About Us


Who we are

CalSec is a professional services security and privacy consulting firm located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

CalSec provides physical and IT security assessment and consulting services, privacy assessment and consulting services and a full range of governance, risk and compliance management services for government and private sector clients


What we do

We offer a range of security and privacy consulting services--all designed to help your organization minimize the risks to your information and other sensitive assets. Whether you're looking for a small compliance or risk assessment or a complete overhaul of your security and privacy program, we have you covered. Our services are available a la carte so you can get precisely what you need.

Whatever your situation and the challenges you face, we have solutions.


CalSec President

The president and principal consultant is Cal Clupp, CD1, BSc, CISSP, CRISC. Mr. Clupp is an experienced Senior Consultant, analyst and manager with over 26 years of experience in Information System Security and Privacy, and over 40 years of experience in communications electronics, information system analysis and design and information technology.  

Prior to starting his own company in Oct 2011, Mr. Clupp was the Director of Risk Management Consulting at Bell Canada’s Business Markets Professional Services Group. Prior to the purchase of Cinnabar Networks Inc. by Bell Canada, Mr. Clupp was a Senior Security Analyst and managed the Cinnabar Privacy Practice. Before this, he was a senior consultant at CGI and managed the Security Test and Evaluation Facility, which performed Common Criteria evaluations, Interact Device testing and other security testing and evaluation engagements.  In his 21 years as an electronics technician and communications officer in the Canadian Forces, he was involved with many key IT projects, both in operations and strategic communications under the Defence Information Systems Organization (DISO).  Mr. Clupp possesses excellent analytical and communications skills.  He has completed numerous studies that he has presented to senior management.  His strong technical and interpersonal skills and understanding of technically complex concepts and systems allow him to interact well with managers, users, and maintainers.  Mr. Clupp is certified by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) as an Information System Security Professional (CISSP), possesses the ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification, has obtained qualification as a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA), was certified as a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4 security evaluator, and had obtained certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP), although he no longer maintains this certification. 



Governance and Compliance

  • IT Risk Mitigation Strategies;
  • Security Policy Development and Assessments;
  • Security and Privacy Training  and Awareness;
  • Compliance Assessments (i.e. ISO 27000 series, ITSG-33, NIST 800-53, PCI, MITS, COBIT);
  • Threat and Risk Assessments  (i.e. Physical and IT); 
  • Privacy Impact Assessments;
  • Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) for government systems; and
  • more


Architecture Design and Assessment

  • Secure Network Design;
  • IT Security Architecture Analysis; 
  • Classified Networking Systems;
  • Public Key Infrastructure;
  • Network Virtualization; and
  • more


Security Technologies

  • Secure Virtual Private Networks;
  • Remote Access Technology;
  • Desktop Security;
  • Smart Card Technology;
  • Biometrics Technology; 
  • Network and Server Virtualization; and
  • more 

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Calsec Security Consulting Inc.

(819) 665-3541


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed