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.

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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)


Website here

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

Presentations/Networking (vendor sponsored)

Free (food and drinks provided)

Cloud Security Alliance - Vancouver Chapter


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)


Internet Security and Privacy Meetup

Meetup page here

Regular (monthly/twice monthly) evening events

Presentations and networking

Free to attend


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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