Scheduled Events

June TASK – Realtime Network Threat Intelligence and Visualization

Wednesday 24-June-2015 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM BUILDING: Telus Building 25 York Street, 3rd Floor (Room 003-031 Spirited Teamwork) TOPIC: Roll Your Own SIEM with ElasticSearch and Python Machine Learning SPEAKER: Todd Howe Your NOC/SOC requires visibility into network conditions in real time to provide a rapid response to a wide range of threat actors, […]

May TASK – CANCELLED

Wednesday 27-May-2015 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM BUILDING: Telus Building 25 York Street, 3rd Floor (Room 003-031 Spirited Teamwork) May TASK CANCELLED There will be no TASK meeting for the month of May. Source: task

April TASK – Cyber Monitoring and ?aaS

Wednesday 29-April-2015 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM BUILDING: Telus Building 25 York Street, 3rd Floor (Room 003-031 Spirited Teamwork) TOPIC: Cymon: New Cyber Monitoring Tool SPEAKER: Roy Firestein In this talk Roy Firestein will debut his new Cyber Monitor tool, Cymon. It is the largest tracker of open-source security reports on malware, botnets, phishing and […]

MARCH TASK & 10yr Celebration

Wednesday 25-March-2015 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM BUILDING: Telus Building 25 York Street, 3rd Floor (Room 003-031 Spirited Teamwork) Talk #1: “Rene Hamel presents: A Decades Worth of Changes in Cyber Forensics” Over the past decade the advancement of a myriad of tools, techniques and technology to eliminate and hide digital evidence have increased at […]

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 in the Rotunda Room (On main floor, just past the elevators), Metro Hall, 55 John St, Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6.

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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