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 interested in learning more about securing information.

 

If you would like to become a member, simply submit the form below.  We’ll email you each month with the updated session details and meeting location.
TASK meets the last Wednesday of each month, and membership is free.

Scheduled Events

November TASK: Cloud Security Step-by-Step Guide: Updating Your Security Practice

Wednesday 24-November-2021 // 6:00 – 7:30 PM Meeting Location: Virtual – Register November TASK (Virtual) Speaker: Mark Nunnikhoven Topic: Cloud Security Step-by-Step Guide: Updating Your Security Practice While the rest of the business has jumped into the push towards cloud, how should your security practice adjust? Architectures, visibility requirements, and data protection needs, among others, […]

October TASK: Security for Businesses on a Budget

Wednesday 27-October-2021 // 6:00 – 7:30 PM Meeting Location: Virtual – Register October TASK (Virtual) Speaker: Michael Argast, CEO of Kobalt.io Topic: Security for Businesses on a Budget Tough choices need to be made by many small and mid-sized Canadian organizations that have very limited security budgets – and often little or no full-time security […]

September TASK: Top 10 steps to better incident response

Wednesday 29-September-2021 // 6:00 – 7:00 PM Meeting Location: Virtual – Register September TASK (Virtual) Speaker: Wadeed Mian, Vice President, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, ISA Cybersecurity Topic: Top 10 steps to better incident response   Rapid and effective incident response requires you to take the right steps, at the right time and in the […]

August TASK: Black Hat / Defcon Recap Special

Wednesday 25-August-2021 // 6:00 – 7:00 PM Meeting Location: Virtual – Register August TASK (Virtual) August is our ever-popular Black Hat / Defcon recap special featuring your fellow TASKers presenting a summary of what they learnt at this year’s events. This month’s TASK Speakers include:  Helen Oakley Software Supply Chain 101 Software Supply Chain 201 […]

Meeting Location

TASK meets the last Wednesday of Every Month 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with a few exceptions). Our next meeting will be a virtual event.

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

Practitioner-Focused

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

Non-Partisan

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

Please use the form below if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Our Sponsors