Yvette d'Entremont


Analytical chemist

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

Ryan Kazanciyan


Chief Security Architect

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

Kelly Shortridge


Product Manager

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

Kevin Stear


Threat Analysis Lead

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 ...

Colonel Dave Yarker


The Canadian Armed Forces

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

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 ...

Roberto Martinez


Threat Intelligence Analyst
Royal Bank of Canada

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

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...

Frode Hommedal


Senior incident responder and analyst

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

Jonathan Pulsifer


Security Engineer

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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



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...

Paul Da Silva


Security Engineer

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

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...

Christian Shink


System Engineer

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...

Nils Puhlmann


Chief Security Officer & Co-Founder

Nils is the Co-Founder and former member of the Board of the Cloud Security Alliance, a community of over 50,000 security professionals in over 50 chapters worldwide...

Po Tea-Duncan


Director for Strategy and Architecture
Cyber Security

Po Tea-Duncan is the Director for Strategy and Architecture in the Cyber Security division within Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)’s Chief Information Officer Branch (CIOB)...

Luciano Martins


Director of Threat Intelligence & Analytics

Luciano Martins is director of Threat Intelligence & Analytics at Deloitte Argentina and founder of the Vulnerability Assessment area, where he worked and has been working for more than 15 years doing black box testing...

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.

October 19, 2017

The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) has been added to the rapidly growing list of presenters at the 2017 COUNTERMEASURE IT Security Conference. CSE has recently announced the launch of their open source AssemblyLine, which will be the focus of their presentation. For more information, click here.

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