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Presenters and Speakers

Our ultimate goal in achieving a high quality, educational, and informative annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) event, requires the collective talents of a wide range of presenters to conduct a range of relevant subject matter topics, technical papers and practical workshops.

The CTSC event committee would be interested in hearing from industry professionals who would be willing to provide a technical presentation or product demonstration. The CTSC event committee has opened the door to proposals, papers and topic suggestions to include the widest possible scope of expertise.

If you might be interested in contributing to the success of the conference or are aware of a colleague or business associate by being part of our elite group of presenters, contact the CTSC committee for details.

If you might be interested in contributing to the success of the conference by presenting at the CTSC 2020 event contact Carol Fairbrother or Paul Turner for information.


Confirmed Presenters and Speakers

UPDATED: Saturday March 23, 2019

The CTSC committee is pleased to confirm the following presenters and speakers for the 14th Annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC).

Additional presenters and speakers are pending and will be announced and posted as they are confirmed.

Andrew ChesterAndrew Chester, JD, CSyP (01A)

Andrew Chester is the President of Juno Risk Solutions. He is an established thought-leader in intelligence, security and risk management disciplines and their application to the private and public sectors.

He has led the delivery of comprehensive multi-year security partnership programs with major Crown corporations and publicly traded Canadian multinational corporations.

He has led Juno Risk’s engagements with a number of Canada’s financial industry regulating industries to develop cyber security programs for industry members and to test the effectiveness of cyber security response capabilities.

Mr. Chester has also acted as the Executive Secretary of the highly successful Joint Operational Resilience Management (JORM) program, a public-private partnership among the critical infrastructure components of the Canadian financial sector.

In that capacity, he has served as the thought leader for this community effort to define sector-wide interdependency risks and to develop mitigation strategies. Included within this initiative is a public-private cyber security working group, which under Mr. Chester’s leadership has developed a collective strategy to collaborate in cyber security intelligence sharing within the financial sector, but also inclusive of the Canadian electricity sector.

Andrew is a retired senior intelligence officer from the Royal Canadian Navy. Andrew is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs and the College of William & Mary School of Law. He is a member of the Registry of Chartered Security Professionals and the Virginia State Bar.

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI (14A) (17A) (18A) (19A) (20A)

Paul has a quarter century of experience working as a professional investigator, six (6) years as group team leader, providing high risk VIP protection and technical intelligence support, for high profile entities and clients.

Paul is the President | CEO of Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., and is a TSB certified Technical Security Specialist (TSS) and experienced Technical Security Instructor (TSI), with 38+ years of experience providing TSEC, TSCM, ECM, COMSEC and CI services.

As an experienced pilot Paul instructs advanced air and ground based Radio Direction Finding (RDF) techniques in support of Search and Rescue (SAR), and is one of a few civilian pilots to have graduated from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) - Search Master Program.

Paul is a designated Industry Canada Spectrum Management examiner for restricted radio operator’s certificates (ROC-A), and FLIR (ITC) Level I Thermographer.

Paul has extensive teaching experience as the lead instructor of the only resident based TSS (Designate) Certification Training Program of its kind.

Paul has taught at Sheridan College as an instructor for the Investigation - Public and Private Program for 2nd year students.

Paul has provided technical security lectures at both Ryerson University and Seneca College.

He has also conducted workshops for ASIS, CSIS, IABTI, NATIA, ERII, CTSC, and other prestigious organizations.

Paul is a long time member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) International Region VII.

Paul is an appointed member of the Espionage Research Institute International (ERII) advisory board.

In 2009, in response to a growing need for advanced RF spectrum analysis tools, to meet a modern moving target threat model, Paul engaged in the design and development of the Kestrel TSCM Professional Software, a technologically advanced Software Defined Radio (SDR) application, now utilized by professional private and public sector technical operators, in 30 countries.

diana elkinDiana Elkin, (2A)

Diana Elkin is the Managing Partner of Method Intelligence Ltd where she leverages her background in military and law enforcement intelligence to deliver security consultation and cyber intelligence services.

