Speakers

 

Senior IT Manager
InfoSec

Robert is a Senior IT Manager in the aerospace industry where he spends most of his time managing InfoSec teams. While his teams focus on the traditional blue/red team exercises, lately he has spent an increasing amount of time building defenses against social engineering. Robert has spoken about the rising SE risk at numerous events and on different security podcasts.

Robert is also a nine year veteran with Search & Rescue in British Columbia, Canada. In his SAR capacity, Robert is a Team Leader, Trainer, Marine Rescue Technician, Swift Water Technician and Tracker. While one may think that SAR has little do to with InfoSec, tracking lost subjects in the back country has many of the same qualities as tracking individuals or organizations online with OSINT.

Robert grew up on a small fishing resort where he would have new friends every two weeks (he claims this had no psychological impact but we are not sure). When he has time, he enjoys super long (all day) runs in the mountains. He does at least one ultra run (50km) trail run per year.

Recent News

June 26 2018

We are happy to announce our first set of confirmed speakers for the 2018 COUNTERMEASURE IT Security Conference, which includes Scott Jones, Head-designate, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and Assistant Deputy Minister for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). Mr. Jones joins Imraan Bashir, Senior Director of Cyber Security within the Chief Information Officer Branch at Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS).
 
You can view their profiles and those of our other speakers here.

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

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions can be made at any time. Unfortunately we cannot refund registration fees. Each course is subject to a minimum number of students. In the unlikely event that a course must be cancelled due to low enrolment, full refunds will be provided to registered students.

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