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2019 HTCIA Canada Cyber Summit
University of Ottawa - Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
1 (877) 868-8292
Thursday, May 09, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019
Category: Chapter Meeting

Who should attend?

  • High technology or cybercrime investigators from private industry, government, local, state, country and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Companies offering products or services in the field of high technology crimes or cybercrime.
  • Educators interested in the field of high technology crimes or cybercrimes.         

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious high technology crimes non-profit organizations in existence today. HTCIA’s primary focus is to encourage, promote, aid and affect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to high technology crime and cybercrime.  We offer 16 distinct lectures over 2 days with social and professional networking amongst industry experts.  Our exhibitors will also have an opportunity to “show off” their industry best tools during the Vendor Showcase.

Online Registration will close at midnight on May 7, 2019. Onsite registration will be available.

Email us at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns. 

Become a member of the HTCIA - CLICK HERE!


Day 1 Keynote: David Fraser – Privacy and Technology lawyer-McInnes Cooper

Topic: Privacy and Technology

David is well-known as one of Canada’s leading internet, technology and privacy lawyers. He regularly advises a range of clients – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – on all aspects of technology and privacy laws. He regularly provides opinions on privacy laws for both Canadian and international clients and is a frequently invited speaker on this topic. David also acts for complainants and respondents in matters referred to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.


Day 2 Keynote: Susheel Gupta L.LB. - Royal Canadian Mounted Police-Senior Strategic Operations Advisor-National Security

Topic: National Security/Human Rights/Victims of Terrorism/Cybersecurity

Prior experience as a Federal Prosecutor and Computer Crime Advisor. Co—Chair of the Osgoode Professional Development program for national Tech Crime and Electronic Evidence Symposiums. University of Western Ontario MBA & Richard Ivey School of Business Executive MBA Program lecturer for Computer Security for Executives and Businesses.


Speaker: Colin Cree is a Director of a Vancouver based company, EFS e-Forensic Services Inc. Colin Cree is a Director of a Vancouver based company, EFS e-Forensic Services Inc., a computer forensic and e-discovery services provider that also provides training and sells related software and hardware. His background includes serving in the RCMP for 25 years. While serving in the RCMP Colin spent 8 years investigating commercial crime and 5 years in the Tech Crime unit. Colin has been involved in computer forensics since 1997. His expertise includes commercial crime investigations, computer crime investigations and analysis, providing expert witness testimony and ensuring the highest teaching and professional practice standards are maintained throughout the courses and investigations for which he is responsible.

Topic: Collections in the cloud - This session will focus on preserving data that is cloud based such as web mail, online storage etc.

Topic: Tracking USB devices on Windows 10 - This session will provide artifacts sufficient for the examiner to accurately identify USB devices and activities involving the devices on a windows system.


Speaker: Robert Beggs

Topic: Red-Team Hacking - The Dirty Tricks for When You HAVE to Own the

Network. The methodology used by professional hackers has evolved significantly in recent years. This talk will describe and demonstrate the attack methodologies used against wired and wireless networks, including social engineering, RFID cloning, wireless attacks, interception devices, and additional techniques.  We will demonstrate how to adjust incident response to mount an agile defense and highlight forensic clues to capture during the investigation phase.

Speaker: Harold Burt-Gerrans- Has a BSc Computer Science w. minor in Mathematical Sciences, 1984, University of Guelph. He is currently the Director of eDiscovery and Forensics at H&A. He has 10 Years as an application developer including designing the database system used in the EDI application from EDS Canada; 10 years as IT Management for Concert Productions International and Adcom Video Conferencing; 15 years of eDiscovery and Computer Forensics with Commonwealth Legal and H&A;

Topic: NTFS Timeline Activity Analysis with System Clock Changes


Speaker: Jacqueline Beckles- Lawyer at Justice Canada MLAT and Treaty Specialist

Topic:  Evidence sharing and Mutual Legal Assistance - Description:  This session will provide attendees with an overview of how cyber evidence can be obtained from foreign jurisdictions.


Speakers: Brandt Watkins-Vancouver Police Department, Digital Forensic Unit Sergeant, HTCIA International Executive Committee Secretary & Amol Gill- Director of Sales at ThoughtFarmer.

Topic: The need for knowledge networks. VPD Technological Crime & Thoughtfarmer’s knowledge network and the advantages of knowing and keeping your solutions available.


Speaker: Vern Crowley- Of the Ontario Provincial Police, Staff Sergeant in Cybercrime.

Topic: OPP Investigative Experiences - Protecting the Province of Ontario from Cyber threats. Speaking about OPP investigative experiences in protecting the Province of Ontario from Cyber threats. OPP Cybercrime Investigations Team – Makeup and Review of 1 Year in Operation. Types of Investigations, Challenges, and the way forward.


Speaker: Frank Corkery

Topic: Advanced Hardware Acquisition Techniques- Don't give up on them yet!

This discussion will review the advance techniques like JTAG; ISP; Chip-off; Flasher Boxes and Custom Bootloaders and how we associate them the cell phone forensics. We will demystify the impression that these techniques are at "end of life"! Not so at all, all these techniques still have a long and happy life for forensic examiners in acquiring data from other hardware devices like Internet of Things; Embedded Devices; Smart TV's; Vehicle Infotainment/Telematic Systems; Tablets/Laptops; Skimmer/Shimmers; and more. See how these techniques have successfully recovered user data from real cases that have helped investigators solve Crimes and Cyber Crime events.


Speaker: RCMP National Cybercrime Team Presenters Guri Dhanoa and Sonya Gemmill

Topic: Combatting Cybercrime - The Importance of Public/Private Engagement

Description: This session will provide case examples of how pro-active law enforcement engagement with public and private sector stakeholders can improve how we collectively combat cybercrime from prevention through to prosecution.


EFS e-Forensic Services Inc.

Teel Technologies Canada


Atola Technology










Registration Rates:

HTCIA Member Early Bird Rate (through May 6)                   $200 Canadian

Non-member Early Bird Rate (through May 6)                       $250 Canadian

HTCIA Member Regular Rate (after May 6)                           $250 Canadian

Non-member Regular Rate (after May 6)                               $300 Canadian

Student Rate                                                                           $50 Canadian


Thursday & Friday: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Reception.

Refund/cancellation: HTCIA will honor a 90% refund if the registration is cancelled by April 9th, 2019.  No refunds will be offered after April 9th, 2019. Substitutions will be accepted until May 1st, 2019.

Become a member of the HTCIA - CLICK HERE!



The Schedule of events is subject to change. CLICK HERE to see the Full Schedule. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - Registration/Breakfast at 8:00 AM; Exhibitor Demonstrations end 4:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019 - Breakfast at 8:00 AM; Exhibitor Demonstrations end at 4:30 PM 


Vendor Information

Vendor Booth Rate - $1000 Canadian
Hosted Reception (two available) - $500 Canadian
If you have questions about hosting a Vendor Booth or becoming a Sponsor for the Canadian HTCIA Cyber Summit, please contact Anthony Reyes.


Location & Lodging Details 

University of Ottawa - Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5.
Phone: 1 (877) 868-8292
(Self-parking rate is $24 per day)
University Accommodation Rates: 
Room rates at the University are $125 per night. Promotional Code: HTCIA2019

Contact: Anthony Reyes, HTCIA President at [email protected]