February TASK – My Windows Can Beat Up Your Windows / Social Robots and Ethics: Just How *DOES* This Work?

Wednesday 22-February-2017 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto
Room: Rotunda (On main floor, just past the elevators)


This month we return to Metro Hall and our two-presentation format, with thought-provoking sessions by Lee Kagan on Windows offensive security in the real world, and Brittany Postnikoff discussing social robot ethics.

As always, TASK is free, registration is not required to attend, and we invite you to bring your friends and colleagues.

Any questions email info@task.to. We look forward to seeing you there!

Speaker: Lee Kagan, RedBlack Cyber SecuritY
Topic 1: My Windows can beat up your Windows – Abusing MS technologies to attack enterprises

In this talk, we’ll look at the ever growing landscape of Windows offensive research, tooling and their applications in the real world.  Covering a range of technologies such as PowerShell, WMI, .NET, Active Directory and more, plus the many ways these can be weaponized for offensive purposes. The talk touches on variety of topics that is suitable for technical and non-technical audiences.

Speaker: Brittany Postnikoff
Topic 2: Social Robots and Ethics: Just how *DOES* this work?

Many robots destined for public consumption are designed with friendliness and approachability in mind. How robots are programmed to use this welcoming demeanour is an entirely different matter. During this presentation, you can expect tales of studies involving robots and various interaction techniques, and a discussion on how robots can, and do, use social engineering skills during day-to-day human-robot interactions.

Meeting Location: 55 john Street, Toronto. Room: Rotunda

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