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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 2017 event contact Carol Fairbrother or Paul Turner for information.


Confirmed Presenters and Speakers

UPDATED: Sunday April 23, 2017

The CTSC committee is pleased to confirm the following presenters and speakers for the 12th 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) (8A) (17A) (18A) (19A)

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 35+ 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, and the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI).

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

John MinorJohn Minor (2A) (Keynote Speaker) (14A)

Mr. Minor is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and technical consultant specializing in a variety of communications related matters. He has over 30 years of experience in a diverse set of technologies including microwave, wireless, fiber optic and wired communications technologies for government, military, manufacturing, medical, financial, energy, utility, and other industries.

John specializes in targeted research of communications standards, analysis of telecom, cellular carrier, Internet and other wireless operator networks.
John has consulted for various governments, fortune 100 corporations, regional financial institutions, U.S. Bankruptcy courts, litigation firms, large regional power utilities, major energy companies and cellular carrier construction contractors.

John has been a testifying expert in civil and criminal cases, has been a consulting and testifying expert in patent litigation cases regarding cellular carrier location based services position determination techniques and photonic networks.

John has reviewed over 100,000 technical documents created by cellular carriers and supporting vendors including plans of record, network designs, and equipment documentation.

John is a patent holder in the cellular carrier and photonic intercept industries and is also affiliated with the Black Hat community.

John recently presented at the ERII (Espionage Research Institute International) annual counter espionage conference held in the Washington, D.C., area in October 2015.

Mr. Minor is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the following areas:

• Cellular Carrier, Photonic Network, Internet, Wired Telecommunications, Interception & Disruption Tradecraft

• Cellular Carrier Network Infrastructure – ETSI – 3GPP – 3GPP2  GSM / CDMA / UMTS / GPRS / EDGE / EGPRS / HSPA / EVDO / WIMAX / LTE

• Cellular Carrier Intercept Detection & Mitigation – Including MITM Attacks

• Photonic Intercept Detection & Mitigation – Including Beam Splitting/Rerouting & Logical

• Network Security/Intrusion Detection & Mitigation

• Patent Infringement & Damages - Cellular Network Technologies, Cellular Location Based Services (LBS/LCS), Fiber Optics, Lawful Intercept Technologies, Network Security, Internet & Network Communications

• Remote Cellular Device Trigger - IED

• Cellular Device Real Time & Historical Location Tracking - Location Based Services

• Hacking / Network Intrusion & Digital Communications Tracking/Interdiction/Mitigation

• Forensic Examiner - Digital Evidence Sourced from Cellular Devices, Computers, etc.

• International Railroad Communications Networks - GSMR

March 2017 - United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the jury verdict and award of $30 Million, in the Prism Technologies LLC, Plaintiff-Cross-Appellant v. Sprint Spectrum L.P., dba Sprint PCS, Defendant, patent infringement case based on the Court's declaration that the testimony of John B. Minor correctly interpreted the scope of the claims and that his considerable experience adequately qualified him to opine on damages.

September 2016 - Presented at the 2016 Espionage Research International Counter Espionage Conference in Washington, D.C., on the topics of: "A Quantum of Solace - An Introduction to Photonic Intercept Tradecraft - Essential Tools for Detection & Mitigation" & "Ghosts & Gainers - Photonic Intercepts - A Primer on How to Read & Interpret an OTDR Trace".

April 2016 - Keynote Address for CTSC International Counter Espionage Conference 2016 – “One Step Ahead: Tapping the Worlds Photonic Networks”.

August 2015 - Patent Awarded for a Process to Validate Cellular Carrier Records Accuracy and Cellular
Carrier Records Signals Analysis and Device Location Mapping Accuracy.

June 2015 - Jury verdict of infringement against Sprint Spectrum and a $30 Million damage award following
a six-day jury trial in Omaha during which John B. Minor's testimony was rendered for infringement and damages.

In today’s litigation environment, digital evidence is pervasive and communications networks are more complex
than ever before. A team member with high-order technology and communications network subject matter
expertise is essential. Anyone aspiring to provide expert opinions regarding complex cellular network functionality, to conduct electronic evidence reviews, or to track communicating cellular devices or otherwise render expert opinions regarding common activities such as email and texting must possess communications technologies expertise. Training and depth of experience have led to my participation as an expert in a diverse variety of projects and travel to over 50 countries and 49 of the United States of America.

CTSC 2017 Adrien de BeaupreAdrien de  Beaupre (3A)

Adrien de Beaupre 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.

Ryan Sears | Price-Langevin & Associates Inc.Ryan Sears (4A)

Ryan Sears is a senior project manager and consultant for Price-Langevin & Associates Inc., based in Edmonton Alberta.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in designing and implementing large scale technical security projects. Having been with Price-Langevin for 8 years, Ryan has overseen projects that have involved Government (Municipal & Provincial), large scale commercial buildings, schools, special projects for executives/VIP’s and most recently becoming involved in the energy sector in Alberta.

