Applied Security Event
Bonsecours Market, Montreal
May 15-16-17-18-19-20-21, 2017

Official 2017 Sponsors

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May 18th and 19th

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 is the place.

Competition Picture

May 19th, 20th and 21st

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Our applied security contest (also called CTF as in "Capture The Flag") opposes 50 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.

and location

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    By metro

    Orange line (#2),
    "Champ de mars" station

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    Event location

    Bonsecours Market

    350 St-Paul Street East
    Old Montreal, Quebec

    1 514 872-7730

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    Official Hotel

    Holiday Inn

    99, Viger West
    Montreal, Quebec

    1 888 878-9888
    Promo code: NSZ

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Dates and

Training Sessions

Monday, May 15th
Training Registration8h
Training Start9h
Lunch12h - 13h
Tuesday, May 16th
Training Start9h
Lunch12h - 13h
Networking Event18h
Wednesday, May 17th
Training Start9h
Lunch12h - 13h


Thursday, May 18th
Event Registration8h
Opening Speech9h
Lunch12h - 13h30
Diner Break17h30
Flash Talks & Party19h30
Friday, May 19th
Sponsor Keynote10h
Lunch12h - 13h30
Closing Speeches17h30

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Friday, May 19th
Participants arrival17h - 19h
Start of the competition19h30
Saturday, May 20th
Hall opening8h
Scoring system should be open9h
Sunday, May 21st
End of the competition15h
Closing Ceremony16h

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50% discount on
students tickets