Cybersecurity Conferences 2020 – 2021


The InfoSec Community’s Original & Most Loved Conferences Directory

Technology evolves at a rapid pace, and we’d argue that Cyber Security evolves the fastest, and that’s why it’s vital that you attend the best InfoSec Conferences within your specific security niche.

Participating in Cybersecurity Conferences will undoubtedly improve your understanding of the latest trends, research and developments within the security space. Additionally, you’ll also be giving your professional career a tremendous boost through “in-person” networking when you attend conferences.

There are hundreds of cybersecurity conferences, events and seminars taking place around the world in 2020 and we think we’ve pretty much listed them all. The majority of events are submitted by conference organizers. We categorize the conferences by start date, geographical region, country, city, and niche. We’ve done all the hard work to help you make key decisions on the best events for you and your team to attend. You can search for specific events within a timeframe or infosec niche.

We’re the original InfoSec Conferences directory and you won’t find another a better and regularly updated list of cyber security conferences online. Our directory is updated and checked manually to prevent spam and ensure that we remain the community’s preferred Cybsercurity resource for Conferences, Events, Meetings, and Seminars. We’ve had the honor of being cited as a valuable resource by the Department of Homeland Security in the United States and we’re linked to from GCHQ, the NSA and a plethora of top-tier Universities offering Cybersecurity Programs.

In light of the Coronavirus Pandemic we’re pushing significantly more online Cybersecurity Virtual Events which you can see listed here. We’ve also launched a new PodCast InfoSec directory which you can access here.

Stay Safe, Stay Strong and we’ll see you on the other side. Your friends at InfoSec

Cybersecurity Conferences In July 2020

Our Top 15 Security Events (for July)

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 International Conference on Information Security and Privacy Protection (ICISPP)
July 3rd, 2020
China » Nanjing
Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, IOT, and Privacy
This event is aimed at Privacy Professionals in China. If you work in the Privacy Industry then this conference would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec)
July 8th, 2020
Austria » Linz
Academic, Conference 2020, Cryptography, Offensive Security (Malware), Privacy, and Risk
WiFi Security and Network Security are the main focus of this event. “How to hack WiFi” and such like is probably one of the most sought after hacking queries on the Internet, not least YouTube. As a result, the scope for keeping away hackers of all skillsets increases year-on-year. This is one of those Cyber Security Conferences that really drills into the subject matter and offers delegates a chance to toughen up their perimeters and internal networks and keep them safe.
 Recommendend Event

 ElevateIT: DFW Technology Summit Irving
July 10th, 2020
United States » South, USA » Texas » Irving
Conference 2020 and IOT
This event is aimed at Cybersecurity Professionals who want to learn more about technologies and the cybersecurity market.
 Recommendend Event

 InfoSec Finance Connect 2020
July 12th, 2020
United States » West, USA » California » San Diego
Conference 2020, CXO Level, and FinSec
This event is aimed at CXO-Level Professionals in the United States. If you work in the FinSec field, then this conference would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 CyberTech Midwest
July 14th, 2020
United States » Midwest, USA » Indiana » Indianapolis
Conference 2020 and IOT
This event is aimed at Cybersecurity Practitioners in the United States. if you work in the industry and would like to learn more and see the latest technologies, then this event would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 Global International Studies Conference
July 15th, 2020
Argentina » Buenos Aires
Academic and Conference 2020
We don’t list a ton of InfoSec events in Buenos Aires so we’re delighted to list this one! Let us know if you attend!
 Recommendend Event

 FutureCon Omaha Cyber Security Conference
July 29th, 2020
United States » Midwest, USA » Nebraska » Omaha
Conference 2020 and CXO Level
This event is aimed at CXO Level Professionals. This event is happening in over 20 states in the United States so you don’t have to travel far away to attend one of their events.
 Recommendend Event

Cybersecurity Conferences In August 2020

Our Top 15 Security Events (for August)

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 Black Hat USA
August 1st, 2020
United States » West, USA » Nevada » Las Vegas
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, Cryptography, CXO Level, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare, FinSec, Forensics, Hacker Conference, Healthcare, IOT, Machine Learning, Offensive Security (Malware), Privacy, Risk, SCADA/ ICS, Web Application Security, and Women In Cybersecurity
This event is aimed at Cybersecurity Professionals around the world. Whichever cybersecurity field you’re in, this conference would always be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 FutureCon Seattle Cyber Security Conference
August 5th, 2020
United States » West, USA » Washington » Seattle
Conference 2020 and CXO Level
This event is aimed at CXO Level Professionals. This event is happening in over 20 states in the United States so you don’t have to travel far away to attend one of their events.
 Recommendend Event

 DEF CON 28
August 6th, 2020
United States » South, USA » Nevada » Las Vegas
Conference 2020 and Hacker Conference
One of the best conferences in the world. It is attended by various cybersecurity professionals who want to learn more. Every topic about cybersecurity, can be found here.
 Recommendend Event

 Kids SecuriDay Canberra
August 15th, 2020
Australia » Canberra
Academic and Conference 2020
This event comes recommended because it’s all about the kids! It’s a fantastic idea to introduce Cybersecurity to the young ones from an early age.If you’re a cyber pro in Australia, or indeed even with a passing interest in tech then an event like this might spawn your child’s creativity because we are all likely to agree that security is here to stay with us forever, could be a great spark for a career!
 Recommendend Event

 Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity Conference
August 18th, 2020
United States » West, USA » Nevada » Las Vegas
Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, Healthcare, IOT, Training, and Transport
Probably one of the more interesting AI (Artifical Intelligence) Cyber Security conferences taking place this year. This event takes place in Las Vegas, which as any visitor to our hallowed directory knows by now, is the home of all InfoSec events.
 Recommendend Event

 Expo Seguridad Mexico
August 18th, 2020
Mexico » Mexico City
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, and IOT
One of the biggest events in Mexico, this conference is aimed at professionals who want to see the most recent products or technologies that we have right now.
 Recommendend Event

 BSides Harrisburg
August 20th, 2020
United States » Pennsylvania » Harrisburg
BSides, Conference 2020, Hacker Conference, and Offensive Security (Malware)
If you live and work in Cyber Security in Harrisburg then you have NO excuse not to attend BSides Harrisburg. BSides events are probably our favorite events because they are the best of both worlds: great for professional career networking within Information Security whilst also learning about the latest and greatest hacking methodologies.
 Recommendend Event

 NDC Security – TechTown
August 31st, 2020
Norway » Kongsberg
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, IOT, Machine Learning, and Offensive Security (Malware)
There are a bunch of these events taking place this year but we are just going to pin this one on the homepage, to see the rest of them just click into this one. Long story short – these events are aimed squarely at developers within the InfoSec Security space. Web applications and indeed any application which uses the Internet clearly must be secure and if you’re a developer then this would be a fantastic event(s) to attend!
 Recommendend Event

Cybersecurity Conferences In September 2020

Our Top 15 Security Events (for September)

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 Fraud and Financial Crime Europe
September 1st, 2020
United Kingdom » London
Academic, Conference 2020, Cybercrime, Forensics, IOT, Privacy, and Risk
This event is aimed at Cybercrime Professionals in London. If you work in this field and want to learn more on how to combat cybercriminals, then this event would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC)
September 1st, 2020
United Arab Emirates » Dubai
Conference 2020, IOT, and Training
This event is aimed at Cybersecurity Practitioners in the Middle East. If you want to see and learn what’s new in the cyber field, then this event would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS)
September 2nd, 2020
United Kingdom » Bristol
Conference 2020, IOT, and SCADA/ ICS
Taking place in the UK, specifically Bristol, this Cybersecurity Conference is very likely one of the best SCADA/ICS type of events taking place in the United Kingdom. If that’s your thing: then attend.
 Recommendend Event

