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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.
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Re: new PWN2OWN rules.
We are trying some new things with the PWN2OWN competition this year, the idea being to make it less like a lottery, where the first ones to draw good spots and exploit try slots in the draw for positions get to win with their pre-cooked exploit ready. The new rules should make the contest more fair for contestants, and let everyone who travels to compete have a chance to prove their skills on-site (or remotely) and get the prizes also based on their skill and merit. It should also make the contest a little more of a competition and add some fun for observers and competitors. New rules can be found at http://pwn2own.zerodayinitiative.com/rules.html To to facilitate competitors in this event we have several exploit devlopment dojos, including the PWN2OWN pre-game dojo (Bug Hunting and Analysis 0x65) by the ZDI folks that they ran once already in NYC. This second run of it should be even more polished, and effective training in rapid exploit development. There are a variety of dojo courses being offered this year that promise to make teams more efficient at the contest and applying vulnerability information to practical tests.
The laptop prizes which will supplement the ZDI prizes will be the following three laptops:
- Asus Zenbook UX31 with a Core i7 cpu option and 256Gb ssd.
- Asus Zenbook UX21 with a Core i7 cpu option and 256Gb ssd.
- Macbook Air 11" with a Core i7 cpu option and 256Gb ssd.
The prizewinners will be able to choose their preferred laptop in order of prizes.