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Pierre-Luc Vaudry – Feeding the Machine: Data Collection and Other Challenges of Machine Learning for Spam Detection

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October Spam detection software can use both handcrafted rules and machine learning techniques. At ZEROSPAM we are aiming at reducing the need to create or edit rules manually to adapt to constantly evolving email-borne threats. At the same time, the performance of our machine learning tools could be improved …

Adrian Taylor – Detecting anomalies on the automotive control bus with machine learning

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October.  Detecting anomalies on the automotive control bus with machine learning. Cars are vulnerable to hacking. While automotive cyber attacks are not yet a widespread threat, learning how to detect them will be an important part of future countermeasures. Attacks must be crafted for specific models, so attack detectors must …

Cameron Field – Filling the Gaps: Typological Research, Enhancing Cyber Safety and Data

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October Academics, scientists, private sector and public sector actors have long relied on sociodemographic data, marketing data and other typological clusters to set context, variables and other tools in their respective research efforts. Whether its cutting edge emergency medicine research or dated law enforcement research from the 1970s, sociodemographic …

Ryan Duquette – Law Enforcement Challenges in investigating cybercrimes

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October Instances of cybercrime are now a daily occurrence and many of these attacks affect us all. The threat landscape is constantly changing and evolving and the threat actors are no longer “hackers” lurking in the shadows.  Cyber-attacks have been shown to cause mass disruption, widespread panic, and in …

Impact of Cyber Attacks on Data Integrity in Transient Stability Control

The development of intelligent energy management or smart grid systems are quite weak advanced however the critical nature of this infrastructure means that the reliability and security of the connected components are concerning. Maintaining energy stability across variations in generation and demand depends on the ability of the synchronous generators in the power system to …

Image-Centric Social Discovery Using Neural Network under Anonymity Constraint

A common part of social networks is sharing images. Storing and processing these images to provide engaging services to customers is resource intensive and social networks often rely on cloud services to provide these resources. This creates a potential security risk for the users of the social network platform. Simply encrypting the images before uploading …

Michael Joyce – Enterprise Cybersec101: Bridge the gap between your security policy and your people

Presented at GoSec 2017 Michael Joyce works on the many different aspects of the SERENE-RISC knowledge mobilization operations. He is the person behind the Network online knowledge-sharing platform and one of the driving forces behind the Cybersec 101 training. At SERENE-RISC, Michael is also responsible for the production of the quarterly knowledge digest. Before joining …

CAFC Bulletin: Fraude par Internet / Internet Fraud

Le Centre antifraude du Canada a publié un nouveau bulletin sur la fraude. Pour le mois de la sensibilisation à la cybersécurité, ils mettent en évidence les escroqueries malheureusement trop fréquentes sur Internet: Stratagèmes de rencontre Fraudes électroniques Fraudes par facturation continue Hameçonnage Biens contrefaits, et Options binaires (arnaque d’investissement) Lisez les Bulletins du CAFC …

Jessica Gunson – Understanding Fraud and How to Protect Against It

Presented at GoSec 2017 Jessica is an intelligence researcher/analyst with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). She has been with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) since 1998 and joined the Operational Support Unit in 2006. Jessica has previously been involved in most aspects of the CAFC disruption program. Along with providing tactical support to law …

Resources for cybersecurity month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Discussion Participants:   The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca Halifax Public Libraries http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca Ontario Provincial Police https://www.opp.ca project SOMEONE http://projectsomeone.ca Toronto Public Library http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca   Regrets: Public Safety Canada https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/index-en.aspx Montreal Public Libraries http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=4397,6393626&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Vancouver Public Library http://www.vpl.ca Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Links for Resources for Cybersecurity Awareness month: (In …