If you're unable to attend an event but are interested in what TASK covered, as well as any resources that we introduced, provided or discussed, this is a great page to visit. Presentations (or partial presentations) are linked below where possible. Some TASK meetings are heavily demo focused, or information that can not be distributed is presented. For maximum value, be sure to join us every month! Thanks to all who attend our monthly meetings and make them such success!

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 […]

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 […]

TASK October – CANCELLED

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 […]