BSides Ottawa

Call for Presentations.


We want you to help us make BSides Ottawa 2017 the best year ever! As with our new venue, we are looking for fresh ideas, research and innovation that will simply blow our minds.

If you are interested in donning your tin foil hat and rocking our stage this year, please submit a 2-3 paragraph summary of your talk to cfp@bsidesottawa.ca no later than September 1, 2017.

This Year's Topics

We would like to note that topics of interest do not necessarily have to be focused on a specific security domain. They can also help the community to better understand what is going on around us and the challenges presented to government, industry and academia at home and abroad in the security industry.

Here are just a few ideas to fire up the circuits...

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cryptocurrency / Blockchain
  • Digital Privacy and Open Access
  • Vulnerability Disclosure
  • Mandatory Breach Notification
  • Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
  • Preparing NextGen Professionals
  • Fun War Stories
  • Attack and Defence Strategies
  • Network Security Monitoring
  • Digital Forensics
  • Malware Analysis
  • WebApp Security
  • ISO/IEC 27001 and Cyber Essentials

Review and Acceptance Process


The BSides Ottawa 2017 Organizing Committee will vote on the submissions and notify you by September 8, 2017.

  1. Any presentations or talks deemed to be of a marketing or sales pitch nature will be politely rejected; and,

  2. BSides is all about sharing and education for those who may not otherwise have access to it. We will be recording all presentations for later distribution. If the recording and live streaming of your presentation poses an issue for you, perhaps this isn't the right venue for your talk.

Submissions must be in plain text and specify:

  1. your preferred email address;

  2. if you are representing anyone (yourself, company name, group name);

  3. the title and detailed abstract for your presentation; and

  4. the approximate length of your presentation.

Additionally, your submission must answer the following questions.

  1. Has this material been presented elsewhere? If so, where and when?

  2. Will you be traveling to Ottawa, ON, Canada for the event? If so, from where?

Organizing Committee

  • Norbert Griffin
  • Chris Lemieux
  • Jeff Lewis
  • Jason McDermott
  • Jason Mroz
  • Jarett Parent
  • Adrien de Beaupre