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2013 HTCIA November Christmas Party - RSVP Required PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barry Kuang   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 19:30

2013 HTCIA November Christmas Party - RSVP Required

 

You must RSVP by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm your attendance

 

As the HTCIA Ontario chapter is winding down for the Christmas break, please join us at our annual Christmas social event.

 

This is a great opportunity to come out and meet and mingle with others in our field.

 

As usual, food and pop is provided by the Chapter.  Please note - "Alcohol is your dime".

 

If you are lucky you may come away with one of our valuable prizes below....

 

Again please ensure you RSVP by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm your attendance.

 

We have some really great prizes for this event:

 

1. IPAD Mini Wi-Fi 16 GB X 1

2. IPOD NANO 16 GB X 2

3. Apple TV-Can X 2

4. Other possible give aways

 

This is always been one of the highlights of the year.

 

Details are as follows:

Date:  Thursday 28 November 2013 between 5:30 pm - 6:00pm

 

Mandarin Chinese Buffet Restaurant

87 Matheson Boulevard East

Ontario, L4Z 2Y5

 

 

From Toronto:

* Highway 401 West

* Exit on Hurontario St. and turn left

* Turn left onto Matheson Blvd. East

* Mandarin is on the right

 

From Brampton North:

* Take Highway 401 South to Hwy 401 West

* Exit on Hurontario St. and turn left

* Turn left onto Matheson Blvd. East

* Mandarin is on the right

 

Sincerely,

 

 

2013 HTCIA Ontario Chapter Executive Committee

 

President:

Kevin Lo

 

First Vice-President:

Vacant

 

Second Vice-President:

Eugene Silva

 

Secretary:

Raymond Albright

 

Treasurer:

Neil Greenberg

 
HTCIA Ontario Chapter - HTCIA Chapter Officer Election Results PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barry Kuang   
Thursday, 07 November 2013 13:52

HTCIA Ontario Chapter Officer Election Results

 

Introducing your new HTCIA Ontario Chapter Executive Committee for 2014

1. President - Kevin Lo

2. First Vice-President - Danny Huton

3. Second Vice-President - Eugene Silva

4. Secretary - James Caron

5. Treasurer - Neil Greenberg

 

Bios of your newest members joining the executive for 2014

 

First Vice-President - Danny Huton

Mr. Danny Huton , CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, ACE, HT. Over 25 years of data processing and several years in scientific work. Help to train Law Enforcement and Military for tactile operations low level combat and weapons retention. IPSC certified and holds a Black Badge for international shooting competitions. As a HT (Hyperbaric Technician) he has managed and operated Hyperbaric Chambers. Former HTCIA chapter executive member. Corporate History: Ricoh Canada: hardware and technical support, building test systems and training. Northshield Security Services Inc.: Data and molecular analysis. Consulted on forensic data and hardware. Performed gas chromatography to analyze gases and particulate for Fire Departments in Ontario and private industry.

Rebreather service technician and instructor. Security consulting. Manager, Information Security, Moneris Solutions: Involved in forensic / fraud investigations, data center and site security walkthroughs, POS (point of sale) security evaluations and certifications, network and system's security. Royal Bank of Canada: Involved in operations of test and production centers, cryptographic testing, and ATM / POS certifications and fraud investigations and designed certification analysis procedures.  Danny has also consulted to various groups and organizations including the Dept.of Defence for the protection of GPS transmissions. Education: McGill University, Ryerson University, George Brown College

 

Secretary - James Caron

James Caron - Is a superannuates of the Federal Civil Service (i.e. Retired). He served and had duties in a variety of departments and agencies besides a work tour or two elsewhere. Yes indeed some of my friends and peers may swear I helped

Alexander Graham Bell string wire as well as date one or both of the

'twisted sisters' back in the days of analog. But today I try to keep

course with professional networking and assignments. James has a university degree as well as several college accreditation and certificates. He has work in private industry for several years during security tasks/investigations as well as digital

forensics arts. He has retained his private investigator license in Ontario as

well as belonging to several associations (i.e. ACFE, CPIO, CPRIC, HTCC,

HTCIA, etc

 

Help us in welcoming our newest members.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

2013 HTCIA Ontario Chapter Executive Committee

 

President:

Kevin Lo

 

First Vice-President:

Vacant

 

Second Vice-President:

Eugene Silva

 

Secretary:

Raymond Albright

 

Treasurer:

Neil Greenberg

 
HTCIA Ontario Chapter - September - Monthly Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barry Kuang   
Monday, 23 September 2013 14:42

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - HTCIA Ontario Monthly Meeting

Welcome back to our monthly meeting, hopefully everyone had a wonderful summer. This meeting is shaping up to be a great session from three industry leaders educating us on the latest technology and the implications for high-tech investigations.

