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Winnipeg Data Science Meet-Up (October 2019)

Oct 22, 2019 · Winnipeg, Canada

Presentation: Current uses of Data Science in Cyber Security and Future Opportunities

If Data Science is the intersection of Statistics, Computer Science and Subject Matter Expertise - let's explore the field from the lens of Cyber Security and Privacy. From spam filtering with help from Bayes' Theorem, to Privacy Preserving Adversarial Networks and several examples in between - learn how various techniques can help both the defenders and the attackers of systems.

Featured Speaker: Keith Maclaren, Managing Consultant, Norima Consulting

Keith Maclaren is a Managing Consultant for Norima Consulting, a Winnipeg-based firm that specializes in serving the Financial Services sector. For the past 5 years, Keith has worked in Cyber Security, helping establish Cyber Security services at Great-West Life, and is currently leading the IT Risk Management function at IG Wealth Management.

In 2015, Keith completed the Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University that is hosted on Coursera. This spurred his interest in Data Science and Machine Learning, which led to POC projects for local companies and competing in several Kaggle competitions.

Prior to joining Norima, Keith Maclaren was a Partner in Deloitte's Global R&D and Government Incentives practice, and was a Manager with the National SR&ED Tax Team at Ernst & Young.

Keith’s area of interest is the intersection of Data Science and Cyber Security to leverage Data Science’s capabilities to augment a strained workforce in the field.

Keith Maclaren is a Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM), and holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from The University of British Columbia.


Corporate sponsors of this event:

• DecisionWorks Consulting - https://decisionworks.ca

• Launch Coworking Space - https://launchcoworking.ca


* Important to know:

• $5 donation to cover for provided hot food, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, tea, fruit juices and soft drinks.

• A door prize draw will be held.

• Free attendance for full-time students. Students are encouraged to join the Winnipeg Data Science Meet-Up Group and interact with the many professional Data Scientists and Data Analysts at this event.

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