Peering into the Cybersecurity Crystal Ball

We revisit our predictions from SecTor 2014 to find out how they are unfolding. It has been over six months since the last SecTor security conference. At that event, there was a Predictions panel, in which five cybersecurity luminaries talked about key trends in the coming year. Half a year on, how are those predictions […]

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The Four Secrets Of APTs

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are in the news again, as security researchers track the Naikon APT, a sustained cyberattack on geopolitical targets in Asia. These persistent, sophisticated attacks keep CISOs awake the world over. After all, no one wants their organisation to be a headline in tomorrow’s paper. But do we really understand APTs? We […]

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IBM’s Chief Information Security Officer Kris Lovejoy to open SecTor 2015, the 9th annual Security Education Conference Toronto

  TORONTO, ON, MAY 14, 2015 – SecTor, Canada’s premier conference on IT security, will kick off this October with a keynote presentation by Kris Lovejoy, IBM’s Chief Information Security Officer. Now entering its ninth year, SecTor brings together IT professionals and managers with security experts from around the world to share the latest research […]

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When Data Breach Reports Collide

58 cents or $200 – how much does a lost record cost? Just how accurate can you be when estimating the cost of a lost record in a data breach? A spat between Verizon and data breach expert Larry Ponemon has thrown the question into sharp focus. This figure is important to CISOs. They have […]

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Redefining Privacy in the Internet of Things

Should IoT devices tell you how they’re messing with your privacy? Or is privacy an illusion anyway? IBM has formed an entire business unit around it, Cisco says that there will be 50 billion devices connected to it, and governments are quietly grumbling about the privacy implications of it. Welcome to the Internet of Things. […]

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Why Cybersecurity Awareness is Failing

When SecTor opens its doors this October, it will once again be cybersecurity awareness month, as dictated by the Canadian government. Cybersecurity awareness is certainly a serious issue, but are we getting it right? And if not, why not? Not only is cybersecurity awareness failing as a concept, but the entire concept may be a […]

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The Gnarly Problem of Bug Disclosure

We’re getting more vulnerabilities these days, but are we disclosing them responsibly? And what does that mean, anyway? The National Vulnerability Database – a NIST site that documents security flaws as they emerge – added 7,903 software security flaws last year, compared to 5,186 in 2013. That’s a 52% increase. And Secunia, which publishes a […]

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Ten Years of TASK

A decade on, TASK is more important to its members than ever. It has been ten years since the Toronto Area Security Klatch (TASK) first started. We formed it because we wanted to create a community of security practitioners in the Toronto area. A year later, we created SecTor, a small, high-quality security conference that […]

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Canada’s Slow Creep Towards Data Breach Notification

Canada has no shortage of data breaches. Last year, it suffered 276,000 record breaches across 57 incidents – and that number is artificially low, claim some, because these are only the publicly reported breaches. Companies probably aren’t reporting a lot of them. Today, there is no federal law that mandates it, and precious few provincial […]

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Registration Opens March 11, 2015

Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto, the SecTor conference runs two full days, October 20th and 21st, with an optional training day October 19th. Featuring Keynotes from North America’s most respected and trusted experts, our speakers are true security professionals with depth of understanding on topics that matter. SecTor is a […]

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New SecTor Site Launch

We are pleased to announce our new website has launched!  To help us celebrate this event. the 2014 call for speakers is now open!

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