CNSM 2016 Distinguished Experts Panel
Name: Michael Haring
Title: In Charge of C division Integrated Tecchnological Crime Unit
Institution: Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Gendarmerie Royale du Canada
Member of the RCMP since 1990 stationed in Kelowna and Vancouver BC where he worked in General Duties, Commercial Crime, bike and ski Patrol and on the E division Underwater Recovery team. Since 2008 has been responsible for the management and supervision of the ITCU which consists of 3 forensic and Cybercrime investigative units located in Montreal and Quebec city consisting of approximately 30 police officers, civilian experts and public service employees. 2014 asked to became a Board Member of National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance Canada (NCFTA Canada).
Name: Ali Arastehq
Title: Senior Manager
Institution: Mandiant, a FireEye Company
Ali Arasteh is a senior manager at Mandiant, a FireEye company. Ali has more than 12 years of work experience in Information Security. Ali has worked in various technical and consulting capacities in security field spanning silos and effectively engaging various technical, and business disciplines. Ali’s expertise ranges from incident response and forensics, infrastructure security, security operations to complex security design. In his current role at Mandiant, Ali leads a team of 12 consultants in the Canadian practice. Ali helps organizations to investigate and respond to security incidents and enhance their capabilities in detecting, responding to and mitigating advanced threats. At Mandiant, Ali has led several large security transformation engagements building cyber defense centers, incident response and security program assessments, incident investigations and responses and penetration testing engagements. Prior to joining Mandiant, Ali held several security consulting and operational roles at Deloitte and BlackBerry. As a manager at Deloitte, Ali helped clients in public sector and financial services to build, enhance and operate cyber security functions including SOC, cyber intelligence and incident response teams. Before joining Deloitte, Ali held several positions in cyber forensics, network security and CERT teams at BlackBerry.
Name: Jean-Marc Robert
Title: Professor and Department Chair
Institution: Département de génie logiciel et des Ti, ETS
After spending 10 years in the telecommunication industry, Jean-Marc Robert joined ETS in 2006. His main research interests include cryptography, privacy protection and computer security from telecommunication infrastructures to computer hosts.
Name: Makan Pourzandi
Institution: Ericsson security research
Makan Pourzandi is a researcher at Ericsson, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Lyon, France and his M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France. He has more than 15 years of experience in security for Telecom systems, distributed security and software security. He is the inventor of over 28 US patents granted or pending. He has published more than 50 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences.
Name: Benoît Dupont
Title: Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier 1
Institution: Université de Montréal
Benoît Dupont, is the holder of the Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity, after having held the Canada Research Chair in Security and Technology between 2006 and 2016. He is a Professor of Criminology at the Université de Montréal and the Scientific Director of the Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC), which he founded in 2014. Benoît Dupont also sits as an observer representing the research community on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX). He is also a member of CATAAlliance's Cybercrime Advisory Council. His current research interests focus on the governance of security and the use of networked initiatives to enhance offline and online safety, as well as the coevolution of crime and technology, and in particular the social organization of malicious hackers, as well as the international comparison and evaluation of effective and efficient cybersecurity policies. He has received several awards including the "Médaille Vigilance et Loyauté argent" awarded by the Sûreté du Québec in September 2013 and the "Beccaria Prize" established to distinguish a researcher or a research team whose contribution to criminology was noticed both in the field of fundamental or theoretical research as well as in applied, operational or evaluative research. In 2010, he received the "Francopol Prize", recognizing perseverance and rigor in research and education to combat cybercrime. In 2004, he received the "Gabriel-Tarde Prize" and in 2005, the "Denis-Caroll Young Researcher Award" for his book Construction et réforme d'une police : le cas australien.
Name: Mourad Debbabi
Title: Professor, Research Chair and Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies
Institution: Concordia University
Mourad Debbabi is a Full Professor at the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering and Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. He holds the Concordia Research Chair Tier I in Information Systems Security. He is also the President of National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) Canada. He is also a member of CATAAlliance's Cybercrime Advisory Council. He is the founder and one of the leaders of the Security Research Centre at Concordia University. In the past, he was the Specification Lead of four Standard JAIN (Java Intelligent Networks) Java Specification Requests dedicated to the elaboration of standard specifications for presence and instant messaging. Dr. Debbabi holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in computer science from Paris-XI Orsay, University, France. He published 3 books and more than 250 peer-reviewed research articles in international journals and conferences on cyberr security, cyber forensics, privacy, cryptographic protocols, threat intelligence generation, malware analysis, reverse engineering, specification and verification of safety-critical systems, smart grid, programming languages and type theory. He supervised to successful completion 24 Ph.D. students and more than 60 Master students. He served as a Senior Scientist at the Panasonic Information and Network Technologies Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of Laval University, Canada; Senior Scientist at General Electric Research Center, New York, USA; Research Associate at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, California, USA; and Permanent Researcher at the Bull Corporate Research Center, Paris, France.
Mourad Debbabi is a Full Professor at the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering. He holds the Concordia Research Chair Tier I in Information Systems Security. He is also the President of the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance, Canada. He is the founder and one of the leaders of the Computer Security Laboratory at Concordia University. In the past, he served as Senior Scientist at the Panasonic Information and Network Technologies Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of Laval University, Quebec, Canada; Senior Scientist at General Electric Research Center, New York, USA; Research Associate at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, California, USA; and Permanent Researcher at the Bull Corporate Research Center, Paris, France. Dr. Debbabi holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in computer science from Paris-XI Orsay, University, France. He has published more than 200 research papers in journals and conferences on computer security, cyber forensics, formal semantics, Java security and acceleration, cryptographic protocols, malicious code detection, programming languages, type theory and specification and verification of safety-critical systems.