General Info

COUNTERMEASURE 2018

Back for its seventh year, COUNTERMEASURE is excited to present its highly anticipated line-up of world-renowned IT security experts and product manufacturers. Over the course of five days, attendees will benefit from a number of keynotes, training sessions, discussions, and product demos that feature the most current offensive and defensive IT security management strategies. There will also be ample opportunities to network with peers and industry thought leaders.

Taking place annually in Ottawa, COUNTERMEASURE was designed with an emphasis on IT security matters from a federal government perspective. More than ever, it is relevant to a wide scope of government and private sector segments while remaining the largest conference for Canadian Government IT security professionals in Canada. COUNTERMEASURE 2018 will focus on the following IT security topics:

  • Security Management
  • Computer Forensics
  • Incident Response
  • Malware Analysis
  • Mobile Security
  • Nation State Threats(APT)
  • Network Security
  • Risk Management
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Secure Development
  • Social Engineering
  • Source Code Reviews
  • Web Application Security

Although the content of COUNTERMEASURE 2018 will be applicable to audiences from all sectors, speakers chosen will have particular relevance in addressing the issues faced by Canadian Government.

Recent News

June 26 2018

We are happy to announce our first set of confirmed speakers for the 2018 COUNTERMEASURE IT Security Conference, which includes Scott Jones, Head-designate, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and Assistant Deputy Minister for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). Mr. Jones joins Imraan Bashir, Senior Director of Cyber Security within the Chief Information Officer Branch at Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS).
 
You can view their profiles and those of our other speakers here.

November 24, 2017

COUNTERMEASURE 2017 welcomed over 300 participants to discuss key topics in public sector IT security.  We have posted most of the presentation slides here, and two of our most talked about presentations are now available on our YouTube channel.  

Kelly Shortridge - The Red Pill of Resilience

Frode Hommedal - The Cyber Threat Intelligence Matrix: Taking the Red Pill of Attacker Eviction

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions can be made at any time. Unfortunately we cannot refund registration fees. Each course is subject to a minimum number of students. In the unlikely event that a course must be cancelled due to low enrolment, full refunds will be provided to registered students.

For more information on COUNTERMEASURE 2018, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or our office line at 613-725-2079.