Meeting: 2017.10.25 Written by thehask on October 22, 2017

Meeting Oct 25th, 2017

Happy Halloween,

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes ~William Shakespeare

Maybe not wicked in the literal sense but more like wicked as in “havin’ a time!”. This months HASK meeting is Wednesday October 25th and is sponsored by our good friends at CA Technologies. This is their first time sponsoring a HASK so lets give them a warm welcome.

We have some great presentations this month from our sponsor and the HASK community. It is fantastic to see you all coming forward to share and contribute to HASK meetings. It is a great platform to hone your presentation skills and get ready for presenting at AtlSecCon 2018. Speaking of conferences our own ISACA Atlantic Chapter has a two day event coming up Nov 7-8, you can register here ->

HASK is an open community, no membership required, just bring your passion for information security. So come out to meet, mingle and network with like minded professionals

See you there,
Travis and the AtlSecCon Board.

October Meeting Sponsor:

We believe that a single idea can change the world. But great ideas only matter when they become real, ready-to-launch products and services. That’s why our mission is to help our customers eliminate the barriers between ideas and business outcomes.


Historic Properties
1887 Upper Water St
3rd Floor (Above Lower Deck)
Halifax, NS


6:00 – 7:00 pm  Complimentary apps and drinks from our sponsor CA Technologies
7:15 – 8:15 pm  Harold Walker – Enabling Digital Trust and Controlling Risk in a Zero Trust Online World
8:15 – 9:00 pm  Community Presentation – Introducing DevOps at the Province of Nova Scotia

Sponsored talk:

Enabling Digital Trust and Controlling Risk in a Zero Trust Online World
Here at CA, when we combine our IAM solutions with our API Gateways, we give customers the ability to integrate security into the development of their Web and Mobile applications. Discussions about security are now LOB focused and tied to larger initiatives that focus on millions of consumer users. Somehow, the Security team often get left out of this discussion. We have proven this approach with many clients here in Canada.

Harold Walker –  He is a Senior Information Systems Professional with over 20 years of client-facing problem-solving experience.  At CA Technologies he is currently a Sr. Account Manager – Cybersecurity covering Atlantic Canada and Québec. Harold is an expert in creating business value, linking IT to business objectives, by offering innovative solutions to challenging business problems. He leverages “Out of the Box Thinking” to see beyond existing practices and mindsets. Today at CA Technologies, he is focused on delivering Security Controls that Operate Effectively and Reduce Risk in the new Perimeter-Less Digital Economy.

Community talk:

Introducing DevOps at the Province of Nova Scotia
To improve productivity, security and client engagement, the Unix operations team at the Province of Nova Scotia has implemented DevOps practices and tooling. Learn about the tools, processes and benefits the team has realized by implementing DevOps.  Steve and Paul will also demo an automated deployment pipeline with integrated security checks.

Steve Zinck – has spent most of his career working in the Public Service as a Unix and Infrastructure administrator. Over the past few years, he’s started to transition away from traditional systems administration and begun to focus on software delivery and automation. As part of that transition, his team has implemented GitLab at the core of our automation and software delivery stack. His current focus is working with software and application teams to assist in streamlining their deployment and delivery process.

Paul Badcock – started working in the IT sector in 1998 with positions in small startups, large companies, to currently on a public-sector team. His career was focused as a traditional IT Linux administrator until in the mid-2000s he started focusing on adopting development tooling, practices and methodologies for operational teams. This work culminated in implementing an early 2010s DevOps workplace framework and subsequently working with like-minded teams since.