Rachel Guinto CISSP

Vice President of Cyber Security, First West Credit Union

Rachel Guinto is a seasoned risk and cybersecurity professional located in Canada. Her diverse experience spans two decades encompassing roles in operations, governance and risk management. Her career across multiple areas of information security started several years after graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Rachel navigated multiple operational, governance and management roles at two Canadian banks leading teams in customer identity, cryptographic infrastructure operations and architecture, metrics reporting, application development and support, and enterprise security standards and regulatory management. These diverse experiences led to her appointment as a CISO with a provincial government agency, followed by a role at Manulife as Associate Vice President (AVP) of Information Risk Management and now Vice President of Cyber Security at First West Credit Union.

Rachel is a member of the Advisory Council of York University's Cloud Computing Strategy, and the standards review committee of the CIO Strategy Council. Rachel volunteers her time with (ISC)² having presented the Cyber Safety and Education material to parents and students and has participated in CISSP exam development.