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Dave Aitel

David Mirza Ahmad

President
Subgraph

David has over 10 years experience in the information security business. He started his professional life as a founding member of Security Focus, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002. David also moderated the Bugtraq mailing list, a historically important forum for discussion of security vulnerabilities, for over four years. He has spoken at Black Hat, Can Sec West, AusCERT and numerous other security conferences, as well as made contributions to books, magazines and other publications. David also participated in a NIAC working group on behalf of Symantec to develop the first version of the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) model and served as editor for the Attack Trends section of IEEE Security & Privacy for over three years. His current passion is building Subgraph, a Montreal-based open source security start-up.

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Dave Aitel

Founder and CEO
Immunity Inc.

The Founder and CEO of Immunity, Dave Aitel, was a consultant with @stake and a research scientist with the National Security Agency. Dave's background lies in Linux and Unix systems. His focus changed to Windows exploitation after founding Immunity, and in more recent years has expanded to include web applications and engine development for CANVAS such as MOSDEF, the engine's C compiler. Dave continues to write CANVAS exploits and conduct security research while leading the technical team and product and service direction at Immunity. He oversees all technical projects at Immunity.

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Bruce Cowper

Senior Security Strategist
Microsoft

Bruce Cowper is a founding member of the Security Education Conference Toronto (SecTor), the Toronto Area Security Klatch (TASK), the Ottawa Area Security Klatch (OASK) and an active member of numerous security organizations across North America, including the Seattle Cloud Security Alliance chapter. His day job is as a Senior Security Strategist in Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft Corp. In this role, he is responsible for driving cyber security strategy for Microsoft. Until recently Bruce lead the Cloud Incident Response team covering Security, Privacy and Reliability for the Microsoft Cloud services and products globally. He has worked in the security industry around the world for the last 15 years. Bruce joined Microsoft in 2004, and held several positions at Microsoft Canada before moving to the United States, include virtualization lead, chief security advisor, security and privacy lead and IT Pro advisor.

Dean De Beer

Dean De Beer

Co-founder and CTO
ThreatGRID

Dean is co-founder and CTO of ThreatGRID, a malware analysis and threat intelligence platform. When not looking at improving on ways to analyze malware, he is involved in incident response and targeted threat analysis for a wide variety of client organizations in the financial, federal and energy sectors. Dean is a well sought after trainer, who leverages his technical experience with his ability to communicate complex concepts and ideas. Currently he serves as a guest instructor for NYU Polytechnic's Network Security and Penetration Testing track. Dean is also a regular public speaker and has been invited to speak to organizations such as Netwitness, Gartner, IANS, the ISSA and the NYPD's Computer Crime Division. He is regularly quoted on malware related topics in publications such as the Register, Dark Reading, The New York Times, Reuters and SC Magazine.

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Hugh Ellis

Director of Professional Services
VoIPshield Systems

Hugh Ellis started his career as a Communications and Electronics Engineer in the military, then moved to the Communications Security Establishment as a network and security engineer. He consulted in Ottawa as an IT security and risk management expert, and co-founded Cinnabar Networks in 1996. In 2006 Hugh continued with Bell Canada for two years after Bell acquired Cinnabar, and he is now Director of Professional Services at VoIPshield.

Andrew Hay

Andrew Hay

Chief Evangelist
CloudPassage, Inc.

Andrew Hay is the Chief Evangelist at CloudPassage, Inc. where he serves as the public face of the company and its IaaS cloud security product portfolio. Andrew Hay is a veteran information security professional with more than 12 years of experience related to endpoint, network and security management across various product sectors including security information and event management (SIEM), log management, deep packet inspection (DPI), vulnerability management, intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS), firewall, threat intelligence, application whitelisting, network and host forensics, incident response and governance, risk and compliance (GRC). Andrew is an author of multiple books on security topics and has written articles for top trade publications like Information Week, DarkReading and Network Computing. He has received multiple industry honors and awards and frequently provides expert security commentary for journalists and industry events.

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Rob Lee

Digital Forensics and Incident Response Director
SANS Institute

Rob Lee is an entrepreneur and consultant in the Washington DC area, specializing in information security, incident response, and digital forensics. Rob is currently the curriculum lead and author for digital forensic and incident response training at the SANS Institute in addition to owning his own firm. Rob has more than 15 years of experience in computer forensics, vulnerability and exploit discovery, intrusion detection/prevention, and incident response. Rob graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served in the U.S. Air Force as a founding member of the 609th Information Warfare Squadron, the first U.S. military operational unit focused on information warfareRob co-authored the book Know Your Enemy, 2nd Edition. Rob was awarded the Digital Forensic Examiner of the Year from the Forensic 4Cast Awards. Rob is also an ardent blogger about computer forensics and incident response topics at the SANS Computer Forensic Blog. Rob is also a co-author of the MANDIANT threat intelligence report M-Trends: The Advanced Persistent Threat.

Karim Nathoo

Karim Nathoo

Principal Consultant
Inverse Security Labs Inc.

Karim Nathoo is a freelance computer security consultant providing specialized security services to government, military and private sector clients. Karim has extensive experience in high assurance ethical hacking, incident response and security product evaluation, including the application of binary code analysis and reverse engineering. Karim has delivered professional services for international clients in Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States. Karim has performed security assurance and engineering engagements for organizations such as Apple, Microsoft, France Telecom, Cloakware Corporation, Creative Labs, Motorola, Verizon, Nokia, Philips Semiconductor, SONY BMG, SUN Microsystems, QNX Software Systems and numerous Canadian and US Government agencies.

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Mike Sues

CEO & Ethical Hack Specialist
Rigel Kent Security & Advisory Services Inc.

Mike Sues' career in security began at the Communications Security Establishment in 1987, later joining Rigel Kent in 2003 as an Ethical Hack Specialist. Mike has provided Penetration Testing, Application Security Reviews and specialized Security Training, as well as Vulnerability Analysis and Exploit Software development services to both private and public sector clients. An experienced security professional with an extensive background in both operational pen testing and vulnerability research, Mike has reviewed many high assurance environments, corporate and government departmental environments. This has included many PKI components and applications, wireless VPN infrastructures, investment and insurance IT environments as well as web-based banking applications and back-end credit card transaction processing systems.