 Arab Security Conference
September 6th, 2020
Egypt » Cairo
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, Cybercrime, Forensics, Hacker Conference, IOT, Machine Learning, Risk, SCADA/ ICS, Social Engineering, and Web Application Security
This is the third time the organizers have submitted their event on our site (it happens each year), and they graciously left us a glowing review so of course, we’re absolutely delighted to be able to list their event in our directory. If you’re working in the IT Security space in Cairo, Egypt then this is an event that you really ought to be attending, not least because you’ll benefit two ways – from personal networking but also from the knowledge and skills you will learn.
 Recommendend Event

 CONFidence 2020
September 7th, 2020
Poland » Krakow
Conference 2020, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare, Hacker Conference, IOT, and Offensive Security (Malware)
A fantastic Information Security conference taking place in Krakow, Poland. We like this event owing to the fact that the organizers have placed a ton of activities into the two-day event. Highly recommended if your based in Krakow and the surrounding region.
 Recommendend Event

 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&P)
September 7th, 2020
Italy » Genova
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, Forensics, IOT, Privacy, and Web Application Security
This event is aimed at Privacy Professionals in Italy. If you work in the Privacy Industry then this conference would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 AI&ML for the Smart Grid
September 8th, 2020
United Kingdom » London
Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, and Machine Learning
Smart Grid, the folks behind this and many other events, are really global experts in this field and I’d absolutely highly recommend attending any of their events – which I believe have mostly moved online as a result of COVID-19.
 Recommendend Event

 Billington CyberSecurity Summit
September 8th, 2020
United States » Maryland » Washington DC
Conference 2020, CXO Level, and Government USA
Certainly one of the most happening and informative InfoSec events taking place in Maryland in September 2020. This is the 11th time this event has taken place so the folks behind it certainly know a thing or two about organizing conferences.
 Recommendend Event

 ML Conference Singapore 2020
September 8th, 2020
Singapore » Singapore
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, and Machine Learning
This event is aimed at Machine Learning Professionals in Singapore. If you work in this industry, then this conference would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 44CON
September 9th, 2020
United Kingdom » London
Conference 2020 and Training
The event (also) takes place in London. 44CON is complimentary to BSides and DC4420 as being a “UK Hacker Conference” with good reason; they’ve been very good at recruiting excellent speakers and creating a fantastic atmosphere. We’ve known about 44CON for many years now and have only heard positive things about the conference. One of the interesting things about 44CON is that (by my understanding) they’ve spawned into an “open all year” type of organization in the sense that they seem to offer InfoSec training throughout the year which is very interesting.
 Recommendend Event

 InfoSecurity Belgium
September 9th, 2020
Belgium » Brussels
Cloud Security, Conference 2020, and IOT
This event is aimed at IT professionals in Belgium. If you work in the field or want to see the latest technologies available right now, then this conference would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 PyCon SK
September 11th, 2020
Slovakia » Bratislava
Academic, Conference 2020, and Training
So many pentesting tools are written in Python hence our bias towards this! On a serious note though, Python is one of the most popular code libraries used in all aspects of security and tech so I’m really more than happy to promote this event as much as possible. Please check travel arrangements for this event in Slovakia since it may still be a physical event and you’d be wise to check the travel restrictions.
 Recommendend Event

 THOTCON
September 11th, 2020
United States » Midwest, USA » Illinois » Chicago
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, Cryptography, CXO Level, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare, Forensics, Hacker Conference, Offensive Security (Malware), SCADA/ ICS, Training, Web Application Security, and Women In Cybersecurity
No need to say more, it’s aimed at hackers who want to learn more from different like-minded experts in the field. They’re so secretive that even the location is not disclosed to the public.
 Recommendend Event

 x33fcon
September 14th, 2020
Poland » Gdynia
Conference 2020 and Hacker Conference
The organizers of this event aim to gather Red and Blue Teamers in the hope of building a solid bridge between the two and stop any misunderstanding between them.
 Recommendend Event

 AusCERT Cyber Security Conference
September 15th, 2020
Australia » Gold Coast
Conference 2020, Cybercrime, IOT, and Machine Learning
Australia keeps hosting more and more InfoSec event but this one has been around a while. Recommended owing to the depth of talks and first-class Cybersecurity content. As Conferences go in Australia, especially the Gold Coast, we’d highly recommend you attend this event.
 Recommendend Event

Cybersecurity Conferences In October 2020

Our Top 15 Security Events (for October)

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 ArcticCon Anchorage
October 1st, 2020
United States » West, USA » Alaska » Anchorage
Academic, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, CXO Level, Cybercrime, Hacker Conference, IOT, Offensive Security (Malware), Privacy, and Risk
We’ve pinned this event to the homepage because, well, it takes place in Alaska! In fact, there are two security events taking place in Alaska in 2020 so it’s a pleasure to be able to include the under-represented State of Alaska in our InfoSec events directory!
 Recommendend Event

 QuBit Conference Belgrade
October 1st, 2020
Serbia » Belgrade
Conference 2020, CXO Level, IOT, and Training
Clearly, if you live and work in Cybersecurity in Serbia then this is a “must-attend”. This event has been taking place for many years now so we’d certainly encourage you to take advantage of the organizers’ experience and learn from local and international Cybersecurity experts.
 Recommendend Event

 ISC West
October 5th, 2020
United States » West, USA » Nevada » Las Vegas
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, and IOT
This event is aimed at professionals in the United States region who want to check out the latest technologies out there.
 Recommendend Event

 Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe
October 6th, 2020
Romania » Bucharest
Conference 2020, CXO Level, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare, Government UK, IOT, Offensive Security (Malware), Risk, and SCADA/ ICS
This event is aimed at Cybersecurity Practitioners in Romania. If you work in the cybersecurity industry and would like to learn more about the issues and threats we encounter each day, then this conference would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 Cyber Security for Critical Assets (CS4CA) Europe
October 6th, 2020
United Kingdom » London
Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, CXO Level, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare, IOT, Offensive Security (Malware), Risk, and SCADA/ ICS
Accelerate your cybersecurity techniques by attending this conference to discover the important issues facing Information and Technology environments.
 Recommendend Event

 Florida Cyber Conference
October 8th, 2020
United States » South, USA » Florida » Orlando
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, CXO Level, Cybercrime, Government USA, IOT, Privacy, Risk, and SCADA/ ICS
OK, we’re biased! We used to live in Miami so we’re always going to promote Florida based events! This security event, taking place in Orlando, looks like it should be a fixed date in your calendar if you live and work in Cybersecurity in Orlando.
 Recommendend Event

 Haiti Cyber Con
October 8th, 2020
Haiti » Petion-Ville
Conference 2020 and Hacker Conference
This InfoSec event takes place in Haiti! This is pretty amazing and certainly marks one of the first times we have done so since 2012 when we started this directory. We absolutely recommend you to attend this event in you live and work in Haiti in IT, especially within Cyber Security.
 Recommendend Event

 ElevateIT: Technology Summit Houston
October 14th, 2020
United States » South, USA » Texas » Houston
Conference 2020 and IOT
This event is aimed at IoT Professionals in Texas. If you want to learn more about the IT industry, then this event would be ideal. The cool thing is not only you will learn new things but also have a chance to win prizes.
 Recommendend Event

 International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime (ICDF2C)
October 14th, 2020
United States » Northeast, USA » Massachusetts » Boston
Academic, Conference 2020, Cybercrime, and Cyberwarfare
This is probably the best (or at least close to being the best) Cybercrime and Digital Forensics events taking place in the US, especially the East Coast.
 Recommendend Event

 Technology Leaders Club East Coast CISO Summit 2020
October 18th, 2020
United States » Northeast, USA » Massachusetts » Boston
Academic, Conference 2020, CXO Level, Cybercrime, Privacy, and Risk
This is certainly one of the best Cybersecurity Leaders Conferences taking place in 2020. We’d absolutely encourage you to attend this event if you’re on the East Coast, but owing to the depth of speakers and InfoSec content we’d suggest that this one is worth travelling for.
 Recommendend Event

 SecTor Canada
October 19th, 2020
Canada » Toronto
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, CXO Level, Cybercrime, IOT, Offensive Security (Malware), Privacy, and Risk
This is one of the better events taking place in Canada in 2020 – definitely recommended.
 Recommendend Event

 The 2nd IEEE Services Workshop on Cyber Security and Resilience in the Internet of Things (CSRIoT)
October 19th, 2020
China » Beijing
Academic, Blockchain, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, Cryptography, Cybercrime, IOT, and Offensive Security (Malware)
We’re always fans of IEEE events because they set the standards. This event, taking place in China sets the standards with IoT so if you work in this space in Beijing then this would be a worthwhile event to attend.
 Recommendend Event

 600Minutes Information and Cyber Security Sweden
October 20th, 2020
Sweden » Stockholm
Cloud Security, Conference 2020, CXO Level, and Cybercrime
This event is aimed at Cybersecurity Professionals in Sweden. If you’re in charge of protecting your organization’s infrastructure, then this event would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 Cybersecurity and Fraud Summit: London
October 20th, 2020
United Kingdom » London
Conference 2020, CXO Level, and Cybercrime
This meeting will span four continents and the focus of the topics to be discussed will be fraud and breach prevention in different sectors such as the government. You will be able to learn from industry influencers as well as interact with them and generally be a part of the cybersecurity and fraud summit community.
 Recommendend Event

 International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trust for Emergency Events (EmergencyComm)
October 20th, 2020
United States » South, USA » Maryland » Washington DC
Academic, Blockchain, Conference 2020, Healthcare, IOT, Privacy, and Risk
An excellent event that will give delegates a 360 understanding of what worked and what didn’t for the COVID-19 nightmare.
 Recommendend Event

Cybersecurity Conferences In November 2020

Our Top 15 Security Events (for November)

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 Hack.Sydney
November 2nd, 2020
Australia » Sydney
Conference 2020 and Hacker Conference
Training and talks! If you work in the IT Security space in Sydney, Australia, then this event ought to be of interest to you.
 Recommendend Event

 CYBERSEC Expo
November 3rd, 2020
Poland » Katowice
Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, CXO Level, Cybercrime, IOT, Privacy, and Risk
The folks behind this conference always attract high-quality speakers – so expect to learn a lot.
 Recommendend Event

 LocoMoco Security Conference
November 3rd, 2020
United States » West, USA » Hawaii » Maui
Cloud Security, Conference 2020, and IOT
This event is aimed at Cybersecurity Professionals in the United States. Cool thing is that not only you will learn more about cybersecurity but also know the different cultures in Hawaii since the event is held annually on a different island.
 Recommendend Event

 Digital Expo Manchester
November 4th, 2020
United Kingdom » Manchester
Conference 2020 and IOT
One of the largest events in the United Kingdom. It is aimed at practitioners who are working in the cybersecurity, AI, cloud, and infrastructure, IoT, data analytics, blockchain and software development field.
 Recommendend Event

 Black Alps Cyber Security Conference
November 5th, 2020
Switzerland » Yverdon les Bains
Cloud Security, Conference 2020, Cryptography, CXO Level, IOT, and Web Application Security
This event looks pretty damn awesome. Aimed at senior-level Cybersecurity Professionals working in CH (DACH) region you’ll be sure to learn a ton of useful and practical information. CH (Switzerland) has a long history of privacy so in many ways, it is the perfect place for Cybersecurity to flourish.
 Recommendend Event

 Black Hat Europe 2020
November 9th, 2020
United Kingdom » London
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, CXO Level, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare, Forensics, Hacker Conference, IOT, Machine Learning, Offensive Security (Malware), Privacy, Risk, SCADA/ ICS, Social Engineering, Training, Web Application Security, and Women In Cybersecurity
Must-attend for all the obvious reasons! Black Hat London is a go-go-go and we hope it remains that way. Just double-check that it is definitely going ahead. If you’re a Cyber Security Professional in London then we’d absolutely encourage you to attend this event, it’s an iconic conference within the Cybersecurity Conference calendar and would be a nice way to end the torrid 2020 that we’ve all experienced.
 Recommendend Event

 Cyber ​​Access Summit 2020
November 9th, 2020
Germany » Berlin
Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, IOT, and Privacy
Another excellent InfoSec event taking place in Germany in 2020.
 Recommendend Event

 Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2020
November 9th, 2020
Germany » Berlin
Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, CXO Level, IOT, and Social Engineering
Work in Senior Management in Germany, Berlin especially? If the answer is yes then you’ll be interested in this event! Learn more about it.
 Recommendend Event

 m0leCon
November 12th, 2020
Italy » Turin
Academic, Conference 2020, Hacker Conference, and Training
This is a mega CTF event taking place in Italy. Absolutely recommended for Penetration Testers and all Cybersecurity enthusiasts.
 Recommendend Event

 31st ISF Annual World Congress
November 16th, 2020
United Kingdom » London
Conference 2020, CXO Level, Cybercrime, Forensics, Government UK, IOT, and Offensive Security (Malware)
This is an iconic event that has been taking place for 31 years and usually has an attendance of Fortune 500 Professionals. This year the team has decided to move the event online. This is a highly recommended conference which takes place in London.
 Recommendend Event

 DEEPSEC
November 17th, 2020
Austria » Vienna
Academic, Conference 2020, Cryptography, Forensics, IOT, and Offensive Security (Malware)
Absolutely highly recommended hacker conference taking place in Austria. Would be ideal for hackers in the DACH region.
 Recommendend Event

 ItaliaSec Summit
November 17th, 2020
Italy » Milan
Conference 2020, Privacy, and Risk
This event is aimed at Cybersecurity Practitioners in Italy. If you work in the Privacy and Risk Industry then this conference would be ideal.
 Recommendend Event

 European Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Conference (EICC)
November 18th, 2020
France » Rennes
Academic, Blockchain, Cloud Security, Conference 2020, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare, Forensics, Healthcare, IOT, and Privacy
This event taking place in France looks very interesting not least because it combines dozens of different InfoSec niches together.
 Recommendend Event

 Cyber Security & Data Protection Summit 2020
November 19th, 2020
United Kingdom » London
Conference 2020, Cybercrime, Privacy, and Risk
The United Kingdom is without question a city that pioneers with Cybersecurity research and cutting-edge protective measures. This conference, which takes place in London, is on our view one of the best events of the year. If you are working within IT Security then we’d absolutely encourage you to attend this event.
 Recommendend Event

 CyberTech Africa
November 22nd, 2020
Rwanda » Kigali
Conference 2020 and IOT
Considered as one of the biggest events in Africa, This is where you’ll learn a lot about the cybersecurity industry and see the latest technologies out there.
 Recommendend Event

Cybersecurity Conferences In December 2020

Our Top 15 Security Events (for December)

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 ACM Computer Science in Cars Symposium (CSCS)
December 2nd, 2020
Germany » Ingolstadt
Conference 2020 and Transport
InfoSec Transport (Automotive) event in Germany – another highly recommended event from ACM. These highly-niche events are a must-attend of those working within the industry.
 Recommendend Event

 Legal Cyber Security Expo
December 2nd, 2020
United Kingdom » London
Conference 2020, CXO Level, and Legal
We love these super-niche events and this is clearly aimed at Legal Cybersecurity Professionals, or perhaps better said, lawyers that have an interest in InfoSec.
 Recommendend Event

 FutureCon Nashville Cyber Security Conference
December 3rd, 2020
United States » South, USA » Tennessee » Nashville
Conference 2020 and CXO Level
This event is aimed at CXO Level Professionals. This event is happening in over 20 states in the United States so you don’t have to travel far away to attend one of their events.
 Recommendend Event

 BSides Philadelphia
December 4th, 2020
United States » Northeast, USA » Pennsylvania » Philadelphia
BSides, Conference 2020, and Hacker Conference
Highly recommended BSides event. Taking place in Drexel University, this particular Unconference (BSides) has been taking place since 2015 so the team knows a thing or two about putting events on.
 Recommendend Event

