COUNTERMEASURE 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS - NOW CLOSED

COUNTERMEASURE 2017 is Ottawa's premier computer security conference featuring the best of both offensive and defensive tactics. We are looking for speakers from the full spectrum of management level to hard core security researchers.

If you have a hot topic on computer security that you would like to present and feel that your subject will be of interest to our audience, we want to hear from you. Whether you are associated with academia, government or the private sector, we invite you to submit your presentation proposal for consideration.

All sessions are 60 minutes in duration.

Please submit your proposal or any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than October 7, 2017. Please note that we will be accepting quality submissions as they are received so all spaces may be filled prior to that date. Get your submissions in ASAP.

Presentation proposals should contain the following information:

  1. Presentation Title
  2. Presentation Abstract (maximum 250 words)
  3. Presentation Outline (provide bullet points of what is to be covered)
  4. Name of person/people presenting. Please attach bios for each presenter
  5. Explain what you hope attendees will gain from the presentation
  6. Provide reasons why your topic should be presented at COUNTERMEASURE 2017
  7. Advise if a demonstration will be provided and, if so, provide details of any special equipment needed to support your presentation or demonstration (e.g. multiple screens)
  8. Information on any audience participation requirements
  9. List any other conferences where this material has been presented or will be submitted
  10. Whether your employer will pay for your travel or you will need assistance

Please include any attachments (ppt, pdf, etc.) with your submission.

Please note that we will not be entertaining presentations that are focused on selling services or products.

In addition, please provide the following contact information with your proposal:

  • Your Name
  • Your Title and Organization
  • Your Email Address
  • Your Phone Number

Presenter Benefits

If you are chosen to be a presenter, you will receive the following:

  • Invitation to the Speakers’ Dinner
  • Complimentary access to the conference for two days
  • Travel and accommodation, if required

Note: Travel and accommodation is not covered for speakers living in the Ottawa area.

Recent News

November 6, 2017

We are very please to welcome Chris Anderson as our guest MC for the third track of talks. Mr. Anderson has 30+ years of professional and corporate experience in financial services, telecommunications and the public sector in Business and IT Governance, Risk, Assurance and Compliance.

October 19, 2017

The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) has been added to the rapidly growing list of presenters at the 2017 COUNTERMEASURE IT Security Conference. CSE has recently announced the launch of their open source AssemblyLine, which will be the focus of their presentation. For more information, click 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.

For more information on COUNTERMEASURE 2017, 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.