Chris Hammond Thrasher

Recent Speaking/Training Engagements

6 Health Privacy Experiments That Should Never Be Performed (2013), WCHIPS, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Hackers vs Suits (2012), ISACA Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Introduction to Green IT (2012), CIPS Red Deer, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Hacker Tooltalk: The Social Engineering Toolkit (2011), Fujitsu Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Hacker Tooltalk: Kismet (2011), CIPS Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Hacker Tooltalk: Maltego (2011), Fujitsu Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Hacker Tooltalk: Kismet (2010), CIPS Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hacker Tooltalk: Kismet (2010), CIPS Red Deer, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Advanced Greenstone Workshop (2008), USP, Suva, Fiji

Open Source Forensics Tools (2008), Fiji Police, Suva, Fiji

Building the Moana Greenstone Digital Library Collection (2008), IAMSLIC 2008 , Suva, Fiji

Information Security Workshop (2008) PacINET 2008 , Cook Islands

Open Source Library Technology (2008) PacINET 2008 , Cook Islands

Information Security Workshop (2007) PacINET 2007 , Honiara, Solomon Islands

Finding an IT Job in Canada (2006) seminar for the South Pacific Computer Society , Suva, Fiji

How Hackers Do It (2006) seminar for the South Pacific Computer Society , Suva, Fiji


Chris is a creative leader with over 15 years of information technology experience in international corporations, government agencies, and complex universities. He has spearheaded multi-million dollar projects, drafted security and privacy policies for government-to-citizen systems with a province- and nation-wide scope, managed IT assets across 12 countries for one of the few regional universities in the world, has been a member of numerous successful bid teams for public sector IT service contracts, completed international IT development projects for UNESCO, and held the position of Knowledge Manager for the 1500+ employee Canadian division of a large Japanese firm.

Chris is currently an Associate Director with Fujitsu Canada specializing in Security, Privacy, and Compliance. He is seeking a senior management role in information security or privacy.

Citizenship: Canada

Significant Accomplishments

Founder of the Fujitsu Edmonton Security Lab (2010)

Chris is the founder of Fujitsu's first information security research and awareness lab in Edmonton. This lab has generated a number of presentations and demonstrations that have been presented to clients, professional organizations, and internally with in Fujitsu.

International Development Consultations (2006-2008)Chris has led three ICT development consultations for the University of the South Pacific – two missions to the Cook Islands and one to Samoa. These library technology missions were funded by the UNESCO Communication and Information sector and focused on deploying open source technology into key libraries in the region.BCeSIS Security and Privacy Policies (2005)Chris developed the information security and privacy policies for the British Columbia Student Information System project that now manages student records for school boards across the Province of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory under strict regulatory guidelines.

Corporate Knowledge Manager (2002-2003)Responsible for knowledge management for the Canadian Trading Area of Fujitsu Consulting – over 1500 employees across ten provinces.ment of the Alberta Purchasing Connection.2001 IAAF World Track and Field Championships Website Architect and Manager (2000-2001)Lead Fujitsu Consulting’s design, development, security management, and operations of the 2001 IAAF World Track and Field Championships Local Operating Committee website. The IAAF championships are the 3rd largest sporting even in the world by television viewing audience. The site exceeded all marketing and technical goals. Infosec: Security operations.

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Associate Director, Consulting

Fujitsu Canada

Chris is a leader in information security, privacy, and regulatory compliance consulting for Fujitsu in western Canada, splitting his time between client responsibilities, internal management, and sales support. He is a member of Fujitsu's national Solution Architecture team and the founder of the Fujitsu Edmonton Security Lab.

Chris' recent clients include:

  • Alberta Health Services
  • Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Alberta Advanced Education and Technology
  • Alberta Workers Compensation Board

Consulting roles played by Chris:

  • Privacy Consultant
  • Security Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Governance Consultant
2006 - 2009

Library Systems Manager

University of the South Pacific

Chris leads the library systems section for the University of the South Pacific - a regional university spanning 12 Pacific island nations. This work is constrained by the realities of vast geography, developing economies, and political upheaval, but enabled by generous foreign aid and the creativity of the people of the region. Chris is responsible for a diverse portfolio of technology including the Civica Spydus integrated library system, Greenstone digital library software, Follett Athena stand-alone library management systems, Microsoft network services, and Windows, Linux, Unix, and Xen servers.In addition to his core role within the library, Chris has served the university as an information security consultant, a UNESCO project consultant, a managed services subject matter expert, a member of the Moodle learning management system implementation team, and a member of the Faculty of Science and Technology Teaching and Learning Committee.Environment:Library Technology, Information Technology Operations, Developing Economies, Information Security, Tertiary Education, Research

2003 - 2006

Sessional Instructor

Chris wrote and delivered the IT Strategic Planning course for the Faculty of Extension's IT Management Certificate program.

1999 - 2006

Principal Management Consultant

Fujitsu Consulting

Chris filled a number of roles over his seven years with Fujitsu Consulting including one year as the Knowledge Manager for the Canadian division (1500+ employees). At the end of his time with Fujitsu, Chris achieved the rank of Principal Management Consultant and functioned as the leader of the Western Canadian Security, Privacy, and Technical Risk Practice.Chris' clients included:

  • The Calgary Board of Education
  • Alberta Health and Wellness
  • The British Columbia Ministry of Education
  • Alberta Workers Compensation Board
  • Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Alberta Infrastructure
  • The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA)
  • 2001 World Track and Field Championships Local Organizing Committee
  • Alberta Pensions Administration
  • Alberta Environment

Consulting roles played by Chris:

  • Information Security Consultant
  • Privacy Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Compliance Policy Author
  • Information Architect
  • Solution Architect
  • Strategy Consultant

Environments:Public Sector, Education, Insurance, Information Security, Privacy, Library Technology, Regulatory Compliance, Health Informatics, Enterprise Content Management, Internet Technologies

1996 - 1999

Web Consultant

LGS Group Inc.

Chris was the first Internet technology consultant hired by LGS Group in Western Canada. He advised numerous clients on their first web sites or first web applications and played a key role in a number of pioneering web applications developed by LGS.Chris' clients included:

  • The British Columbia Ministry of Health
  • Alberta Environment
  • Canadian Information Processing Society
  • Enbridge
  • Interprovincial Pipe Line Inc.

Consulting roles played by Chris:

  • Web Designer/Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Information Architect
  • Records and Information Management
  • Strategy Consultant

Environments:Public Sector, Health Informatics, Energy, Internet Technologies, Information Technology Operations

1995 - 1999


Thrasher Information Services

Chris was a partner in one of Western Canada's first Internet technology consulting firms until he was recruited by LGS Group.Chris' clients included:

  • Aurora College
  • Edmonton Public Schools
  • Layfield Plastics
  • University of Alberta
  • Alberta Family and Social Services

Consulting roles played by Chris:

  • Trainer
  • Internet Consultant
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

Environments:Internet Technologies, Information Management, HTML, JavaScript, Information Security

1995 - 1996

Project Editor

Clear Lake Ltd.

Performed editorial and desktop publishing tasks for forestry related publications.Environment:MacOS, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Forestry

1994 - 1995

Internet Consultant

Self Employed

Various clientsConducted one-on-one Internet tutoring and mentoring.Environments:Web Browsers, Windows and MacOS TCP/IP Utilities, HTML, Research, Tertiary Education





Certified Java Programmer

Sun Microsystems
2002 - Present

Certified Information Systems Security Professional - CISSP