Ottawa Area Security Klatch Meeting – May 18th 2010: Mariposa ‘The Life Story’

Join the Ottawa Area Security Klatch ( on Tuesday May 18th for our discussion on Mariposa 'The Life Story'.

Talk #1: Mariposa 'The Life Story'

Speaker: Matt Thompson and Matt Sully from Defence Intelligence

The Mariposa botnet compromised millions of computer systems across the globe, resulting in the mass theft of online credentials and the subsequent arrest of its controllers. DefenceIntelligence was key in the discovery and ultimate takedown of the botnet which may be argued as the largest ever recorded. Matt Sully and Matt Thompson from DefenceIntelligence will take you through the "life story" of Mariposa including an analysis of the malware behind the botnet and the journey of what goes into combatting online crime.After the presentation we'll have plenty of time for Q&A, as well as our usual discussion of current topics, threats, and tools. You are encouraged to ask questions.

Talk #2: Mariposa 'The Life Story' cont... and Q&A

Speaker: Matt Thompson and Matt Sully from Defence Intelligence

About the Speakers:

Defence Intelligence is a privately held information security firm specializing in compromise prevention and detection. Based in Ottawa, Canada, the founders of Defence Intelligence are globally recognized industry experts. They have headed information security for Fortune 50 companies, consulted with hundreds of private enterprises and government agencies, and have assisted in the capture and prosecution of international computer criminals.

The event will take place on Tuesday May 18th 2010, starting at 5:30pm - note the new time!:

Microsoft Canada
100 Queen Street,
Suite 500
Ottawa, ON
K1P 1J9

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Please note that food and soft drinks will be provided.

About Us:

For those of you new to the OASK, we are a local Security focused technical user group set up by professionals from the industry. Ottawa's Security User Group OASK - Ottawa Area Security Klatch, provides a forum for experts to encourage discussion and share expertise in understanding the latest trends and security threats facing computer networks, systems and data.

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