NorthSec 2021

Marc-andre Labonte

Marc-andre Labonte was a system administrator for more than a decade at the McGill Genome Center while it was known as the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center. There, he took part in the design, deployment, operation and maintenance of the data center as it went through multiple upgrade cycles to accommodate ever powerful high throughput genome sequencers coming to market.

Then, he joined the ETTIC team at Desjardins in 2016 as infrastructure penetration tester. Currently doing research and testing on IOT devices, he also presented "Leveraging UART, SPI and JTAG for firmware extraction" workshop at NSEC in 2019. His work is motivated by curiosity and a strong sense of personal privacy in a world of connected devices and data hungry organizations.

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Penetration tester


Ben Gardiner, Marc-andre Labonte, Eric Evenchick, Geneviève Lajeunesse (denki)

Q&A and discussion for the hardware block, hosted and moderated by Geneviève Lajeunesse. Questions will be gathered from the audience during the four prior talks.

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