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We carefully select speakers who will captivate, inspire and teach our growing community. These absolutely brilliant individuals dedicate their lives and passion to the industry of cyber security. We are honoured to share their insights with you.

Meet the team



Nick is a professional ethical hacker and highly sought after cyber security leader across various industries and is a founder for the DEFCON Toronto hacker community.



Dolev Farhi, Founder of DEFCON Toronto, is a Security and Network Engineer who specializes in Linux/UNIX infrastructure and Web Application security.
Dolev architects DC416’s online and offline Capture The Flags competitions and is an active vulnerability researcher.


Meet the team



Judy Nowak has worked in the information security industry field for over 5 years. She has experience in digital forensics, compliance and has assisted teams with penetration testing exercises.
Judy has delivered talks at TASK and BSides Toronto. She is actively working towards expanding her offensive security knowledge and has other interests such as psychology, raw food, and mind hacking.



Cheryl Biswas began her IT career with CP Rail’s helpdesk over 20 years ago, with further roles in vendor management and change management. Her previous position was with JIG Technologies as an InfoSec Researcher/Analyst, where she initiated the security role within JIG, did weekly threat intel updates, and advised her team and clients on security matters. She recently joined KPMG Canada as a Cyber Security Consultant, Threat Intel. Cheryl builds bridges to connect people within Information Security, and to connect end users. She actively shares her passion for learning and security by blogging, speaking at conferences and on Twitter.