She has worked in the security and intelligence field for over 15 years.

Diana holds a Master’s degree in Intelligence Analysis from Charles Sturt University in Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Toronto.

She is a Certified Security Management Professional and also supports the trade by assessing future candidates.

John B MinorJohn B. Minor (3A)

John B. Minor was born, raised and educated in West Texas and is an independent researcher/analyst/inventor with over 35 years of experience in the communications field. He started a technology and communications company in the early 1980’s that focused on the design and construction of photonic networks, many of which became a part of today’s Internet and Cellular network infrastructure.

Mr. Minor is a patent infringement and damages expert who has testified over 50 times in State and Federal Court venues as a subject matter expert.

His experience and research focus has been primarily on Photonic Network Design and Provisioning, Mobile Network Operator (MNO) / Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Radio Frequency (RF) propagation data and subscriber data as evidence, cellular subscriber device Location Services (LCS) / Location Based Services (LBS), and Communications Interception and Disruption Tradecraft. He was awarded a patent related to the MNO/MVNO industry and currently operates Qalypsis, an Intellectual Property Firm.

Mr. Minor is a lifetime member of IEEE Communications, Antennas and Propagation, Photonics and Intelligent Transportation Systems Societies and a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E30 Forensics standards group. He was trained and certified by the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI.us), Cyber Warfare Division, in 2017 as a Defensive Cyber Operations Engineer (DCOE) assigned as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Special Projects.

Corneliu NituCorneliu Nitu (4A)

Corneliu Nitu is a computer security professional with extensive experience with the development of security solutions in telephony and digital communication systems.

With a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, he has deep knowledge of intelligent technologies, which he applied in the development of cutting-edge products.

As a Security Researcher with Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Lab, he is responsible with the malware analysis, collection of threat intelligence and the research of the current trends in cyber security.

He currently leads the efforts to develop new strategies for the detection and prevention of attacks on IoT and industrial systems.

Robert InkolRobert Inkol (5A) (9A)

Robert Inkol received the M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1978.

As a Defence Scientist with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), he was responsible for the technical leadership and management of electronic warfare related research projects and programs.

In recognition of his contributions to DRDC, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

After retiring as a Senior Scientist from DRDC, Mr. Inkol carried out technical investigations for MDA Corporation and became an Adjunct Professor at the Royal Military College.

In addition to having produced numerous technical publications, Mr. Inkol holds four patents. He is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE.

Brian RoyBrian Roy (6A)

Brian Roy is currently a Sales Engineer with Digital Shadows. In this role, he helps organizations define and adopt security and risk management strategies to support their business objectives.

Brian previously served as a Solutions Architect and Sales Engineer for SIEM and TIP organizations, protecting customers against threats from insiders and outsiders alike.

He has over 20 years in the US Army, both active and in the reserves, including multiple deployments in support of the global war on terrorism.

Brian earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University and pursuing a master’s degree in cyber operations and intelligence from Utica College.

He is passionate about adversarial tactics, travel and sports.

Jean-Louis FritzFritz Y. Jean-Louis (7A)

Fritz is the Director of Information Security and Compliance at Info-Tech Research Group in London Ontario. Fritz holds two certifications in the area of information security and risks management.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certified in risk and information security (CRISC) and has won several awards for his volunteer work with the Canadian Red Cross in both Alberta and Ontario.

CTSC 2019 SPEAKERPaul Lucier, (8A)

Paul Lucier, VP of Sales & Business Development, ISARA Corporation

Paul recognizes the importance of robust cyber security as a strategic enabler in today’s digital world. That’s why he joined ISARA Corporation, the leading provider of quantum-safe security solutions, in June 2016 to manage sales and business development.

Paul has over 20 years’ experience working in the technology and security industries. Before joining ISARA, he spent 14 years with RIM/BlackBerry in numerous senior leadership roles, including VP of Global Government Sales, and played a crucial role in their international growth by successfully launching new overseas business in Europe, Africa, Russia and the Middle East.

