Speakers

 

Senior Technical Advisor
Communications Security Establishment

John O'Brien is a Senior Technical Advisor with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), currently working for the organization’s Cyber Defence program. John has 12 years of experience in the field of incident response and forensics, spending 6 years as a senior IT security specialist with a focus on malware reverse engineering and the next 6 years leading a team specializing in malware triaging and detection. Since 2005, he has participated in the response efforts to a majority of compromises that have targeted the Government of Canada. John holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick.

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

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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