Ian Thornton-Trump

Head of Cyber Security at AmTrust Group

Cyber Security


Ian Trump, CD, CEH, CNDA, CPM, BA is an ITIL certified IT professional with 20 years of experience in IT security and information technology. From 1989 to 1992, Ian served with the Canadian Forces (CF), Military Intelligence Branch; in 2002, he joined the CF Military Police Reserves and retired as a Public Affairs Officer in 2013. Ian previously managed IT projects at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and is currently Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Octopi Managed Services Inc. & Octopi Research Lab (UK) Ltd.

Ian frequently provides in-depth analysis of current trends in cyber-crime as well as identifying the threats of the future. Ian’s thoughts have been published in various tier-one publications including: SC Magazine, Infosecurity, IDG Connect, CBR, The Times and The Sunday Herald.

Ian’s commitment to cybersecurity extends beyond his work. Ian is a valued contributor to the UK Cyber Defense Challenge (Cyber Centurion), having provided the background story for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which was recently endorsed by the NCA.

Ian also holds an executive position and lead architecture role in the Canadian Cyber Defense Challenge (Cyber Titian) as a founding member and lead architect. Finally, Ian also frequently volunteers at information security conferences, such as DEFCON as a member of the Security Operations Center (SOC) Goons. In all of these capacities, Ian helps mentor the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.