ISSessions 2020-10-29

Date: 2020-10-29 (THURSDAY)
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Location: VIRTUAL (Discord + YouTube)

19:00 – Kickoff – Kurt
19:10 – News Roundup – Adam & Yusef
19:30 – Project Den – Homelab Headache – Kurt
19:50 – Break 20:00 – The Wonderful World of Information Security – John Simpson

For those who just had midterms, we hope you did well and can now rest easy during your reading week! That being said, there is no better way to relax than joining us for a chill and laid back ISSessions this Thursday, October 29th @ 7:00 PM. We have a great night planned with some games towards the end 🙂

Starting off the night, we have the news roundup by Adam & Yusef! Following the news, Kurt will present a project-den focused on using old enterprise hardware in homelabs. Then, John Simpson will be giving his renewed 2020 version of “The Wonderful World of Information Security.” A great talk that John gives annually to help first and second years out with ISS. Lastly, join us to blow off some steam with your fellow peers playing JackBox games![

John Simpson
John graduated from the Sheridan Information Systems Security program in 2015 and is currently a vulnerability researcher and team lead with Trend Micro in Toronto. He started his career with a coop position at Deloitte and stayed on board after graduation, working in Security Operations Center engineering and vulnerability assessment/penetration testing roles.

In his current position, John reverse engineers vulnerabilities to write proof-of-concept exploits and devise network detection strategies to catch exploitation attempts. During the last 4.5 years in his current role, he has discovered several new vulnerabilities, authored blog posts for Trend Micro and Zero Day Initiative, and spoken at several conferences.

The Wonderful World of Information Security
John will be presenting the 2020 version of his annual talk “The Wonderful World of Information Security,” which aims to provide students new to the program with an overview of the potential career paths in the Information Security industry as well as his tips for success in navigating the Information Systems Security degree program at Sheridan and the early stages of a career in InfoSec.

There’s no doubt this will be a fun ISSessions – come and see for yourself! Learn, laugh, and play some games with your wonderful club this Thursday! We’ll see you all then AND remember… be there or be sacred…

– ISSessions Exec Team