Virtual Conference Presentations

Hello All. I am thrilled to learn that even though a number of conferences that I was scheduled to speak at that were canceled have decided to go virtual and asked me to present. So it looks like I will be presenting my talk on preparing security teams for threat hunting at ISACA CACS North America. I am still waiting on the confirmed dates for this.

It also looks like I may be presenting on using NIST CSF to assess the maturity of your cybersecurity program for the ISACA Los Angeles chapter. Dates are TBD.

Home Isolation – Day 11

Hello All. Another one bites the dust due to COVID-19. The FIRST Annual Conference in Montreal, QC that was to be held in June of this year has been cancelled. I should have been prepared for this – I guess in the back of my mind, I was hoping for the best. I am beyond heartbroken given I am a member of FIRST and have spoken in the past at their events and they are wonderful.

The cancellation is due to the event scheduled for June 21-26, 2020 and the Canadian government having extended its ban on foreign nationals traveling to Canada through June 30, 2020.

Anyhow, will wait to see if they reschedule it or do something virtual. If they don’t, I may try to do my workshop on Sysmon via Zoom or WebEx. Stay tuned.

2018 ISACA Information Security & Risk Conference CFP

Hello All. After the success of last year’s conference, we are doing it again. This year is slightly different. The same two day conference will run on October 29-30, 2018 at the Harbourfront Marriott in Halifax. The addition is the day training sessions that we will be running on October 31, 2018. These will be full day, instructor-led, some hands-on training sessions on various topics in cyber security, risk management, etc. Right now we are looking for speakers for both the conference and the training sessions. So if you are interested in submitting your information, please visit

2018 ISACA LA Spring Conference

Hello All. I couldn’t recommend an event more than ISACA Los Angeles’ Spring Conference. This year it is being held from April 14-18, 2018 at the Hilton Universal City. It is truly a great event. Great speakers, great people, great food, etc. I will be teaching a 2 day pre-conference workshop on blue teaming, threat hunting, etc. I hope to see everyone there. Much more fun than boring RSA!!!

Visit ISACA Los Angeles’ conference site for more information on the event and more importantly to register!