementing proactive and measurable security programs that are far more effective at reducing current and future risk than any other model. We provide strategy with execution - we stay with you all the way – delivering the clarity to get and keep your security tight and right.

We’re a Trusted Advisor in the Canadian market

Organizations in financial services, manufacturing services, infrastructure services and government have turned to us. We’ve achieved a top ranking with large Canadian companies (1,000 employees+) in Identity and Access Management (IAM), Risk Management and Transformation, Threat Management, and Cyber Operations.

"In 2018, Optiv was named a Major Player on the IDC MarketScape: Canadian Security Services 2018 Vendor Assessment."
- Security Services Integrator Recognized for Investment in Local Market as well as Breadth of Services and Extensive Technology Partnerships

Canadian market benefits from breadth of services

Private and public sector entities in Canada are served with expansive local resources and provided with access to our comprehensive service offerings. This helps remove complexity, align the right technology and processes to business needs, and optimize security investments to minimize cost and maximize protection.

Let us help you navigate a myriad of products and technologies and evaluate their infrastructures and operations to develop a safer, saner and more strategic path forward. Together we’ll shape the appropriate balance of people, process and technology across all cyber domains including:


Our Executive Leadership

  • Cheryl McGrath, Area Vice President and General Manager
  • Michael Doucet, Office of the CISO
  • Cambria Ravenhill, Partner Business Development Director Canada
  • Chris Gray, Director of Service Delivery
  • Ann Garber, Regional Director
  • Osman Baig, Regional Director

With more than 150 collective years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, our executive leadership team is prepared to help you tackle all of your security-related challenges. Our singular focus as a pure-play cybersecurity company allows us to stay ahead of the latest innovations in security and give our clients a sustainable advantage.

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Government of Canada - Doing business with us

Public Services and Procurement Canada offers several government-wide procurement vehicles to enable departments and agencies to contract more effectively with the private sector for consulting services.

Optiv Canada Federal is currently prequalified on a number of these vehicles, including:

Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS), Tier 1: EN578-170432/520/EI, B10_1011
Stream 6 (C) Cyber Protection Services in all Regions.

C.1 Strategic IT Security Planning and Protection Consultant
C.2 IT Security Methodology, Policy and Procedures Analyst
C.3 IT Security TRA and C&A Analyst
C.4 IT Security Product Evaluation Specialist
C.5 PKI Specialist
C.6 IT Security Engineer

C.7 IT Security Design Specialist
C.8 Network Security Analyst
C.9 IT Security Systems Operator
C.10 IT Security Installation Specialist
C.12 Incident Management Specialist
C.13 Physical IT Security Specialist

Optiv Canada Federal maintains premium partnerships with more than 150 of the leading security technology manufacturers in North America and currently holds Software License Supply Arrangements (SLSA) with CyberArk and SailPoint. In fact, in 2019, we were recognized as CyberArk’s partner of the year.


Solution-Based Informatics Professional Services (SBIPS), Tier 1: EN537-05IT01/J
Stream 10, Security Management in all Regions

Cyber Security Procurement Vehicle (CSPV)

ProServices Supply Arrangement
Stream 6, Cyber Protection Services

    6.1 Strategic IT Security Planning and Protection Consultant
    6.2 IT Security Methodology, Policy and Procedures Analyst
    6.3 IT Security TRA and C&A Analyst
    6.5 PKI Specialist
    6.6 IT Security Engineer
    6.7 IT Security Design Specialist

    6.8 Network Security Analyst
    6.9 IT Security Systems Operator
    6.10 IT Security Installation Specialist
    6.11 IT Security VA Specialist
    6.12 Incident Management Specialist
    6.15 Computer Forensics Specialist

As the world’s leading security solutions integrator (SSI), Optiv Canada Federal is uniquely positioned to bring not only the experience gained working with over 12,000 clients in highly secure, regulated environments, but also our extensive experience working with the Government of Canada over the past 20 years, to assist Government departments with planning, building and running the next evolution of cybersecurity solutions.

For more information on how Optiv Canada Federal can support your Federal Government cybersecurity project, please contact our Federal Government Team at ocf@optiv.com

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