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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 …

Assessing the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks of Emerging Payment Technologies

Rapid advancements in financial technology – or “fintech” – are quickly changing the way we use and think about money. This includes both the use of technologies outside of the traditional regulated financial system, such as cryptocurrencies, and the financial innovations developed by banks, such as mobile wallets. This talk will provide a high level …

Bitcoin, the Gateway Virtual Currency?

Presented by Aaron Gilkes at the SERENE-RISC workshop 2017, April. Is Bitcoin (BTC) a gateway virtual currency? Will using BTC lead to more sinister or otherwise naughty behaviour online? There seems to be four prevailing groups of BTC users : Technology enthusiasts, Libertarians, Speculators and Criminals. I will be focusing on Law Enforcement’s experiences with BTC …

Security in virtualized infrastructures: A networking perspective

Presented by Dr. Ashraf Matrawy at the SERENE-RISC workshop 2017, April. For economic, technical, and environmental reasons, there is a very strong trend towards virtualizing computing infrastructures and relying less on private computing infrastructures. This trend utilizes information infrastructures that are built using virtualization techniques while taking advantage of very rapid advances in networking technologies. In …

2018 Toronto ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security !Call for Papers!

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One of the most important events for academics in computer security is coming to Canada in Fall.  This October 15 – 19, Toronto will play host to the 25th the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). This year the conference will be Chaired by Canadian Researchers David Lie from the …