KPMG Canada promotes Hartaj Nijjar to national leader of cybersecurity services

17 October 2019 2 min. read
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KPMG Canada has appointed partner Hartaj Nijjar as the firm’s national leader for cybersecurity services. Nijjar brings nearly 20 years of Big Four consulting experience in IT risk management, privacy, security, compliance, and resiliency to the role.

Nijjar will work with KPMG consultants in Canada and across the globe to help client organizations build effective cybersecurity strategies, governance practices, defences, and response processes.

The seasoned cybersecurity advisor joined KPMG’s Toronto office in 2018 as a partner in the cyber risk services group. Nijjar previously spent nearly 12 years at Big Four rival Deloitte Canada, where he was latterly a partner in the cyber risk services practice and national lead for vulnerability management services. In the role, he led projects in vulnerability management technology implementation, transformation of related processes, security assessments, incident detection and response, and governance process development.

Hartaj Nijjar, National leader of cybersecurity services at KPMG

Prior to Deloitte, Nijjar spent six years at EY, where he was manager. He holds a BS in computer science from the University of London, as well as numerous cybersecurity-related certificates and credentials.

“Hartaj has a deep understanding of the cyber risks and challenges facing Canadian organizations today,” Doron Telem, KPMG Canada’s national leader of risk consulting, said. “He’s applied his deep knowledge to advise some of the world’s largest organizations on matters relating to cybersecurity, as well as assisting clients with the design and implementation of relevant security controls to help prepare for and combat changing security threats.”

Nijjar added, “I look forward to working with our exceptional cyber team across the country and helping bring leading-edge solutions to our clients, leveraging both our local and global capabilities and experience.”

KPMG Canada earlier this year added Sree Kunnath – an IT governance, risk, and compliance expert – as a partner.