is made out of people!

BSides Ottawa is a grassroots-driven conference that provides an open platform for security experts, industry professionals and everyone with an interest in cyber security to share their ideas, questions, insights and research, and to create trusted relationships with members of the National Capital Region cyber security community from the public and private sectors.

Security BSides is a global phenomenon. From SecurityBSides.com:

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

COVID-19 Response

Like most of you out there, the BSides Organizing Committee has been anxiously waiting to see how this whole global pandemic thing pans out before we schedule the next event.

BSides Ottawa is (and has always been) committed to an in-person experience. That’s where all the fun and networking happens between participants – friendships are made, new business opportunities are forged, and resumes are exchanged. Above and beyond all of that, uber workshops and trainings put on by the community, by and for our awesome national capital region, are best experienced interactively and in the same room.

With that commitment in mind, and with a view to conducting a safe event for all those who attend, we are complying with provincial regulations as they develop and change. We must also ensure the value proposition is favorable for our Sponsors, because without them, the event just would not happen.

The BSides team is alive and well, and we are actively discussing options on how to make it all happen. Please stay tuned for more information. We will post it as soon as we have it.

Thank you all for your continued support and interest!


2019 Event Sponsors

Presented by Hackers4Karma, a registered non-profit corporation.