March 20 - March 22CAD$1900 – CAD$2600
The 19th annual CanSecWest conference will be held March 20-22nd, 2019 at the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Registration for CanSecWest 2019 is available: here.
Home of Pwn2Own
Starting in 2007, Pwn2Own has evolved from a small demonstration with prizes averaging around $10,000 per exploit, to one of the most well-known security contests in the industry, with millions of dollars of cash and prizes made available to contestants over the years. The contest serves as more than just an annual check-in on the state of browser and OS security. It also guides researchers as we add new categories and increase cash awards. Over the years, new veins of security research were mined after being a target of Pwn2Own. We saw that with exploit techniques like sandbox escapes, mitigation bypasses, and guest-to-host OS escalations. This year, on March 20-22 at the CanSecWest conference, we hope to see that research expand into our newest category, Automotive with the addition of the Tesla Model 3, which has quickly become the best-selling car in its class in the United States
Cars aren’t the only thing providing a big payout this year. Microsoft returns as a partner for 2019 and leads the virtualization category with a $250,000 award for a successful Hyper-V Client guest-to-host escalation. With that much cash, you can get your own Model 3 – or a few in multiple colors. VMware also returns as a Pwn2Own sponsor for 2019, and this year, we’ll have VMware ESXi alongside VMware Workstation as a target with awards of $150,000 and $70,000 respectively. Oracle VirtualBox rounds out this category with a prize of $35,000. Cloud computing relies on virtualization, as do many other critical computing functions. We’ve seen guest-to-host OS escalations in the past two Pwn2Own contests. Here’s hoping we see more this year.
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Interact with the security community at CanSecWest 2019
CanSecWest, the world’s most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security, is about bringing the industry luminaries together in a relaxed environment which promotes collaboration and social networking. The conference lasts for three days and features a single track of thought provoking presentations, each prepared by an experienced professional and talented educator who is at the cutting edge of his or her field. We give preference to new and innovative material, highlighting important, emergent technologies, techniques, or best industry practices.
The conference is single track, with one hour presentations over the duration beginning at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee includes the catered meals, and there will be a vendor display and lounge/eating area, where wireless internet access will be available (as well as in the speaking theater).
CanSecWest 2019: Security Masters Dojo Vancouver
To address the need for intermediate and advanced educational requirements that go beyond the introductory materials typically found in most currently existing training (which are often geared towards the novice level) for professionals who already have significant work experience, and want to further improve their skills, we have assembled a curriculum of hands-on, one day, training programs – delivered by industry renowned experts who are pre-eminent in their fields.
This is information security university level training for practitioners who already have substantial knowledge and wish to broaden their boundaries. It goes beyond introductory level material to focus and delve more deeply into technical subjects that aren’t addressed in other currently available training.
Please mail secwest19 [at] cansecwest.com to be put on the announcement list for the Dojo. But you would probably be better informed by following @dragosr twitter feed. 🙂Tags: 2019 canada event