 International Conference on Cryptology And Network Security (CANS)
December 14th, 2020
Austria » Vienna
Academic, Blockchain, Conference 2020, Cryptography, and IOT
Vienna hosts this deep-dive into Cryptology And Network Security. These two subject matters within Cyber Security are vital to the health of any organization. Every IT Systems Admin (junior or senior) would be advised to attend this event which has some first-class speakers sharing their wisdom and knowledge. This event would also be an excellent career and personal-networking event, not least if you work within Cybersecurity in Austria.
 Recommendend Event

 International Conference on Advanced Computing and Intelligent Engineering (ICACIE)
December 28th, 2020
United Arab Emirates » Dubai
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, Forensics, IOT, and Machine Learning
If you’re in Dubai and working in engineering academia then you’d likely find this event to be pretty inspiring.
 Recommendend Event


Cybersecurity Conferences In January 2021

Our Top 15 Security Events (for January 2021)

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 IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC)
January 9th, 2021
United States » West, USA » Nevada » Las Vegas
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2020, IOT, Machine Learning, and Privacy
The IEEE is one of the most authoritative institutions when it comes to data networking and communications and it doesn’t get more information that this event in Vegas. This conference was posted in mid-2020 so please double-check prior to the event to make sure that it will be physically based in Nevada.
 Recommendend Event

 FloCon 2021
January 11th, 2021
United States » West, USA » New Mexico » Santa Fe
Academic, Artificial Intelligence, Conference 2021, and Privacy
This security conference, organized by the Carnegie Mellon Institute, has an excellent reputation and it would be a great start to your NEW 2021 year; a year we hope to see the end of the devastation that COVID-19 has wrecked on us all. FloCon is aimed at practitioners and operational analysts, cyber tool developers, researchers, and all cybersecurity professionals. Expect to see and learn about cutting-edge security techniques, especially with regards to helping you “analyze and visualize large datasets for protection and defense of networked systems”. Highly recommended!
 Recommendend Event

fCybersecurity Conferences In February 2021

Our Top 15 Security Events (for February 2021)

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 Hack in Paris
February 15th, 2021
France » Paris
Conference 2020 and Hacker Conference
Without a doubt, this is one of the best Cybersecurity Conferences in 2021 taking place in France, Paris. If you’re living in France then we’d absolutely encourage you to go to this hacker-type conference which will set the tone for the rest of the year.
 Recommendend Event

Cybersecurity Conferences In March 2021

Our Top 15 Security Events (for March 2021)

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 Cybercon London 2021
March 9th, 2021
United Kingdom » London
Conference 2021, Cybercrime, Privacy, and Risk
This is another highly-recommended UK IT Security even to attend in 2021, check it out for more info!
 Recommendend Event

 Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference Denver
March 9th, 2021
United States » West, USA » Colorado » Denver
Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Security, Conference 2021, Cybercrime, Forensics, Privacy, Risk, and Training
Digital Forensics experts and specialists in 2021 should be placing this event in their calendars, check it out for more info!
 Recommendend Event

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49 of the Best Cybersecurity Conferences in 2020

By Susanne Gurman

Best Cybersecurity Conferences To Attend In 2020

The world of cybersecurity moves fast, that’s why we’ve put together a list of the 49 best conferences in 2020. While the majority are located in the United States, many are international. 

We didn’t rank these events, but they are listed chronologically for easier browsing. Some conferences (listed at the bottom) haven’t announced a date or location at the time of publication, so be sure to keep checking their official sites for updates.

1. International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC)

  • Date: January 28-30, 2020
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Website: https://www.forum-fic.com/en/home/discover/what-is-the-fic.htm
  • Description: For the first time in 2020, the FIC will last 3 full days. The first day, January 28, will be exclusively dedicated to the trade fair and to exhibitors with B2B appointments and meetings between buyers and suppliers. This day will thus allow end customers (CTO, CISO, etc…) to take full advantage of the FIC to finalize or initiate their cybersecurity projects, to discover new startups and innovations, and to interact with their service providers. They will still be able to enjoy the conferences on the following days.

2. SCHMOO Con

  • Date: January 31 – February 2, 2020 
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Website: https://www.shmoocon.org/ 
  • Description: ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues.  The first day is a single track of speed talks called One Track Mind.  The next two days bring three tracks:  Build It, Belay It, and Bring It On.

3. 4th Annual Third Party & Supply Chain Cyber Security Summit 

  • Date: February 6-7, 2020
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal 
  • Website: https://sccybersecurity.com/ 
  • Description: Learn the best case studies on the end to end cyber security implementation practices when working with third parties to ensure a truly resilient and secure supply chain network at the 4th Annual Third Party & Supply Chain Cyber Security Summit.

4. RSA

  • Date: Feb 24-28, 2020
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Website: https://www.rsaconference.com/usa
  • Description: Be part of a conversation that has the power to change the world. Join top cybersecurity leaders and a dedicated community of peers as we exchange the biggest, boldest ideas that will help propel the industry forward. Get access to expert-led sessions, thought-provoking keynotes, in-depth trainings and tutorials, groundbreaking innovation programs, state-of-the-art product demos and countless networking opportunities.

5. AFCEA West 

  • Date: March 2-3, 2020
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Website: https://www.westconference.org/West20/Public/Enter.aspx 
  • Description: Learn and network while exploring and experiencing the latest platforms, leading-edge technologies and state-of-the-art networking capabilities that support the Sea Services’ operations.

6. InfoSec World 2020 

  • Date: March 30 – April 1, 2020
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Website: https://www.infosecworldusa.com/
  • Description: Join your peers and our experts at InfoSec World 2020 Conference & Expo on March 30 – April 1 to not only address the disruptive technologies and threats on the horizon, but to create a plan for managing the people, processes and tools for how your organizations react and cope with these intrusive circumstances.

7. GISEC

  • Date: April 6-8, 2020
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Website: https://www.gisec.ae/
  • Description: GISEC is not just one of the most impactful cyber security shows in the region, it is also the largest, overshadowing other events in terms of aspiration, diversity and scope. In its 7th edition, GISEC welcomed over 8,300+ cyber-specific visitors, and is co-located with Future Blockchain Summit, which collectively deliver over 12,000 visitors.

8. HS-ISAC 

  • Date: May 11-15, 2020
  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • Website: https://h-isac.org/
  • Description: H-ISAC (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center), is a global, non-profit, member-driven organization offering healthcare stakeholders a trusted community and forum for coordinating, collaborating and sharing vital physical and cyber threat intelligence and best practices with each other.

9. 2020 Americas Spring Summit

  • Date: May 17-20, 2020
  • Location: Boca Raton, FL
  • Website: https://www.fsisac.com/events/2020-spring-summit
  • Description: Stay at the forefront of trends and challenges facing the financial sector through our curated and enriched content. Our thought-provoking and interactive sessions cover relevant topics including fraud, threat intelligence, cyber-resiliency and business enablement. Build stronger relationships over three days with around 1,500 thought leaders, executives and members by sharing best practices.

10. Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference 

  • Date: May 31-June 3, 2020 
  • Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Website: https://www.technosecurity.us/mb
  • Description: Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference provides a unique education experience that blends together the digital forensics and cybersecurity industries for collaboration between government and private sectors. It has grown into one of the most important resources for corporate network security professionals, federal, state and local law enforcement digital forensic specialists, and cybersecurity industry leaders from around the world. The purpose is to raise international awareness of developments, teaching, training, responsibilities, and ethics in the field of IT security and digital forensics.

11. Gartner’s Security & Risk Management Summit 

  • Date: June 1-4, 2020
  • Location: National Harbor, MD
  • Website: https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/security-risk-management-us
  • Description: Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2020 is the one place you can go to hear independent experts on what matters most now and how to prepare for what’s ahead. You’ll learn how to create the security and integrated risk management plans you need to give your organization the freedom to grow and innovate with confidence.

