Ottawa Chapter Event: September 25th, 2014

Meeting at the Novotel location. Registration open now.

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Presented by: Kellman Meghu, CheckPoint .

How dangerous can you get with just the security tools you have today? Technology makes searching patterns of data in the network very simple. Now imagine implementing that technology on an open wifi and seeing what you find.

This talk discusses how a tool to secure people can be turned against them, and the results of random people leaking data about their computers and themselves. This is done with publicly available and commonly implemented enterprise security tools... but implemented in uncommon ways.

NOTE: This presentation contains content from a free wi-fi connection. The users did agree to full release of information in exchange for service, in so much as they clicked "Accept" on a captive portal to get online. (You can't say they were not warned.) The data extracted from this network does not reflect the thoughts, feelings or attitudes of the presenter, and some of it may be offensive in nature. Who knows, maybe you are in this presentation - have you ever used 'free' wi-fi?

Notes From The Board

Previous meeting (29 May): Close Combat in Cyberspace:

Close Combat in Cyberspace was presented by Dave McMahon, the COO of SecDev Group. Enlightening, provocative and disturbing... there is simply nowhere to hide from the bad actors out there. Courtesy of SecDev we know we at least have a fighting chance. Thank you!

Student Paper Contest Results:


Joshua Lerner and Nicholas Vaesson are winners of the 2014 ISSA-Ottawa student paper award. Attendees to our last event heard a well-delivered synopsis of their paper on how to reduce card-not-present fraud. Well done, gentlemen!

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Established in 1991, the mission of the Ottawa Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is to provide a friendly, interactive environment for those with an interest in information security. Through meetings, guest speakers, discussion forums, this website and the concerted efforts of our members, we strive to accomplish this goal. These local Chapter level benefits are augmented by the advantages of membership in ISSA International which provides an e-newsletter, educational online webinars, and partnerships with other IT security organizations many of whom offer discounts to ISSA members.

All of this is aimed towards helping members be more effective in their work both technically and personally, and towards providing professional development opportunities.

Event Location and Time

The timetable is:

  • 5:00 doors open
  • 5:45 seating
  • 7:45 event ends

Times and Location: This event is held at the Novotel, 33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa in downtown Ottawa, see here for the location

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