Vancouver Security Events

Vancouver Security Events

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There’s almost always a security event happening somewhere in Vancouver
here’s a list to consider…

LISTING OF CYBER SECURITY EVENTS HELD IN VANCOUVER AREA ON REGULAR BASIS

I’ve attempted to make this list comprehensive, but it doesn’t show one-off events or vendor marketing events at this time. If you see anything that needs correcting please contact [email protected]

The Vancouver SecSig has also posted a longer list of events including one time events here.

2600 Meetups

  • Meetings take place first Friday of the month

  • Meetup/Networking

  • Free

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BC Government Events

  • BC Security Day

  • Bi-annual (spring/fall)

  • Presentations

  • Free (attend in person or by webcast)

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BC Privacy and Security Conference

  • Annually in January/February

  • Presentations (strong international speakers brought in), Networking

  • Presentations (strong international speakers brought in), Networking

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CanSecWest

  • CanSecWest/Pwn2Own

  • Annually in Spring/March

  • Presentations and Pwn2Own hacking prize contest

  • $$$$ (food provided)

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Cloud Security Alliance - Vancouver Chapter

  • Bi-monthly (every other month, third Thursday evening 6-8:30 PM)

  • Presentations/Networking (vendor sponsored)

  • Free (food and drinks provided)

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Data Connectors

  • Vancouver CyberSecurity Event, October 2018

  • Presentations/Vendor Fair/Networking

  • Free

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Defcon604 Group

  • Monthly on Monday mornings (coffee meeting)

  • Meetup/Networking

  • Free

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Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference

  • Annual conference

  • Vendors/Presentations/Workshops

  • $$$

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Evanta

  • Annual (typically early summer)

  • Presentations and Networking

  • $$$ (Restricted Attendance to CISO/security executives ~100 attendees)

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International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

  • Quarterly KnowledgeNet chapter meetings

  • Presentations and Networking

  • Free for IAPP members

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Internet Security and Privacy Meetup

  • Regular (monthly/twice monthly) evening events

  • Presentations and networking

  • Free to attend

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ISACA Events

  • Regular luncheons

  • Presentations and networking

  • $ (lunch provided, ~50 attendees)

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BC Aware Campaign

  • January/February main event ($$) plus free sector presentations

  • Presentations/Networking/Vendor Fair

  • $$/Free (food/drinks provided, ~400 attendees)

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iTECH | IT Conference

  • Mixed IT and Security conference

  • Presentations and Vendor Hall

  • Free for early registrations

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Mainland Advanced Research Society Events

  • BSides Vancouver

  • March/April

  • Presentations/Networking/Vendor Fair

  • $ (Food/Drinks provided, ~300 attendees)

  • VanCitySec

  • Every second Thursday of the month – Central City Brew Pub – 871 Beatty St.

  • Networking/occasional lock picking village

  • Free (buy your own beer/food, ~20-30 attendees)

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  • Ready Room Briefings

  • Quarterly/discontinued?

  • Presentations/Networking

  • $ (invite only, ~20 attendees)

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OWASP Vancouver

  • OWASP Vancouver meetup

  • Roughly every other month

  • Presentations/Networking

  • Free/with live streaming

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Pacific Northwest Preparedness Society and Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council

  • Annual conference in fall

  • Presentations/Networking/Vendor Fair

  • $$$

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Professional Investigators’ Association of BC

  • Annual event (AGM) in November

  • Occasional mixer/Presentations/Networking

  • Monthly

  • Presentations / Networking

  • Free

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Vancouver Digital Identity Meetup

  • Monthly on Friday Afternoons

  • Presentations/Networking

  • Free/with live streaming (~50 attendees)

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Vancouver SecSig

  • Monthly

  • Presentations / Collaboration / Networking

  • Free

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