Vancouver Security Events

Vancouver Security Events

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

Website here

Meetings take place first Friday of the month

Meetup/Networking

Free

2600 Meetups


BC Government Events

Website here

BC Security Day

Bi-annual (spring/fall)

Presentations

Free (attend in person or by webcast)

BC Privacy and Security Conference

Annually in January/February

Presentations (strong international speakers brought in), Networking

$$$ (food provided, ~800 attendees)


CanSecWest

Website here

CanSecWest/Pwn2Own

Annually in Spring/March

Presentations and Pwn2Own hacking prize contest

$$$$ (food provided)


Data Connectors

Website here

Vancouver CyberSecurity Event, October 2018

Presentations/Vendor Fair/Networking

Free


Meetups posted on Twitter

Monthly on Monday mornings (coffee meeting)

Meetup/Networking

Free

Defcon604 Group


Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference

Website here

Annual conference

Vendors/Presentations/Workshops

$$$


Evanta

Website here

Annual (typically early summer)

Presentations and Networking

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


Website here

Quarterly KnowledgeNet chapter meetings

Presentations and Networking

Free for IAPP members

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


Website here

Regular luncheons

Presentations and Networking

$ (lunch provided, ~50 attendees)

BC Aware Campaign

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

Presentations/Networking/Vendor Fair

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

ISACA Events


Website here

Mixed IT and Security conference

Presentations and Vendor Hall

Free for early registrations

iTECH | IT Conference


Website here

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)

Ready Room Briefings

Quarterly

Presentations/Networking

$ (invite only, ~20 attendees)

Mainland Advanced Research Society Events


Website here

OWASP Vancouver meetup

Roughly every other month

Presentations/Networking

Free/with live streaming

OWASP Vancouver


Website here

Annual conference in fall

Presentations/Networking/Vendor Fair

$$$

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


Professional Investigators’ Association of BC

Website here

Annual event (AGM) in November

Occasional mixer/Presentations/Networking


Website here

Monthly

Presentations/Networking

Free

Vancouver Digital Identity Meetup


Website here

Monthly on Friday Afternoons

Presentations/Networking

Free/with live streaming (~50 attendees)

Vancouver SecSig


Website here

Monthly

Presentations/collaboration/networking

Free

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