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CanSecWest 2008 CFP (deadline Nov 30, conf Mar 26-28) and PacSec Dojo's Nov 09 2007 05:03AM
Dragos Ruiu (dr kyx net)
I'd like to congratulate Adam Laurie for winning the second Powerbook
from the Pwn_to_Own contest as the prize for the best speaker rated
by the audience for his presentation on RFID at CanSecWest 2007.
We will have a similar prize for the best speaker at CanSecWest 2008,
prize TBD (but we promise it will be cool - depending on what we find
trawling though the electronics shops in Akihabara this year :).


The Security Masters Dojo courses available at PacSec in Tokyo
on November 27/28 2007 have been updated. The final list is:

Ultimate Web Hacking - Yeng-Min Chen (Japanese)
Reverse Engineering - Yuji Ukai (Japanese)
The Exploit Laboratory - Saumil Shah (English)
Advanced Honeypot Tactics - Thorsten Holz (English)
Advanced Linux Hardening - Andrea Barisani (English)
Bugfinding with the Immunity Debugger - Nicolas Waisman & Kostya
Kortchinski (English)
Practical 802.11 Wi-Fi (In)Security - Cedric Blancher (English)



VANCOUVER, Canada -- The ninth annual CanSecWest applied technical
security conference - where the eminent figures in the
international security industry will get together share best
practices and technology - will be held in downtown Vancouver at
the the Mariott Renaissance Harbourside on March 26-28, 2008. The
most significant new discoveries about computer network hack
attacks and defenses, commercial security solutions, and pragmatic
real world security experience will be presented in a series of
informative tutorials.

The CanSecWest meeting provides international researchers a
relaxed, comfortable environment to learn from informative
tutorials on key developments in security technology, and
collaborate and socialize with their peers in one of the world's
most scenic cities - a short drive away from one of North
America's top skiing areas.

The CanSecWest conference will also feature the availability of
the Security Masters Dojo expert network security sensei
instructors, and their advanced, and intermediate, hands-on
training courses - featuring small class sizes and practical
application excercises to maximize information transfer.

We would like to announce the opportunity to submit papers, and/or
lightning talk proposals for selection by the CanSecWest technical
review committee. This year we will be doing one hour talks, and
some shorter 20/30 minute talk sessions.

Please make your paper proposal submissions before November 30th,

Some invited papers have been confirmed, but a limited number of
speaking slots are still available. The conference is responsible
for travel and accomodations for the speakers. If you have a
proposal for a tutorial session then please email a synopsis of
the material and your biography, papers and, speaking background
to _secwest08_ (at) cansecwest (dot) com [email concealed] (please remove _'s). Only
slides will be needed for the March paper deadline, full text does
not have to be submitted - but will be accepted if available.

The CanSecWest 2008 conference consists of tutorials on technical
details about current issues, innovative techniques and best
practices in the information security realm. The audiences are a
multi-national mix of professionals involved on a daily basis with
security work: security product vendors, programmers, security
officers, and network administrators. We give preference to
technical details and new education for a technical audience.

The conference itself is a single track series of presentations in
a lecture theater environment. The presentations offer speakers
the opportunity to showcase on-going research and collaborate with
peers while educating and highlighting advancements in security
products and techniques. The focus is on innovation, tutorials,
and education instead of product pitches. Some commercial content
is tolerated, but it needs to be backed up by a technical
presenter - either giving a valuable tutorial and best practices
instruction or detailing significant new technology in the

Paper proposals should consist of the following information:
1. Presenter, and geographical location (country of
origin/passport) and contact info (e-mail, postal address,
phone, fax).
2. Employer and/or affiliations.
3. Brief biography, list of publications and papers.
4. Any significant presentation and educational
5. Topic synopsis, Proposed paper title, and a one paragraph
6. Reason why this material is innovative or significant or an
important tutorial.
7. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines
8. Will you have full text available or only slides?
9. Please list any other publications or conferences where this
material has been or will be published/submitted.

Please include the plain text version of this information in your
email as well as any file, pdf, odt, docx, ppt, or html attachments.

Please forward the above information to _secwest08_ (at) cansecwest (dot) com [email concealed]
(remove _'s) to be considered for placement on the speaker
roster, or have your lightning talk scheduled.

You can find more information at: and

The Vancouver Dojos will be held on March 24/25 and will
be announced shortly.


World Security Pros. Cutting Edge Training, Tools, and Techniques
Tokyo, Japan November 29/30 - 2007
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