The Walls Came Tumbling Down — Meltdown, Spectre, and The End of the Internet

In early January 2018, news broke about two newly discovered CPU flaws that affect the security of nearly every personal computer, server, and smartphone on the planet. These flaws, popularly known as Meltdown and Spectre have particularly serious consequences for the security of cloud services and multi-tenency computing environments. 

This panel features IT security professionals and representatives of cloud service providers discussing the nature of the bugs, the ways in which they have been dealt with, the consequences and problems with mitigation measures, and the implications of such incidents for organizations’ IT security strategies going forward

Note: There will be no slides provided for this session.


Dave Kubert

IT Security Officer, University of Northern British Columbia


David Kozera

National Technology Strategist, Microsoft


Lance Bailey

Systems Coordinator, Genome Sciences Centre


Larry Carson

Associate Director, Information Security Management, University of British Columbia