Training

The COUNTERMEASURE 2013 Pre-conference Training will bring top global security trainers to the Ottawa region with hands-on practical instruction you can directly apply. With a range of course selections from technical to security management practices there will be something for everyone.

Our instructors are world-renowned in their fields, with experience teaching a wide range of public and private sector audiences and are able to bring practical knowledge to their instruction. You will learn practices that can be directly applied to your environments as well as cutting-edge techniques to keep you abreast of the latest and greatest developments.

All that is needed on your part is a laptop and a desire to learn. We'll provide the rest.

We are offering three training courses at COUNTERMEASURE 2013. All training courses run from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on the dates provided below, and include breakfasts, breaks and lunches each day.

PLEASE NOTE: Each course requires a minimum number of students to run.

IT Auditing with ITSG-33 by Intrinsec Security

Trainer: Graham Thompson

Duration: 3 days, November 4-6, 2013

This course covers key items and processes used to review systems when auditing against ITSG-33 standards. Through extensive workshops, students learn about the ITSG-33 standard and inspecting systems against ITSG-33. The course also discusses ITSG-22 to bring context to zoning issues. As an additional bonus, attendees will assess both cloud systems and suppliers against ITSG-33, NIST 800-53(rev.4) and Cloud Security Alliance cloud controls. If you are responsible for ensuring Government systems adhere to government security policy, you owe it to yourself to attend this three day session. Upon course completion, you will be better able to ensure compliance with the overall risk management strategy and objectives established by Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS). Additionally, private corporations looking to adopt Federal Government security guidelines to protect their assets will benefit greatly by sending employees on this course.

For more information on the IT Auditing with ITSG-33 course, please click here.

Course Cost:

  • Early Bird rate: $2,000 plus HST for registrations received by June 14th 2013.
  • Regular rate: $2,200 plus HST for registrations received after June 14th but before October 11th, 2013.
  • Last minute rate: $2,400 plus HST for registration received after October 11th, 2013.

Offensive Techniques by Attack Research

Trainer: Colin Ames

Duration: 3 days, November 4-6, 2013

In the professional information security world, there has yet to be a course which provides the students the knowledge and skills to carry out a real world attack. Traditional penetration testing courses impart only a limited view of the exposure and vulnerabilities companies suffer from. Traditional classes are generally focused on standard scanner, framework and tool usage as well as techniques for collecting "shells" on target systems. In contrast, this course is designed to teach its students how to plan and execute a successful attack against a target, using the same techniques and mindsets that real attackers use.

For more information on the Offensive Techniques course, please click here.

Course Cost:

  • Early Bird rate: $2,800 plus HST for registrations received by June 14th 2013.
  • Regular rate: $3,000 plus HST for registrations received after June 14th but before October 11th, 2013.
  • Last minute rate: $3,200 plus HST for registration received after October 11th, 2013.

Rapid Reverse Engineering by Attack Research

Trainer: Russ Gideon

Duration: 3 days, November 4-6, 2013

Rapid Reverse Engineering is a requirement nowadays with APT style attacks and advanced adversaries. The rate at which malicious software is thrown at an organization is astounding and getting more and more frequent. These malicious files can range in complexity from having complex string obfuscation to advanced command and control channels. This class combines deep reverse engineering subjects with rapid triage techniques to provide students with a broad capability when performing file analysis. Traditional classes taught are usually not tailored to a rapid assessment of a file. This class is designed to equip reverse engineers with advanced out of the box techniques to working with malware that ranges from nation state samples to crime ware.

For more information on the Rapid Reverse Engineering course, please click here.

Course Cost:

  • Early Bird rate: $2,800 plus HST for registrations received by June 14th 2013.
  • Regular rate: $3,000 plus HST for registrations received after June 14th but before October 11th, 2013.
  • Last minute rate: $3,200 plus HST for registration received after October 11th, 2013.

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.

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.