November 6 – 8 2017   Ottawa – Canada


November 6 – 8 2017   Ottawa – Canada


To add tangible value to the fight against cybercrime by bringing police, industry, government and academic leaders together to exchange information on current cybercrime trends, offer demonstrations of forensic tools, share case studies, and receive updates from experts working in the field, towards the ends of identifying opportunities for a collaborative Canadian response.

Some days the situation seems insurmountable in its demand for money, time and resources in an environment that is restrained by legal requirements that policing is bound by and the opposition not, compounded by privacy issues and an industry that is torn between its corporate responsibility and making money for its shareholders. In addition, the policing response is to a largely uninformed and vulnerable community where the cyber threat and its impact destroys lives.

Superintendent Guy Slater

IT Division, Calgary Police


On October 19 & 20, 2015, the inaugural National Policing Cybercrime Summit was held in Toronto and featured over two dozen law enforcement, government, and industry speakers and attended by over 100 delegates. The Summit was hosted by founding partner organizations the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance).

Based on the information shared by speakers, panels and through a town hall and post-assessment survey, the following seven key recommendations emerged as presented in the comprehensive summary report Canadian Law Enforcement Cybercrime Priorities and Needs1: 1) Collaboration and Information Sharing; 2) Apply Needed Resources and Training; 3) Education; 4) Original Research; 5) Advance Advocacy and Policy Needs; 6) Identify Champions; and, 7) Critical infrastructure Protection & Investments.

In response to these findings, CATAAlliance and the CACP recently launched the eCrime Cyber Council (ECC). The ECC is comprised of police experts, innovative private sector leaders, academic and government observers to work with government departments, ministries, and agencies at federal, provincial, and local levels to undertake supportive policies and approaches that will make Canada a world leader in addressing the threat and harm of cybercrime. Learn more about the council here: http://www.cata.ca/Communities/PSAB/cybercrimebios.html

The ECC is responsible for assisting in the advancement of Canada’s National Cybercrime Strategy, which is based on five key pillars: 1) Mainstream; 2) Deter; 3) Collaborate; 4) Enhance; and 5) Advocate. As defined in the RCMP whitepaper on the cybercrime strategy, titled Next Steps: We can all do more2, the ECC has identified key strategies it is adopting to help advance and address these critical national needs. The delivery of an annual International Cybercrime Summit is one of those key priorities and further seen as a unique platform to showcase Canadian police leadership and leading-edge innovation to a global stage.

Towards these ends, the entire ECC is dedicated to developing an agenda that will: resonate with law enforcement executives and those on the front lines; showcase national and global policing cybercrime capabilities; highlight the newest and latest innovations, tools and practices in identifying, collecting and management of digital data of evidentiary value; and, educate and inform the entire assembly on the nature, prevalence, and impacts of cybercrime on police and society as a whole.

  1. Download a copy of this report here: http://cata.ca/Communities/PSAB/Canadian_Law_Enforcement_Cybercrime_Priorities_and_Needs.pdf
  2. Not publicly-available for download. Contact kwennekes@cata.ca to obtain a copy of this report


Summit DatesNovember 6 & 7, 2017
Innovation Den Date:November 8, 2017
Venue:Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East
Estimated audience:200-250

Summit Dates: November 6 & 7
Innovation Den Date: November 8
Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East
Estimated audience: 200-250

Registration Costs

CACP Active Members:    $595
CATA Members/CACP Associate Members:   $795
Non-members:    $995


CACP Active Members
CATA Members/CACP Associate Members$795
  • Audience composition: police leaders in cyber crime, private sector innovators, government and academic leaders
  • Agenda to feature subject matter expert led keynotes and panels exploring key cyber crime threats and case studies
  • Featuring Innovation Den sessions for sponsors
  • Exclusive VIP reception for speakers, sponsors and partners on the evening of the 5th
  • Registration includes formal Reception on evening of the 19th, breakfasts, lunches, and two daily break sessions for each day
  • Post-Summit access to all presentations which have been granted permission to be shared

International Policing Cybercrime Summit

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3

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