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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 < …

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 …

Understanding Romance Fraud: Insights from Domestic Violence Research

Romance fraud is a particularly harmful issue that affects thousands of people every year. The damage that romance fraud can cause makes particularly startling the relatively little research that has been done on this subject.  Cassandra Cross, Molly Dragiewicz and Kelly Richards provide insights by comparing romance fraud and domestic violence in the hope that …

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 …