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CanSecWest 2020

The 21st annual CanSecWest conference will be held March 18-20, 2020 at the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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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).

2020-01-29-12:00:00 Nova Speaker Competition

CanSecWest Nova Competition(*)

A statement from my friend Kevin Johnson got me thinking about submissions and trainings we have at CanSecWest. His assertion was that the submissions for CanSecWest are intimidating. We do get some really bright folks presenting, and typically you need something new and significant, but at the same time as I pondered this, I was being vaguely irritated that companies don't allocate training budgets for more advanced courses like we have in our Dojo trainings on younger more junior employees, saving the trip for the training course as a perk for the more senior employees. Most of the folks we get in our courses are more experienced folks. And I think that companies should be allowing employees with promise to expand their skills and support even their more junior staffers going to expand their security knowledge through training.

So here is my little nod to both of those in one, I'm going to reserve a talk slot for the best paper by a new presenter, age 25 or under, in a special separate selection, judged by our talk committee. I'm also going to give a free course admission to a dojo course for the top four submission proposals (including the winner and presenter). So if you have a bright promising new researcher at your company who has been working on something cool, maybe be a mentor, and point out this opportunity for them.

Submit proposals and entries by February 10th to

(and cc:

The bonus will be that everyone who submits will also get a discount code for a 10% discount on a CanSecWest registration.

(Fine print, limit one per course, selection in order of ranking)

(*)Nova was a term coined by astronomer Tycho Brahe for a "new star" after he observed a supernova in 1752