12. Ignite 

  • Date: June 1-4, 2020
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Website: https://ignite.paloaltonetworks.com/
  • Description: This year’s Ignite security conferences will feature highly technical information, industry luminaries, 1:1 sessions, specialized course tracks, networking with peers, certification exams and the largest number of interactive training sessions we’ve ever offered.

    You’ll walk away with the latest best practices, tips and strategies from industry experts and fellow Palo Alto Networks® customers for safely enabling applications while preventing successful cyber breaches across your networks, endpoints, and public and private clouds.

13. InfoSecurity Europe

  • Date: June 2-4, 2020
  • Location: London, UK
  • Website: https://www.infosecurityeurope.com/
  • Description: Get the insight and education you need need to manage information and cyber risk to build resilience within complex organisations. Discover CISO insights and thought-provoking sessions.

14. RMISC

  • Date: June 9-11, 2020
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Website: https://www.rmisc.org/ 
  • Description: The RMISC is the only conference of its kind in the Rocky Mountain  region. A convenient, affordable knowledge-builder for IT security, audit and compliance professionals at all levels. RMISC provides the perfect blend of education, networking and opportunities that are critical to your success in today’s economy and security climate!

15. CircleCityCon

  • Date: June 12-14, 2020
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Website: https://circlecitycon.com/
  • Description: Continuing our year after year record breaking attendance, CircleCityCon 7.0 promises to test our limits and deliver to you a conference unique from all the others.

16. SANSFIRE 2020

  • Date: June 13-20, 2020
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Website: https://www.sans.org/event/sansfire-2020
  • Description: SANS cyber security training goes beyond theory, incorporating real-world examples and practical techniques you can apply directly to your work. Join us for SANSFIRE 2020 (June 13-20) in Washington, DC, and choose from more than 40 information security courses taught by leading industry experts. With cutting-edge courseware, dedicated instructors, and a relentless passion for excellence, SANS delivers relevant training that will help you become a more effective cyber security professional.

17. Hack in Paris 

  • Date: June 15-19, 2020
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Website: https://hackinparis.com/
  • Description: Hack in Paris is a steadily growing event, gathering each year IT security experts and passionate, in the French capital. In a dedicated environment, attendees can really understand the realities of hacking and the consequences that companies are facing. It offers during 5 days, a high-quality program dealing with high end IT security, industrial espionage, penetration testing, physical security, forensics, malware analysis techniques and countermeasures.

18. FIRST Conference 

  • Date: June 21-26, 2020
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Website: https://www.first.org/conference/2020/
  • Description: First is an international confederation of trusted computer incident response teams who cooperatively handle computer security incidents and promote incident prevention programs.

19. AWS re:Inforce

  • Date: June 30-July 1, 2020
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Website: https://reinforce.awsevents.com/
  • Description: AWS re:Inforce includes hundreds of technical sessions, a keynote featuring AWS security leadership, and access to cloud security experts in the Security Learning Hub (our Expo experience).

20. Black Hat USA 

  • Date: August 1-6, 2020
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Website: https://www.blackhat.com/upcoming.html#usa
  • Description: Black Hat is the most technical and relevant information security event series in the world. For more than 20 years, Black Hat Briefings have provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment. These high-profile global events and Trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors.

21. Security Awareness Summit & Training 2020

  • Date: August 5-6, 2020
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Website: https://www.sans.org/event/security-awareness-summit-2020
  • Description: The 7th annual SANS Security Awareness Summit is on and we’re getting ready for our biggest and best Summit yet! Every year, we strive to provide the very best forum for security awareness officers looking to take their program to the next level! Our promise is to provide actionable lessons you can take back and apply right away within your own organization, with a focus on your industry, employee base, and current maturity level. This two-day Summit includes expert awareness-focused talks, interactive discussions, networking events, and more!

22. DEF CON 27 

  • Date: August 6-9, 2020 
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Website: https://www.defcon.org/
  • Description: DEF CON is one of the oldest continuously running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest.

23. The Diana Initiative 

  • Date: August 6-7, 2020
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Website: https://www.dianainitiative.org/
  • Description: Back for the fourth year, The Diana Initiative is hosting a two-day conference during Hacker Summer Camp to celebrate women in security and diversity in technology employment. This year’s event will take place on August 6th and 7th 2020 at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas.

24. 29th USENIX Security Symposium 

  • Date: August 12-14, 2020
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Website: https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity20
  • Description: Please join us in Boston for the 29th USENIX Security Symposium. USENIX Security brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others to share and explore the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks.

25. 44CON

  • Date: September 9, 2020 
  • Location: London, UK
  • Website: https://44con.com/
  • Description: 44CON is an Information Security Conference & Training event taking place in London. Designed to provide something for the business and technical Information Security professional.

26. GSX 2020

  • Date: September 21-23, 2020
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Website: https://www.gsx.org/
  • Description: Global Security Exchange is the only event that brings together security professionals from all vertical markets throughout the world to network, learn, and re-invest in the industry.

27. BruCON 2020 

  • Date: October 1-2, 2020
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Website: https://www.brucon.org/2020/
  • Description: BruCON is an annual security and hacker(*) conference providing two days of an interesting atmosphere for open discussions of critical infosec issues, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implications on society. Organized in Belgium, BruCON offers a high quality line up of speakers, security challenges and interesting workshops. BruCON is a conference by and for the security and hacker(*) community.

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29. SecTor 2020

  • Date: October 19-22, 2020
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Website: https://sector.ca/
  • Description: SecTor has built a reputation of bringing together experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques involving underground threats and corporate defences. The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Security Professionals, Managers and Executives to connect with their peers and learn from their mentors.

30. Global AppSec

  • Date: October 22-23, 2020
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Website: https://sf.globalappsec.org/
  • Description: Formerly known as AppSec USA, the Global AppSec Conference is the premier application security conference for developers and security experts. Designed for private and public sector infosec professionals, the OWASP three day training and two day conference equips developers, defenders, and advocates to build a more secure web.

31. Hacker Halted 

  • Date: October 29-30
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Website:https://www.hackerhalted.com/
  • Description: Hacker Halted is EC-Council’s annual IT Security Conference and plays host to over 50 speakers delivering ground breaking presentations! Hacker Halted builds on the educational foundation of EC-Councils courses in ethical hacking, computer forensics, pen testing, and many others. Hacker Halted brings the industry’s leading researchers, practitioners, ethical hackers and other top IT Security professionals together to discuss current issues facing our industry.

32. Cybersecurity & Cloud Expo North America 

  • Date: November 4-5, 2020
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Website: https://www.cybersecuritycloudexpo.com/northamerica/
  • Description: The Cyber Security Expo North America 2020 will return to the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley on November 4-5 to host its second North American event.  It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events covering IoT, 5G, Cyber Security, Cloud, Blockchain, AI and Big Data. t, energy, financial services, healthcare and more.

33. API Oil and Gas Cybersecurity Conference 

  • Date: November 10-11, 2020
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Website: https://www.api.org/products-and-services/events/calendar/2020/cyber
  • Description: Join us at the 14th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo and discover methods for thwarting the bad guys, what the scene looks like over the horizon and how the latest technologies can help you counter cyber espionage, address cyber warfare, and make your cyber efforts secure. 

34. 31st ISF Annual World Congress 

35. (ISC)² Security Congress 2020 

  • Date: November 16-18, 2020
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Website: https://www.isc2.org/News-and-Events/Event-Calendar#
  • Description: (ISC)² is an international, nonprofit membership association for information security leaders like you. We’re committed to helping our members learn, grow and thrive. More than 140,000 certified members strong, we empower professionals who touch every aspect of information security. 

