Applied Security Event
Bonsecours Market, Montreal
May 21-22-23-24 2015

Official 2015 Sponsors

  • First round of speakers revealed

    NorthSec is amazingly proud to reveal his first set of conference speakers for 2015 edition. For the first time, NorthSec Applied Security Competition will also held a two days conference.

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  • We are looking for speakers

    The 2 days conference will be single-track, giving you a maximum audience as a speaker. The conference will be followed by a 48h on-site CTF, if your talk can be “weaponized” in this event, we’d like to know !

    How to submit your talk

Conference
May 21st and 22nd

Application & infrastructure

Subjects covered will be as diverse as pentesting, network security, software and/or hardware exploitation, web hacking, reverse engineering, malware/virii/rootkits or anything low-level that makes your personal clock tick :)

Cryptography & obfuscation

From theoretical cryptosystems to applied cryptography exploitation, cryptocurrencies, steganography and covert communication systems, anything goes !

Society & Ethics

Technical subjects are at the core of the security field, but they also exist in a world of humans, affected by their social environment & political context. If you want to exchange great ideas about the digital society and it’s security implications, NorthSec's the place.

Competition
May 22nd, 23rd and 24th

  • 256
    Competitors
  • 32
    Teams
  • 3
    Days
  • 1
    Champion

Our applied security contest (also called CTF as in "Capture The Flag") opposes 32 teams of 8 people trying to obtain the most points by capturing flags.

Those flags typically are secret messages hidden in different challenges, covering multiple security fields (networking, binary reverse engineering, data forensics, hardware hacking, and more).

The Challenges will be available to teams through a web portal on their own private contest network, they are not authorized to attack each other (it's not a red/blue team type of contest), they compete to have the most points on the leaderboard.

Venue
and location

Dates and
schedule

Conference

Thursday, May 21st
Retrieving badges9h
First talk10h
Lunch12h - 13h
Last talk16h
Friday, May 22nd
First talk10h
Lunch12h - 13h
Last talk16h

Competition

Friday, May 22nd
Participants arrival17h - 19h
Introduction19h
Start of the competition19h30
Saturday, May 23rd
Hall opening8h
Scoring system should be open9h
Sunday, May 24th
End of the competition15h
Closing Ceremony16h
Cleaning up the place17h

2015 edition is starting in

50% discount on
students tickets