January TASK: A Glorious Celebration of IoT Security / ShmooCon 2019 – Moose, Hackers, Security, More Moose

Wednesday 30-January-2019 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Meeting Location: Michener Auditorium at UHN, 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto


This month we welcome Lee Brotherston with a talk on IoT Security and Brian Bourne hosting a recap-session on lessons learned at the recent ShmooCon in DC.

TASK will kick off at 6pm in the Michener Auditorium at UHN.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Speaker: Lee Brotherston
Topic: A Glorious Celebration of IoT Security

The IoT industry is often lambasted for it’s security, and whilst there are talks about IoT security, most focus on exploitation of unpatched embedded OS’s which naturally appear on these systems. Having moved into a security role in an IoT vendor I have spent the last few months embedded (pun intended) in IoT security from the inside. This talk is intended to discuss some of the unique challenges that IoT faces from security, and attempts to explain why some of the issues that occur, occur. Finally we are going to look at how the industry is changing and how not all vendors are created equal, there can be IoT without the security dumpster fire!

Speaker: Brian Bourne
Topic: ShmooCon 2019 – Moose, Hackers, Security, More Moose

For the 15th time, the Shmoo group promised less moose than ever and while failing on that front, delivered more great content than ever. Check out https://shmoocon.org for complete event details and #shmoocon on Twitter for a view of some of the shenanigans.

I attended many talks. I took notes at 16 of them and that doesn’t include lobby or bar talks. I’ll do my best to distill the key lessons you need to know and can take back and action. Incident response, machine learning, IoT, DuckDuckGo, IPv6, Office365 and behind the enemy lines of a nation state surveillance program… so many interesting lessons to share.

If you were also at ShmooCon, please email me and you can perhaps also share a lesson or two that you learned. Email brian@blackarts.ca.

This month’s TASK is sponsored by Micro Focus

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Meeting Location: Michener Auditorium, 222 Patrick Street, Toronto.

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