Day 1 - November 1, 2018

7:30–8:30 a.m.


8:30–9:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation:

André Boucher

Assistant Deputy Minister of Operations - Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

Concurrent Sessions:

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Costin Raiu

Supercharging Threat Intelligence

RSA – Paul Kivikink & Ian Redden:

The “Hunt-able” Network – A Practical Approach to Executing a Threat Hunting Program

MWO Alex Arndt

10:30–11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break in Foyer with Exhibitors

11:00–12:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation:
IBM - Jeff Crume: AI's Role in the New Cyber Security Frontier

12:00–1:15 p.m.

Seated Lunch

Presentation:  Imraan Bashir

Concurrent Sessions

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

1:15–2:15 p.m.

Natasha Hellberg:

A State of the Union on the Canadian Cyber Threat Landscape

Kyle O’Meara:

An Approach to Embedded Device Analysis for Network Defense

Tanium - Chris Hallenbeck

From the Trenches and Beyond: How NOT to do Intel Sharing

2:15–3:15 p.m.

 Chris Spirito  Fortinet

Teri Radichel:

Top Priorities for Cloud Application Security

3:15–3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break in Foyer with Exhibitors

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Keynote Presentation:

Chris Valasek & Charlie Miller : Securing Self-Driving Cars

4:30–6:15 p.m.

Network reception

6:45 p.m.

After party

Day 2 - November 2, 2018

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Keynote:  Cisco

Concurrent Sessions:

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

9:30–10:30 a.m.


Trend Micro

Matthieu Faou:

You've Got Mail! from: Turla

10:30–11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break in Foyer with Exhibitors

11:00–12:00 p.m.

Dmitry Volkov and Nicholas Palmer

Advanced Russian Threat Actors Targeting the Financial Sector: The Sound of Silence


Erin Kelly:


Cambridge Analytica


12:00–12:45 p.m.

Buffet Lunch

12:45–1:45 p.m.

Mike Morris - root9B

Human-Led. Technology Accelerated.

1:45–2:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Evolution of Computer Emergency Response Teams

Moderator - Christopher Hallenbeck

Nguyen Trong Duong

Patrick Clow

Natasha Hellberg

Luc Beaudoin

2:45–3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break in Foyer with Exhibitors

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote:  

Dave Lewis


Recent News

October 9th 2018

Cloud security issues are a key focus at this year’s COUNTERMEASURE IT Security Conference, with in depth training as well as key presentation from industry leaders. Graham Thompson, who participated in our 2017 cloud security panel discussion, leads an intensive three day training course, Cloud Security Fundamentals & FedRAMP. IBM’s Jeff Crume will be giving a keynote presentation on Security in the Clouds, and Teri Radichel will present on Top Priorities for Cloud Application Security. For institutions with a cloud infrastructure, these sessions should not be missed.

September 20th 2018

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek join our growing list of speakers at COUNTERMEASURE 2018.  Their presentation on Security Self-Driving Cars will explore the future security issues of this emerging sector. 

In the not too distant future, we'll live in a world where computers are driving our cars. Soon, cars may not even have steering wheels or brake pedals. But, in this scenario, should we be worried about cyber attack of these vehicles? In this talk, two researchers who have headed self-driving car security teams for multiple companies will discuss how self driving cars work, how they might be attacked, and how they can ultimately be secured.
You can view their presentations and those of our other speakers here.

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.

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