General Info

Welcome to COUNTERMEASURE|2013

COUNTERMEASURE is Ottawa's premier annual IT security conference and training event featuring the best of both offensive and defensive tactics. Past speakers have included globally recognized industry security researchers, Government of Canada representatives and seasoned enterprise security experts from the private sector.

COUNTERMEASURE 2013 will build on the success of the acclaimed COUNTERMEASURE 2012 and will include both a management and technical track, offering something for everyone. Optional training sessions from world renowned experts in the field are offered prior to the start of the main conference.

COUNTERMEASURE 2013 key notes, invited talks and speakers selected through our Call For Papers will cover a range of topics:

  • Security Management
  • Computer Forensics
  • Incident Response
  • Malware Analysis
  • Mobile Security
  • Nation State Threats (APT)
  • Network Security
  • Risk Management
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Secure Development
  • Social Engineering
  • Source Code Reviews
  • Web Application Security

Although the content of COUNTERMEASURE 2013 will be applicable to audiences from all sectors, speakers chosen will have particular relevance to addressing the issues faced by Canadian Government.

Recent News

October 29, 2013

Our final speaker for COUNTERMEASURE 2013 has been announced - Elizabeth Keighley, Manager GC-CIRT at Shared Services Canada.  Her topic will be "SSC SOC and Cyber Security for the GC".  Don't miss this important talk!

October 21, 2013

We are very pleased to add Daniel Peck, Principal Research Scientist at Barracuda Labs, to our roster of COUNTERMEASURE 2013 speakers.

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions can be made at any time. Unfortunately we cannot refund registration fees.

Each course requires a minimum number of students to run. Please see the detailed information on each course for this information. In the unlikely event that a course must be cancelled due to low enrolment, full refunds will be provided to registered students.

For more information on COUNTERMEASURE 2013 training, please contact Pelly Heighton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-798-9894.