12 Must-Attend Cyber Security Conferences in 2019
February 5th, 2019 | By Jscrambler | 6 min read
Cyber Security conferences come in different flavors. Some are highly technical and target only a specific subsection of cyber security, while others are open to all and welcome everyone, including beginners.
There are so many options to choose from that it becomes challenging to pick the "right" ones to attend.
To solve your dilemma, here are some of the top Cyber Security conferences in 2019 (ordered by date) that you must attend to grow and learn.
There is nothing quite like a decent technology conference that leaves even the most jaded cyber security professional excited about this industry all over again.
1. RSA Conference
RSA 2019 is going to be an enormous conference that will focus on defense against cyber security threats. It will draw more than 40,000 attendees who gather for networking and training sessions and one-on-one product demos.
This year's theme will focus on better ideas and solutions to promote a safer world.
Location: San Francisco.
Date: March 4-8, 2019.
2. Cloud and Cyber Security Expo
Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, the highest-attended technology event in the UK, is returning to ExCeL London this March.
It is the go-to place to absorb the state of the art of digital transformation, regardless of where you are in your digital journey. It is one of the leading events for the digital-age guardianship.
Date: March 12-13, 2019.
3. InfoSec World Conference & Expo
Hosted by the MIS Training Institute, this conference will mainly focus on the business of security.
The sessions will focus on detection, prevention, and response to cyber security threats and also provide directions on how to evolve as an employee or business partner.
Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Date: April 1-3, 2019.
4. SANS 2019
SANS 2019, the hottest cyber security event in April, provides an opportunity for tech enthusiasts, as they get to choose from over 45 cutting-edge cyber security courses.
This exciting event will allow you to learn something new about information security from industry experts and help you improve your organization's security posture, as you will learn practical skills that can be implemented immediately.
Location: Orlando, Florida.
Date: April 1-8, 2019.
This security conference is hosted by Immunity and focuses attention on offensive security issues like computer network exploitation, Trojan covert protocols, rootkits, vulnerability discovery, and more.
The conference will be preceded by four days of training that will center on topics like Java Exploitation, Web Hacking, Linux Kernel Exploitation, and applied cryptanalysis at an extra fee.
Location: Miami Beach, Florida.
Date: May 2-3, 2019.
Thotcon is a non-commercial, low-budget conference focused on talks covering data visualization, medical devices, IoT, computer/human interfaces, intelligence gathering, wearable computing, and more.
If you value security certificates, note that attending THOTCON will count towards SSCP, CAP, CPE, and CISSP credits.
Date: May 3-4, 2019.
The HITB (or "Hack in the Box") Security Conference positions itself as a deep-knowledge event where attendees get advanced technical training, keynotes by leading researchers and professionals, and a thriving culture of knowledge exchange.
The event happened three times in The Netherlands, China, Dubai, and Malaysia. Past attendees have highlighted the exceptional organization and the quality of the presentations.
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Date: May 6-10, 2019.
RiskSec, a conference organized by SC Media, is a one-day event with a fair share of security talks, networking, training, and demos geared specifically towards CISOs and senior IT security leaders.
Participation in this conference will earn you nine CPE/CISSP credits to maintain your certification.
Date: May 8, 2019.
9. Black Hat
This widely-known two-day conference provides a highly productive stage for security practitioners, executives, vendors, and researchers.
It will be preceded by four days of technical training. Want a first-hand look? See our recap of the 2018 edition.
Location: Las Vegas.
Date: Augusty 3-8, 2019.
10. BSides Las Vegas
BSides is well-known as a series of volunteer-organized community InfoSec conferences that take place worldwide, from Algiers to Ottawa.
The Las Vegas event of this series will be a treat, as it integrates the Vegas conference trifecta. This conference will be free, small, and participatory.
Location: Las Vegas.
Date: Augusty 6-7, 2019.
11. DEF CON
Def Con is easily one of the biggest upcoming hacking conferences of 2019.
This four-day event is going to be jam-packed with contests, talks, cyber security challenges, musical events, informal meetups, and parties.
The main conference will spread out over several Las Vegas hotels, with related events hosted in nearby locations.
The conference will also feature villages that will focus on topics like lock picking, soldering, hardware hacking, car hacking, vote hacking, cryptography, privacy, and more.
Location: Las Vegas.
Date: Augusty 8-11, 2019.
12. Chaos Communication Congress
The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual four-day conference on technology, utopia, and society organized by the Chaos Computer Club and its volunteers.
This conference will offer workshops, lectures, and various other events on several topics related to information technology.
Location: Leipzig, Germany.
Date: December 27-30, 2019.
The cyber security industry is now bigger and more active than ever before.
We have been seeing an alarming increase across the board in cyber security threats, including Magecart and other Supply Chain Attacks. By keeping up with the latest prevention and mitigation strategies, professionals can ensure to keep their businesses protected and compliant.
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