TASK – November

Location: University of Toronto, Health Science Building, Room 610 155 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 3M7 Date/Time:Wednesday, 24 November 2010 / 6:00 PM, EST Talk #1: DNSSEC – Solving Real Security Problems (Dr. Phillip Hallam-Baker, Comodo) DNSSEC has many shortcomings compared to the deployed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), but has the unique capability of allowing a […]


Tonight’s October TASK meeting has been moved!! I’m excited to announce that SecTor has opened their Sponsor Expo to members of the security community on Wednesday October 27th from 1:30 to 4:00. This is an exceptional opportunity to meet with the world’s top security companies in one setting. It’s also an opportunity to check out the […]

TASK August – The Best of Blackhat, Defcon, and Vegas … Baby!

TASK August – The Best of Blackhat, Defcon, and Vegas … Baby! Wednesday, 25 August 2010 6:00PM – 9:00PM University of Toronto, Health Science Building Room 610 155 College Street, *Toronto*, Ontario M5T 3M7 TASK presents its annual eyes-on report on the Blackhat ( www.blackhat.com ) and Defcon ( www.defcon.org ) security conferences. Members who have made the […]

TASK June – It’s Maker’s Month!

TASK June – It’s Maker’s Month! Wednesday, 30 June 2010 6:00PM – 9:00PM University of Toronto, Health Science Building Room 610 155 College Street, *Toronto*, Ontario M5T 3M7 While TASK usually focuses almost exclusively on information security issues, this month we’re proud to present something a little different for June: The TASK MAKER’S MONTH. Several […]

Payment Card Fraud – May 26, 2010

Payment Card Fraud (Sponsored by Giesecke & Devrient; www.gi-de.com ) Topic 1: EMV in Canada The rollout of chip-enabled credit cards in Canada is nearing completion. This coordinated set of presentations will focus on the technology – how it works, which governing bodies and standards are involved, and what types of fraud risk are mitigated via […]

April TASK meeting & SecTor 2010 – April 28, 2010

LOCATION Wednesday, 28 April 2010 – 6:00 to 9:00 Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street Toronto, M5T 3M7 – 6th Floor Presentation 0.5 – Conference Overview Robert Beggs, DigitalDefence The Canadian Technical Security Conference (Cornwall) will be reviewed. This annual conference focused on technical security – “bugs”, and “bug sweeping”. Presentation 1 – Covert Use of Data Resources Robert […]

Vulnerability Madness! – March 31, 2010

March Meeting – Vulnerability Madness! Speakers: Roy Firestein, DigitalDefence “Security Vulnerabilities in Cable Modems” Roy has conducted research to identify vulnerabilities in the default installation of commercial cable modems (typical of the type installed in the Toronto area).  He will outline his research, and let you know how you can prevent attacks against your home […]

Forensics Evening – February 22, 2010

Topic:”Building an Information Security Startup in Canada” – Richard Reiner, Enomaly Richard, former Chief Security and Technology Officer at Telus Canada, is one of Canada’s most seasoned entrepeneurs specializing in Information Security.  A member of multiple advisory and venture capital groups, he has gained a unique perspective on the trials, tribulations, and successes of security […]