Hackfest 2018

Hackfest is the largest hacking event in Canada and brings together more than 900 computer security enthusiasts. The event takes place over two days of technical conferences about security and hacking and is preceded by 3 days of training.

Both nights let participants measure their security and hacking skills in a unique CTF (Capture The Flag). The whole evening is accompanied by a lockpicking contest, DJ atmosphere, workshops, evening conferences, live podcast recording and more.https://hackfest.ca

BSides Portland 2018

BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researcher.

 

Defcon Australia DC011612 2018

DC11612 is an Australian based DEF CON group started in January 2018. It was formerly known as DC42. Meetups are sponsored by MercuryISS and are usually on the last Thursday bi monthly, with a turn up average of 25 members.

In Australia, around 38,000 people (both children and adults) are reported missing each year and at least 8 million children (doesn’t include adults) worldwide. With a relevance of social media, online accounts and general online presence; the first 8 hours of a missing person can be the most important in accelerating the reunification with their family.

For the next meetup, DC11612 will be partnering with Trace Labs; using OSINT tools and techniques to assist local law enforcement to help locate missing persons.Level https://www.dc011612.com

BSides St. John’s 2018

BSides is an open platform that gives security experts and industry professionals the opportunity to share ideas, insights, and develop longstanding relationships with others in the community.  It is a rare opportunity to directly connect and create trusted relationships with key members of the community. This will be the eighth BSides conference held in St. John’s.

St. John’s is located along on the East Coast of Canada, on the northeast of the Avalon Peninsula in southeast Newfoundland. It is the most easterly city in North America.

BSides Edmonton 2018

Hosted by (ISC)² Alberta at NAIT’s Computer Training Centre, BSides Edmonton 2018 is the first grass roots Information Security Conference in the City of Edmonton. It is a two day high-caliber conference focused on all aspects of Information Security and Cyber Security.

Security BSides is a community-driven Information Security Conference by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

CTF Registration: https://bsidesedmonton.ca/ctf.html