/talks

(some past faves)

Maybe I’m biased towards Canada? Unsure. Toronto hosts the Canadian version of DEF CON, called SecTor, and it’s cool:

SecTor - Chad Calease
Last pre-COVID talk in lovely Toronto

“A Few Things Right: Insights from Live & Simulated Incident Response Failures” –> SecTor – October 2019, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Public speaking doesn’t come easy for me but it’s always worthwhile. Some of my favorite things to present on are more about people and ideas than infosec or technology.

Neurodiversity as an Asset: The Upside to Thinking Just a Bit Differently + Panelist – Autism Q & A: Neurodiversity in the Workplace –> DerbyCon 9.0 – Mental Health Hacking & Wellness Village – September 2019, Mariott Lousiville, Louisville, KY, USA

If my house was on fire and I had to save an operating system that’s not Linux, I’d choose macos. There. I said it.

A Few Things Right: Insights from Live & Simulated Incident Response Failures –> MacTech – November 2018, Crowne Plaza and Marina, Redondo Beach, CA, USA

I enjoy hacker cons because they’re the best place to challenge whatever it is I think I know and learn from a most nuanced community that is generally supportive, always curious, and wildly creative.

“Dear InfoSec: You Want Ketchup With That?” –> BSides Chicago – May 2018, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL, USA

It’s only been in recent years I’ve become comfortable being associated with the term ‘hacker’ due to its negative connotations and misguided stereotypes. Hacking is not a crime. Crime is crime. Part of the solution to misunderstandings is better design decisions. I like to talk about that, too.

ISACA logo (an information security certification authority)

InfoSec Needs Better UX: Blame TV Dinners –> IIA/ISACA Cyber Security & Hacker Conference – September 2018, SwissĂ´tel, Chicago, IL, USA