The location for this month’s meeting:

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Graham Alexander Bell, 5099 Creekbank Road, Mississauga - meeting room in Building C

http://htciaontario.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5b1d64eace&id=acd3165d92&e=5f85580531

NOTE: Members will require photo ID to sign in.

Everyone is invited to be there.

Our speakers are:

Speaker 1 - Eugene Silva - Detective Sergeant at Waterloo Regional Police Service

Presentation Topic: Autopsy 3 - Windows based, easy to use and hey the best part it is free! It's no longer your Father's open source software!
Autopsy 3 is the premier digital forensics platform and graphical interface to "The Sleuth Kit" and other digital forensics tools. It can be used by law enforcement, military, and corporate examiners to investigate what happened on a computer. It has been built by Basis Technology and other members of the open source digital forensics community to be easy to use, fast and extensible.

About the Speaker
Eugene Silva has been a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service for over 22 years, where he is currently assigned as a Sergeant with the Technological Crimes Unit.   During his tenure within the Technological Crimes Unit, Eugene has been involved in over 1000 investigations, including such complex investigations as homicides, counterfeiting, drugs, guns & gangs, child pornography, Internet child luring, domestics and sexual assaults, just to name a few.  He is an active member of the High Tech Crime Investigators Association and currently serves as our 2nd VP.   He is committed to ongoing learning and training to stay on the cusp of emerging technologies.

Speaker 2  - Ben Whittaker - Senior Forensic Examiner, Rogers Communication Inc

Presentation Topic: Demo and Discussion forensic software -volatility
The Volatility Framework is a completely open collection of tools, implemented in Python under the GNU General Public License, for the extraction of digital artifacts from volatile memory (RAM) samples. The extraction techniques are performed completely independent of the system being investigated but offer unprecedented visibility into the runtime state of the system. The framework is intended to introduce people to the techniques and complexities associated with extracting digital artifacts from volatile memory samples and provide a platform for further work into this exciting area of research. The Volatility Framework demonstrates our commitment to and belief in the importance of open source digital investigation tools .

About the Speaker
Ben has a long history in IT with a current focus on Forensics and IT Security. He has experience with large and small clients with the ability to understand how security can benefit their organizations. Ben has had experience in leading teams that service customers needs in an efficient and timely manner.  Ben was also a part of the HTCIA Executive for Ontario Chapter. Ben holds certifications of CISSP, EnCE, CEH, CHFI and CPTS.

Speaker 3 - TBD
Presentation Topic:  Recap & discussion on HTCIA Conference

We hope to see you there in person from 7 to 9 p.m. If you cannot make the meeting but have some time available, we invite you to consider “attending” the meeting using the GoToMeeting conference facility - read on for instructions.

Sincerely,


2013 HTCIA Ontario Chapter Executive Committee

President:
Kevin Lo

First Vice-President:
Vacant

Second Vice-President:
Eugene Silva

Secretary:
Raymond Albright

Treasurer:
Neil Greenberg

 
HTCIA Ontario Chapter - October - Monthly Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barry Kuang   
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 19:31

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - HTCIA Ontario Monthly Meeting (REMINDER)

 

This meeting is shaping up to be a great session from industry leaders educating us on the latest technology and the implications for high-tech investigations.

 

The location for this month’s meeting:

 

Date:  Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time:  7:00 pm

Graham Alexander Bell, 5099 Creekbank Road, Mississauga - meeting room in Building C

 

http://htciaontario.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5b1d64eace&id=f8b58740bc&e=5f85580531

 

NOTE: Members will require photo ID to sign in.

 

Everyone is invited to be there.

