Speakers

Frode Hommedal

 

Senior incident responder and analyst
Telenor

Frode Hommedal is a senior incident responder and analyst. He is currently head of incident response and security analytics at Telenor CERT ...

Roberto Martinez

 

Threat Intelligence Analyst
Royal Bank of Canada

Roberto Martinez is a Threat Intelligence Analyst working for the Royal Bank of Canada ...

Olivier Henchiri

 

Manager of IT Security
Privy Council Office

Olivier Henchiri has served in a variety of operational and advisory roles in the federal government in the areas of IT security ...

Master Warrant Officer Alex Arndt

 

Master Warrant Officer
The Canadian Armed Forces

Master Warrant Officer Alex Arndt is a 27-year veteran of the Canadian Army. His areas of expertise include Electronic Warfare ...

Jonathan Pulsifer

 

Security Engineer
Shopify

Jonathan is a Cloud Security Engineer at Shopify working on securing their new platform using Kubernetes on GKE. Previously, he was a SANS mentor, network defense instructor, and a team lead at the Canadian Forces Network Operations Centre in Ottawa. Find Jonathan on Twitter @JonPulsifer

Colonel Dave Yarker

 

Colonel
The Canadian Armed Forces

Colonel Dave Yarker joined the Canadian Forces in 1989, graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston in 1993 ...

Andrew Hay

 

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
LEO Cyber Security

Andrew Hay is an information security industry veteran with close to 20 years of experience as a security practitioner, industry analyst, and executive...

John Pavelich

 

TSCM Practitioner and Systems Engineer
Spectral Guard Inc

John Pavelich has over 40 years of experience in the federal government and private sectors...

Dave McMahon

 

Computer Engineering
Clairvoyance Cyber Corp

Dave has an honours degree in computer engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and has spent the last 35 years with the military, intelligence, security and privacy...

Collin Mulliner

 

Security Researcher and Software Engineer

Collin Mulliner is a security researcher and software engineer and spends most of his time working on mobile and smart phones...

Ken Kuehni

 

Senior Security Analyst
City of Ottawa

Ken spent 14 plus years working for Nortel Networks as a Senior Security Architect and lead multiple global initiatives across the many lines of businesses...

Mark Cunningham

 

Senior Security Analyst
City of Ottawa

Mark has invested 20 years with the City of Ottawa in the information technology field, the last 12 focused primarily on information security...

Ajay K. Sood

 

VP, Country Manager
Symantec Canada

With over 20 years of real-life, in-the-trenches business experience in the IT security space, Ajay is a seasoned veteran ...

John O'Connor

 

Global Head of Software Protection
Irdeto

John O’Connor is the Global Head of Software Protection and Principal Architect for Software Security Technology at Irdeto ...

Mark Hearn

 

Director of IoT Security
Irdeto

Mark Hearn is the Director of IoT Security at Irdeto. He is responsible for leading Business Development strategies to secure...

Robert Sell

 

Senior IT Manager
InfoSec

Robert is a Senior IT Manager in the aerospace industry where he spends most of his time managing InfoSec teams...

John O'Brien

 

Senior Technical Advisor
Communications Security Establishment

John O'Brien is a Senior Technical Advisor with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), currently working for...

Steve Garon

 

IT Analyst
Communications Security Establishment

Steve Garon is an IT analyst at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and the lead developer for Assemblyline...

Olivier Bilodeau

 

Director
GoSecure

Olivier Bilodeau is leading the Cybersecurity Research team at GoSecure. With more than 10 years of infosec experience, Olivier managed large networks...

Shannon Sabens

 

Security Program Manager
Trend Micro

Shannon Sabens has 18 years of experience managing programs in security, anti-malware and software vulnerability research and response coordination...

Yvette d'Entremont

 

Analytical chemist
SciBabe

Yvette d'Entremont was working as an analytical chemist when she launched SciBabe as a side project ...

Ryan Kazanciyan

 

Chief Security Architect
Tanium

Ryan Kazanciyan is the Chief Security Architect for Tanium, and has fourteen years of experience in ...

Mayra Rosario Fuentes

 

Senior Threat Researcher
Trend Micro

Ms. Fuentes is a Senior Threat Researcher for Trend Micro’s Micro's Forward-Looking Threat Research (FTR) Team ...

Kevin Stear

 

Threat Analysis Lead
RSA

Kevin Stear is the Threat Analysis Lead at RSA FirstWatch, a research and analysis organization focused on emerging and sophisticated advanced threats and intelligence from around the globe ...

Paul Da Silva

 

Security Engineer
Forcepoint

Paul Da Silva is a Sales Engineer at Raytheon|Websense. Paul has been in the IT industry for the over 15 years with the...

Douglas Santos

 

Security Strategist
Fortinet

Information Technology and CyberSecurity professional with over 18 years of experience in planning, configuring, deploying and managing information and cybersecurity solutions from different vendors....

John Weigelt

 

National Technology Officer
Microsoft Canada

John Weigelt leads Microsoft Canada’s strategic policy and technology efforts. In this role, Mr. Weigelt helps business and governments innovate with technology while avoiding the unintended consequences...

Bobby Kuzma

 

Security Researcher and Evangelist
Core Security

Bobby Kuzma is a security geek and retired IT consultant who accidentally acquired a CISSP at the tender age of 22. If it processes data, he's probably tried to make it do bad things...

Kelly Shortridge

 

Product Manager
SecurityScorecard

Kelly Shortridge is currently a Product Manager at SecurityScorecard, the ecosystem risk management platform. In her spare time, she researches applications of behavioral economics...

Christian Shink

 

System Engineer
Radware

Christian Shink is a professional engineer with more than 10 years of experience in information security and software engineering. Christian currently works at Radware as a system engineer...

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Ryan Kazanciyan

 

Chief Security Architect
Tanium

Ryan Kazanciyan is the Chief Security Architect for Tanium, and has thirteen years of experience...
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Now into its sixth year in Ottawa, and consistently advancing in both size and content quality, COUNTERMEASURE continues to be the national capital's premier IT security event.

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Recent News

November 6, 2017

We are very please to welcome Chris Anderson as our guest MC for the third track of talks. Mr. Anderson has 30+ years of professional and corporate experience in financial services, telecommunications and the public sector in Business and IT Governance, Risk, Assurance and Compliance.

November 24, 2017

COUNTERMEASURE 2017 welcomed over 300 participants to discuss key topics in public sector IT security.  We have posted most of the presentation slides here, and two of our most talked about presentations are now available on our YouTube channel.  

Kelly Shortridge - The Red Pill of Resilience

Frode Hommedal - The Cyber Threat Intelligence Matrix: Taking the Red Pill of Attacker Eviction

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