Passionate Cyber Security and Engineering Professional, with over 15+ years of experience spanning Financial services, Telecommunications and Semiconductor industries. 

Currently working on solutions to modernize and secure Canada’s critical payment systems as a Director of Security Governance at Payments Canada.  She specializes in payments security and previously worked at the Bank of Montreal as a Security Architect to ensure that customer data, funds and capital are secured against cyber threats and fraudulent activity.  

Diverse past experience includes developing cutting edge video algorithms and microchips that paved the way for customer product launches across N. America and Europe. Leading numerous Engineering and Security projects that amplified the telecom customer experience and footprint across Canada! 

Educational background includes a  Computer Engineering degree from Schulich School of Engineering. She holds a Professional Engineer designation and numerous certifications in the field of Information Security - CISSP, CISM and CCSP. She was recently awarded the Spotlight Award for her work on the SWIFT Customer Security Controls Framework at BMO.  

Outside of work, she is passionate about empowering women and youth in the field of Technology, Engineering and Cyber Security. 



Monika Tamber
Director, Security Governance
Payments Canada