He enjoys adapting to the ever changing security industry by gaining knowledge in new products and methods to deliver exceptional service and expertise to meet client’s needs.

Ryan Holds certifications’ from Kantech, Milestone, Honeywell, Pelco and is a member of ASIS international.

SUE LAJOIE | OPCSue Lajoie (5A)

Sue Lajoie joined the Office of the Privacy Commissioner as Director General – Privacy Act Investigations in January 2012. She oversees investigations that follow complaints from individuals who claim a breach of the Privacy Act (PA), complaints that are initiated by the Commissioner regarding the personal information-handling practices of federal government departments and agencies, and the review of privacy breach notifications submitted by federal institutions.

Sue has over 20 years of experience in public sector management. From 2006 to 2011, she served in senior management positions in the Information and Privacy Policy Division at the Treasury Board Secretariat.

In her capacity as Senior and Executive Director at TBS, she directed the development and promulgation of access to information and privacy policy instruments.

Sue has an MBA from Queen’s University.

Lara Ives | OPCLara Ives (5A)

Lara Ives is currently Acting Director General of the Audit and Review Branch of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). In this capacity she oversees audits of organizations to assess their compliance with the Privacy Act or Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, as well as the review of privacy impact assessments submitted to the OPC by federal government institutions. She has worked at the OPC since 2007.

Prior to joining the OPC, Lara worked with the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in the areas of professional responsibility and legal ethics and with the Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

A native of Prince Edward Island, Lara holds an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa and a B.A. in Political Science from Saint Mary’s University.

CTSC 2017 ThinkRFNikhil Adnani (6A)

Nikhil Adnani is currently the Chief Technology Officer of ThinkRF Corp. Prior to this he held engineering positions at Nortel and Communications Research Centre Canada.

While at CRC he worked on wideband wireless technologies and frequency agile transceivers. At ThinkRF he has worked on wideband radio receiver technologies for spectrum and signal analysis applications.

Nikhil has a BSc and MSc from the University of Manitoba and a PhD from Carleton University, in Electrical Engineering.

Gary Dawson CTSC 2017Gary Dawson (7A)

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.

As well he has been on contract in India consulting on security management, policies and performing risk assessments for a major Indian Oil and Gas company.

Over the last few years he has been on contract 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.

Robert Inkol,Technical Consultant | CTSC 2017Robert Inkol, B.Sc M.A.Sc (9A) (9B)

Robert Inkol (M'73 - SM'86) received the B.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1976 and 1978, respectively. From 1978 to 2012, he was a Defence Scientist with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) where he was responsible for the technical leadership of various electronic warfare related projects and research programs.

Since 2014, he has carried out several studies and investigations on EW related topics for MDA Corporation. In addition to having produced numerous publications, Mr. Inkol holds four patents. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and, in 2012, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his contributions to DRDC. Mr. Inkol is an Adjunct Professor at the Royal Military College.

Andrzej WolczanskiAndrzej Wolczanski, TSS (10A) (11A)

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.

Lee Jones | REILee Jones, TSS (12A)

 Lee Jones has served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Research Electronics International (REI) for fourteen years.

He is an expert presenter, lecturing both domestically and internationally on technical surveillance trends and modern TSCM equipment.

Lee's experience working for the world's largest manufacturer of counter eavesdropping equipment has given him a unique perspective on the impact of illicit surveillance and information theft.

Lee's prior work history includes technology companies such as Philips Consumer Electronics, Aspect Communications, and TCS Asia Pacific (Singapore). Lee holds both an MBA and B.S. in Marketing from Tennessee Tech University.

Len BabinLen Babin, CPP, ABSP (13A)

Mr. Babin is a Montreal-based, executive-level security leader with a successful career as a security consultant, Director of Security of an electricity company and a Superintendent in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He specializes in corporate security frameworks and security training domestically and internationally as well as justice and policing support.

 He has been the Director of Security of a provincial electric system operator where he designed and led the delivery of a comprehensive corporate security framework and was one of the drafters of the CIP standards for the North American Electric Reliability Council. He enjoyed a successful career as a police executive at the rank of Superintendent in the RCMP with over 30 years’ experience in multi-faceted career of criminal operations, technology, training and asset protection.

He is an experienced lecturer, presenter, and trainer, having been an instructor at the RCMP’s training academy. He has lectured on Threat and Risk Assessment at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada. He was a disciplinary adjudicator - under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act for internal disciplinary boards.

His most recent assignments were as a Canadian police advisor to the Presidential Police Reform Commission of Guatemala and training Canadian officials in Turkey in connection to the Syrian Refugee crisis. He is well traveled and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He is currently studying in the Masters’ of Infrastructure Protection and International Security at Carleton University.

He is board-certified in security management by ASIS International and holds a consulting license of the Quebec Private Security Bureau. He holds current, federal-government, high-level security clearances and was awarded the RCMP’s medal of Long Service and Good Conduct, and several others.


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