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CanSecWest 2019

The 19th annual CanSecWest conference will be held March 20-22nd, 2019 at the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

For the info about Pwn2Own, please check here.

Registration is available: here.

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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).

2018-12-23-12:00:00 CanSecWest 2018 Call For Papers

The CanSecWest 2018 Call For Papers is open.

Please send submissions to "secwest19" [at] by Friday December 28th 2018 for the first deadline. There is a second deadline of January 7th for a smaller number of speaking slots...

Check the Speakers tabs for more details.

We will make Dojo Registration available as we confirm instructors.

We are also happy to announce that the successfull RF CTF from PacSec will be also held at CanSecWest.

Pwn2Own rules and details will be announced shorlty.

2018-03-07-13:00:00 Hotel Cancellation

There was an error on the cancellation cut out time on our hotel information page, the below is the correct information. Sorry for the inconvenience.

"Cancellation policy is free cancellation if cancelled by 6pm PST the day prior to arrival. If you cancel less than 24 hrs before 6pm on your day of arrival, you will be charged a one night penalty"

2018-03-07-12:00:00 Hotel

Our hotel booking link will be closed tonight at 11:59pm PST.

As of now, there are only 6 rooms left. If you haven't booked your room, please make sure to book your room as soon as possible.

2018-02-19-00:00:00 PWN2OWN 2018

Pwn2Own returns for 2018 with five categories of targets:

  1. virtualization
  2. web browsers
  3. enterprise applications
  4. servers
  5. a special Windows Insider Preview Challenge category

ZDI partners with Microsoft for the event and welcomes VMware as a sponsor. Their contributions enable us to offer up to $2,000,000 USD in cash and prizes.

Microsoft offers a Windows Insider Preview Challenge that tests their latest pre-release offerings combined with their configuration on their hardware.

The title of 'Master of Pwn' will be awarded to the team with the most points at the end of the contest.

Complete details can be found here.

2018-02-14-00:00:00 Announcements and Schedules

We are happy to announce that we are honored to have a keynote from Scott Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Information Technology Security program at the Communications Security Establishment entitled "Accelerating Canadian Cyber Innovation."

Other speakers confirmed at the moment: