ISA Cybersecurity certified as a Great Place to Work® in Canada

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ISA Cybersecurity is proud to announce that they have once again been honoured with a Great Place to Work® in Canada certification this year.

The honour is a result of a thorough, independent analysis conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute® Canada. The certification is based on direct, anonymous feedback from all employees about their workplace experiences, including corporate environment, policies and programs, training opportunities, management, and compensation. Employee feedback was emphatically positive, placing ISA Cybersecurity in the 80th percentile among participating organizations. 

“This honour is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of all of our team members, and a testament to the focus that we place on making ISA Cybersecurity a destination of choice for the top talent in the cybersecurity field,” said Kevin Dawson, President & CEO. “This award is particularly special because it comes directly as a result of employee feedback. It’s a reflection of the consistent emphasis we place on making ISA Cybersecurity a leader in employee experience as well as a leader in cybersecurity services. This is very exciting news for all of us.”

ISA Cybersecurity, which recently announced expansion into the UK to provide managed services, incident response, and other cyber services for the UK and European markets, was also recognized earlier this year as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Companies for 2024.

“Our success is built on providing an inclusive, open and equitable work environment. For over 30 years, we’ve led the way by championing our four key values: explore, persevere, adapt, and uplift. These values inform everything we do. And they demonstrate our commitment to our people-first approach, striving to create policies and programs that support our employees throughout their journey at ISA Cybersecurity,” added Andrea Bailey, Director of People & Culture.

The Great Place to Work Institute® is the global authority on workplace culture. It’s important to recognize that GPTW is a certification, not an award. Their imprimatur confirms that we are heading in the right direction, and gives us guidance on areas where we can continue to improve and grow the culture of our organization, observed Bailey.

Highlights of ISA Cybersecurity’s policies and programs include:

  • Flexible sick and personal days for all employees  
  • Generous health plan with an Employee Assistance Program and enhanced mental health resources 
  • Unique distance remote working policy to accommodate staff with families abroad 
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up  
  • Employee referral bonus of $2,000  
  • RRSP matching and bonus programs  
  • Flexible work arrangements 


ISA Cybersecurity also places great value on celebrating the contributions of all employees through the following service recognition programs:

  • Annual and five-year milestone service awards and recognition  
  • President’s Club recognizing special achievement awards like “Salesperson of the Year”, “CIOC Team Member of the Year”, “Rick Uhrich Founder’s Award”, etc.  
  • “UPLIFT on the Spot” Awards providing opportunities for instant peer recognition


Bailey also explained the importance of the culture of sharing and open communication at ISA Cybersecurity: “We work hard to ensure communication and support is available even in a flexible remote work environment. We always seek opportunities for our staff to get together, recalibrate on goals, have fun, and share experiences in person.”  

Information-sharing initiatives at ISA Cybersecurity include:

  • Annual kick-off meeting to communicate strategic priorities  
  • Quarterly townhalls  
  • Scheduled employee feedback surveys and goal-setting focus groups  
  • Corporate Intranet and departmental home pages  
  • Bi-monthly internal corporate newsletter 


Recognizing the competition for top talent in the market, ISA Cybersecurity has emphasized unique enrichment opportunities for their staff. Their education programs include:

  • Education reimbursement up to $2,000 annually for all employees to help them grow in their roles  
  • Employee-led learning and sharing opportunities to share expertise and experiences, network, and develop presentation skills  
  • Access to professional development resources 
  • Enhanced managerial coaching, training, and networking opportunities 


ISA Cybersecurity has shown a consistent commitment to community service as well. In 2023, the company’s annual charitable golf tournament raised a record $26,000 in support of Diabetes Canada to help fund critical research and send kids with diabetes to D-Camps. ISA Cybersecurity also provides financial and consultative support for several colleges and universities in Ontario, and continues to hire co-op students to help foster tomorrow’s generation of cybersecurity professionals today. 

Click here to learn more about why ISA Cybersecurity was selected as a top employer and check out their current job opportunities


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