60 Seconds with Cmdre Josée Kurtz

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Commodore Josée Kurtz, Director General Defence Security

East Coast or West Coast? Yes, please.

Hello! I am Commodore Josée Kurtz, Director General Defence Security, and I’m here to take the ‘60 Second Challenge’ on the theme of security, as we approach Security Awareness Week 2018.

  1. What is the most valuable advice you have received?

Exercising patience.

  1. What is the biggest security challenge at work?

To increase security and to reduce complacency.

  1. In terms of security, what keeps you up at night?

The possibility of a major incident happening because the appropriate security measures were not taken.


  1. Continue this sentence: – See something suspicious…

…report it!

  1. What has been the most rewarding work experience in your career?

Definitely, my participation in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Mission, in Haiti, following the 2010 earthquake.

  1. What do Defence Team members do online that puts our organization at risk?

They transmit protected or classified information on an unclassified network.


Off screen: Perfect. Yep.

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