Vivek Gupta

National Cybersecurity Leader


BDO Canada LLP - National



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Executive Summary

Vivek is a National Lead in BDO’s Risk Advisory services practice in BDO’s Toronto office. He has over 14 years of experience in technology risk, audit, and compliance consulting, delivering and managing risk- and control-related services, including information and cybersecurity services in direct support of business objectives and compliance requirements that apply frameworks such as COBIT, COSO, NIST, ISO 27001, ITIL, and BS25999. Vivek also leads the control assurance service line and manages the service delivery of Third Party Assurance/System Organization Controls reports (SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3) under CSAE 3416, SSAE18, and ISAE 3402.

Vivek has extensive experience with various publicly listed clients in Canada and the U.S., conducting IT risk assessments, data-conversion audits, third-party reports, IT application- and infrastructure-control reviews, and cybersecurity assessments. He provides practical and client-tailored control-improvement recommendations and solutions. His expertise includes the banking and finance, regulatory, heath-care services, technology and life sciences, not-for-profit, higher education, and global manufacturing sectors, and IT service providers.

Vivek provides concise and practical recommendations within reports, and presents highly technical IT-control-environment findings to audit and client-management committees. He has been recognized for successfully bridging the gap between a LAN closet and the boardroom.

Professional Affiliations

Member, ISACA Toronto Chapter
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Professional Designations & Education

Masters of Business Administration, McCallum Graduate School of Business, Bentley University (2005)