36. DeepSec 

  • Date: November 17-20, 2020
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Website: https://deepsec.net/
  • Description: The DeepSec IDSC is an annual European two-day in-depth conference on computer, network, and application security. We aim to bring together the leading security experts from all over the world. DeepSec IDSC is a non-product, non-vendor-biased conference event. Intended target audience: Security Officers, Security Professionals and Product Vendors, IT Decision Makers, Policy Makers, Security-/Network-/Firewall-Admins, Hackers and Software Developers.

37. GrrCon

  • Date: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Website: http://grrcon.com/
  • Description: GrrCON is an information security and hacking conference that provides the Midwest InfoSec community with a fun atmosphere to come together and engage with like minded people. We keep GrrCON small with around 1,700 attendance to allow us to provide those things other events leave out. Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, security researcher, industry professional, student, or a hacker of “flexible” morals you will find something for you at GrrCON.

38. GovWare

  • Date: TBD
  • Location: Singapore
  • Website: https://www.govware.sg/ 
  • Description: GovernmentWare (GovWare) is the region’s most established premier conference and showcase for cybersecurity and is the cornerstone event for the Singapore International Cyber Week. Featuring the latest trends in technology, organisational implementation and user perspectives, GovWare attracts practitioners to network, discuss and collaborate on all things cybersecurity.

39. Mind the Sec

  • Date: TBD
  • Location: Brazil
  • Website: https://mindthesec.com.br/
  • Description: Uniting high quality content with rich environments for business generation, networking and relationship, Mind The Sec is the main event for the meeting of Brazilian and international Information Security and Technology decision makers, brands and specialists. All this in spaces designed to offer comfort and exclusivity.

40. CISO Executive Summit Series

  • Date: Multiple Dates
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Website: http://www.evanta.com/ciso/summits
  • Description: Evanta, a Gartner Company, fosters leadership development and collaborative exchange among top executives globally. We convene thousands of c-suite executives each year to create unmatched opportunities for leaders of the best companies to network, share, and learn.

41. Security BSides

  • Date: Multiple Dates
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Website: http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/12194156/FrontPage
  • Description: Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time.  It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. 

42. SecureWorld

  • Date: Multiple Dates
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Website: https://www.secureworldexpo.com/
  • Description: SecureWorld hosts 17 annual conferences across North America, web conferences every three weeks, a weekly podcast, and online training courses, and serve as a hub for cybersecurity news and resources. 

43. Hack in the Box Security Conference

  • Date: Multiple Dates
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Website: https://conference.hitb.org/
  • Description: HITBSecConf or the Hack In The Box Security Conference is an annual must attend event in the calendars of security researchers and professionals around the world. Held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Amsterdam in The Netherlands, HITBSecConf is a platform for the discussion and dissemination of next generation computer security issues.

44. Cyber Security Chicago

  • Date: TBD
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Website: http://www.cybersecurity-chicago.com/
  • Description: Cyber Security X Chicago is part of the fastest growing cyber security event series, providing events that uniquely cover the entire security landscape. The event will offer invaluable security insight from industry experts on all facets of cyber security and risk mitigation, right in the center of Chicago.

45. Nuit du Hack

  • Date: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Website: https://nuitduhack.com/en
  • Description: Initiated in 2003 by a crew of people, who got together under the name of Hackerz Voice and inspired by the famous and biggest US hacking event named “DEFCON”. “La Nuit Du Hack” is one of the oldest French underground hackers’ event which bring together, professionals and amateurs of any skill level, around lectures and challenges. Regardless of their skill, guests come to see and talk about the latest advances in IT Security to assess and/or improve their level.

46. Cyber Security Summit

  • Date: Multiple Dates
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Website: http://cybersummitusa.com/
  • Description: Comprised of business meetings, panel discussions, round table discussions and networking opportunities, the Cyber Security Summit delivers direct access to the latest cybersecurity experts.

47. IANS Information Security Forums

  • Date: Multiple Dates
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Website: https://www.iansresearch.com/what-we-do/events/forums
  • Description: IANS facilitates and connects clients-to-experts and experts-to-experts. Our Faculty of industry experts provides the breadth and depth of information to guide you on your information security journey. Through a regional delivery model, our events gather all members of the security function.

48. FutureCon

  • Date: Multiple Dates
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Website: https://futureconevents.com/
  • Description: At each FutureCon Event, you will receive high-level cybersecurity training and learn cutting-edge security approaches to manage risks in the constantly evolving world of cyber threats.

49. CISO Executive Network 

  • Date: Multiple Dates
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Website: https://www.cisoexecnet.com/welcome-ciso-executive-network
  • Description: The CISO Executive Network is a peer-to-peer organization dedicated to helping information security, IT risk management, privacy, and compliance executives be more successful.  We accomplish this mission by providing opportunities for those professionals to meet periodically in their local cities to share with one another and hear from industry experts.

The Top 20 Cybersecurity Conferences to Attend in 2020

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Maria Henriquez

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What does it take to crack the code of cybersecurity when it comes to best practices?

A 2019 Fortinet survey asked chief information security officers (CISOs) to comment on how the expanding complexity of cybersecurity impacts their ability to fulfill their responsibilities. CISOs said there is an increased need for learning and development for security team members. Other concerns included risk management and cybersecurity and strategy awareness.

Enter cybersecurity conferences. Taking place across the U.S. and the world, cybersecurity conferences can offer unique opportunities for cybersecurity professionals, such as hands-on workshops, networking and certifications. They also provide cybersecurity leaders with greater security awareness of threats, tactics and best practices needed to effectively thwart attacks on the systems and assets they protect.

Here, Security brings you a list of the top 20 cybersecurity conferences in the U.S. in 2020.

1. The Human Hacking Conference

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

February 20-22

The Human Hacking Conference is an all-encompassing training event that teaches business, security, technology and psychology professionals the latest expert techniques in human deception, body language analysis, cognitive agility, intelligence research and security best practices. The conference is put together by the Social Engineering Village (SEVillage), which seeks to progress social engineering as a professional practice.

The conference includes:

  • Five multi-hour workshops taught by leaders in behavior, physiology, deception, technology and psychology.
  • Specialized learning tracks including Hacking the C-Level & Hacking Business, Mind Hacking, Penetration testing and Red Teaming.
  • A variety of speaking sessions from expert-level presenters, varying from fast-paced concentrated content to panels and keynotes.
  • Three Evening Events plus many opportunities for networking

2. 2020 Global Insider Threat Summit

San Francisco, Calif.

February 24

If you’re attending RSA, the 2020 Global Insider Threat Summit is the perfect conference to kick off your week. At this year’s Summit, CISOs, CSOs, CTOs and other leading experts from top organizations such as MITRE and Flex will share how they are utilizing data to build stronger business and security strategies. In exclusive knowledge-sharing sessions, speakers will discuss:

  • How to implement a data-driven security strategy.
  • How the MITRE ATT&CK framework can be utilized to drive insider threat detection.
  • The latest cutting-edge research into insider threats.
  • How to use data to elevate security to a board-level discussion.
  • Why an effective insider threat approach has far-reaching benefits across security and across the business.

3. RSA Conference

San Francisco, Calif.

February 24-28

At RSA, top cybersecurity leaders and a dedicated community of peers will exchange though-provoking cybersecurity solutions to the latest threats. Dr. Lorrie Cranor, Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, is one of the featured speakers at RSA. Chris Krebs, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is one of the keynote speakers. He will discuss CISA’s expansive role as the Nation’s risk advisor, and how CISA builds partnerships across the U.S.

Seminars include a discussion around:

  • Emerging Threats.
  • Privacy and Security in the Cloud.
  • Establishing a Culture of Protect, Detect and Respond.
  • Lethal Threat Hunting and Incident Response Techniques.
  • DevOps: 2020 DevSecOps Days.
  • Personnel Management and Building Successful Cybersecurity Teams.

