TORONTO, July, 2016 – The team behind Security Education Conference Toronto (SecTor) is excited to announce the first-round of speakers set to take the stage at SecTor this October. In a year that also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the conference, cyberwar veteran and Chief Research Officer of F-Secure, Mikko Hypponen returns to keynote SecTor 2016. Laura Payne also takes the mainstage as she moderates a keynote panel on gender balance in InfoSec, while first-time presenter Julie Gommes discusses Jihadism and cryptography and Michele Mosca talks cybersecurity in the quantum computing era. Add these to the list of other local and international security experts, consultants, directors, doctors, researchers, engineers and data scientists signed-up and this year’s conference is set to host some of the most engaging, educational and thought-provoking IT security sessions Toronto has ever seen. The full list of speakers and their sessions can be found at www.sector.ca/speakers. WHAT: Security Education Conference Toronto (SecTor) – Illuminating the Black Arts of Security WHEN: October 18-19, 2016 WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, in downtown Toronto REGISTRATION: www.sector.ca “Celebrating SecTor’s 10th anniversary with this calibre of speakers is not only exciting for us, but it proves just how important IT security is to the Canadian IT community,” SecTor director and co-founder Brian Bourne said. “Mikko Hypponen is one of the world’s foremost and sought after security experts, so to have him come to Toronto to engage and share his knowledge is a rare opportunity.” Along with evolving into Canada’s premier IT Security Conference, SecTor also boasts the largest IT security vendor expo and interactive centre in Canada. “Part of attending SecTor is the vibrant expo hall where attendees engage one-on-one with vendors and can get hands-on with activities like the Lock Pick Village and IoT Hack Lab,” Mr. Bourne said. “This is a big year for SecTor and an even bigger year for security. We’re excited by our line-up of experts and the sessions they’re hosting, and anticipate they’ll meet the high standard we know our attendees have come to expect.” As a proud sponsor of the Security Education Conference Toronto (SecTor), New Signature is pleased to announce former intelligence officer and whistleblower Edward Snowden as this year’s opening keynote speaker. Three years on from being charged with espionage, despite also being responsible for the most significant reforms to US surveillance policy since 1978, Edward Snowden will engage audience members via video link from his exile in Russia. SecTor marks Snowden’s first and only commercial conference appearance in North America this year. In the spirit of SecTor’s education focus, his keynote will address his take on today’s most threatening cybersecurity issues, while also providing a unique view on matters closer to home, including government surveillance and Bill C-51. Don’t forget you can save 10% off the current conference registration price when you register using our discount code NS2016. You can add the CSA Summit or IoT Hacking training to any new or existing SecTor 2016 registration. SecTor takes place in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) on October 18 and 19, with pre-conference training and sessions on October 17. Join us and take advantage of the exceptional value we provide: Over 50 sessions and keynotes from the industry’s most respected and trusted experts The largest Expo of leading IT Security vendors and interactive centres in Canada The Expo Theatre – where you can meet and learn from our sponsors SecTor lounge brought to you by IBM Networking Party @ Steam Whistle Brewing sponsored by Rapid7 – for all Full Conference Attendees IoT Hack Lab and the Lock Pick Village return Register today and receive up to 24 CPE credits. For groups of five or more, email email@example.com to save 20% on current registration rates. Can’t make it to the full conference? Use the discount code NS2016expo for a free expo pass. Register Now ABOUT SECTOR SecTor brings the world’s brightest (and darkest) minds together to identify, discuss, dissect and debate the latest digital threats facing corporations today. Brought to Toronto by Black Arts Illuminated Inc., and unique to central Canada, SecTor provides an unmatched opportunity for IT professionals to collaborate with their peers and learn from their mentors. More information is available at www.sector.ca and you can follow the latest news and announcements on Twitter and Facebook. CONTACT Mick O’Brien firstname.lastname@example.org P: +1 (604) 343-2616 Notes to editors: Media partnerships are now available and journalists are welcome at all conference sessions. A media room will also be available. Email email@example.com for more information on media partnerships and pre-registration. A PDF of this press release is also available at sector.ca/press-room/.