U of T staff recognized among top women in cyber security

Woman accepting award
Headshot of Raphaelle

Photo by Daria Korenevska

A University of Toronto staff member has been recognized among the Top Women in Cybersecurity Celebration — an initiative that honours the women who have advanced the Canadian security industry. Raphaelle Gauriau, Information Systems Security Manager, SciNet, was nominated by her colleagues for her innovativeness and leadership.

Gauriau has dedicated her career to cyber security operations and compliance projects within various organizations globally, from Canada to France.

“This award is a direct consequence of all the learning experiences the cybersecurity community has provided to me throughout the years,” says Gauriau. “This could not have happened without the help and guidance of all the experts, leaders and friends who went out of their way to empower me as a woman in cybersecurity.”

Currently at U of T’s SciNet supercomputer centre, Gauriau continues to develop cyber security solutions and build strong teams. SciNet provides Canadian researchers with computational resources and expertise necessary to perform their research on scales not previously possible in Canada.

“Congratulations to Raphaelle on this well-deserved award,” says Isaac Straley, Chief Information Security Officer. “The cyber security field needs more diversity, and recognizing talent is an important step in making that happen.”