How Secure Is St. John’s? Let’s Find Out…

Do you work in IT and/or security? Want to learn more about it? Then clear your calendar on September 21, because for the second year in a row, a Security B-Sides conference will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

What is a Security B-Sides Conference? Well, let’s ask the creators:

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.



This is a great opportunity to network with fellow IT professionals, catch up on the latest ideas in security, and maybe even get some inspiration for your own talk next year. The best part is, there’s no cost to get in the door – nothing like free professional development to get the brain going!

This year’s speakers and topics include:

  • Mark Nunnikhoven – The Basics & Other Things That We’re Probably Doing Wrong
  • Jamie Goodyear – Anatomy of an Apache vulnerability report, and Secure Release Management
  • Russ Doucet – Key Considerations in Securing Internet Access
  • Karim Nathoo – Command and Control and Data Exfiltration, Version 2.0
  • Kellman Meghu – How NOT To Do Security: Lessons Learned From the Galactic Empire
  • Darryl MacLeod – Have Credentials, Will Travel… Literally
  • Bruno Germain – Services defense in depth: an emerging paradigm for protecting the Data Center
  • Stefano Tiranardi – Today’s Threat Landscape – Facts, Figures, Myths and Perceptions


  • Ready to register? Head to bsidesstjohns.eventbrite.com. I’ll be volunteering at the front desk, so be sure to say hello!

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