 

Our speakers are:

 

Speaker 1 - Ron McLeod, MCSc,CEO and CTO of Select Technology Corporation

 

Presentation Topic: Introduction to Network Traffic Capture and Analysis using Flow Data This presentation is intended as an overview of the entire practice of capturing and interpreting network flow data. The goal is to demonstrate approaches and procedures that will lead to an effective flow capture and monitoring program for use in network forensics and incident response.  Network flow data is the first choice of the network analyst when attempting to gain awareness of a network‘s overall behaviour.  Flow data may be used to locate and respond to intruders and attackers. Flow level monitoring requires much less time and resource commitment than full packet capture and often leads directly to the evidence needed to respond to a threat. A basic knowledge of networking is required as a prerequisite.

 

About the Speaker

Ron McLeod, MCSc.   Ron is currently the CEO and CTO of Select Technology Corporation which is conducting research and development into a new generation of network traffic monitoring systems. Ron is also the immediate past President of the HTCIA Atlantic Canada Chapter. He has worked in various information technology capacities for the previous 25 years and has for the last several years been consulting, training and researching in the area of network and information systems security.  He is currently pursuing his PhD in the area of network traffic profiling.

 

Speaker 2  - Cst. Bruce Hunter, Guelph Police Service, Technological Crimes Unit

 

About the Speaker

Bruce Hunter is a member of the Guelph Police Service (27 years split between Toronto and Guelph) Technological Crimes Unit.  He has been teaching with BlackBag for some time now.  Worked in a variety of roles in Policing during this past 27 years and is a past secretary of the HTCIA Ontario Chapter.

 

Presentation Topic: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch device popularity has introduced unique forensics and corporate policy enforcement challenges. Examiners must understand the attributes and file types unique to Mac OS X and iOS file systems. If your casework involves examining geo-location and EXIF camera metadata, evidence of device wiping, or SMS, contacts, and phone call data marked for deletion in SQLite databases, then this presentation is a must see. Attendees will gain valuable insight into the ever-evolving forensics challenges associated with iOS devices, and learn ways to conduct highly efficient and effective Mac OS X and iOS device investigations.

 

We hope to see you there in person from 7 to 9 p.m. If you cannot make the meeting but have some time available, we invite you to consider “attending” the meeting using the GoToMeeting conference facility - read on for instructions.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

2013 HTCIA Ontario Chapter Executive Committee

 

President:

Kevin Lo

 

First Vice-President:

Vacant

 

Second Vice-President:

Eugene Silva

 

Secretary:

Raymond Albright

 

Treasurer:

Neil Greenberg

 
HTCIA Ontario Chapter - May - Monthly Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barry Kuang   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:10

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - HTCIA Ontario Monthly Meeting

Please note change for gotomeeting at bottom of this notification - Please reserve your Webinar seat now


Welcome back to our monthly meeting, once again this is shaping up to be a great session with two industry leaders educating us on their products the latest technology and the implications for high-tech investigations.


The location for this month’s meeting:

Toronto Police College, Room 103
70 Birmingham Street, Toronto, ON M8V 3W6

http://goo.gl/maps/PCkOE


Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 7:00pm

Everyone is invited to be there.

Our speakers are:

Speaker 1 - Rene Hamel, Director Forensic Technology Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Toronto, Ontario
Presentation Topic:
Cybercrime Forensic Wheels

About the Speaker -
René’s career extends over 20 years of civil and criminal investigations including white-collar crimes and a number of years doing computer forensic examinations with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”). René’s advanced skills and experience in collecting electronic evidence and understanding information flow in a complex digital environment, significantly speeds up any facts finding assignment. Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto Canada, René developed and established the Computer Forensics capability for KPMG Ireland and prior to that he set up a similar group for Gowlings/Inkster Group LLP and for the Royal Bank of Canada’s national computer investigation group. Previously he had already spent three years with KPMG in Toronto Canada participating in the development and management of its Forensic Technology Services group.
In 1985, René completed extensive training with the RCMP in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the Police Science program in Trois-Rivières, Québec in 1984. Before joining the RCMP, he studied computer programming and system analysis at the Herzing Institute in Montréal. He then completed the CBIS (Computer Based Information Systems) program through the University of Victoria. René finished all Canadian Police College courses pertaining to Electronic Searches and Seizures for a variety of operating systems and networks. He also received training from the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia for proper incident response for network investigations and hacking. Rene received training from ASRDATA in Austin, Texas for the SMART software, from Guidance Software in Toronto for the Encase application and from Access Data on the Forensic Toolkit application. René is an A+ Certified Computer Service Professional, a CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), a CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and an EnCe (Encase certified examiner). Rene recently completed his Project Management Professional certification and completed the PMP “Green Belt” level shortly after.
René is an experienced speaker and he frequently lectures on computer forensic analysis and e-commerce security issues to organizations such as the Canadian Institute, Law Society for Upper Canada, CICA, ISSA, CIPS, Comdex, ISACA, scholastic institutions, several governmental agencies and the legal community.
René is a member of the Project Management Institute, the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, the High-Tech Crime Network, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and the RCMP Veterans Association.

