Carolyn L Burke MA, CISSP, CISM is an established serial entrepreneur, infosecurity expert, and commercial real estate investor. She has led national initiatives in both the public and private sectors, and founded Integrity Incorporated in 2002 in response to a growing and recognized need to incorporate the highest levels of integrity and ethics into business practices.
In 1993, Carolyn founded and ran FSC Internet, Corp. (now Assurent Security Technologies), a network security service provider, from start-up through angel investment to acquisition by Telus in 2006.
She keynotes internationally on integrity in business, for clients including Microsoft, Satyam and Showcase Ontario. For 6 years, she was featured on CityTV providing sane advice in infosecurity, with a simple goal - to increase security awareness. Carolyn's vision translates into her speaking and work -- she illustrates and discusses current issues so that her audiences and clients alike arrive at a clearer understanding of complex technology, security, and future trends and with the stewardship of personal and professional integrity.
The subject of a former US News & World Report cover story in 1996 for her online initiatives, she is the founder of personal blogging. Carolyn sits on several boards, and is actively involved in the community including as Chair of Verity's Business Forum, curriculum advisor to Centennial College's Faculty of eCommerce, York University Graduate Studies Alumni Advisory Committee Founding Member. She received the 2003 (ISC)2 President’s Award, and was nominated for the 2004 ROB Top 40 Under 40 and the 2006 RBC Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Carolyn holds degrees in Linguistics and Philosophy of Science, based on studies in logic and computation, systems design engineering, mathematics, epistemology and linguistics at the University of Waterloo, York University, and Carnegie-Mellon University.
Carolyn’s volunteer activities include the United Way-sponsored Dixon Hall mentoring program to encourage and support young women who choose careers in IT and business.