MAINLAND Advanced Research Society (M.A.R.S.)

Empowering Cybersecurity Through B-Sides Vancouver

The Mainland Advanced Research Society (M.A.R.S.) is a beacon of innovation and education in the cybersecurity field. At the heart of our mission is the facilitation and support of B-Sides Vancouver, a pioneering conference for cybersecurity dialogue. These conferences serve as a cornerstone for our society, offering an inclusive space where professionals, hobbyists, and newcomers can share insights and push the envelope of cybersecurity practices.

Scholarship Program: Paving Pathways in Cybersecurity

Understanding the challenges many face in embarking on a cybersecurity career, M.A.R.S. proudly offers a scholarship program. This initiative seeks to lower entry barriers to education and training in cybersecurity, opening doors for individuals from all walks of life to build meaningful careers in this critical sector. Our scholarships are more than financial assistance; they are investments in the future of digital security.

Our Activities: Research, Education, and Awareness

M.A.R.S. engages in a broad spectrum of activities aimed at advancing cybersecurity knowledge and practice:

Research Collaborations

We partner with academic and industry leaders to conduct cutting-edge research, fostering advancements that address current and emerging security threats.

Educational WORKSHOPS: 

Through workshops and seminars, we provide hands-on learning opportunities for participants at all levels to acquire new skills and deepen their understanding of cybersecurity.

Public Awareness Campaigns

Our public awareness efforts aim to educate the broader community about the importance of cybersecurity and how to protect against digital threats.

Join our mission. 

The Mainland Advanced Research Society (M.A.R.S.) is dedicated to nurturing a robust cybersecurity ecosystem. Through initiatives like B-Sides Vancouver and our scholarship program, we strive to make cybersecurity accessible to all. We invite you to join us in our mission to safeguard the digital landscape, fostering innovation and education for a more secure tomorrow.

Our Board of Directors