Toronto’s Security User Group TASK – Toronto Area Security Klatch, provides a forum for experts to encourage discussion and share expertise in understanding the latest trends and security threats facing computer networks, systems and data.

Our membership includes Information Security practitioners, managers, network administrators, students, and anyone who is interested in learning more about securing information.

 

If you would like to become a member, simply submit the form below.  We’ll email you each month with the updated session details and meeting location.
TASK meets the last Wednesday of each month, and membership is free.

Scheduled Events

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 […]

Meeting Location

TASK meets the last Wednesday of Every Month 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with a few exceptions). Our next meeting is located at Michener Auditorium at UHN, 222 Patrick Street, Toronto.

General Information

Toronto's Security User Group TASK - Toronto Area Security Klatch, provides a forum for experts to encourage discussion and share expertise in understanding the latest trends and security threats facing computer networks, systems and data.

Our membership includes Information Security practitioners, managers, network administrators, students, and anyone who is interesting in learning more about securing information.

TASK meets the last Wednesday of each month, and membership is free.

About Us

The Toronto Area Security Klatch is an informal get-together of Information Security professionals (and those who want to be professional) that is held monthly in the Greater Toronto area.

We meet to discuss issues that we all share in common, including:

  • New technologies and products that impact information security
  • Emerging threats, and the vulnerabilities being exploited
  • Managing security
  • New laws and regulations

Our mandate is simple: to encourage discussion and share expertise in understanding the latest trends and security threats facing computer networks, systems and data.

We support this mandate by providing a non-biased forum to discuss issues. We do not focus on any particular technology or vendor.

Membership in TASK is free, and we encourage full and active participation. If you have a suggestion on how to improve a meeting or the website, we invite you to share it. In addition, we are always looking for individuals willing to take an active role on the Steering Committee.

Meeting Format

TASK meets the last Wednesday of every month in a central downtown location; check the main page for updates or changes.

Our meetings are three hours long, and follow the general format of:

  • 6:00 - 6:15 Announcements, acknowledgement of our sponsors and general house keeping
  • 6:15 - 7:00 First speaker
  • 7:00 - 7:15 Q&A
  • 7:15 - 7:45 Break
  • 7:45 - 8:30 Second speaker
  • 8:30 - 8:45 Q&A
  • 8:45 - 9:00 Networking and closing remarks

During meetings we ask everyone to turn off the audible alarms on their cell phones, Blackberries, PDAs, and other cool gizmos.

In addition, TASK has adopted a Code of Conduct to help ensure that meetings go smoothly, and that everyone can benefit from the information that is available.

Our Values

Shared Expertise

TASK encourages discussion and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and skills among a wide variety of information security experts

Practitioner-Focused

TASK supports the people who are directly facing information security problems on a daily basis, and are looking to resolve their problems in the most effective manner possible

Non-Partisan

TASK is looking for solutions to common security issues; we do not hold or support a bias for or against any security vendor

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