Scheduled Events

October TASK Cancelled – Join us at SecTor

Just a reminder that while there is no TASK meeting this month, there are lots of learning and networking opportunities for you to experience with your fellow TASK members at SecTor. Be sure to join us Oct for the 17-19 for the annual Security Education Conference Toronto. If you cannot attend the full conference, register […]

September TASK – Standards and Frameworks and Regulations, Oh My! / Fifteen Years of FAIL?

Wednesday 28-September-2016 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room: Rotunda (On main floor, just past the elevators) Speaker: Dave Millier Topic: Standards and Frameworks and Regulations, Oh My! Dave Millier will talk about challenges facing businesses today when trying to decide what methodology to implement to better protect their organizations. […]

August TASK – BlackHat, Defcon, BSidesLV, TiaraCon Review

Wednesday 31-August-2016 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room:308/309 (Go up escalator, door is just as you step off) This month we have our always popular BlackHat and Defcon review meeting.  Below is a list of talks we hope to cover.  Something for everyone.  Arrive early to grab pizza and […]

July TASK – Discussing CryptoCurrency Security Standards

Wednesday 27-July-2016 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room:Rotunda (On main floor, just past elevators) Speaker: Michael Perklin Topic: Discussing CryptoCurrency Security Standards Michael Perklin is Head of Security and Investigative Services at Ledger Labs, a blockchain consultancy headquartered in Toronto. After becoming involved with bitcoin and blockchain technology in […]

Meeting Location

TASK meets the last Wednesday of Every Month 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with a few exceptions). Our next meeting is located at Metro Hall, 55 John St, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6. Room: Rotunda.

General Information

Toronto's Security User Group TASK - Toronto Area Security Klatch, provides a forum for experts to encourage discussion and share expertise in understanding the latest trends and security threats facing computer networks, systems and data.

Our membership includes Information Security practitioners, managers, network administrators, students, and anyone who is interesting in learning more about securing information.

TASK meets the last Wednesday of each month, and membership is free.

About Us

The Toronto Area Security Klatch is an informal get-together of Information Security professionals (and those who want to be professional) that is held monthly in the Greater Toronto area.

We meet to discuss issues that we all share in common, including:

  • New technologies and products that impact information security
  • Emerging threats, and the vulnerabilities being exploited
  • Managing security
  • New laws and regulations

Our mandate is simple: to encourage discussion and share expertise in understanding the latest trends and security threats facing computer networks, systems and data.

We support this mandate by providing a non-biased forum to discuss issues. We do not focus on any particular technology or vendor.

Membership in TASK is free, and we encourage full and active participation. If you have a suggestion on how to improve a meeting or the website, we invite you to share it. In addition, we are always looking for individuals willing to take an active role on the Steering Committee.

Meeting Format

TASK meets the last Wednesday of every month in a central downtown location; check the main page for updates or changes.

Our meetings are three hours long, and follow the general format of:

  • 6:00 - 6:15 Announcements, acknowledgement of our sponsors and general house keeping
  • 6:15 - 7:00 First speaker
  • 7:00 - 7:15 Q&A
  • 7:15 - 7:45 Break
  • 7:45 - 8:30 Second speaker
  • 8:30 - 8:45 Q&A
  • 8:45 - 9:00 Networking and closing remarks

During meetings we ask everyone to turn off the audible alarms on their cell phones, Blackberries, PDAs, and other cool gizmos.

In addition, TASK has adopted a Code of Conduct to help ensure that meetings go smoothly, and that everyone can benefit from the information that is available.

Our Values

Shared Expertise

TASK encourages discussion and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and skills among a wide variety of information security experts


TASK supports the people who are directly facing information security problems on a daily basis, and are looking to resolve their problems in the most effective manner possible


TASK is looking for solutions to common security issues; we do not hold or support a bias for or against any security vendor

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