NorthSec 2021

Security teams
2021-05-21, 16:25–16:55, Main stream

Q&A and discussion for the security teams block. Questions will be gathered from the audience during the four prior talks.


Workshops only: Would you like to stream the workshop to an additional (passive) audience? – no

Chloé Messdaghi is an award-winning changemaker who is innovating tech and information security sectors to meet today and tomorrow demands. For over 10 years, she has accelerated startups through solutions that empower organizations and people to stand out from the tech crowd. She is an international keynote speaker at major information security and tech conferences and events, and serves as a trusted source for national and sector reporters and editors, such as Forbes and Business Insider. Additionally, she is one of the Business Insider’s 50 Power Players of Cybersecurity, a SC Magazine honoree, Cybersecurity Advocate of the Year, and Cybersecurity Women of the Year by Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

Outside of her work, she is the cofounder of WoSEC and Hacking is NOT a Crime, and founder of WeAreHackerz. She holds a Master of Science from The University of Edinburgh, and a BA in International Relations from University of California, Davis, as well as executive education certificates from Wharton and Cornell.

Learn more: https://www.standoutintech.com
Connect on LinkedIn/Instagram/Twitter @ChloeMessdaghi

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Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the best-selling author of ‘Alice and Bob Learn Application Security’. She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty years, won numerous awards, and has been everywhere from startups to public service to tech giants (Microsoft, Adobe, & Nokia). She has worn many hats; startup founder, pentester, CISO, AppSec Engineer, and software developer. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks and trainings on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

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Ange Albertini is a reverse engineer and file format expert, single father of three and currently Infosec engineer at Google.

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Joëlle-Alexandra Desmarais-Lauzon is a graduate of HEC Montreal in business administration and holds a master's degree in software engineering from the University of Sherbrooke. She has held numerous positions as an information security consultant for several large Canadian institutions and now works for Ubisoft as a security team leader (IAM).

In parallel to her professional career, she is involved in various initiatives that promote the leadership of women in the IT field.

She is also the co-founder of a small company specialized in balcony optimization, Demain Dimanche, whose products are proudly made in Montreal.