Panel discussions include:

  • The Cryptographers’ Panel: Whitfield Diffie, Cryptographer and Security Expert, Cryptomathic; Tal Rabin, Head of Research, Algorand Foundation; Ronald Rivest, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Adi Shamir, Borman Professor of Computer Science, The Weizmann Institute, Israel; and Zulfikar Ramzan, Chief Technology Officer, RSA (Moderator)
  • The SANS Institute Panel: Heather Mahalik, Senior Instructor, SANS Institute and Director of Digital Intelligence, Cellebrite; Ed Skoudis, Instructor, SANS Institute; Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D., Dean of Research, SANS Technology Institute; and Alan Paller; Research Director and Founder, SANS Institute (Moderator)
  • How to Reduce Supply Chain Risk – Lessons from Efforts to Block Huawei Panel: Katie Arrington, Cyber Information Security Officer of Acquisitions, U.S. Dept of Defense / OUSD for Acquisitions; Donald (Andy) Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA; Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist, Researcher & Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School; Kathryn Waldron, Fellow, R Street Institute; and Craig Spiezle, Founder, Agelight Advisory & Research Group (Moderator).
  • Genomics – A New Frontier Panel: Kathy Hibbs, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, 23andMe; Dr. Patrick Courneya, Chief Medical Officer, Kaiser Permanente; Dr. Richard Migliori, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group; and Rajeev Chand, Partner and Head of Research, Wing Venture Capital (Moderator)

4. Atlanta Cybersecurity Conference

Atlanta, Ga.

March 5

The Atlanta Cybersecurity Conference features a Keynote Speaker Session, a CISO Panel and 8-10 additional educational speaker sessions discussing current cybersecurity threats and solutions. The Keynote will be Assistant Special Agent in Charge Mark Grantz, US Secret Service.

The CISO Panel will feature:

  • Gary Brantley, CISO, City of Atlanta
  • Jose Marroquin, CISO, Encompass Digital Media
  • Chris Paravate, CSO, Northeast Georgia Medical Center
  • Chris Stouff, CSO, Armor
  • Steven Ferguson, CIO, Technical College System of Georgia
  • John Slaughter, CIO, Alliant Health
  • Gaurav Singal, VP and CIO, Georgia Lottery Corporation
  • Sergio Rio, CIO, Innovative Water Care

In addition, attendance includes CPE credits and certificates of attendance.

5. Women in Cybersecurity

Aurora, Colo.

March 12-14

Each year WiCyS, a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, holds the Women in Cybersecurity Conference with local host college partners. It’s an excellent opportunity to network with other women in cybersecurity.

In addition, companies looking to recruit can also connect with students and candidates and experienced leaders and professionals in the cybersecurity field.

The leadership summit, a forum for cybersecurity industry experts, will address challenges in the following four tracks:

  • Strengthening the diverse cybersecurity workforce pipeline.
  • Creating an inclusive work environment.
  • Furthering opportunities for various groups such as veteran female cybersecurity aspirants or those transitioning or returning to cybersecurity workforce.
  • Advancing women in technical and non-technical leadership roles. 

Workshops, panel discussions and presentations will feature CISOs, Information Security, Directors and more leaders from the MITRE Corp., CISA, U.S. Army, Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon, F5 Labs, HCA Healthcare, John Hopkins, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of Texas at San Antonio and many more.

For the full agenda, click here.

6. InfoSec World

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

March 30-April 1

Join peers and experts at InfoSec World 2020 Conference & Expo to not only address the disruptive technologies and threats on the horizon, but to create a plan for managing the people, processes and tools for how your organizations react and cope with these intrusive circumstances. Security professionals have the opportunity to earn up to 45 CPE credits over the course of one week and numerous opportunities to network with more than 1,000 attendees.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Jamil Farshchi, CISO, Equifax
  • Jimmy Sanders, Head of Information Security, Netflix DVD
  • Parham Eftekhari, Executive Director, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)
  • Badri Raghunathan, Director Product Management – Container and Serverless Security, Qualys
  • Mark Kelton, Retired Senior Executive, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Chuck Brooks, Brand Ambassador, The Cybersecurity Collaborative

7. SANS 2020

Orlando, Fla.

April 3-10

Each year, SANS hosts five large scale national events that attract anywhere from 900-1300 attendees. This two-day SANS 2020 Summit will offer a focus on threat intelligence, with more than 50 hands-on, immersive-style courses that apply to new and experienced cybersecurity professionals. SANS 2020 will provide cybersecurity training and GIAC certifications. The courses, taught by real-world practitioners, are geared towards professionals who work in development, incident response & forensics, management, audit, legal, industrial control systems and more.

For a full list of all courses, click here.

Other SANS 2020 events include:

For a full list of all SANS local and regional events and solution forums, click here.

8. CSO50 Conference+Awards

Scottsdale, Ariz.

April 27-29

The CSO50 Conference+Awards will focus on “Bringing Risk into Focus” and feature innovation stories from the nation’s top security leaders. Winning projects and initiatives will be featured in lively sessions spanning important security topics such as:

  • Access and Identity Management
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Loss Prevention and Recovery
  • IoT and Machine Learning
  • Managing Third-Party Risk
  • Minimizing Risk and Fraud
  • Security Awareness and Training

Speakers include:

  • Bob Bragdon, SVP & Publisher, CSO
  • Kevin Charest, CISO, Health Care Service Corp.
  • Seth Fogie, Director, Information Security, Penn Medicine
  • Raj Madan, Managing Director, Technology, BNY Mellon/Pershing
  • Shawn Riley, CIO, ND Information Technology Department
  • Kandice Samuelson, Senior Director, Information Technology Governance, PPD
  • Jeffrey Thomas, VP, Global Security, Prudential Financial
  • Brad Wells, Executive Director, Information Security, PDD

9. THINK 2020

San Francisco, Calif.

May 4-7

THINK 2020 is the annual IBM business and technology conference. Here, security professionals have the opportunity to join strategy discussions, hands-on training, more than 1,000 targeted technical training and demos. Conference education will cover the breadth and depth of technology and business topics including automation, blockchain, cloud, code, data and AI, analytics, infrastructure, Internet of Things, mobile security, supply chain and many more.

Join IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO, Ginni Rometty for the THINK 2020 Chairman’s Address, including some of the world’s top CEOs and leaders, such as Muriel Médard, Cecil H. Green Professor of EECS, MIT, Ralph Clark, President and CEO, ShotSpotter, and Saška Mojsilović, IBM Fellow, Head of Trustworthy AI and Co-Director of Science for Social Good, IBM Research.

10. THOTCON

Chicago, Ill.

May 8-9

THOTCON is a hacking conference based in Chicago, which started in late 2009 by a group of Chicago hackers who wanted to start a local and low-cost conference. “Once you attend a THOTCON event, you will have experienced one of the best information security conferences in the world combined with a uniquely casual and social experience,” claims the website.

Topics that will be discussed during speaker and keynote are: Internet of Things, Medical Devices, Industrial Control Systems, Computer/Human Interfaces, Wearable Computing, Offensive/Defensive Techniques, Chaotic Actors, Surveillance, Intelligence Gathering, Data Visualization, Transportation Systems, Legal Issues and more.

At the time of this writing, THOTCON has yet to announce who the speakers and keynotes are.

11. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

San Francisco, Calif.

May 18-20

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium for Security and Privacy has been one of the premier forums for computer security research, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers and practitioners.

IEEE solicits previously unpublished papers that offer novel research contributions in any aspect of security and privacy. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems. Topics can range from access control and authorization to application security, authentication, blockchain, cloud security, cyber physical systems security, security and privacy metrics and more.

If you’re interested in submitting, IEEE accepts paper submissions 12 times a year, on the first of each month.  

12. National Cyber Summit

Huntsville, Ala.

June 2-4

Described as the “nation’s most innovative cybersecurity technology event,” the National Cyber Summit offers unique educational, collaborative and workforce development opportunities for industry visionaries and rising leaders. Their core focus is on three things: education, collaboration and innovation.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Jon “maddog” Hall – Board Chair, Linux Professional Institute
  • Major General Thomas Murphy – Director of DoD’s Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, Air Force
  • Robert Powell – Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity, NASA

13. Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

National Harbor, Md.

