Saturday, June 26, 2004

OT: World's Most Famous Former Hacker headed for Elite Developer Academy 2004

CNW Telbec

SYDNEY, NS, June 25 /CNW/ - Polar Bear Corporate Education Solutions, a
division of CrossOff Incorporated (TSX:OFF), announced today that Kevin
Mitnick, the world's most famous former hacker, will join a host of technology
experts to deliver for the 1st time in Canada, his 2-day course at Elite
Developer Academy 2004. At this 5-day all-inclusive event, North America's top
developers will gather to plot the future of Software development on August 22
to 27, 2004.
With over 15 years in exploring computer security, Mitnick comes to
Canada for the 1st time to deliver his Certified Social Engineering Prevention
Specialist (CSEPS) workshop as part of the 5-day software developer event. On
the final day of the event, attendees will have the option to write a
comprehensive CSEPS exam to gain certification. The event will be hosted on
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia - rated the World's No. 2 destination by
National Geographic Travel Magazine.
"We are thrilled to add Kevin Mitnick to Elite Developer Academy 2004 as
his presence, experience and delivery brings a world-class element to the
event," says Donnie Snow, CEO and President, Polar Bear Corporate Education
Solutions, the conference's organizer. "He offers participants the ability to
walk away with his industry recognized certification and the opportunity to
mingle with the best in the security business."
Elite Developer Academy 2004 presents a unique opportunity for solution
architects and senior software developers to challenge their mind with
intensive learning seminars and interactive sessions. During the first 3 days,
participants will learn from cutting edge content on Microsoft Technologies in
the areas of wireless technology and best practices and processes.
"This unique event brings together the brightest minds in the North
American developer community to gather in an intimate and interactive forum,"
says Donnie Snow, CEO and President, Polar Bear Corporate Education Solutions.
"Intensive workshops will present a great opportunity for participants to
learn and collaborate with both the speakers and peers. And social activities
will showcase the best that Cape Breton has to offer."

About Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick is a security consultant to corporations worldwide and
cofounder of Defensive Thinking, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm
(defensivethinking.com). He has testified before the Senate Committee on
Governmental Affairs on the need for legislation to ensure the security of the
government's information systems. His articles have appeared in major news
magazines and trade journals, and he has appeared on Court TV, Good Morning
America, 60 Minutes, CNN's Burden of Proof and Headline News. Mitnick has also
been a keynote speaker at numerous industry events and has hosted a weekly
radio show on KFI-AM 640 Los Angeles.

About Polar Bear Corporate Education Solutions
Polar Bear Corporate Education Solutions, a CrossOff company, is one of
Canada's largest corporate IT training providers with more than 20 facilities
coast to coast. With more than 20 years experience in the design and delivery
of technology and management training, Polar Bear offers integrated learning
methodologies designed to meet the needs of Canadian businesses. More
information is available on the company's website at www.polarbear.com.

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For further information: please contact: Denis Aucoin, Marketing
Manager, (902) 496-0508, daucoin@polarbear.com


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