SecTor 2008

Ok. You likely noticed that I blog mostly about the latest happenings in security. It fascinates me, and frankly I think it’s very important. Canada has a rather limited number of security events and most of the content we get here is based out of the United States. Guess what? Canada is different. We have a different culture and different laws, but we’re attached to the same Internet as the rest of the globe. That means what we really need is Canadian perspective on new and developing issues.

With this in mind, I’m involved in a group bringing what we feel is a uniquely Canadian yet world class security event to Toronto.

SecTor Training – This is brand new this year. We’ve brought the best of the best from literally around the world. Need depth training on wireless and Bluetooth security? We have Dino coming from Telespace in South Africa. Interested in penetration testing? You’ll need to learn Metasploit, and who better to learn it from than the guy that started it all? HD Moore will be teaching “PowerSploiting” a course no pentester should miss. You think you already know security? You’re probably too technical. Johnny Long, “godfather of google hacking” and the author of “No Tech Hacking” is teaching his course by the same name (he has really interested low-tech techniques). And finally, who better to teach the latest hacking techniques than the SANS Institute? They’re coming to do their “Cutting Edge Hacking Techniques” course.

I’m very excited about the training, perhaps even a little star struck with who’s teaching it.

SecTor Conference – What can I say; it’s going to be amazing. We’re currently buried in speaking proposals, many of which are truly bleeding edge. You’ll have to wait until September to see the final round of speakers. But that’s what makes this conference great – we accept submissions right up til very close to the event so attendees are presented with only the newest and freshest content.

Ps. We’re still accepting speaking submissions til August 31st. So if you know someone with new research, or something you think the Canadian security professional needs to hear about, please send them to the CFP link.

pps. If you want to attend, you’ll save $250 by registering by August 31.

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