June 1-4

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2020 is one conference to attend if you want to hear independent experts on what matters most now and how to prepare for what’s ahead. Here you can learn how to create the security and IT risk management plans you need for your enterprise.

More than 3,500 peers and 65 Gartner experts gather at the conference, so you have a chance to network and gather meaningful insights to help you thrive in the evolving digital landscape. The conferences hosts more than 130 research-driven sessions, as well, to evaluate cybersecurity and risk management strategies.

14. Blue Team Con

Chicago, Ill.

June 20-21

The Blue Team Con, an information security conference, is tailored for those that are performing blue team type work at enterprises. Blue Team Con claims that its goal is to help fill in the gap within the information security industry, specifically between the information sharing network for red teams and offensive research and that of the blue team.

The conference hosts talks that are almost exclusively focused on sharing information among defenders and protectors of organizations. This can span from SOC Analysts to CISOs, auditors and compliance personnel or application developers focusing on security.

Some of Keynote speakers include:

  • Sean Metcalf, Consultant, Trimarc
  • Dana Baril, Security Research Architect at Microsoft
  • AJ Van Beest, founding member of the WI SLTT Cyber Response Team
  • Amanda Berlin, Co-Author of the Defensive Security Handbook
  • Cheryl Biswas, Strategic Threat Intel Analyst, TD Bank
  • Jesse Bowling, Security Architect & CSIRT Program Manager, Duke University

For a full list of all speakers, click here.

15. Black Hat

Las Vegas, Nev.

August 1-6

Now in its 23rd year, Black Hat USA is an information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends. Black Hat USA 2020 opens with four days of technical Trainings (August 1-4) followed by the two-day main conference (August 5-6) featuring Briefings, Arsenal, Business Hall, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with 19,000 InfoSec professionals.

Trainings include hands-on offensive and defensive skill-building opportunities. These courses are taught by some of the most sought-after international industry & subject matter experts, with the goal of defining and defending tomorrow’s InfoSec landscape.

Briefings include presentations on cutting-edge research on information security risks and trends. Security experts from around the world will share their latest findings, open-source tools, zero day exploits and more.

16. Bsides Vegas

Las Vegas, Nev.

August 4-5

Founded in 2009, BSides Las Vegas claims to be “the impetus that sparked a global movement.” Whether you’re looking for your next big thing, career advice, or your first talk on a national stage, join the cybersecurity professionals at this two-day event.

The conference is free, but attendance can only be guaranteed if individuals stay for a minimum of three nights at the Tuscany on the BSidesLV room block.

The Call for Presentations for Providing Ground mentors program, which gives first-time speakers the opportunity to work with a seasoned industry professional to improve public speaking skills to present their research, is still open and closes on February 29, 2020.

The General Call for Presentations will be open from March 1st through April 15th.

17. Global CISO Executive Summit

Marana, Ariz.

September 21-23

The Global CISO Executive Summit is “built by CISOs, for CISOs.” This conference focuses on sharing best practices and developing leadership skills that enhance a CISO’s organization’s ability to impact their security climate.

Speakers include:

  • Tim Callahan, Global Chief Security Officer, Aflac
  • Meredith Harper, Vice President, Chief Information Security OfficerLilly
  • Meredith Harper, VP, CISO, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Nasrin Rezai, EVP, Global Chief Information Security and Product Security Officer, General Electric
  • Ben Sapiro, Global CISO, Great-West Life Assurance

The agenda is yet to be announced.

18. GrrCON Cyber Security Summit & Hacker Conference

Grand Rapids, Mich.

October

The GrrCON Cyber Security Summit & Hacker Conference is an information security and hacking conference that provides the Midwest InfoSec community with a fun atmosphere to come together and network. GrrCON is small compared to other conferences, with around 1,700 individuals in attendance. Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, security researcher, industry professional, student, or a hacker, you will find something for you at GrrCON.

Student and Early Bird tickets open on March 1, 2020. Regular tickets go on sale April 1. Keep in mind it’s important to buy tickets early, says GrrCon, as they usually sell out completely. Conference dates have not been announced yet, but the conference is usually in October.

19. Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit

Washington, D.C.

November 17

The Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit is part of ISMG’s Global Summit Series, which takes place across four continents. This summit will focus on fraud and breach prevention that can apply to many industry verticals such as finance, government, retail, energy and healthcare.

The event provides cybersecurity leaders the opportunity to earn CPE credits. A few keynote panels that spark interest are:

  • Cybersecurity in the Era of Donald Trump.
  • The Rise of Cybercrime as a Service: Which Threats Should We Address First?
  • Why Organizations Fail to Implement Proper Security Safeguards and What They Can Do About It.
  • We’ve Been Breached: Now What? How to Effectively Work with Law Enforcement and Regulators.

Call for speakers is still open. Find out more here.

20. FutureCon

FutureCon holds more than 25 events per year. Here, you’ll be able to interact with CISOs and Senior Level Executives who have experience in mitigating the risk of cyberattacks. At each FutureCon Event, you will receive cybersecurity training and learn cutting-edge security approaches to manage risks in the constantly evolving world of cyber threats.

Events include:

  • Dallas, Texas – February 12, 2020
  • Los Angeles, Calif. – February 19, 2020
  • Chicago, Ill. – March 11, 2020
  • St. Louis, Mo. – March 25, 2020
  • Raleigh, N.C. – April 1, 2020
  • Houston, Texas – April 15, 2020
  • New Jersey – April 29, 2020
  • Kansas City, Mo. – May 13, 2020
  • San Diego, Calif. – June 10, 2020
  • Indianapolis, Ind. – June 25, 2020
  • Detroit, Mich. – July 8, 2020
  • Denver, Colo. – July 22, 2020
  • Omaha, Nev. – July 29, 2020
  • Seattle, Wash. – August 5, 2020
  • Columbus, Ohio – August 19, 2020
  • Des Moines, Iowa – September 2, 2020
  • Toronto, Ontario – September 16, 2020
  • Minneapolis, Minn. – September 30, 2020
  • Boston, Mass. – October 14, 2020
  • Tampa, Fla. – October 28, 2020
  • Orange County, Calif. – November 4, 2020
  • San Antonio, Texas – November 18, 2020
  • Nashville, Tenn. – December 3, 2020
  • South Florida, Fla. – December 9, 2020

Additional Conferences to Attend

Security Professionals Conference 

Bellevue, Wash.

April 21-23

The EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference is created just for the higher education information security and privacy community. This is a great opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues around the latest information security, privacy and risk management innovations and strategies.

This year’s conference will introduce new offerings like leadership training, more workshops, track sessions and lightning talks to cover a broad range of skill levels and topics, both technical and strategic. 

CMMC Forum 2020

Falls Church, Va.

April 2, 2020

On Jan. 31st, the Department of Defense (DoD) officially released its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to certify DoD contractors’ cybersecurity practices and bolster supply chain security. CMMC’s revision has moved away from self-certification, replacing current National Institute of Science and Technology’s (NIST) standards for cybersecurity with a five-level system of requirements for defense contractors.

The forum will feature Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as a keynote speaker. She will address the CMMC’s timeline, how the certification process could change and will provide a memorandum of understanding with a newly established CMMC accrediting body.

Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum 

The Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum puts together various conferences throughout the year to foster information security communication and idea sharing across the C-Suite, enabling leaders to better defend, preserve and protect local and global enterprises.

It also brings together CISOs, CIOs, Heads of Risk, Compliance, Audit, Technology, Privacy and stakeholders charged with protecting and securing their organizations. Upcoming events include: 

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https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/91672-top-20-cybersecurity-conferences-to-attend-in-2020

https://securityscorecard.com/blog/best-cybersecurity-conferences-of-2020

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