Whether it’s leading a sales team, managing explosive growth or overseeing operational P&L, Paul has always relied on his exceptional relationship building and networking skills to create partnerships and spark growth.

Paul holds degrees in Communications from the University of Windsor and Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

John Price | Price LangevinJohn A. Price, CPP CRM (10A)

John has been involved in the security industry since 1987, working in various positions including Security Director, Edmonton Conference Centre and Edmonton Tourism, Alberta Solicitor General Protective Services Operations, Government of Alberta, Corporate Security Advisor to the City of Edmonton, for multiple departments, and since 2001 as a managing partner of Price-Langevin and Associates Inc.

John specializes in the design and implementation of physical and technical security protective systems, specifically designing systems for corporate operations, government officials and politicians.
John has an extensive background in security operations, technical security and security program development and implementation. John is an accomplished security manager with 32 year’s experience working with government agencies, municipalities and industry.

John is a Certified Protection Professional CPP, and a Certified Risk Manager CRM. John specializes in technical security solutions and has been focused on alarm, CCTV, Card access design and security program development as a consultant to government and industry.

John is a Law Enforcement and Security Program graduate and is certified in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Level 1 and Level 11. In addition, John is trained and is a recognized expert in Covert Electronic Surveillance.

John is a Certified Locksmith and former Chairman for the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Alberta /Northern Alberta Chapter. John has work for many years in conjunction with Law Enforcement agencies to provide specialty design, manufacturing and sourcing of specialty equipment to meet their operational requirements from a trusted partner prospective.

John, has been, and continues as President of Price-Langevin and Associates since 2001.

Andrzej WolczanskiAndrzej Wolczanski, TSS (11A) (12A)

Andrzej is part of the Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., management team and is a graduate of the Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Designate Certification program, providing advanced instructional support for the Kestrel TSCM ® Professional Software, travelling in a support role for our Technical Operator Certification, and various familiarization training programs under the banner of professional development, and certification programs at our Resident Training Centre (RTC) in Eastern Ontario and for clients worldwide.

Andrzej is responsible for conducting all aspects of electronic and physical TSCM inspections for private individuals, business and corporate clients, crown corporations, and government clients.

With extensive radio communications experience, and advanced vehicle knowledge and search skills; is responsible for the management of the TSB Technical Research and Standards Group (TRSG), providing direct managerial support in the design, development, and manufacturing of the KestrelPod I and KestrelPod II Ultra-Wideband Surveillance Antenna technology developed exclusively for near-field wideband TSCM applications.

Phil GurskiPhil Gurski (13A)

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. (www.borealisthreatandrisk.com).

In addition he is the Director of Intelligence and Security at the SecDev Group (https://secdev.com/).

He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown extremism and radicalization. From 1983 to 2001 he was employed as a senior multilingual analyst at Communications Security Establishment, specializing in the Middle East.

He also served as senior special advisor in the National Security Directorate at Public Safety Canada from 2013, focusing on community outreach and training on radicalization to violence until his retirement from the civil service in May 2015, and as consultant for the Ontario Provincial Police’s Anti-Terrorism Section (PATS) from May to October 2015.

Mr. Gurski has presented on violent Islamist-inspired homegrown extremism and radicalization across Canada and around the world. He is the author of “The Threat from Within: Recognizing Al Qaeda-inspired Radicalization and Terrorism in the West” (Rowman and Littlefield 2015) “Western Foreign Fighters: the threat to homeland and international security” (Rowman and Littlefield 2017), The Lesser Jihads: taking the Islamist fight to the world (Rowman and Littlefield 2017), An end to the ‘war on terrorism ’ and the forthcoming When religion kills: how extremist justify violence through faith (Lynne Rienner).

He regularly blogs (Terrorism in Canada and the West – available on his Web site) and tweets (@borealissaves) on terrorism.

