Wednesday 31-August-2016 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room:308/309 (Go up escalator, door is just as you step off) This month we have our always popular BlackHat and Defcon review meeting. Below is a list of talks we hope to cover. Something for everyone. Arrive early to grab pizza and […]
Wednesday 27-July-2016 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room:Rotunda (On main floor, just past elevators) Speaker: Michael Perklin Topic: Discussing CryptoCurrency Security Standards Michael Perklin is Head of Security and Investigative Services at Ledger Labs, a blockchain consultancy headquartered in Toronto. After becoming involved with bitcoin and blockchain technology in […]
June TASK – Introduction to Point of Sale (POS) Penetration Testing: A Real Life Scenario / Post-quantum cryptography
Wednesday 29-June-2016 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM Meeting Location: 55 John Street, Toronto Room:308/309 (Go up escalator, door is just as you step off) Speaker: Leopold von Niebelschuetz-Godlewski Topic: Introduction to Point of Sale (POS) Penetration Testing: A Real Life Scenario This talk is meant for beginner-intermediate level Information Security professionals, and will walk you […]
Wednesday 25-May-2016 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM This month’s TASK will see a change in venue and format, with a special TASK networking and career night at our old stomping grounds, O’Grady’s Tap and Grill. See below for more details on what’s happening at this month’s TASK – we hope to see you Wednesday night! […]
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.
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.
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.
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.