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 management grooup 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.
Confirmed Presenters and Speakers
UPDATED: Thursday February 5, 2020
The CTSC management group is pleased to confirm the following presenters and speakers for the 15th Annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC).
Additional presenters and speakers are pending and will be announced and posted as they are confirmed.
Andrzej Wolczanski, TSS (9A)(10A)
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.
Corneliu Nitu, Ph.D, CISSP (5A)
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.
Diana Elkin, CSMP 3A
Diana Elkin is a dynamic security leader and entrepreneur with nearly 20 years experience in the information technology, security and intelligence space. She has tackled a broad range of cybersecurity and physical security challenges over the span of her career, leveraging the unique approach developed through her diverse background.
Diana is the principal consultant and managing partner of Method Intelligence Ltd. She holds a Master’s degree in Intelligence Analysis and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is a Certified Security Management Professional and also supports the trade by assessing future candidates.
Gary Dawson, BSc, MSc, CPP, PSP, PCIP (6A)
Gary served for 25 years and retired as a Major in the Canadian Army. He held command and staff positions with postings in Germany, Canada and The Airborne Regiment as well as operational command roles in Somalia and Rwanda. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and an MSc in Security and Risk Management from Leicester University UK. As well, he is board certified in Security Management by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP) and Professional in Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCIP). Gary worked for 12 years in Qatar where he was involved in major oil and gas projects and security management of several sites in Qatar. While in Qatar, he also started and ran the security program for the Qatar Foundation a landmark education and Technology Park in Doha under the auspices of the Qatari Royal family. Since returning to Canada he has been a security consultant and performed security assessments on various companies in the Ottawa area. He was also the Security Specialist on the Critical Infrastructure Protection course run in Ottawa by the Critical Infrastructure Institute. Gary returned to Qatar advising an Exxon Mobil joint venture from 2013-2015. He has also been on contract in India consulting on security management, policies and performing risk assessments for a major Indian oil and gas company and Abu Dhabi for a cyber security company. Gary is currently working in Petawawa as a Site Security Manager for a major DND project since 2017
Paul D Turner, TSS, TSI (1A) (4A) (9B) (11A) (14A) (15A) (16A) (17A)
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.
Robert Inkol (2A) (8A)
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.