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ISSAM Spotlight

Introducing ISSAM Students and Graduates

At CUE’s Mihalcheon School of Management we take pride in our students and their accomplishments. Each Semester we will shine the spotlight on an outstanding current student and on an accomplished graduate. Here our students and alumni will share their insights, experience, and success stories with our visitors.

For the Fall 2022 Semester, we would like to introduce you to our alumnus Parul Khanna and second year Master student Robert Ipu.

Parul Khanna • MISSM Graduate

Parul Khanna CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE graduated from our Master of Information Systems Security Management (MISSM) program. Since graduating, Parul has gone on to distinguish herself as a cybersecurity professional with the Edmonton International Airport (YEG), ScotiaBank, and Manulife where she is currently a Senior Consultant in Information Risk Management. Parul is very active in cybersecurity awareness and education and has been a guest speaker at the ISC2 Security Congress 2021, BSides Edmonton (Canada), and Concordia University of Edmonton’s Infosec Seminar Series. Parul is an active mentor in the cybersecurity communities dedicated to guiding those looking to enter and/or advance their career in cybersecurity. Parul is currently the Vice President & Secretary of the (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter.

Robert Ipu • Current MISSM Student

I am Robert Ipu, an OT Cybersecurity Specialist with over 10 years of professional experience in the industry. I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Information Systems Security Management (MISSM) degree at the Concordia University of Edmonton. 

Before joining Concordia, I worked as an Integration and Network Security Specialist at the Kenya Pipeline Company, tasked with administering and securing the company’s industrial control systems. To better serve this role, I pursued and successfully obtained IT industry gold standard certifications in security and networking, i.e., the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), among others. I also played a vital role in the design, blueprint and installation and commissioning of key process control and automation projects in collaboration with various vendors at their headquarters in Canada, India, South Africa, Israel, The United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany.

When I am not keeping busy with school or work, you will find me taking long walks at the various parks around the city. I also enjoy road trips and sightseeing.