CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 2019 IS NOW OPEN! (NOV 7 & 8)

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COUNTERMEASURE 2019 (Nov. 7-8) 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 45 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 September 27, 2019. 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 2019
  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

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.

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.