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About Us

We are there to help Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. We are Your Cybersecurity Partner


All organizations need a cybersecurity leader but we get it – not all businesses can afford a full-time cyber security executive or CISO on their staff – a person who is technically fluent and business savvy, has the business acumen and is effective at communication from many levels – technician to CEO, and can guide the organization in reducing risks to information assets. RiskAware was incorporated in 2018 to help address that gap with part-time or fractional virtual Chief Information Security Officers and to offer  executive leadership services. We serve Small and Midsize Businesses in all verticals.

Our virtual CISOs have no less that ten years of experience providing executive level information security leadership to organization of all sizes and across a wide span of industries. Our partners and affiliated services shared the same depth, with a minimum five years of information security experience.

Unlike larger organizations and consulting firms with a menu of services  and cut and paste capabilities  and high costs, our focus is in providing SMBs, startups and non-for-profits with the capabilities of a large corporate information security executive experience without the large corporate cost. We are a focused boutique firm here to serve you. Contact us for a free consultation.

 RiskAware has staff that have been in the industry for more than 20 years and have seen how cybersecurity has transformed over the years.  We have vast experience across many verticals and our thorough understanding of the risks and threats ensures we can build a sound solution for your company. Contact us for a free consultation.

Benefit from:

A boutique firm catering to small and medium size businesses

20 plus years in information and cybersecurity

Expertise in multiple industries including Oil & Gas, Energy, Financial, Retail and Healthcare

Understanding of today’s risk and threats


Michael Castro

CISO | Cybersecurity and Risk Executive Advisor | Public Speaker | Board Member| Author | C|CISO CISA CISM CISSP, MBA

Accomplished IT leader with 20+ years experience building and leading Information Security, Cyber Risk and Compliance at the enterprise level. Have successfully led all aspects of Information Security Programs: policies and procedures, oversight and controls, strategy, architecture development, and training. Unique blend of technical knowledge, business acumen and decisive leadership to improve performance and protect data and networking systems.

Michael’s Career:

Head of Information Security and Risk Management (CISO) for Loblaw Companies Limited


Security Advisory Services for Canadian Tire

Country CISO for Ally Bank (Canada)

Security Leader for Suncor Energy

Security Lead, USC Canada

Frontline Paramedic and First Responder


“To assist organizations at seeing those possibilities that will reduce risk and help them be more resilient and secure”