About

Mission

SecTor is Canada’s premier IT Security Education Conference. The annual event where IT professionals from across Canada learn from and network with the world’s most innovative, intellectual, exciting and entertaining security professionals. SecTor is IT security training at its best.

Background

SecTor was created by founders of TASK, North America’s largest and most successful IT security user group. After many years of attending IT Security events in the United States, and being disappointed that no similar event existed in central Canada, the decision was made to fill the void. SecTor has built a reputation of bringing together experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques. In a non-threatening and productive way, SecTor sheds light on the underground threats and mischief that threaten corporate and personal IT systems. Through identifying, discussing, dissecting and debating these digital threats, the strongest defences can be mounted.

Black Arts Defined

Hacker Slang – black art

A collection of arcane, unpublished, and (by implication) mostly ad-hoc techniques developed for a particular application or systems area (compare black magic)…. The huge proliferation of formal and informal channels for spreading around new computer-related technologies during the last twenty years has made both the term black art and what it describes less common than formerly. See also voodoo programming. (Reference: http://www.answers.com/topic/black-art)