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CanSecWest 2018

The 18th annual CanSecWest conference will be held March 14-16th, 2018 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).

2018-03-07-13:00:00 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:

2017-01-28-08:00:00 Announcements and Schedules

We are happy to announce that we are honored to have Dr. Michael A. VanPutte, Ph.D, CISSP, author of Walking Wounded: Inside the U.S. Cyberwar Machine as a keynote speaker this year, with talk title "Cyberwar and other modern myths".

Other speakers confirmed at the moment:

Running a little late this year with some unexpected schedule hiccups. But to make sure folks get a chance to look at the information and get the January rates, we are extending those to Feb 3. The final dojo list is up, and treading dangerously past our new course limits, we have added a number of new dojos. But some of those are rule cheats because they are our existing instructors modifying old courses :