Get to know us

Cyber Security Global Alliance (CSGA) was originally founded by James Castle (Executive Director), Dr. Chris Golden PhD (Chief Information Security Officer), Michael Roncon (Chief Training Officer) and Anita Garitty (Corporate Sales) on April 13th, 2021. Opened during Covid-19 as a Canadian Federally Registered Non-Profit Membership Based Organization which had been designed to help SMEs during the global pandemic to bring companies and resources together. Aiding through Unity our organization grew quickly becoming the worlds largest cyber defense hub in the 2nd quarter of 2023. Our services were designed to operate remotely in a collapsing economy allowing companies to grow during the global pandemic.

Our feats proved to become highly successful. By mid-2022, our organization became an accredited platinum training partner under the Linux Training Institute (LTI) and as a Microsoft Partner. CSGA during 2022, opened cybersecurity and cyber awareness training programs and services to people locally and abroad, offering a languages software solution to multi-lingual people with 104 available languages.

In February 2024, CSGA became the cyber service arm for CSR5 Global, that will be entering into their soft launch at the Toronto Tech Fest on May 22nd, 2024; and will be doing their full launch at Collision Toronto between June 17th to June 20th, 2024. CSR5 GLOBAL is revolutionizing the way businesses tackle cyber threats in an increasingly complex landscape.

With cybercrime expected to cause $600 billion in losses this year alone, our innovative strategy integrates pre- and post-attack phases into one cohesive framework, significantly reducing the chances of a successful breach. Our unique software, backed by strategic partnerships, targets a wide range of cyber threats, while our network of specialists ensures rapid recovery in case of an attack. Our subscription model offers comprehensive services at an affordable rate of $500 per month for up to 10 users, including advanced ransomware protection. As we prepare to launch in early Q3, we're offering an early adopter discount: 50% off the subscription fee for the first year.

Is CSR5 GLOBAL the solution you need to combat 21st-century cyber threats?

CSR5 Global will be a high interest earner that will allow organization to thrive with people, companies, corporations, governments and the military alike. Today, CSGA has over 50 board advisory members consisting of senior executives, operations and advisors globally. CSR5 Global's CEO, Dr. Chris Golden PhD, is a former US Airforce Colonel, who was helped the US Department of Defense to create their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program 1.0 that is now growing into the true cyber standard that the world is slowly recognizing. Chris Golden has a PhD in Cybersecurity and Blockchain. He has developed a new cutting-edge national supply chain security program that takes aim at building critical infrastructure for countries and their governments outside the United States of America; and he is the Chief Information Security Officer and one of our Co-Founders for Cyber Security Global Alliance. 

Cyber Security Global Alliance is the World's Largest Cyber Defense Hub, with team members and new centers operating and opening in 21 countries globally. CSGA Specializes in the Cybersecurity, Cyber Education, Cyber Certification, Cyber Awareness, and in Cyber Defense. CSGA has constructed a global superhighway with access to resources, research, talent and innovations through our partners and members. CSGA takes a serious bite out of internal threats and cyberattacks today. Our services can save your company time and money, reach out and let us know how we can help you.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide mitigate cyber threats and stay safe online. We work to identify and eliminate barriers to ensure cybersecurity knowledge reaches people of all backgrounds. We empower organizations, provide expertise, consult cyber defense services and tools to assess security posture, strengthen defenses and respond effectively to incidents.

We build community resilience, we foster collaboration between security leaders, facilitate knowledge sharing on emerging risks, and conduct outreach programs through a firm commitment to innovation and targeted growth. Our team designs new technical solutions, learning content and service models to stay ahead of evolving threats.

By addressing cyber risks through education, expertise and community-driven solutions, our focus is to make the digital world safer and more secure for individuals, businesses, and society as a whole, as we drive to continuously advance our vision on a global scale.

Our vision

To advance cybersecurity on a global scale through innovative solutions, leadership, and mentorship by empowering individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide with the knowledge, resources and expertise needed to mitigate cyber threats, protect digital assets and reduce risk through all levels of integrated cyber solutions.

Our Values

Through Integrity: We conduct all activities with the highest ethical standards. Honesty, trustworthiness and accountability are at the core of everything we do.

Through Respect: We treat all people with dignity, courtesy, and equality. Diverse perspectives and backgrounds are valued within our organization and community.

Through Professionalism: We adhere to cybersecurity best practices and technical excellence in our work. Excellence, competence, and commitment to continued learning define our operations.

Through Collaboration: We believe that together, through open cooperation and coordination across all sectors, we can most effectively counter cyber risks. Partnership and teamwork are fundamental.

Thought Data Protection: We respect individual privacy and security. Protection of sensitive or regulated information is paramount in all initiatives and solutions.

Through Continuous Improvement: We embrace new ideas and welcome critical feedback to enhance our programs and services. Innovation builds on lessons learned through assessment and review.

Through Responsible Innovation: We develop and apply new technologies, processes, and business models ethically and sustainably to address societal needs.

Through Accountability: We are responsible for our actions, decisions, and performance. Compliance, transparency, and diligent oversight ensure commitment to our stakeholders and values.

Through Trust: We build relationships based on reliability, confidence, and faith.

These key values guide our interactions, priorities, and culture. They underpin our mission to strengthen cybersecurity on a global scale through education, expertise, and community empowerment. Upholding the highest values enables us to best serve all stakeholders.

Senior Leadership Team

Cyber Security Global Alliance's strengths are backed by the highly skilled people that run the organization today.

James Castle

Chairperson & Founder

Justin Litchfield

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Chris Golden PhD

Chief Information Security Officer

Elias Diab

Chief Security Officer

Carolyn MacLennan

Executive Board Member

Ting Ma

Chief Financial Officer

Sofia Ortiz

Chief Communications Officer

Sarah Gray

Chief Administration Officer

Katie Yigitoz

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Frumi Barr

Chief Public Relations Officer

Mell Truong

Chief Marketing Officer

Arianna Scianaro

Chief Planning Officer