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2019-11-28 - ISSA Ottawa Chapter Meeting - Hunting for 0-days

November 28, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Ottawa Conference and Event Centre (room 210)
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3
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Please note that our November event will be held at the 
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, room 210.
The meeting will follow our usual format, including a sit down meal.
A cash bar will be available.

Registration closes November 26, 2019 at 17:00 hrs
(Registration and payment are only available online)


Presentation - Hunting for 0-days

In this technical presentation Mr. Sues will show how some of the techniques and tools he uses to analyze Windows vulnerabilities aka 0-days. He will also demonstrate how these same vulnerabilities can then be weaponized and therefore used to protect the user’s system in their day-to-day operations.

For the purposes of this demonstration, the analysis will be conducted on a well-known wearable product that is supported by Windows software.

The presentation will include an analysis of the:

  • Windows processes and services and the communications between both
  • product binaries
  • communications with the product's web site/service to save results
  • interaction between the Windows software and the wearable product, exploring the possibility to laterally move from the Windows platform to the wearable product


Mr. Mike Sues

Mike Sues is the CEO and Senior Ethical Hacking Specialist of Rigel Kent Security and Cryptid Labs.  He is also the Co-CEO of Invariant Security.  As well, he is an experienced Penetration Tester, Red Teamer, Vulnerability Researcher, Tools/Exploits Developer and Security Trainer with an extensive background in Cyber exercises.

In addition to his extensive technical expertise, Mr. Sues is also Co-Founder of the COUNTERMEASURE series of security conferences and training events.  It is a home-grown success story that has gotten bigger and better year-after-year since its inception in 2012. ISSA Ottawa members get a 15% discount to this COUNTERMEASURE 2019, which kicks off on November 7, 2019.



5:30 pm - Doors open for check-in/ Networking
6:00 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Mike Sues
8:30 pm – End of the event



Parking:             - The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre offers plenty of free parking.
Bus travellers:   - You can exit OC Transpo at the Ottawa Train Station and take the pedestrian bridge over the Queensway to the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.
                             - Alternatively, you can take Route 9 to Vanier Parkway and Coventry Rd.

Registration will close on November 26, 2019 at 17:00 hrs

  • All successful registrations will result in a confirmation screen, followed by a confirmation e-mail from ISSA Ottawa.  If a confirmation e-mail is NOT received, please contact [email protected]
  • Only online registrations and payments will be accepted.


  • Member registration - for ISSA members only - please login in order to register using the ISSA Member discount
  • Non-member registration - please use the CONTINUE AS GUEST link to register
  • Please note that due to the cost of pre-ordering meals, we request a minimum of 72 hours notice for cancellation prior to the event.
  • We cannot guarantee meals for registrations within 72 hours of the event.
  • CPE points can be recorded for attending, according to the relevant certification guidelines for CPE reporting.  A certificate of attendance will be sent via e-mail.


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