Hacking Humans

Why Your Employees are the Easiest to Breach

Speaker Details

Mike Sues, CEO of Rigel Kent Security, Cryptid Labe and co-CEO of Invariant Security

Mr. Sues is an experienced Penetration Tester, Vulnerability Researcher and Security Trainer with an extensive background in both operational penetration testing and the identification of new vulnerabilities in applications and operating systems. Mr. Sues develops tools and exploits, specializing in the development buffer overflow technology for use in assessing client systems. In doing so, he has reverse engineered many commercial and custom UNIX and Windows-based applications, protocols and Operating Systems to locate and analyze vulnerabilities or understand the software’s operation. As well, he has evaluated many vendor products, commercial and proprietary encryption algorithms, operating systems, network services, SANs, routers, and firewalls such as Checkpoint and CISCO PIX/ASA firewalls and has performed local host vulnerability assessments of firewalls, routers/switches, Windows Servers and Solaris/UNIX/Linux systems. Mr. Sues is also co-founder of the COUNTERMEASURE series of security conferences and training events held in Ottawa, Canada with COUNTERMEASURE 2018 coming up October 29 – November 2, 2018. 

Katherine Thompson, Chair, CATA Cyber and Principal, Security Culture Institute (SCI)

As one of Canada’s most passionate and influential voices surrounding the issues and opportunities related to cyber security in Canada, Katherine Thompson has taken a leading role in helping Canadians understand the risks and rewards associated with the digital economy. As Founder-Chair of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) Cyber Council, Katherine leads a national team of globally recognized cyber security experts focused on helping Canadian organizations better understand, secure and capitalize in the global digital marketplace.

Katherine is regularly called upon to speak on the current state of cyber security in Canada and key issues including security of critical infrastructure, breach management, risks for small to medium sized enterprise, the growing labor and skills shortage and ensuring Canada’s economic prosperity through cyber initiatives. As an industry advisory to the Canadian government, the CATA Council is committed to helping government, academia and industry collaborate on the overarching issue of cyber risk that impacts all Canadians.

Katherine sits as board member of the CATA Public Safety Advisory Board and Cyber Titan, a collaborative with the US Air Force’s Cyber Patriot program which seeks to engage young Canadians in a career in cyber security and other science, technology, engineering and math areas.

Katherine is also currently involved in the creation of a national program providing military veterans with a second career in cyber security. She is also very passionate about raising the level of dialogue around the growing issues of cyber bullying and how to protect young people online.  


Time & Location

May 31, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Webinar, Canada

About The Event

Hear firsthand from a trained social engineer on why your employees are much easier to breach than your technology. Learn more about why social engineering is being used more and more in sophisticated attacks and why organizations like yours should be considering the human factor in security practices.


Our Panel

Katherine Thompson – Chair, CATA Cyber and Principal, Security Culture Institute (SCI)

Mike Sues - CSO/CEO & Ethical Hack Specialist, Rigel Kent Security & Advisory Services Inc