The Internet is running our lives today. From connecting to our friends to running our businesses, we depend on the internet. With the increasing invasion and dependency on technology in every field, the threat of cyber-crimes like hacking and data-stealing is also growing rapidly. Given the situation, cybersecurity is not only necessary but it is the only option to keep our online information and data safe and secure.
To increase awareness about cybersecurity and to update and share the new developments in this field, various Cyber Security Conferences are arranged around the world throughout the year. Let’s see what is the calendar of the Cybersecurity conferences for this year. But before that let’s discuss a little about what is cybersecurity and what are the common cybersecurity threats.
What Is Cyber Security?
Cybersecurity protects anything connected across the network, this includes both hardware and software. Through cybersecurity, we can protect our desktops, laptops, servers, mobiles, our communication software, work applications and all kinds of data. Every business, big or small, now runs on network-connected devices and has become a tempting target to the hackers.
Cybercrime is becoming increasingly profitable for these hackers. This has led to a dramatic increase in cybercrime. Cybercrime has become an organized crime now and is done very professionally.
The common cybersecurity threats are network intrusion, phishing, ransomware, rootkit, spyware, trojans, virus, zero-day exploit.
Cyber Security Conferences:
Just like the previous year, the security professionals from around the world will come together in 2020 too and will discuss the growing difficulties at the cybersecurity conferences and the solutions at such conferences and summits. Here we have compiled a list for the upcoming cybersecurity conferences lined up for the year 2020. If you are a cybersecurity professional, you can plan your schedule to attend some of them.
MIS Training Institute organizes the Infosec World Conference every year. InfoSec World conference is attended by many cybersecurity professionals and officials every year. It is famous for its diverse line-up of speakers. They exhibit the most relevant and effective information on cybersecurity technologies and solutions in the industry.
Various seminars, conferences, e-learning workshops, in-house training sessions, and executive programs are conducted during this event.
Date: March 30, 2020, through April 1, 2020
Destination: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
The most interesting thing about the THOTCON conference is that it reveals its location to the speakers and the attendees only a few weeks before the conference. This event goes on for two days. This year the topics for the speaker sessions will include the Internet of Things, medical devices and industrial control systems.
Date: May 8-9, 2020
Destination: TBA, Chicago, Illinois, USA
FS-ISAC ANNUAL SUMMIT
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center is the official host of this event. It provides a good platform for global financial industry members to come together and share and analyze intelligence on cybersecurity threats.
During this four days event, attendees at this event get the golden opportunity to hear many expert sessions and talks on the cybersecurity threats which the global financial services sector may face. Many prominent personalities of the business and industries sector like the attend this event every year.
Date: May 17-20, 2020
Destination: Boca Raton Spa and Resort, Boca Raton, Florida, United States
GARTNER SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT SUMMIT
Every year, the top cybersecurity and risk management professionals and the CISOs look forward to attending Gartner’s Security & Risk Management Summit. The sessions here help them in building resilience and strengthen their security strategy. Attendees get access to end-user case studies. The workshops and the meetings with a Gartner analyst prove to be very helpful for them. The key topics for this year’s conference are new digital security threats, dealing with disruptive technologies, and strengthening digital resilience.
Date: June 1-4, 2020
Destination: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, USA
InfoSecurity Europe is an annual conference that’s evolved into one of Europe’s largest and most highly regarded information security events. Its reputation is bolstered by the conference’s free rate of admission.
Last year, nearly 20,000 visitors came out to see hundreds of speakers present on security-related topics and visit over 400 different exhibitors’ booths. This year’s conference will feature 200+ free-to-attend speaker sessions led by industry influencers.
Date: June 2-4, 2020
Destination: Olympia, London, United Kingdom
OWASP GLOBAL APP SEC DUBLIN
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), a non-profit organization that works to raise the awareness of software security worldwide, organizes the Global AppSec Dublin annually. Leading developers and security experts from around the world come together and share their knowledge through technical talks, debate panels, training sessions, hands-on learning workshops, and keynote addresses. This event has two stages. The first phase is dedicated to training and goes on for three days and is followed by the second stage of a two-day conference.
Date: June 15-19, 2020
Destination: The Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams sponsors this event every year. This annual conference goes on for five days. Its key features are incident response, management, and technical tracks, keynote presentations, educating talks and number of networking opportunities. The attendees not only get to learn the latest security strategies in incident management but they can also earn up to 25 continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
Date: June 21-26, 2020
Destination: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
AWS RE: INFORCE
Launched by Amazon Web Service, AWS, re: Inforce conference discusses cloud security, identity, and compliance. At the event, the participants will get to know about the latest developments, the right approaches to security, best practices in this field and risk management utilizing AWS services, features, and tools.
There will be two event tracks, technical and the business enablement track, in this conference and hundreds of sessions will be presented in these events. The first one will educate the security engineers and developers about building a proactive security posture. Meanwhile, the second track will educate the CISOs and other C-level executives about the strategic migration decisions.
When: June 30, 2020, through July 1, 2020
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, United States
BLACK HAT CONFERENCE SERIES
The Black Hat conference series is known for its technical emphasis among the infosec professionals. Black Hat USA is active for the past 21 years. Its iterations promote a vendor-neutral environment. It also offers top research that is exclusively approved by a board of the industry’s most esteemed infosec professionals.
When: August 1-6, 2020
Where: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
DEF CON is one of the oldest and the largest security conferences in the world. It brings on board some of the most exciting speakers who talk about computer hacking.
This famous cybersecurity conference started out in 1993 with only 10 small hacker networks attending it. It has grown exponentially over the last 27 years.
Date: August 6-9, 2020
Destination: The New Caesars Forum, Harrah’s, Linq & Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
USENIX SECURITY SYMPOSIUM
USENIX Association has been organizing this conference for the past 29 years. This event invites the researchers, practitioners, and sysadmins to discuss the most recent computer security and privacy developments. The event is famous for its invited talks, panel discussions, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions.
Date: August 12-14, 2020
Destination: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
CHAOS COMMUNICATION CONGRESS
Chaos Computer Club, which is the largest association of hackers in Europe, conducts the Chaos Communication Congress. It hosted its first conference in 1984. The event is famous for the excellent lectures and workshops on diverse cybersecurity-related topics.
Date: December 27-30, 2020
Where: Leipziger Messe Halle, Leipzig, Germany
As a cybersecurity official, you must try to attend at least one of these cybersecurity conferences to keep yourself updated about the new developments in this field.