Atlantic Security Conference

Atlantic Canada's non-profit, annual information security conference

Register Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr. Jessica Barker

Director at J L Barker Ltd

Dr Jessica Barker specialises in the human side of cybersecurity. Running her own consultancy business, Jessica is engaged by organisations of all sizes, from large multi-nationals to SMEs across the defence, financial, health, and retail sectors. She works with organisations to help them keep their information safe while getting the most out of it. Her particular specialisms cover governance, strategy and policy, risk and resilience, and learning and development. Jessica runs the website, dedicated to cyber security news, information and guidance for anyone interested in cyber security, and is a co-founder of the Risk Avengers.

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Jen Andre

Founder & CEO of Komand

Jen is the founder & CEO of Komand, the fastest way to automate your time-intensive security processes. Before Komand, she co-founded Threat Stack, a pioneering cloud security monitoring companies and serves on its board of directors. Jen has spent her career in security operations and product - starting off in the SOC as an analyst and later working as a researcher and developer at security companies Mandiant and Symantec. A recognized speaker in the security and engineering world, she also supports security innovation as a board member of the cybersecurity investment syndicate.

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Adrien de Beaupre

SANS Instructor & BSides Ottawa Organizer

Adrien de Beaupre is a certified SANS instructor and works as an independent penetration tester in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario. His work experience includes technical instruction, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, intrusion detection, incident response, and forensic analysis. He is a member of the SANS Internet Storm Center ( Adrien is actively involved with the information security community, and organizes the #BSidesOttawa conference. When not geeking out and breaking stuff he can be found with his family, or at the dojo.

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Raul Alvarez

Senior Security Researcher/ AV Team Lead - Forinet

I joined Fortinet in 2004, and is currently working as a Senior Security Researcher/ AV Team Lead. I am also one of the Lead Trainer responsible for training the junior AV/IPS analysts in malware analysis and reverse engineering. I have presented in different conferences like BSidesVancouver, BSidesCapeBreton, OAS-First, BSidesOttawa, SecTor, DefCamp, BCAware, AtlSecCon, BSidesCalgary, and TakeDownCon. I am also a regular contributor to the Fortinet blog and also in the Virus Bulletin publication, where I have published 22 articles.

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Aunshul Rege

Assistant Professor - Temple University

Aunshul Rege is an Assistant Professor with the Criminal Justice department at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. She has over eight years of experience in researching cybercrimes from a criminological perspective. She has extensively examined cybercrimes against critical infrastructures focusing on digital information warfare, the organizational dynamics of cybercriminals and their modus operandi, adversarial decision-making and decision trees, the anatomy of cyber-attacks, the 'hybridity' (cyber-physical relationships) of crime, and trend analyses. She is currently working on two National Science Foundation grants that examine critical infrastructure cyberattacks and adaptive adversarial behavior. She is examining issues of metrics and measurement in the context of adversarial behavior and attack trajectories.

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Geoffrey Vaughan

Security Engineer - Security Innovation

Geoffrey is a security engineer with Security Innovation. He spends his time hacking and securing web applications, mobile apps, robots, 3D printers, infrastructure, embedded devices, and anything with a Biometric. He is passionate about security and helping others build secure products.

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Dave Lewis

Global Security Advocate - Akamai

Dave has over two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Dave is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies . He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Dave writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.

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