TASK – Toronto Area Security Klatch Celebrates 10 Years

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Addressing the need for greater IT Security knowledge, discussion and debate, the Toronto Area Security Klatch, TASK, was founded in 2005. This IT security user group filled a gap among computer professionals and enthusiasts, and over the course of its existence has grown to more than 3500 members strong, with monthly attendance often greater than 120.

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“The need to understand the complexities of IT security and how to best defend yourself and the enterprise has only increased over the last ten years." Brian Bourne, TASK and SecTor Co-founder.

The Toronto Area Security Klatch (TASK) is proud to be celebrating its tenth year as one of North America’s longest running, and most successful IT security user groups. Organized and run by a small group of professionals who recognized the community and commercial need for an unbiased forum to disseminate, discuss and debate all things related to IT security, TASK is free to attend. The formula of a ‘by professionals, for professionals’ approach to educating those interested in learning has been very successful, with current membership in TASK at 3500, and monthly attendance greater than 120.

As noted by Brian Bourne, one of the co-founders of TASK, “The need to understand the complexities of IT security and how to best defend yourself and the enterprise has only increased over the last ten years. With the proliferation of connected devices and the growth of cloud technologies, everyone is able to access almost anything, anywhere. And while we may enjoy the convenience that this offers, it’s crucial that those in charge of protecting computers, networks, and the corporate infrastructures of their employers, stay on top of the latest attacks so that they can mount a current defence.” That’s what Bourne, fellow advisors and monthly speakers aim to do every month. In fact, the need for IT security was so great, that two years after launching TASK a few of the founders went on to start SecTor, the Security Education Conference that takes place annually at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in October and has become the largest conference of its kind in Canada (http://www.SecTor.ca).

This March 25th, join TASK at the Telus Building, 25 York Street, 3rd Floor, Room 003-031 Spirited Teamwork, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. (http://www.TASK.to).

Talk #1: "Rene Hamel presents: A Decades Worth of Changes in Cyber Forensics"
Speaker: Rene Hamel

Talk #2: "Embedded Devices & Firmware Analysis"
Speaker: Jeremy Richards

About Black Arts Illuminated Inc. (SecTor Conference)
SecTor brings the world's brightest (and darkest) minds together to identify, discuss, dissect and debate the latest digital threats facing corporations today. Unique to central Canada, SecTor provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Professionals to collaborate with their peers and learn from their mentors. For more information, please visit http://www.sector.ca.

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