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Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Ottawa October Event

ISSA Ottawa

Thursday, 26 October 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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CISSP DOMAIN: Security and Risk Management, Identity and Access Management.

For the October Chapter meeting, we will once again meet at the Novotel Ottawa for a remarkable event. Come out and join us for our informative presentations and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends! We'll discuss where should the security group be in your organization and provide insight on how hackers are able to bypass authentication solutions.We've got a lot to cover. Don't miss this one! 

We'll be in the Aurora Room on the 3rd floor. Bring your business cards, come early to network and meet our guests speakers before dinner. A cash bar will be available all evening. 

Registration is required so that we can provide an accurate headcount for event logistics, space, and meals. Registration closes on October 22. 


How Secure Is Your Authentication?!

With the onslaught of advancing cyber intrusion attacks and data breaches, many companies are quickly adopting 2FA and MFA solutions. Many authentication and identity access management solutions are centered around convenience and ease of use but with a significant trade-off for its own security. Mick will provide you with insight on how hackers are able to bypass these solutions, as well as exposing the risks of newer authentications protocols, namely biometric authentications.

Mick Bhinder


Mick Bhinder is the CEO & Founder of IAmI Authentications, Inc. (“IAmI”), a Canadian based cybersecurity company. After many years of experiences, having worked in the financial services sector (Amex, Discover Financial Services, Visa and TD Bank), Mick began his entrepreneurial journey over 7 years with two prior startups before IAmI. Bhinder has always been front and centre at the crossroads of modern technologies and securing private & sensitive data. Over the years, Bhinder has excelled in developing a deeper set of knowledge and experiences in the prevention of cyber threats & risks, fraud and cyber data exploits. Bhinder prides his newest initiative around completely changing user experiences - through instinctive intelligent empowerment. Bhinder holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Industrial Management from The Nottingham Trent University, UK.


The place of a security group in an organization, Pitfalls, Sneers, and Attitudes

As security professionals we work within groups that are typically hard to place within an organization. Between management confusion about the group's role to attitudes from other groups, the security professional can face many challenges to accomplish tasks and advance a more secure product or environment. This talk covers some of those factors based on the presenter's past experiences. Sarcasm is used to highlight pain points. The format attempts to use audience discussion to bring ideas and solutions forward. The goal is to provide suggestions and solutions as to how best position a security group within an organization to meet the challenges faced in environment, technology, and demand.

Garth BoydBio

Garth is a Senior Application Security Architect specializing in Secure Software Architecture and Ethical Hacking. A lifelong learner who enjoys crafting solutions to interesting and tough problems through architecture, threat modelling, mitigation design, and penetration testing. Researching new ideas, troubleshooting, communication, and thinking of six impossible things before breakfast are part of the journey.


5:30 pm - Doors open for check-in/ Networking
6:00 pm - Dinner is served along with a brief welcome
6:15 pm - Garth Boyd
6:45 pm – Mick Bhinder
8:30 pm – End of the event

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When & Where

Novotel Ottawa
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Thursday, 26 October 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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ISSA Ottawa

Join us every last Thursday of every month! Our new season will start in September.

The Ottawa Chapter of Information System Security Association provides a forum for local information security practitioners, managers, and anyone with an interest in information security.

We strive to organize activities to promote optimum information exchange among individuals who have an interest in information security.

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To become a member:

Earn CISSP credit! Each meeting is worth 2 CPE credits

Don't have a CISSP? We organize CISSP Study Groups! Get certified!

For more information, visit the chapter's website at


The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.

The primary goal of the ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information resources. The ISSA facilitates interaction and education to create a more successful environment for global information systems security and for the professionals involved.

With active participation from individuals and chapters all over the world, the ISSA is the largest international, not-for-profit association specifically for security professionals. Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries, such as communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and government.

The ISSA international board consists of some of the most influential people in the security industry, with representatives from Dell Computer Corporation, EDS, Forrester Research Inc., Symantec and Washington Mutual. With an international communications network developed throughout the industry, the ISSA is focused on maintaining its position as The Global Voice of Information Security.

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