IT security expert charged with G20 threat staying in jail

Brian Sonne, the security expect charged by Toronto police six times for alleged G20-related offenses, was denied bail a Justice of the Peace yesterday.

By being denied bail, Sonne, who was charged with charged with Intimidation of Justice System Participant by Threat, Intimidation of Justice System Participant by Watch and Beset, Mischief Interfere with Property, Attempt Mischief, Possess Explosive for Unlawful Purpose, and Weapons Dangerous, will stay behind bars until his trail.

Most of the details of Sonne’s hearing are under a publication ban. Sonne, who’s wife Kristen Peterson was also arrested by Toronto Police, has extensive security experience.

Besides his own company Halvdan Solutions and his involvement with TASK and HackLab, Sonne worked as a senior systems specialist for Webkinz the popular children’s Web site own owned by Ganz, a plush toy maker based in North Toronto. Prior to Webkinz, Sonne worked for nCircle Network Security where he was a vulnerability and exposure research engineer, and for FSC Internet Corp.Peterson has been released on bail.

According to Sonne’s LinkedIn account, the security executive goal was to be continually exposed to interesting things and cool people. “Sounds trite, but it’s absolutely true.” Sonne also wrote: “I make order out of chaos” as his experience summary entry.

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