Scheduled Events

October TASK: Life After Breach: Ashley Madison in 2017 / Beyond OWASP Top 10

Wednesday 25-October-2017 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room: #308/309 (up the escalators) October TASK This month Matthew Maglieri talks life after the Ashley Madison breach and Aaron Hnatiw discussing common web application vulnerabilities that fall outside the OWASP Top 10 but are just as dangerous. As always, TASK is […]

September TASK: Growing Up and Out of the Sandbox: Examining information security beyond the micro-technical lens / Building machine-learning pipelines at scale

Wednesday 27-September-2017 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room: #308/309 (up the escalators) September TASK This month we have Alana Staszczyszyn examining information security beyond the micro-technical lens and Roy Firestein discussing building machine-learning pipelines at scale. As always, TASK is free, registration is not required to attend, and we […]

August TASK – BlackHat, Defcon, BSidesLV Review

Wednesday 30-August-2017 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room: 308/309 (Go up escalator, door is just as you step off) August TASK This month we have our popular BlackHat and Defcon review meeting.  Below is a list of talks we hope to cover with something for everyone.  A huge thanks […]

July TASK: How to roll your own document tracker using macros and tracking pixels / Threat Intelligence, Debunking Advanced Persistent Threats, and Dealing with Attribution Challenges

Wednesday 26-July-2017 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room: Rotunda (Main floor past the elevators) July TASK This month we have Roy Firestein hosting a session on how you can track users in phishing campaigns using Word and Excel attachments—using macro-based and pixel-based solutions. As always, TASK is free, registration […]

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 in Rooms 308/309 (go up escalator, door is just as you step off), Metro Hall, 55 John St, Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6.

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

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