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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 2018 event contact Carol Fairbrother or Paul Turner for information.


Confirmed Presenters and Speakers

UPDATED: Thursday March 22, 2018

The CTSC committee is pleased to confirm the following presenters and speakers for the 13th Annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC).

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

Paul D Turner, TSS TSI (1A) (16A) (17A) (18A)

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 intelligence support, for high profile clients.

Paul is the President 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. In addition, Paul has extensive teaching experience as the lead instructor of the only resident based TSS (Designate) Certification Training Program of its kind. In addition, Paul has taught at Sheridan College in the Investigation—Public and Private Program for 2nd year students and remains a part-time faculty member at Sheridan College.

Paul has provided technical lectures at both Ryerson University and Seneca College. He has also conducted workshops for ASIS, CSIS, IABTI, NATIA, ERII and other prestigious organizations. Paul is a long time member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) Region VII.

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

MarkMark Bernard (2A)

Mark is regarded as a "Certified and Licensed Cyber Professional, Cybersecurity Thought Leader, Author, Strategic Adviser to Executives, Senior Security Architect, Project Manager."

In 2002 Mark founded the Atlantic Canada High Technology Crime Investigation Association, and in 2015 Mark published the first NIST Cybersecurity Framework Foundation course.

Mark was trained by IBM on IBM’s AS400 and worked with IBM Global Services on a Red Team conducting penetration testing against off shore financial institutions.

Mark has led the design and implementation of information security programs for many US and Canadian organizations using ISO to achieve compliance with PCD DSS, ITAR, Fed RAMP, HIPAA, and GLBA to mention a few.

Mark led Central 1 Credit Union to become the first Canadian Bank to earn ISO/IEC 27001 Certification also complying with 67 Federal and Provincial laws and regulations.

During Mark’s work with BC Government Ministry of Finance Division Corporate Account Services he led them to become the first Canadian Government entity to earn ISO 27001 Registration /Certification resolving 2 Auditor General Reports listing over 80 Cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Robert InkolRobert Inkol (4A) (5A)

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.

Gary Dawson | CTSC 2018Gary Dawson, MSc. PSP, CPP, PCIP (6A)

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). He 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 having 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.

Over the last few years he has been on contract in India consulting on security management, policies and performing risk assessments for a major Indian Oil and Gas company, back in Qatar as a security advisor to a major LNG producer and in Abu Dhabi advising a cyber security company on their corporate security. He is currently working on a DND project in Petawawa.

John Sheridan, B. Comm., M.M.S., PHD Candidate (7A)

John SheridanJohn Sheridan, B. Comm., M.M.S., PhD (Candidate) has held a number of leadership positions in the security industry over the last 25 years. Starting his career as a marketing analyst, he has held marketing management, sales, sales management, business development, operations and general management positions, focusing on the security industry.

Mr. Sheridan leads Tiree Security where he provides federal government clients with security consulting and design services ranging from threat and risk assessments, security requirements gathering, designs and project management services.

Before starting Tiree Security, a security design and consulting firm, he was Director, Security Solutions at Nortel where he was responsible for the development and growth of its physical and information security services organization. Before that, he was General Manager of GE Security Canada’s Distribution, VAR and Integration Services groups leading more than 150 people across the country.

In sales and marketing management roles, Mr. Sheridan has led product development teams, devised and executed global product strategies and managed diverse organizations. In addition, as part of SPX Corporation, he led or participated in a number of acquisitions of strategic and channel-based organizations.

He has also published articles in the areas of business management, international marketing, international market development, and integrated security systems design and planning.

Scott Hogan (7A)

Scott HoganScott Hogan is a Security Project Manager with the Canadian House of Commons.

He has worked in the past for a number of private and public sector organizations including De Beers Canada, Canadian Bank Note Company, Tiree Security, Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces.

Scott possesses over 22 years’ experience in the security domain in areas including operational security, military operations, critical infrastructure, strategic & tactical intelligence, information technology and team leadership.

Fourteen of those years have specifically concentrated on and provided leadership in security system design, project management, implementation support, infrastructure definition, acceptance testing and security commissioning.

Scott is a graduate of Queen's University and is an ASIS Board-Certified Physical Security Professional.

Adrien de BeaupreAdrien de Beaupré (8A)

Adrien de Beaupré is a certified SANS instructor and works as an independent consultant in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario.

His work experience includes technical instruction, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, intrusion detection, incident response and forensic analysis.

He is a member of the SANS Internet Storm Center (isc.sans.edu). He is actively involved with the information security community, and has been working with SANS since 2000.

Adrien holds a variety of certifications including the GXPN, GPEN, GWAPT, GCIH, GCIA, GSEC, CISSP, OPST, and OPSA.

When not geeking out he can be found with his family, or at the dojo.

Andrzej WolczanskiAndrzej 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.

Gregory ClunisGregory E. Clunis (11A)

Gregory Clunis is a Professional Engineer licensed in the Province of Ontario, and President of Integral DX Engineering, an Ottawa-based company providing services in noise, vibration and acoustics.

Before founding Integral DX in 1994, Mr. Clunis worked for four years at PWGSC as the Department's sole authority on acoustical issues.

Prior to that he worked at National Defence HQ and with several defence contractors, starting his career on the team responsible for the noise and vibration design of the Canadian Patrol Frigate (City Class).

Mr. Clunis has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa (1984), and undertook post-graduate studies in noise, vibration and acoustics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh Scotland. Integral DX Engineering provides services to public and private sector clients, including developers, manufacturers, and facility owners/operators with responsibilities for acoustical performance, as well as other design and security professionals.

John Minor | CTSC 2018John B. Minor (3A) (12A) (13A)

John B. Minor was born, raised and educated in West Texas and is an independent consultant with over 30 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, including various subjects related to Communications Interception.

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 was trained and certified by the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI.us), Cyber Warfare Division, as a Defensive Cyber Operations Engineer (DCOE) assigned as a Subject Matter Expert (SMA) on special projects.

See JohnBMinor.com, https://JohnBMinor.com/jbminorcv.pdf, Qalypsis.com, and Signals Analyst.com

Dale Jackaman | CTSC 2018 SpeakerDale Jackaman (14A) (15A)

Mr. Dale Jackaman is a licensed Professional Investigator and licensed Security Consultant, in the Province of B.C., and President of Amuleta TM Computer Security Inc. – a licensed private investigative firm that does civil and criminal investigations along with traditional plus new age technical surveillance countermeasures within computer networks.

Mr. Jackaman was a member of the Canadian Armed Forced Signal Corps and a veteran of three middle-east tours of duty, a senior network administrator with over thirty-five years of electronics, radio communications, professional information technology, undercover operations and cyber investigations experience, along with advanced training in the field of electronics and computer forensics primarily from BCIT’s Forensic Sciences – Computer Crime program and UCC.

Thirteen years of his career he spent as the Information Systems Director at BC Research at UBC.

Dale is the President of the Professional Investigators Association of BC (PIABC), co-authored and wrote the cyber-crime sections of the national Canadian Police Knowledge Network sponsored courses for Private Investigators.

Dale lectures in SFU and Douglas College’s criminology programs and in BCIT’s Forensic Sciences programs.


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