Video Presentation

Questioning the “Loneliness” of Lone-Wolves: A Social Network Analysis of Lone-Wolf Terrorists

Dr. David Hofmann Presented at the 2018 Atlantic Security Conference In this presentation, Dr. Hofmann will discuss his recently completed funded research (TSAS / Public Safety Canada) into the three different types of social networks formed by lone-wolves during the 24 months prior to the commission of their first act of terrorist violence. Dr. Hofmann …

Software Defined Networking and Network Security

Presented by Dr. Israat Haque at the 2018 Atlantic Security Conference Software Defined Network (SDN) is a new approach of designing networks. In SDN architecture network control function is decoupled from hardware like routers and switches. This decoupled control function is executed in a logically centralized controller with a global network view. Furthermore, SDN brings …

Know your Enemy: Malware Authorship Attribution

Presented by Natalia Stakhanova at the Atlantic Security Conference 2018 Since the first computer virus hit the DARPA network in the early 1970s, the security community interest revolved around ways to expose identities of malware writers. Knowledge of the adversary’s identity promised additional leverage to security experts in their ongoing battle against perpetrators. At the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pedophile hunting and scambaiting

Tom Sorell from Warwick University Presentation from the CICC 2017-2018 Scientific Launch on the Subject of ‘Watchful Citizens:Policing from Below and Digital Vigilantism held the 2nd and 3rd November 2017 at the Université de Montreal. A comparison of vigilante activities directed at different criminal groups.  What are the differences between “pedophile hunting” and “scam baiting”? …