Speaker 2  - Matthew Borowski is the VP of Sales and account executive for Extractiva, Inc.

Presentation Topic:
Reducing ESI Processing Costs: Responding to Client Demands Through Rapid Ingestion Technology

As the volume of e-discovery data exchanging hands has increased exponentially, clients are demanding more cost-effective and time-sensitive methods of processing their electronically stored information (ESI). Gone are the days when clients would endorse blank checks to handle e-discovery-related expenses. Service providers must now respond to client demands by adapting their practices to reduce costs.  At the same time, the volume of ESI has rapidly increased, forcing firms to increase their processing capacity. Older e-discovery processing technologies, while firmly entrenched, have become a bottleneck. In order to remain competitive, service providers and their clients must minimize the cost of processing e-discovery data - a difficult task to accomplish given the constraints of legacy technologies.

About the Speaker

In his ten years with Extractiva, Matthew has served clients in the federal government, legal, financial, energy, transportation, and other industries. Prior to joining Extractiva, Matthew had a background in Information Technology, consulting, and software development. Matthew Borowski holds a Juris Doctorate from Drexel University and a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration with a minor in Computer Science from George Mason University.

About Extractiva

Extractiva, Inc. is a worldwide technology leader in electronic data discovery processing software. For fourteen years, Extractiva, Inc. has been developing and refining e-discovery software with one goal in mind: making e-discovery processing as simple and as effective as possible. Extractiva's PiranhaDox software allows users to easily ingest, cull, index, search and manage diverse data collections, no matter how complex or large. The company is headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Additional Notices/Reminders:

1. Notice: Current discount price for HTCIA 2013 International Conference & Training Expo - Sep 8-11, 2013 - Summerlin, NV going up after this week - registration fees will go up by $100 on June 1. As HTCIA members, current discounted registration is $545.
http://www.htciaconference.org/lectures/

2. Reminder of this notice sent previously : To increase our profile as an organization, the Ontario Chapter board is compiling a list of resources and contacts related to Internet Safety.
This request for help is directed to both our law enforcement and private industry members.  We are aware that there are a number of resources scattered throughout the various websites and we are all busy and just one link / one contact per member would go a long way to consolidating the list. Specifically what we are looking for is a listing of contacts in the various regions that are within our Chapter region that would be prepared to present / speak to various groups such as schools, and other organizations. The intent is to consolidate an internal directory with a liaison / contact person posted  on our website and if requested provide speakers from our membership or refer them to the appropriate available program.  By the way please let us know if you are interested in joining the speaker ranks as part of your response.  Take a quick moment from your busy day and reply to this email with your input.  Compiled results will be shared with the membership prior to public posting. For further information, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We hope to see you there in person from 7 to 9 p.m. If you cannot make the meeting but have some time available, we invite you to consider “attending” the meeting using the GoToMeeting conference facility - read on for instructions. We will be using the GoToMeeting conferencing facilities provided by the International HQ of HTCIA, part of the services provided by your membership fees that go to HQ.


Sincerely,



2013 HTCIA Ontario Chapter Executive Committee

President:
Kevin Lo

First Vice-President:
Vacant

Second Vice-President:
Eugene Silva

Secretary:
Raymond Albright

Treasurer:
Neil Greenberg

HTCIA Ontario Chapter (May)
Join us for a Webinar on May 30
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/739441439

Monthly HTCIA Ontario Chapter Meeting - Toronto Police College
Title: HTCIA Ontario Chapter (May)
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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