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ISSessions Meet Up
September 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on September 24 @ 7 PM for our next ISSessions meeting. It’s a night with a star-studded line-up so don’t miss out.
We have five tremendous InfoSec professionals who are ready, willing and able to share their InfoSec/Cyber Security knowledge with you. As an open discussion forum, you will have the opportunity to submit your questions in advance (complete the online question form) or ask your questions, in-person, on Thursday night!
Our incredible list of panelists includes many faces you may already know in addition to some new ones, too. Don’t miss this meeting!
Alana Staszczyszyn is a practicing security consultant. Her past and present work has focused on penetration testing and security governance in the public health sector. She is also very interested in various political, socioeconomic, and cultural aspects of cybersecurity, particularly on how the intersections of security and those domains have given rise to new cyber-threat landscape risks.
John Simpson graduated from the Sheridan Information Systems Security program in 2015 and is currently a vulnerability researcher and team lead with Trend Micro in Toronto. He started his career with a coop position at Deloitte and stayed after graduation, working in Security Operations Center engineering and vulnerability assessment/penetration testing roles. In his current position, John reverse engineers vulnerabilities to write proof-of-concept exploits and devise network detection strategies to catch exploitation attempts. During the last 4.5 years in his current role, he has discovered several new vulnerabilities, authored blog posts for Trend Micro and Zero Day Initiative, and spoken at several conferences.
Nick Johnston is the Program Coordinator and professor of Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) degree program. Prior to his academia role, Nick led an incident response team, worked as a computer forensic investigator, programmer, penetration tester, secure code auditor, and general InfoSec consultant. You can find Nick on Twitter at @nickinfosec where he’ll either be tweeting cringe-worthy cyberpuns or electronics/maker questions.
Lee Kagan started in IT and security in 2010 in Toronto, Canada. When Lee isn’t tip-toeing through enterprise’s Active Directory environments, he’s running the DerbyCon Toronto Community Chapter, the Canadian Collegiate Cyber Exercise (C3X), and as an instructor teaching Canadian offensive and defensive professionals ways to up their game. Lee has spoken at multiple events and conferences such as BSides and SecTor. In his spare time, Lee is an executive chef at a restaurant (in his mind).
Olivier Lemelin is currently a Threat Hunter at a major Canadain Telco and has been a part of the security industry for the last five years. He believes that the modern web browser is too complex and could be replaced by a well-behaved terminal environment and a bunch of Gopher servers. In his free time, he enjoys binary exploitation, Emacs, LISP programming, and gardening, all from the comfort of his $HOME.