Each year SecTor hosts a variety of activities in conjunction with conference sessions. Here are just some of the activities we had on offer at SecTor 2017.

Network | Eat | Drink

All Full Conference Attendees are invited to join us for a quality networking event after day one of the conference in The Hall at Steam Whistle Brewing’s Roundhouse. We are pleased to announce Qualys, Rapid7 and ESET as the 2017 networking reception sponsors. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other attendees, speakers and sponsors while enjoying delicious food and Steam Whistle’s premium pilsner. The venue is located just steps from the MTCC South Building, we encourage you to walk over on Tuesday after the last session and stay as late as you like.

Full conference attendees must have their badge to gain access to the reception. Expo only attendees do not have access to the event, however, for those who would like to join in the fun, Expo Hall sponsors will have a limited number of reception wristbands to distribute.

Lock Pick Village

The Lock Pick Village at SecTor provides attendees the opportunity to get hands on with physical security education. Each year, Schuyler Towne and his crew dream up something new that will incorporate more than just lock picking, making you think through a variety of challenges. The Lock Pick Village will have a huge collection of locks and tools on site for attendees to try their hand at. Learn the fundamentals of security engineering by exploring locks and attacks from all over the world and throughout history, and put what you’ve learned into practice by competing in this year’s contest.

Internet of Things Hack Lab

The IoT Hack Lab by Tripwire is returning in 2017 and provides attendees with the opportunity to learn the IoT hacking tradecraft. The Hack Lab consists of a wide range of ‘smart’ devices, and laptops running a customized Kali Linux installation complete with self-contained virtual hack targets and additional tools. Tripwire researchers will be on-hand to help attendees navigate the world of device hacking using techniques which have netted hundreds of vulnerabilities and top place in the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DEF CON 23. With plenty of available gear and a little bit of time, the Hack Lab can prepare attendees to conduct effective penetration testing on embedded devices.  If you plan on using your own laptop be sure it supports 64-bit virtualization to run the Hack Lab VM.

Career Development Panel and Fair

Whether you are looking for your first job, changing careers or an industry veteran looking for professional development, this panel and networking session in the Keynote Hall on Tuesday November 14 from 2:55pm is for you.

Brought to you by SecTor and the City of Toronto, join our panel discussion as they debate how different segments of the industry are viewing the type of talent they want to gain, train and retain. Click here to watch last year’s panel.


Stay tuned for 2017 contest information.

CSA Summit – Registration Open

The fourth Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Summit will take place Monday, November 13, 2017 at the MTCC in Toronto as part of SecTor’s pre-conference activities.

Set to unravel the issues defining the future of cloud computing in Canada while discussing the changing face of global compliance regulations, the CSA Summit is an invaluable opportunity for cloud security professionals to network with peers and engage with and learn from industry leaders.

Built on a training platform like SecTor, this year’s Summit will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and sponsored sessions. Lunch and light refreshments are provided and new for 2017, an onsite Networking Reception will follow the event.

Click here for more CSA Summit information.

CSO Summit

The 2017 CSO Summit offers an invaluable opportunity for a limited number to engage with the world’s foremost security experts in an intimate, closed-door setting.

More information on this year’s CSO Summit, including the criteria required to participate, is now available at

(ISC)² Member Reception

Come and enjoy an evening filled with fun and food at this year’s (ISC)² member reception following SecTor’s pre-conference day on Monday November 13.

Open to all (ISC)² members, the event takes place in The OverDraught Irish Pub (156 Front Street, Toronto) from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Click here for more information and to register for the (ISC)² member reception.