COUNTERMEASURE 2019 is Ottawa's premier computer security conference featuring the best of both offensive and defensive tactics. 2019 will be the 8th year for this annual event. Preceding the core conference (Nov 7 & 8, 2019), we run three days of intensive technical and management training at the Shaw Centre located in Ottawa, Canada. We are looking for dynamic trainers from the full spectrum of management and technical topics.

If you have a hot topic on computer security for which you have a well-planned and detailed course prepared, we would love to hear from you. Whether you are associated with academia, government or the private sector, we invite you to submit your training proposal for consideration.

Training sessions run from 8:30am to 4:30pm for the three days, with maximum class sizes of 20 and a minimum required participation of 5. A single screen and projector, as well as WIFI are available for all participants. Two refreshment breaks are provided per day for all participants. Any travel, accommodations or other expenses required are at the trainer’s expense. The conference organizers provide registration, event and venue management as well as marketing the course to our conference demographic. It is also incumbent on trainers to market their training course through social media or other channels to ensure the best possible turnout.
Pricing for the training is in Canadian dollars. Exact pricing has not been determined but will be similar to last year: $3,000, $3,200 or $3,400 depending on how early the student registers. Trainers will receive 50% of the training revenue.

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 Feb 8 2019. Please note that we will be accepting quality submissions as they are received so spaces may be filled prior to that date. Get your submissions in ASAP.

  • Training proposals should contain the following information:
  • Training Session Title
  • Training Abstract (maximum 250 words)
  • Training Outline (provide bullet points of what is to be covered)
  • Name of course instructor. Please attach full bio with past training experience
  • Please provide training prerequisites and technical requirements for participants
  • Explain what you hope attendees will gain from the training

List any other events where this course has been delivered.
Please include any attachments (ppt, pdf, etc.) with your submission.

Please note that we will not be entertaining training that is 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

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.