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[ovSAGE Regulars] Upcoming computer security first responder training day in Ottawa

If what to do as a first responder in a computer security related incident is of interest to you, read on.

From the Beginning:First Responders and Digital Evidence

May 26, 2011


The Ottawa Chapter of the High Tech Crime investigation Association (HTCIA) is organizing a one day training session centered on first responders.  This session will bring together subject matter experts in various fields to give you an updated view of the challenges faced by today’s first responders under different conditions.

We expect to be starting the formal program at 8:30am, so that you can get a full day packed with valuable information that will be useful to you when responding to an incident, or faced with an investigator looking for information or evidence of a corporate or criminal incident.

Here are just a few of the tremendously talented specialists who have agreed to come and share their knowledge and experience with you.

Dave McMahon

David McMahon has an honours degree in computer engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and has spent the last 25 years with the military, intelligence and security community both in the public and private sectors. Dave is a widely published author on the subject of the Cyberthreat, 5th dimension Warfare, e-spionage and proactive cyber defence. Dave McMahon manages complex security programs for Bell Canada.

Greg Bembridge

Greg Bembridge is a Senior Computer Forensic Instructor with the Technological Crime Learning Institute, at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa.  Before joining the Canadian Police College, Greg was a Forensic Analyst with the RCMP’s Technological Crime Unit in Halifax, where he conducted forensic analysis on seized devices from a multitude of criminal offence investigations.  The last 1.5 years in Halifax were spent with the provincial Child Exploitation unit, as their dedicated Forensic Analyst.  He has also conducted analysis in the corporate sector and has a total of 31 years experience in the technical field.

Carol Miller

Carol’s skill set includes a broad array of knowledge and experience from dozens of applications ranging from Windows 95 to Windows Azure and beyond. She enjoys a computing challenge and the pursuit of technology knowledge. Carol is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer – Security. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator – Security, Microsoft Certified Database Administrator

Hicham Mourad

Systems Engineer, VMware Enterprise Management Group, specializing in Virtualization Infrastructure and Enterprise Management.


If you are working in corporate security, the legal profession, law enforcement, or anywhere else that requires finding and collecting digital information in a manner suitable for legal actions, this training will be of interest to you.


Ottawa Police Association, Second Floor, 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa

There is limited parking available across the street and the venue is accessible by OCTranspo routes 1, 7, 101, and 102


Registration is open and available on the web site: http://www.htcia-ottawa.org

Your registration includes snacks for morning and afternoon breaks as well as lunch.

HTCIA Members – $100

Non-members – $130*

Students – $35

* The non-member fee includes, for eligible people, the opportunity to register with free membership for the balance of the year. Information on eligibility and application forms may be found at http://www.htcia.org/membership.shtml.

Scott Murphy
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