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Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to confirm that the 13th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC), is confirmed at the NAV CENTRE facility, located in Cornwall Ontario, Canada from Tuesday April 24, 2018 to Thursday April 26, 2018.

Registration for presenters, exhibitors, and participants is now open for this annual 3-Day Canadian Technical Security (TSEC) event.

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The Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) TM has gained the distinction of being the longest running professional development event for Technical Security practitioners in Canada


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CTSC 2018 | Theme

Traditional approaches to security have centered on security silos, each of which implements separate and independent solutions targeted at a perceived threat. The resulting uncoordinated patchwork of incremental and ad hoc measures is inadequate in today’s complex and fluid environment – the inevitable gaps and weaknesses will be found and exploited by a determined and resourceful player.

CTSC 2018 will explore the complex multi-dimensional problems arising from the convergence of diverse technology and security challenges. Our future security will depend on security professionals going beyond a narrow scope of work, and technical specialists, working with other experts in a coherent and systematic defensive effort will become an essential methodology.

The technical threat model has continued to change in complexity, during the past decade, to a more fluid moving target threat model.

Therefore, the theme for 2018 is:


Implementing and Delivering a Unified Technical Security Program: A Challenge and Opportunity for the Technical Security Specialist (TSS) TM


Individuals, businesses and government organizations have become progressively more dependent on the increasingly complex and pervasive networks of communications and information processing systems that make up cyberspace.

However, the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of this growing and evolving system of systems have multiplied. It is hard enough to make complex systems work reliably in benign environments. In the real world, there are unlimited possibilities for cyber-attacks, to which a further dimension is added by the specter of state sponsored actors.

Contrast this situation with the realities facing technical security practitioners. On the one hand, there is a rapidly evolving and increasingly complex threat environment. On the other hand, it is frequently necessary to work within various administrative, economic and time constraints.

Furthermore, organizational leaders are often reluctant to recognize the magnitude of the threat and support adequate defensive measures, indeed, they may have already been successfully targeted without realizing it.

To be successful in this environment, technical security practitioners must be able to anticipate, identify and counter threats by drawing on an up-to-date understanding of the actors, their tools and methods and demonstrate leadership within their organizations.

More than ever, it is vital for them to take advantage of the expertise resident in the Technical Security community of practice through participation in relevant activities such as the annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC).

The CTSC, now in its 13th year, is a focused technical security professional development event that brings together security specialists and others having a range of related interests.

Over a three-day period, participants will acquire relevant theoretical and practical knowledge, including opportunities for hands-on experience with Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), a vital, but often over-looked, line of defense for safeguarding information in a technological world.

Participation in activities, such as the Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC), positions technical operators and knowledgeable clients to better identify potential and actual security compromises and respond appropriately.

It just might be an investment that will pay off by helping prevent or limit damage to your organization.


Monday April 23, 2018 (Optional Travel Day / Exhibitor Setup Opportunity)

Tuesday April 24, 2018 (CTSC - Day 1)

Wednesday April 25, 2018 (CTSC - Day 2)

Thursday April 26, 2018 (CTSC - Day 3)




1950 Montreal Road Cornwall, Ontario Canada K6H 6L2

Telephone: 613-936-5800

Toll free: 877-832-6416

Fax: 613-936-5010


Reservations: 1-866-243-9193 or

There is always plenty of free parking available on-site.


Plan to Attend Early!

Participants, exhibitors, presenters and CTSC 2018 guests are invited to join us on the first evening of the conference for our sponsored hospitality night networking event.

Please join friends and business associates for a casual evening of networking with friends and colleagues.

NAV CENTRE is a unique venue combining comfortable accommodations, excellent meals, and a superb conference experience for participants and guests alike.

Hospitality night includes a selection of snacks, and refreshments. Cash bar is available.

The hospitality night event provides a casual and relaxing end, rounding out a busy first day of the conference.

Hospitality night is included with your participant conference registration and / or exhibitor fee, presenters and all CTSC 2018 guests are invited.

NAV CENTRE is the permanent home and Resident Training Centre (RTC) of Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., and is perhaps the best kept secrets in the Ottawa area. Professional Development provides advanced training for Canadian, North American and international students from the private and public sector worldwide.

NAV CENTRE is home base for the Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) here in Canada providing a dedicated secure environment for the CTSC event.

The reality is that consumer and commercial level technological developments are converging, opening up new possibilities for all technical security professionals who maintain strong technical and administrative skill sets across a wide knowledge base.

At the same time, a wide variety of new technological threats are emerging, and these threats could compromise technical security and place tremendous demands on, and pose significant challenges to technical security programs, physical infrastructure and the information technology architecture.

Technical security professionals, at all operational threat levels, from private individuals, small businesses, corporate security directors, governments, and military operators will need to be informed and prepared, not only here in Canada, but around the globe as business interests become globally mobile.

That is why you need to be a part of the exclusive group of technical security practitioners and industry support professionals at CTSC 2018.

CTSC 2018 is a not to be missed three (3) day professional development and networking opportunity with others working in the field of technical security.

So plan now to attend, present, demonstrate, exhibit, network, compete in our original, world famous “Bug-Off”, attend hospitality night, enjoy the keynote speaker at our always entertaining casual Dinner and Awards night, learn something new, see what is on the horizon, and extend your professional credibility with renewed knowledge and hands on experience.

It is all happening at CTSC 2018 for the twelve year running!


Who Should Attend?

CTSC 2018 is an absolute must attend event for local public safety, regulatory, national security entities, defence contractors, regional, national and international Technical Security (TSEC) professionals from the private and public sector, including corporate security, financial sector, oil, gas, mining sector, government, law enforcement, military organizations, search and rescue, aviation, transportation sector, and associated agencies of the security apparatus across North America and beyond.

In-fact, anyone concerned with, or responsible for a wide range of physical and Technical Security (TSEC)subject matter and best practice concepts, will benefit from attending CTSC 2018.

CTSC 2018 is financially sponsored and operated by Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., and is organized for the purpose of professional development and networking, with a strong educational component at all operational threat levels.



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