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 (

Last updated 4/19/17

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

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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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


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

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

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

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April 3-5, 2017
Orlando, FL

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

HITB Security Conference
April 10-14, 2017

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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

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

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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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Infosecurity Europe
June 6-8, 2017
London, UK

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

Note: Active TS//SCI clearance required

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

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

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

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Electronic Warfare Olympics & Symposium
July 13-14, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO

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

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

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

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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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SAFE 2017
September 6-8, 2017
Rome, Italy

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

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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 2-3, 2017
Seoul, Korea

November 9-10, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

November 13 - 15, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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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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