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

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 […]

September TASK Meeting – Back to the Basics (Python and BotNets!)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 6:00PM – 9:00PM University of Toronto, Health Sciences Building Room 610 155 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7 Talk 1: Python for Network & Security Admins Presenting simple python that can be applied by network and security administrators to ease the daily grind and simplify repetitive tasks. This talk will begin […]

Meeting Location

TASK meets the last Wednesday of Every Month 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with a few exceptions). Our next meeting will be a virtual event.

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

Please use the form below if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions.

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