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Oct. 19, 2021 – Digital Evil – Getting It, Having It, Finding It – Kevin Ripa

October 19, 2021 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Now more than ever before, digital data floods our lives. But how much do we actually know about it? Even as IT professionals? In this presentation, we will look at three different examples of digital evil.

  • The first will demonstrate how you can get evil material on your computer without ever knowing you have it. (And how that can change your life).
  • The second will demonstrate what happens if digital evil on your computer is not understood or analyzed properly. (And how this can destroy your life).
  • The third is a bit of different evil. The digital evil that can infiltrate your networks. (Think malicious software for data encryption, ex-filtration, intelligence gathering).

Let’s see how we can find this evil in 5 minutes or less!


About Our Presenter

Kevin Ripa

Kevin J. Ripa is the owner of The Grayson Group of Companies, and Past President and current Vice President of the Alberta Association of Private Investigators.

He is a former member, in various capacities, of the Department of National Defence serving in both foreign and domestic postings. He is now providing superior service to various levels of law enforcement, Fortune 500 companies, and the legal community, and has assisted in many complex cyber-forensics and hacking response investigations (including nation-state) around the world.

Kevin has over 20 years of experience in the digital investigations & incident response fields, having started doing forensics before the days of GUI response and vendor training. He is a respected and sought after individual for his expertise in Information Technology investigations, and he has been qualified as an expert witness on numerous occasions at virtually all levels of the judicial process.

He has also designed, produced, hosted, and taught numerous industry related courses, not to mention hundreds of speaking and training engagements to industry and law enforcement around the world.

As well as being a SANS Certified instructor, Kevin holds a number of industry certifications, including GSEC, GISF, GCFE, GCFA, BAI, Certified Data Recovery Professional, and has previously held certs as Certified Penetration Tester and Certified Ethical Hacker.

He has also authored dozens of articles in circulation, as well as chapters to a number of manuals, books, and training texts on the subjects of Computer Security and Forensics.

When available, Kevin teaches SEC401, SEC301, and FOR500, and FOR498 (co-author) for the SANS Institute.

Event Details

To encourage members and guests to register for this event, we’re offering an Early-Bird Registration Incentive Door Prize Draw.

The Door Prize Draw is for a $50 VISA Gift Card, donated by True North Group.

To qualify for this Early-Bird Registration Incentive, you must register via Eventbrite by 5:00 pm MDT on Friday October 15, 2021 and be in attendance for the duration of the event.

Registration links for the virtual event will only be sent to those registered. Event Registration closes 5pm MDT Monday, October 18.
Please register here with Eventbrite. 


October 19, 2021
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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