The 9th Annual International Westcoast Security Forum is pleased to announce the dates and location for our 2006 event.

When:  November 27 – 28th, 2006
Where: Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This year the conference will feature current topics ranging from specialized network and application security, to security and privacy management and governance. By popular demand we have added a day of educational training for both management and technical professionals taught by experienced security instructors.  This is one of the best opportunities to learn about trends in security and control, obtain some formal training as well as network with other security professionals

Keynote Speaker:  Ira Winkler, CISSP  CISM  President, Internet Security Advisors Group

Ira Winkler is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media.  He obtained this status by performing penetration tests, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World, investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure.  He continues to perform these penetration tests, as well as assist organizations in developing cost effective security programs.  Ira won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, and is also author of the riveting, entertaining, and educational book, “Spies Among Us”.

 International Target Audience:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officer/Chief Privacy Officer
  • Information Systems Security Managers
  • Information Risk Managers
  • Security Consultants/Auditors
  • Network and System Security Administrators
  • Suppliers of Information System Security Products and Services
  • Students

For full conference information, registration, sponsorship or the call for papers, please visit our web site at:

We invite you to pass this announcement on to interested colleagues and look forward to seeing you at the conference this November.

Tejinder Basi
Conference Chair
WCSF 2006