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This is a group for anyone interested in computer hacking & network security breaching. All skill levels and background experiences are welcome. I started this group because I want to develop a community that will participate in actual hack-a-thons, blue team/red team attack simulations, shares and sharpens our tactics and methods for ethical penetration of computer networks. Looking forward to exploring the digital cosmos with everyone.

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Building Security Awareness & World-Class Pen Testing Programs

Hey hackers! Who is excited for the next DEFCON Toronto Meetup? The group for hackers, cyber security professionals, and enthusiasts. We are excited to have you all join us for our May meetup at Pivotal Labs where we will have some great talks for you! This month's meetup will be a joint DC416/Leading Cyber Ladies event with food and soft drinks sponsored by Cycura! Talk #1 Topic: Building a Security Awareness Program Abstract: A Security Awareness Program is imperative to building a strong security culture at an organization. Neetika Bhargava, Information Security Specialist at Prodigy Game, will go over the techniques on how to build a tailored security awareness training for various teams. This presentation will focus on how to develop training for your development, sales, marketing, customer support, and operations teams. Bio: Neetika Bhargava is an Information Security Specialist at Prodigy Game where she works to build their information security program. Prior to Prodigy Game, Neetika worked at TD Bank and Deloitte Canada where she consulted for clients in the public and private sector. Her core skill sets include conducting cyber security assessments, application security, cloud security, and translating data privacy laws into information security initiatives. Outside work, Neetika is the co-organizer of Leading Cyber Ladies - Toronto chapter, and is a volunteer at Hack Student, a non-profit organization that organizes cybersecurity workshops for middle and high school students. Talk #2 Topic: Building a First-class Penetration Testing Program Not all Pen-Testers are created equal, and neither are Pen-Testing Programs. Melinda Coultar, Director of Consulting at Cycura, an offensive security research and services company, explores how to build a successful penetration testing program as a customer or a consultant. This presentation will discuss program design and delivery, project management for testing, resource matching, and stakeholder engagement issues that commonly affect the outcomes of testing programs. Bio: Melinda Coultar has been a Security Practitioner for more than 5 years and currently holds GIAC GSTRT and SSCP designations. Her focus within the industry to date has been on SDLC Security, Governance and Web Application Hacking. She is currently the Director of Consulting at Cycura in Toronto. In addition to managing the growth and delivery of Consulting Department services at Cycura, Melinda has prepared and delivered numerous workshops and tabletop exercises for Cycura clients ranging from IR Preparedness and Red Team Exercises to Secure Coding and Secure SDLC Workshops. In her spare time, Melinda enjoys participating in CTFs, is an active participant in the HackerOne bug bounty program and is a fledgling reverse engineer. She is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at Harvard University and looks forward to applying her love of science and security to securing evolving biotechnologies in the future. Is your company hiring? At every DC416 event we give hiring managers the opportunity to do a "Call for Candidates" for open IT, Development, or Cyber Security related roles. Want to learn more about DEFCON Toronto? Visit our Website! (http://dc416.com) Missed a DC416 talk? checkout the DC416 archives. (https://dc416.com/archives/) Want to give a talk at DC416? Checkout our CFP. (https://dc416.com/cfp/) Join the conversation on Twitter! Share and follow along with @defcon_toronto (https://twitter.com/defcon_toronto) Interested in sponsoring a DEFCON Toronto event? Checkout our sponsors page! (https://dc416.com/become-a-sponsor/) Want to join our slack? E-mail us at [masked]

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