Scheduled Events

15min SpeedTalks – July 30, 2008

Topic: SpeedTalks! Presentations linked where available. Technical-focused content: New insecurities in Ipv6 (Tyler Reguly) Adventures in Remote Access (Chuck) Digital Watermarking (Paul Shields) The Canadian Honeynet Projet (Sami Kamel) Office Operations Model (Karsten Johansson) Kaminsky’s Revelation (Paul Wouters) Review of “Last Hope” (Leigh Honeywell) Management-focused content: Fixing the DNS Bug in Large Enterprise (Gord Taylor) […]

Privacy for Security Geeks & Employing The "Stop Thief!" Strategy – June 25, 2008

Topic: Privacy for Security Geeks Speaker: Tracy Ann Kosa Overworked. Underpaid. And now you’re responsible for privacy too. Get under the covers and find out why this job is a lot easier then it sounds. The secret to privacy design: once you’ve done it, you’re done it. This session will provide you with compliance based […]

ShmooCon Review and Web Access Management – May 28, 2008

Topic: Web Access Management Speakers: Stefan Lesaru + Madhu Mahadevan Madhu Mahadevan and Stefan Lesaru from CA Canada Company will present a comprehensive session on Web Access Management (WAM). This session will highlight the different aspects of WAM and provide a background of how these types of solutions can be utilized in different scenarios. In […]

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


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


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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