ISSessions 2022 – 10 – 13

Happy Spooktober, Everyone!
This Thursday, October 13th, join us in person in J102, or online on Discord and YouTube!

We will be starting off with out regular news roundup, followed up on some information on how to secure yourself. Then, after our break, we will be unveiling our special guest of the meeting, Mangatas Tondang and their talk on job seeking in InfoSec. See you then!


7:00 Kick-Off

7:05 News Roundup

7:20 Securing Yourself

7:40 Break

7:50 The Job Seeker of Infosec: First Job Hunt Edition – Tas

The Job Seeker of Infosec

First Job Hunt Edition Studying cyber security itself is already hard but something even harder is landing the first job in cyber security. The presenter already had this experience before and want to make sure to ease the pressure for incoming job seeker. The presentation will help the newcomers to see the bigger picture of cyber security and the roles within this big industry. We will be talking about components of a perfect first job in cyber security, choosing the right role for you and knowing what to learn for that role. Followed with the exploring the world of hiring, including the steps of hiring and how to navigate through it, especially in the cyber security industry. The presenter will share tips and tricks based on his experience, on both sides of the hiring table.

Mangatas Tondang

Tas graduated from the Sheridan Information Systems Security program in 2018 and is currently a security researcher at Microsoft. Over the past 4 years he worked from different institutions ranging from healthcare all the way to Big 4 consulting companies. He is active in the community where he presented numerous times in international conferences, contributed to numerous open-source security projects and also an active member of 2 security collectives, The DFIR Report and Curated Intelligence.

ISSessions 2022-09-29

Welcome back to our bi-weekly scheduled program of ISSessions! This Thursday, September 29th, will be our next meeting once again in-person and online. We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for this night!

Starting off with our news round-up, and our special event the Co-Op Panel! You won’t want to miss this, especially if your Co-Op is coming up soon!


7:00 Kick-Off

7:05 News Roundup

7:20 Break

7:25 Co-Op Panel

About the Co-Op Panel

The Co-Op panel will be a way for you to get a better understanding around the co-op process. All the way from applying, interviewing and doing your co-op your questions will be answered. For this special ISSessions event we have put together a team of panelists from a range of positions and companies to give you the broadest insight into the topic

Cem Celen

Proactive Consultant Intern with Mandiant

Cristian di Bartolomeo

Cyber Security Consultant with KPMG

Connor Laidlaw

Vulnerability Researcher with Trend Micro

Kyle Doucette

Strategic consultant intern with Mandiant

Louai Abboud

Currently Adversarial Collaboration Engineer with Lares | did co-op as a Threat Hunter with Bell

ISSessions 2022-09-15

Join us this Thursday September 15th at 7:00PM in Room J102 as ISSessions will be having its first session of the school year and its first session on campus in two years.

We’ll start up with our News Roundup, move into ISS Jeopardy and then bring John Simpson out of the ISS warehouse to deliver his annual “Wonderful World of InfoSec” talk.


7:00 Kick-Off

7:05 News Roundup

7:30 ISS Jeopardy

8:00 Break

8:05 Wonderful World of InfoSec – John Simpson

Wonderful World of InfoSec

Join John as he presents the 2022 version of his ISSessions staple 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.

John Simpson

John graduated from the Sheridan Information Systems Security program in 2015 and is currently a senior security researcher at Veracode. 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. He then spent over 5 years as a vulnerability researcher at Trend Micro, and discovered several new vulnerabilities, authored blog posts for Trend Micro and Zero Day Initiative, and spoke at several conferences. At Veracode he researches new capabilities and features for Veracode’s application security services, primarily focusing on static code analysis.

Reminder that the session will also be delivered on Discord and YouTube still if you can’t make it. That said I hope to see a lot of you guys there!