The CSO guide to top security conferences

CSO Online’s calendar of upcoming security conferences makes it easy to find the events that matter the most to you.

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There is nothing like attending a face-to-face event for career networking and knowledge gathering, and we don’t have to tell you how helpful it can be to get a hands-on demo of a new tool or to have your questions answered by experts.

Fortunately, plenty of great conferences are coming up in the months ahead.

If keeping abreast of security trends and evolving threats is critical to your job — and we know it is — then attending some top-notch security conferences is on your must-do list for 2017.

From major events to those that are more narrowly focused, this list from the editors of CSO, will help you find the security conferences that matter the most to you.

We’ll keep it updated with registration deadlines and new conferences so check back often. While we don’t expect this calendar to be comprehensive, we do aim to have it be highly relevant. If there’s something we’ve missed, let us know. You can email your additions, corrections and updates to Michael Nadeau (mnadeau@idgenterprise.com).

Last updated 6/29/17

January

SANS Security East 2017
January 9-14, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

ShmooCon
January 13-15, 2017
Washington, DC

BSides Columbus
January 16th, 2017
Columbus, OH

SANS Cloud Security Summit
January 17-19, 2017
San Francisco, CA

AppSec California
January 23-25, 2017
Santa Monica, CA

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February

SANS Southern California - Anaheim 2017
February 6-11, 2017
Anaheim, CA

BSides Tampa
February 11, 2017
Tampa, FL

RSA Conference USA
Feb 13-17, 2017
San Francisco, CA

March

International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
March 2-3, 2017
Dayton, Ohio

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit
March 6-7, 2017
London, UK

Cyber Security for Critical Assets USA (CS4CA USA)
March 8-9, 2017
Houston, Texas

CanSecWest
March 15-17, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Black Hat Asia
March 28-31, 2017
Singapore
Note: Regular registration ends March 24; late registration ends March 31.

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April

InfoSecWorld
April 3-5, 2017
Orlando, FL

SANS
April 7-14, 2017
Orlando, FL
Note: Early registration discount ends March 8.

HITB Security Conference
April 10-14, 2017
Amsterdam

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2017 Central Ohio InfoSec Summit
April 20-21, 2017
Columbus, Ohio

TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event
April 20, 2017
McLean, VA

Atlseccon
April 27-28, 2017
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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May

CSO50 Conference & Awards
May 1-3, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ
Note: Produced by CSO, this annual conference honors the winners of the CSO50 Awards.

SANS Automotive Summit 2017 Detroit
May 1 - 8, 2017
Detroit, Michigan

NorthSec Applied Security Conference & Competition
May 15 - 21, 2017
Montreal, Canada

Social Engineering Prevention Conference SECON2017
May 25, 2017
Jersey City, New Jersey

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June

Infosecurity Europe
June 6-8, 2017
London, UK

Infosecurity Europe (Infosec) is the region's number one information security event featuring Europe's largest and most comprehensive conference programme and over 360 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to 13,500 visitors.

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Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Conference
June 6-7, 2017
Charleston, SC

The Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Conference provides the EW and Cyberspace communities an opportunity to collaborate and discuss capabilities, TTPs and research in EW and Cyberspace operations to enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The EW/Cyberspace Convergence Conference identifies ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age and bring EW and Cyberspace together for the Warfighter!

Note: Active TS//SCI clearance required

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Security of Things World
June 12 - 13, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Exploring Security and the Internet of Things. A world class event focused on the next information security revolution. Be part of Security of Things World in June in Berlin to tailor your proposition to respond to the security concerns that preoccupy enterprise customers today and find pragmatic solutions to the most common security threats.

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International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS)
June 25-26, 2017
Paris, France

The ICCWS 2017: 19th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Cyber Warfare and Security. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Cyber Warfare and Security.

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European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS)
June 29-30, 2017
Dublin, Ireland

It is now 16 years since the European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS) was established. It has been held in Germany, Finland, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, England, The Netherlands to mention only a few of the countries which have hosted it. This conferences attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, military personnel, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of the cyber security community.

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July

Black Hat USA
July 22-27, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

This is Black Hat USA’s 20th conference. The world’s leading information security event of the year will provide this year’s attendees with the very latest in Black Hat related research, development and industry trends. Black Hat USA will kick-off with four days of technical training sessions, all happening July 22 – 25, then followed by the two-day main conference on July 26 - 27 and will feature Black related briefings, the Business Hall, and much more.

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RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan
July 26-28, 2017
Singapore

DEF CON 25
July 27-30
Las Vegas, NV
Note: No pre-registration, cash only at the door.

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August

SANS Boston
August 7-12, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Cyber Security Training & Technology Forum (CSTTF)
August 30 - 31, 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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September

SAFE 2017
September 6-8, 2017
Rome, Italy

(ISC)² Security Congress
September 25-27, 2017
Austin, TX

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October

CSX 2017 North America
October 2-4, 2017
Washington, DC

Hacker Halted
October 5 - 10, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

ISSA International Conference
October 10-12, 2017
San Diego, CA

Cyber Security Chicago
October 18 - 19, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

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November

POC2017
November 2-3, 2017
Seoul, Korea

Countermeasure
November 9-10, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

International Cyber Security and Intelligence Conference
November 7-8, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

SecTor
November 13 - 15, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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December

Black Hat Europe
December 4-7, 2017
London, UK

International Conference on Information Security and Digital Forensics (ISDF2017)
December 8-10, 2017
Thessaloniki, Greece

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