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VanSecSIG, (ISC)² and ISSA February Meeting

Vancouver SecSIG, (ISC)² Vancouver Chapter, and ISSA Vancouver Chapter

Friday, 10 February 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)

VanSecSIG, (ISC)² and ISSA February Meeting

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February 2017 Education Session

Presented by Vancouver Security SIG, (ISC)² Vancouver Chapter, and ISSA Vancouver Chapter

Friday February 10th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Featured Presentation Topics:

Protecting Your Toys / Attempts at Securing the IoT

Speaker: Chester Wisniewski, Sophos

Slapping Linux onto every object with a power source seems to be the way of the future, but little is being done to think these things through from the perspective of security. That certainly isn't going to stop us from buying new toys now is it?

After experimenting with many common items that make up the internet of insecure things I will share my findings on how to best secure and enjoy this newly wired world. I will talk about the underlying assumptions these devices make, common methods they utilize to communicate and what types of information is at risk.



Have we hit peak ransomware or is it just getting started?

Three and a half years after the first modern strain of ransomware began to run rampant we are still facing new variants nearly every day. Chester will detail the techniques most commonly being used, the weaknesses in the criminals' approach and ideas for what you can do to protect yourself and your organization from this highly visible threat.



Chester Wisniewski has been involved in the information security space since the late 1980s. He is currently a Principal Research Scientist in the Office of the CTO. Chet divides his time between research, public speaking, writing and attempting to communicate the complexities of security to the press and public in a way they can understand. Chester has spoken at RSA, InfoSec Europe, LISA, USENIX, Virus Bulletin and many Security BSides events around the world in addition to regularly consulting with NPR, CNN, CBC, The New York Times and other media outlets. You can follow Chester on Twitter as @chetwisniewski, Chester Wisniewski on Google Plus or send him an email at


There are limited seats at this venue so you must RSVP to attend. If the session is fully booked you will only be offered an option to register for the waitlist.

If you need to cancel your registration please contact the organizer or cancel via Eventbrite so that someone else can take your spot.

Have questions about VanSecSIG, (ISC)² and ISSA February Meeting? Contact Vancouver SecSIG, (ISC)² Vancouver Chapter, and ISSA Vancouver Chapter

When & Where

KPMG - KCampus, 4th floor
777 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K3

Friday, 10 February 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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Vancouver SecSIG, (ISC)² Vancouver Chapter, and ISSA Vancouver Chapter

The Vancouver Security Special Interest Group (SecSIG) and the (ISC)² Vancouver Chapter are unincorporated groups of professionals who work together to promote and support the information security profession.  We operate purely on a volunteer basis, and do not charge membership or event fees.  We hold joint meetings together with the ISSA Vancouver Chapter, as part of bringing the information security community in Vancouver together.

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