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CIPS NS February Dinner Event: "Why Everyone is on the Security Team"
Tue, 02/26/2013
Event Location: 

Registration deadline is Friday 22nd.

Topic:       Why Everyone is on the Security Team
Speaker: Chris Todd
Date:        Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Time:        5:00 pm for networking, 
                  6:00 pm for dinner, 
                  7:00 pm for speaker
Location: Dalhousie University Club
                  Room TBD
                  Off South Street beside Soccer Field
                  See map at
Cost:        Members - $40.00, Non-members - $50.00
Dinner Menu: 
Regular and Vegetarian options

          Corporate tables available

To register: On-line, E-mail - Patricia Landry or Phone 902-420-3070 x 2000
             When registering, please provide contact information and dinner choice
             Registration deadline is Friday, February 22th


HBGary is a security company that sells its services to various three-letter federal agencies in the US, but on Superbowl Sunday in 2011 they were completely compromised for poking the “Anonymous hive." And because Anonymous was intent on embarrassing them, detail of the attack was readily shared. As we walk through the attack in this presentation, you will see at least 5 distinct groups who contributed to HBGary's epic fail.

Key Points:
Security is everyone’s responsibility. From developers and sys admins, to managers and right up to the CEO, everyone has a role to play in the security of your environment.



Chris Todd is a security consultant with Unisys Canada Inc where he has worked in various IT roles since 1997. His primary responsibilities now include network and security architecture, intrusion detection, incident handling, vulnerability assessment, and penetration testing for an environment that provides e-government services in Atlantic Canada.

He is also a member of the security team that ensures this environment maintains compliancy with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Chris regularly provides these same services to a variety of Unisys clients.

Chris is also a mentor with the SANS Institute for the course SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling. He is a GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW), Incident Handler (GCIH), and Penetration Tester (GPEN) and holds several other vendor specific certifications.


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