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Apr 27, 2015

In this episode...

  • What about public safety, where do we draw the line on open research?
  • Self-regulation? Disclosure? What are our options…
  • What makes a researcher? We discuss
  • “Chilling security research”
  • A quick dive into bug bounty programs; do they help?
  • Ethics vs. moral compass …we discuss
  • Hacker movies, and what they’re doing for our profession


  • Keren Elezari ( @K3r3n3 ) - brings years of experience in the international cyber security industry to the stage. Since 2000, Keren has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, Global Big 4 and Fortune 500 companies. Keren holds a CISSP security certification, a BA in History and Philosophy of Science and is currently a senior research fellow with the prestigious Security & Technology workshop at Tel Aviv University. In 2012, Keren held the position of Security Teaching Fellow with Singularity University, a private think tank, founded by Dr. Ray Kurzweil and sponsored by Google & NASA amongst others. Since 2013, Keren covers emerging security technologies and trends as a security industry analyst with GIGAOM research, a leading independent media hub. In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to be invited to speak at the prestigious international annual TED conference. Keren’s TED talk has been viewed by 1.2 million people, translated to more than 20 languages and selected for TED’s list of ‘Most Powerful Ideas in 2014’ and for’s list of ‘Top TED Talks of 2014’.
  • Kellman Meghu ( @kellman ) - heads up a team of Security Architects for CheckPoint Software Technologies Inc., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. His background includes almost 20 years of experience deploying application protection and network-based security. Since 1996 Mr. Meghu has been involved with consultation on various network security strategies to protect ISP's in Southern Ontario as well as security audits and security infrastructure deployments for various Commercial and Governmental entities across Canada and the Central United States. Kellman has delivered security talks in private corporate focused events, at school internet safety classes for students and teachers, as well as public events such as, SecureWorld Seattle, The Check Point Experience, Bsides St. Johns, Bsides San Francisco, Bsides Iowa, Bsides Detroit, Secure360, Trilateral Conference, and Sector lunch keynote for 2014. Kellman has contributed to live TV interviews in the Toronto area with CP24, CityNews, and CHCH TV, as well as radio station interviews and news articles across Canada and the US.
  • Mark Nunnikhoven ( @marknca ) - focuses on helping organizations as they move from the data centre to hybrid environments to working fully in the cloud. Bringing over 15 years of practical experience to the table, he is regularly sought after to speak on cloud computing, usable security systems, and modernizing security practices.