ISSessions 2024 – 04 – 04

⏰ Attention! 📡

It’s time for the last ISSessions meeting of the semester this Thursday, April 4th! This week our special guest Giang is here to discuss his journey starting out as a Co-Op student to becoming Penetration Tester at BMO! For anybody who’s curious about the transition from Co-Op to becoming an industry professional, this session is for you!

Please note for the summer:
ISSessions will be back during the spring/summer semester, look out for more details coming soon 👀

7:00 PM Kick-Off 👋
7:05 PM News 💻
7:15 .xz Vulnerability ❌
7:25 PM Break 😴
7:35 PM Breaking Into the Industry

About Giang 🧐
Giang Ma is an international student from Vietnam and went to Seneca Polytechnic for a security program. He joined BMO as a Security Testing Analyst during Co-op, then worked full-time as a consultant under Bell Canada for 6 months before rejoined BMO as a member of the Financial Crime Unit, a.k.a. Penetration Tester. An active member of multiple security communities and a hobbyist chef who is on a journey to figure out dishes on his own cuisines.

Breaking into the industry
This session is more like a story telling than a talk. Giang will share his experience as an international student, from a student with no skills in almost everything to a full-time penetration testing. Along the way, he will answer the question, “What advice would I give myself 6 years ago when I just started?”

🗺️📍Location: Don’t forget, the session will be held in room S424 at 7:00 PM and will also be broadcasted online on Discord and on our YouTube channel:

ISSessions 2023 – 04 – 06

Tomorrow, April 6th will be our final meeting of the term. Join us in room J102, or online on our Discord or our YouTube.
We will begin with our News roundup as usual, then have a talk on security-based activities you can do over the summer.
Lastly, after our break, we will finish off the meeting with our special guest Samy and their discussion on How to Read Code for Security Practitioners.
We will, unfortunately, be saying goodbye to our current Exec team, but the show must go on. Please give a warm welcome to the new Exec team who will be taking over after this term.

7:00 Kick-Off
7:05 News
7:15 Summer Security
7:35 Break
7:40 How to Read Code for Security Practitioners – Samy

About Samy
Samy has more than a decade in infosec, he is currently Staff Product Security Engineer at Okta. Outside of work he loves learning, doing CTFs, reading RFCs, and looking at code. OSCP, OSWE, CISSP.

How to read code for security practitioners
Imagine you joined a new company, after onboarding, you are given a huge code base to evaluate. What would you do? What’s the plan? Or you are asked to “make it secure”, find vulnerabilities in the code, or see if the code is vulnerable to a specific class of vulnerabilities. How are you going to approach it?

All resources out there teach us how to write code, but no one teaches us how read code. We’re going to fix that in this talk

ISSessions 2023 – 03 – 23


This Thursday, March 23rd, is our next ISSessions meeting.
Join us as we discuss making a USB multi-OS loader with Jonathon, and an informative discussion on PowerShell by our wonderful content developers.
The meeting will be held in its usual location, J102, and online on Discord and on our Youtube. See you then!

7:00 Kick-Off
7:05 News Roundup
7:15 Making a USB multi-OS loader with Ventoy – Jonathan
7:25 Break
7:30 Practical PowerShell – Content Team