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CanSecWest 2014

The 14th annual CanSecWest conference will be held March 12-14 2014 at the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

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CanSecWest, the world's most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security, is about bringing the industry luminaries together in a relaxed environment which promotes collaboration and social networking. The conference lasts for three days and features a single track of thought provoking presentations, each prepared by an experienced professional and talented educator who is at the cutting edge of his or her field. We give preference to new and innovative material, highlighting important, emergent technologies, techniques, or best industry practices.

The conference is single track, with one hour presentations over the duration beginning at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee includes the catered meals, and there will be a vendor display and lounge/eating area, where wireless internet access will be available (as well as in the speaking theater). The conference discount hotel room booking system can be found here.


2014-03-05-19:15:00 Agenda and Keynote Honorable Diane Finley and Whistler Post Conference Trip Detail

The mostly final agenda is now up.

Speaking of which, we are honored to announce a keynote presentation on Thursday from the Hon. Diane Finley, Canadian Federal Minister of Public Works and Government Services. She will giving a presentation on the Federal Government's information security efforts and how commercial companies can participate and assist their plans.

We have the final configuration for Whistler cabins for the Post CanSecWest Whistler Decompression starting March 14. We have 7 cabins (majority 4 bedroom, and two three bedroom) in the village itself. All of the cabins are set up for Friday March 14 arrival except for one with Saturday March 15 arrival. Cabins are available for three four and five night stays. Room costs will be $200/night for those staying over two nights, and $250/night for shorter staysi (these prices are per room, double occupancy is possible with most rooms). All are within walking distance of the lifts (but we'll have folks with larger cars to shuttle the less motivated), and stumbling distance of each other. Contact secwest14 [at] cansecwest.com to join and reserve your spot, please include a contact telephone number, your preferred stay dates, desired social boisterous level (ranging from hot tub track, to serious skier/boarder)i, and if you need a ride up or can take extra passengers with luggage in your transport.

See you all next week -- The CanSecWest Team


2014-01-24-16:50:00 Speakers PWN2OWN and Chromium

Some agenda announcements:

The PWN2OWN rules for this year will be announced shortly, and the Google folks have come up with a $2.71828 million prizes allowance for Chromium 4 at CanSecWest.


2013-01-28-18:09:00 Agenda Announcements

Some agenda announcements:


2013-01-18-09:10:00 PWN2OWN 2013

CanSecWest PWN2OWN: HP and Google co-ordinate, pool resources, over a half million dollars in prize money (!), now browser plug-ins are also in scope... Details here on the ZDI blog

We just ordered the first of the prize laptops yesterday, Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch i7 ...


2013-01-17-09:14:00 Technology Enhancement: Dojos Online

Advanced and intermediate security training and technology enhancement for information security professionals. The Dojo registration system is up. We might add a course after reviews are done. Stand by for agenda.