Samer Adi is currently the VP Infrastructure and CISO for Interac.
Before joining Interac, Samer was the Head of Information Security and Internal Controls for a large retail company in Canada. He lead a team of security professionals to provide the best information security protection possible and maintain compliance with regulator’s requirements. Prior, Samer was the CISO for the Canadian office of a global IT consultancy company. He managed a team responsible for providing complete cybersecurity services externally to clients and internally within a global structure. Samer was also the CISO for the largest payment processing company in Canada. He was able to maintain PCI-DSS and PA DSS complaint status for the company over the years. In addition, he served with the largest network provider for white label ATMs with the same capacity. He has more than 30 years’ experience in information security and information technology infrastructure support.
Samer published two books in computer maintenance that are part of the Grade 11 and 12 curriculum. In his spare time, Samer helps grassroots soccer players to advance their skills to become better athletes