GeekWeek 8

geekweek banner

GeekWeek provides an opportunity for participants to take a few days away from their day-to-day and work with public sector, industry, critical infrastructure and international partners to explore innovative ideas in the cyber security space.


Photo of Vanier Facility

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
1625 Vanier Parkway, Ottawa
ON K1L 7P1

Contact us


July 5 to 14, 2023


Given the technical nature of the workshop, GeekWeek is an invitation-only event.

  • Amazon
  • Bell Canada
  • Bruce Power
  • CADSI (Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries)
  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority
  • City of Hamilton
  • Cogeco
  • Communications Research Centre
  • Concert Properties
  • Department of National Defence
  • EWA-Canada Intertek
  • Field Effect
  • Fortinet
  • Freelance
  • General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Gouvernement du Québec
  • GrayHat Analytics
  • Hawkesbury General Hospital
  • HYAS
  • Kelvin Zero
  • Logisphère
  • McGill University
  • Microsoft
  • Ministère de la Cybersécurité et du Numérique, Quebec
  • Northland Power Inc.
  • Penfield.AI Inc.
  • PRIMECorp
  • Province of British Columbia
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Queen's University
  • RCMP
  • Regional Municipality of Durham
  • RioTinto
  • RMDS Innovation
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • SaskTel
  • SecurityScorecard
  • Student - Carleton University
  • Telus
  • The Municipal Region of York
  • The Ottawa Hospital
  • Trend Micro
  • Tutte Institute
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • University of Waterloo
  • York University

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at ICANN, the Internet Society, MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. A former Stanford Professor and former member of the US National Science Board, he is also the past President of the Association for Computing Machinery and serves in advisory capacities at NIST, DOE, NSF, NRO and NASA. He earned his B.S. in mathematics at Stanford and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science at UCLA. He is a member of both the US National Academies of Science and Engineering, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and the Worshipful Company of Stationers.

Vinton G. Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards for his work, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, the Marconi Prize, the IEEE Medal of Honor, the Legion d’Honneur, the VinFutures Grand Prize and the Franklin Medal. He is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering and holds 29 honorary degrees.


The following topics and themes have been proposed for GeekWeek 8.

The future of the cyberspace is now

  • Preparing for a wireless future
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Industrial control systems and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Digital identity and multi-factor authentication
  • Automated trading
  • Firmware security
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID) experimentation

Contributing to the cyber community

  • Contributing to open-source projects (MISP, SuperSet, DataHub, OpenCTI, Malpedia)

Cyber threat reversing and automation

  • Detecting and decoding advanced persistent threat malware
  • Memory analysis
  • Live sandboxes
  • Spark the retro-hunting
  • Automated signature generation

Cyber threat tooling

  • Honeypots
  • Validating cyber threat infrastructure
  • Cyber security posture
  • Building secure cloud applications
  • Cyber threat storytelling
  • Large language models threats

Cyber threat analysis and analytics

  • Cyber artifact crowdsourcing
  • Malicious infrastructure and threat hunting
  • Monitoring, analytics and scaling security in the cloud
  • Advanced genetic malware analysis
  • Image processing and natural language processing for brand protection
  • Cyber sovereignty
  • Protecting .ca domains from phishing campaigns
  • Automated smishing cyber intelligence gathering

Cyber operation

  • Operationalize hunting malicious samples
  • Cross-organizational data harvesting and analytics
  • Taxonomy for risk assessment of cyber incidents on critical infrastructures

 For more general information about GeekWeek, visit the GeekWeek page.

Report a problem on this page

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, please contact us.

Date modified: