Machine Learning – The panacea for cybersecurity threats? Thoughts from the industry

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October by Nabil Seddigh, President, Solana Networks Machine Learning an Artificial Intelligence is often presented as the cure all for cybersecurity issues. Nabil Seddigh provides some perspective on the development of this new technology and the place it will likely occupy in the security landscape.   Run Time < …

CAFC Financial Crime Trend Bulletin: Cryptocurrency | Cryptomonnaie

Cryptomonnaie Le Centre antifraude du Canada produit des bulletins régulièrement pour aider les Canadiens à mieux se protéger contre la fraude. Le Centre antifraude du Canada (CAFC) reçoit des plaintes de Canadiens victimes de fraudes par marketing de masse pour avoir envoyé de l’argent sous forme de monnaie virtuelle, p. ex. en Bitcoin. La cryptomonnaie n’est pas …

Anonymous and the Politics of Leaking

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop 2017, April. In this talk Dr. Gabriella Coleman will provide a history of Anonymous’ crucial role in establishing a novel style of hacking-for-leaking: public disclosure hacks. In contrast to traditional whistle-blowing—instigated by insiders who possess intimate awareness of wrongdoing and access to documents that can prove it—a public disclosure hack …

ATLSECCON: Atlantic Opportunity

Its hard to keep growing professionally, particularly in a field as challenging as cybersecurity. It’s a dynamic and complex field with an ever-shifting landscape. Moreover, it’s a field that ironically requires both shared experience and non-disclosure agreements.  Security conferences fill this space, providing the chance to learn from leaders and network with peers. A commitment to …

Cryptocurrencies in Canada: Legal status and public policy considerations

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop 2017, April. Bitcoin (BTC) has often been referred to as “nerd money”. However, since the first BTC transaction in 2009, the decentralized cryptocurrency has become more popular and is becoming widely available with more users and merchants adopting the cryptocurrency every day. This presentation will provide a high-level taxonomy of …

We’ve Moved

The SERENE-RISC administrative offices have moved.  We are now on level 5 of 3744 Rue Jean-Brillant, Montreal.  We have unpacked almost everything and are getting settled in after the stress of moving two blocks to the west.  It is even easier for our partners and members to come and visit as we are now much …