He is an associate fellow at the International Centre for Counter Terrorism (ICCT) in the Netherlands, a fellow at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School for International Affairs (NPSIA), a digital fellow at the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies at Concordia University and an affiliate of the Canadian network for research on Terrorism Security and Society (TSAS). Mr. Gurski is a regular commentator on terrorism and radicalization for a wide variety of Canadian and international media.

Greg OlmsteadGreg Olmstead (15A) (16A)

Greg is an experienced technical leader with a proven record of success in the Investment Banking, Energy, InfoSec, and Technology industries.

His primary skills are C#/.NET Core, Python, Docker, and AWS technologies including Lambda and other serverless platforms.

Greg is the co-creator of the Phoenix malware analysis platform project and co-founder of SparkIT Solutions, and brings over 12 years of experience in software engineering to the table.

He is currently also leading the team responsible for the Eikon App Development framework and services at Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv. Before that, he led the team that developed and maintained the sales and trading platforms used globally by the front office at RBC Capital Markets.

Greg is a leader in innovation leveraging Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing with one patent awarded and one pending. In his spare time, he enjoys flying, curling, and other quintessentially Canadian pursuits.

Justin BorlandJustin Borland (15A) (16A)

Justin Borland is a VP of Cyber Response at Barclays, co-founder of SparkIT Solutions and co-creator of Phoenix.

Before Barclays, Justin worked for 5 years at Equifax in various positions including Sr. Manager of Countermeasures and Technical Lead of the Cyber Threat Center.

This was preceded by Security Operations roles at BlackBerry, and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. In his Security Operations and Engineering roles, Justin has deployed many open source security technologies at scale (DNS Sinkhole, Multi PB Packet Capture, Logging infrastructure, and Elasticsearch among others).

He is a proud new father and enjoys all things open source, malware, and threat intelligence.

David Major CI Centre | SpypediaDavid Major (Keynote Presentation)

David Major, currently President of the CI Centre, is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agents (1970-1994) has made a life-long commitment to the practice and study of counterintelligence and its subsets, counterterrorism, security making him one of the nation's top experts on the subject. His views and advice are sought after by the government, private companies and national and international media.

A 1965 graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in the life sciences, after graduation Mr. Major served in the US Army as a Captain in Armor Branch and Special Forces for 5 years before being appointed an FBI Special Agent. He served in Sarasota Florida, Newark New Jersey, Washington DC, and Baltimore FBI as Field Offices as well as two assignments at FBI Headquarters in the Security Office, the Counterintelligence Division and the Inspection office.

Major's skills and abilities propelled him to being named by the FBI to being the first FBI official to be assigned to the National Security Council, Executive Office of the President as a staff officer. He served as the Director, Intelligence and Counterintelligence Programs in 1985 and 1986, and briefed and advised President Reagan on counterintelligence matters and security policy and programs.

Upon retiring from the FBI, Mr. Major founded the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre) in 1995 to provide high-quality counterintelligence, counterterrorism, investigative skills, area studies and security training for the government, academic and corporate sectors of our society. In the past 24 years the CI Centre has trained nearly 150,000 people in these topics and has developed over 55 COTS seminars and courses.

He is a former Member of the Board of Advisors for the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), the current member of International Spy Museum (ISM), and the Espionage Research Institute International (ERII).
In 2012 Mr. Major and the CI Centre made available to the US Government and private sector, “SPYPEDIA®”, a robust counterintelligence, counterterrorism, cyber-attack and security database.

It is one of a kind membership resource of every US espionage related case since 1945 to the present, every terrorist case since 9/11/2001 that lead to legal action being filed against the individuals involved. SPYPEDIA® also tracks major cyber-attacks, and is updates every day with the latest CI/CT/Cyber security news and events from around the world. SPYPEDIA® was in research and preparation for 15 years.

It is continually updated, rich, open source database provides exclusive access for professionals in the counterintelligence, security, and counterterrorism disciplines; educators; authors; researchers; academia; students; and all who hold an interest in CI and CT.


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