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CanSecWest 2015

The 15th annual CanSecWest conference will be held March 18-20th, 2015 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 https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CSW2015">here.

2011-02-03-07:46:00 Speaker Notifications Starting and PWN2OWN rules up

Speaker notifications have started going out and our agenda page will start being updated today.

PWN2OWN 2011 rules have been posted by Aaron and the ZDI folks on their blog.

We've also now ordered all the prizes phones:

PWN2OWN WIN: The browser prizes were increased to $15K. The Google folks have also tossed in $20K for a Chrome prize (thank you), but please note there are additional caveats to the Chrome prize, as they are primarily concerned about the Chrome codebase. You can win the ZDI prizes with a Windows or OSX kernel exploit for instance... Gentlemen start your debuggers...

PWN2OWN SUCK: Our vendor contacted us and informed us that unfortunately the manufacturing line for the excellent angular gaming beast the ASUS-G73SW has been hit by the Intel sandybridge SATA bug rework, and the ASUS manufacturing line for that unit is not scheduled to be restarted until after the competitions. Recalculating route to the next hottest and "droolworthy" laptop now....

You can follow @dragosr on twitter for more news and information about the conference (as well as cynical infosec curmudgeon grumblings, helicopter uav or 3-d printer trivia, and it news :).

In other news, this morning IANA said: "#IPv4: 102, 103, 104, 179 and 185 have been allocated. No unicast IPv4 /8s remain unallocated." How are your IPv6 cut-over plans going? We still have seats on both our IPv6 security courses, amongst our other excellent advanced training dojos.