October TASK meeting Cancelled

The October 26th meeting for TASK has been cancelled. We encourage all members to check out SecTor , be sure to check out the expo if you cannot attend the full show. ( Free admission with code TASK-Expo2011 ) We’ll see you in November with full coverage and feedback. Source: task

TASK – September

Security and Non-Profits: Understanding the Challenges and the Opportunities From many years of working for and with various non-profits, Vicki will provide some insight into the security challenges and opportunities of working with non-profits. Similar to the for-profit sector, they range in size and complexity. In order to be successful in working with non-profits, it […]

Blackhat / DefCon / BSides Wrap Up

At the end of July, a whole bunch of TASKers headed down to Vegas for the largest convention of real security people in the world – what will they discover? What are the newest security threats? What are you now watching for on your network? And does what happens in Vegas REALLY stay in Vegas? […]

Business Communications for IT Security Pros

Soft Skills Part Deux – Business Communications for IT Security Pros Business Communication for IT Security Pros IT pros are measured by their technical prowess AND by their ability to communicate with others. You must have the technical knowledge to do your job BUT you must be able to express yourself both confidently and effectively. […]

Security FAIL – and What Can be Done About It

The world is full of bad security ideas and implementations; information security more so! During this innovative presentation, security practitioners from the GTA will be presenting some of the worst security practices that they have seen.  These from-the-field war stories will help to illustrate why so many high-profile hacks have been occurring, and what can […]

Breaking In – News Ways to Exploit the ‘Net

May TASK Meeting:  Breaking In – News Ways to Exploit the ‘Net 25 May 2011; 6:00 – 9:00 PM Health Science Centre, 155 College Street, Room 610 Talk 1: Practical Spearphishing, from Targeting to Exfiltration While most of us understand that users are often our weakest line of defense, most security teams and CSO’s don’t […]

Winning (and Keeping) Your Dream Job

April TASK Meeting – Winning (and Keeping) Your Dream Job 27 April 2011; 6:00 – 9:00 PM Health Science Centre, 155 College Street, Room 610 The so-called “soft skills” (non-technical skills that facilitate good interpersonal relationships) tend to be misunderstood and undervalued in the IT and information security communities.  The April TASK event will introduce […]

March Task Meeting

Speaker 1: From the Floor at Shmoocon (Brian Bourne, CMS Consulting) Brian attended the annual east-coast security conference, Shmoocon ( http://www.shmoocon.org/schedule ), this past January. He’ll be reporting on the cutting-edge research that he heard on-stage and off, and giving us a preview of the types of speakers and content that we’ll be seeing at […]

TASK – February 2011 Monthly Meeting

Speaker 1: Exploiting Open Source Intelligence on the Internet – Jim Mulholland, Security Researcher Jim Mulholland will be discussing his decade long experience as an OSINT researcher and analyst for the Society for Internet Research. As part of that discussion he will be briefly explaining how personal circumstance beginning with the FLQ crisis in 1970, […]

January 2011 – Welcome Back to TASK!

Location:University of Toronto, Health Science Building, Room 610 155 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 3M7 Date/Time:Wednesday, 26 January 2011 / 6:00 PM, EST TASK is opening the year with a special presentation on Privacy, followed by Speed Talks! Ms. Tracy Kosa, renowned privacy proponent and researcher, will begin the the meeting with a presentation on […]