Things to Do


Capture the Flag

Presented by Xanthus Security

With the naruto runners being largely unsuccessful, ‘Storm Area 51’ has morphed into ‘Hack Area 52’. Join us in this all out onslaught to hack their web servers, exploit exposed network services, crack their cryptography, decipher their signals and maybe even disrupt their operational industrial control systems; such as display panels, door locks and sending their delivery train to a sweet cliff jumping demise. We hope to see you there!

CTF is open from 9:00am – 5:30pm both days.


Application Security Training

Presented by OWASP

Software powers the world, but insecure software threatens safety, trust, and economic growth. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is dedicated to making application security visible by empowering individuals and organizations to make informed decisions about true application security risks.

The OWASP Ottawa chapter has partnered with the BSides Ottawa again this year to bring you amazing conference content from local software security experts. Are you a developer, tester or pen-tester? Then this track is for you. You will have the opportunity to learn the latest in DevSecOps, security tools, vulnerabilities and secure development practices. Please stay tuned for complete talks schedule, location and dates. Follow @OWASP_Ottawa and @BSidesOttawa.

OWASP Training Schedule

Lockpick Village

Presented by TOOOL Ottawa

Giving keyless entry a different meaning…

New or experienced, come learn how lock picking works, and try it yourself on a variety of practice locks leading to progressively more challenging locks. TOOOL Ottawa reminds everyone to never pick a lock you do not have permission to open, and never pick a lock you depend on. This village has plenty of locks, cuffs and challenges to satisfy your curiosity so you need not be tempted to practice on your own door locks, with friendly people nearby to help and encourage you.

Lock picking is a rewarding experience and in under and hour many people are able to master the techniques and get the thrill of opening some of the most common padlocks available. Other hands on training will include lock pinning, handcuffs and bypass tools.

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IoT Village

IoT Village created by ISE, presented by Epyc Security & Loudmouth Security

Organized by security consulting and research firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), IoT Village delivers advocacy for and expertise on security advancements in Internet of Things devices. IoT Village hosts talks by expert security researchers who dissect real-world exploits and vulnerabilities and hacking contests consisting of off-the-shelf IoT devices.


RFID Village

Presented by Loudmouth Security

The RFID Village is a showcase of the security weaknesses in common RFID access controls. RFID access controls are widely used to secure commercial spaces, yet the most common systems are highly vulnerable. This village aims to bring awareness to the simplicity of the attacks, and what can be done in defence.