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February 10th, 2017 meeting

Fri, Feb. 10, 2017 2:00pm — 4:00pm

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February 10th 2017


2:00pm to 4:00pm (PST)


KPMG KCampus - 4th floor

777 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1K3, Vancouver B.C.

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Protecting Your Toys / Attempts at Securing the IoT


Chester Wisniewski, Sophos



Slapping Linux onto every object with a power source seems to be the way of the future, but little is being done to think these things through from the perspective of security. That certainly isn't going to stop us from buying new toys now is it?

After experimenting with many common items that make up the internet of insecure things I will share my findings on how to best secure and enjoy this newly wired world. I will talk about the underlying assumptions these devices make, common methods they utilize to communicate and what types of information is at risk.




Have we hit peak ransomware or is it just getting started?

Three and a half years after the first modern strain of ransomware began to run rampant we are still facing new variants nearly every day. Chester will detail the techniques most commonly being used, the weaknesses in the criminals' approach and ideas for what you can do to protect yourself and your organization from this highly visible threat.



Chester Wisniewski has been involved in the information security space since the late 1980s. He is currently a Principal Research Scientist in the Office of the CTO. Chet divides his time between research, public speaking, writing and attempting to communicate the complexities of security to the press and public in a way they can understand. Chester has spoken at RSA, InfoSec Europe, LISA, USENIX, Virus Bulletin and many Security BSides events around the world in addition to regularly consulting with NPR, CNN, CBC, The New York Times and other media outlets. You can follow Chester on Twitter as @chetwisniewski, Chester Wisniewski on Google Plus or send him an email at


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