The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2018-19

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 2018.

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 (michael_nadeau@idg.com).

December 2018

Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada: December 3 - 5

SOURCE Austin, Austin, Texas: December 3 - 6

Black Hat Europe, London, UK: December 3 - 6

SANS Nashville 2018, Nashville, Tennessee: December 3 - 8

SANS Santa Monica 2018, Santa Monica, California: December 3 - 8

Charlotte CISO Executive Summit, Charlotte, North Carolina: December 4

New Jersey CISO Executive Summit, Whippany, New Jersey: December 4

St. Louis CISO Executive Summit, St. Louis, Missouri: December 4

Tactical Detection & Data Analytics Summit & Training 2018, Scottsdale, Arizona: December 4 - 11

Calgary CISO Executive Summit, Calgary, Alberta: December 5

Dallas Cyber Security Conference, Dallas, Texas: December 5

Washington, DC, Cyber Security Conference, Washington, DC: December 6

Houston CISO Executive Summit, Houston, Texas: December 10

Southern California CISO Executive Summit, Los Angeles, California: December 10

Toronto CISO Executive Summit, Toronto, Ontario: December 10

CISO Solutions Tour, Minneapolis, Minnesota: December 11

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative, Washington, DC: December 11 - 18

Chicago Suburbs Cyber Security Conference, TBD: December 12

Seattle CISO Executive Summit, Seattle, Washington: December 12

Ft. Lauderdale Cyber Security Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: December 13

SecureCISO Seattle, Seattle, Washington: December 13

January 2019

SANS Sonoma 2019, Santa Rosa, California: January 14 - 19

Columbus Cyber Security Conference, Columbus, Ohio: January 17

Cyber Security for Critical Asstes MENA, Dubai, UAE: January 21 - 22

CPX 360 Asia 2019, Bangkok, Thailand: January 21 - 23

SANS Miami 2019, Miami, Florida: January 21 - 26

Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training, Arlington, Virginia: January 21 - 28

Houston Cyber Security Conference, Houston, Texas: January 24

SANS Las Vegas 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada: January 28 - February 2

Salt Lake City Cyber Security Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah: January 31

February 2019

SANS Security East 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana: February 2 - 9

CPX 360 Americas, Las Vegas, Nevada: February 4 - 6

Manusec: Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing Europe, Munich, Germany: February 5 - 6

Charlotte Cyber Security Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina: February 7

Cybersecurity Leadership Summit, Washington, DC: February 11 - 13

SANS Anaheim 2019, Anaheim, California: February 11 - 16

SANS Northern VA Spring- Tysons 2019, Vienna, Virginia: February 11 - 16

Indianapolis Cyber Security Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana: February 14

CPX 360 Europe, Vienna, Austria: February 18 - 20

SANS Dallas 2019, Dallas, Texas: February 18 - 23

SANS New York Metro Winter 2019, Jersey City, New Jersey: February 18 - 23

SANS Scottsdale 2019, Scottsdale, Arizona: February 18 - 23

Cybersec Brussels Leaders' Foresight 2019, Brussels, Belgium: February 20

Des Moines Cyber Security Conference, Des Moines, Iowa: February 21

Student260, Maplewood, Minnesota: February 22

SANS Reno Tahoe 2019, Reno, Nevada: February 25 - March 2

Open-Source Intelligence Summit & Training 2019, Alexandria, Virginia: February 25 - March 3

Denver Cyber Security Conference, Denver, Colorado: February 28

March 2019

SANS Baltimore Spring 2019, Baltimore, Maryland: March 2 - 9

Cyber Security for Critical Assets USA, Houston, Texas: March 5 - 7

TrueSec Security Summit, Stockholm, Sweden: March 6 - 7

SANS San Francisco Spring 2019, San Francisco, California: March 11 - 16

SANS St. Louis 2019, St. Louis, Missouri: March 11 - 16

SecureWorld Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina: March 14

SANS Norfolk 2019, Norfolk, Virginia: March 18 - 23

ICS Security Summit & Training 2019, Orlando, Florida: March 18 - 23

DACHciso Summit, Frankfurt, Germany: March 19 - 20

Detroit Cyber Security Conference, Detroit, Michigan: March 14

Toronto Cyber Security Conference, Toronto, Ontario: March 21

Insomni’hack 2018, Geneva, Switzerland: March 22 - 23

SecureWorld Boston, Boston, Massachusetts: March 27 - 28

Atlanta Cyber Security Conference, Atlanta, Georgia: March 28

April 2019

Nordics CISO Executive Summit, TBD: TBD

Oktane19, San Francisco, California: April 1 - 4

SANS 2019, Orlando, Florida: April 1 - 8

Dallas Cyber Security Conference, Dallas, Texas: April 4

CSO50 Conference + Awards. Scottsdale, Arizona: April 8 - 10

SecureWorld Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: April 10 - 11

Los Angeles Cyber Security Conference, Los Angeles, California: April 11

Blue Team Summit & Training 2019, Louisville, Kentucky: April 11 - 18

SANS Boston Spring 2019, Boston, Massachusetts: April 14 - 19

SANS Seattle Spring 2019, Seattle, Washington: April 14 - 19

Hartford Cyber Security Conference, Hartford, Connecticut: April 18

SecureWorld Houston, Houston, Texas: April 18

SANS Northern Virginia- Alexandria 2019, Alexandria, Virginia: April 23 - 28

SecureWorld Toronto, Toronto, Ontario: April 24

Memphis Cyber Security Conference, Memphis, Tennessee: April 25

SANS Pen Test Austin 2019, Austin, Texas: April 29 - May 4

Cloud Security Summit & Training 2019, San Jose, California: April 29 - May 6

May 2019

Infosecurity Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark: May 1 - 2

Philadelphia Cyber Security Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: May 2

THOTCON, Chicago, Illinois: May 3 - 4

SecureWorld Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri: May 8

Chicago Cyber Security Conference, Chicago, Illinois: May 9

SANS Security West 2019, San Diego, California: May 9 - 16

ItaliaSec, Rome, Italy: May 14 - 15

Secure360 Twin Cities, Prior Lake, Minnesota: May 14 - 15

TechNet Cyber, Baltimore, Maryland: May 14 - 16

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019, Munich, Germany: May 14 - 17

Cybersec Expo, Warsaw, Poland: May 15 - 16

San Antonio Cyber Security Conference, San Antonio, Texas: May 16

SecureWorld Cincinnati, Cincinatti, Ohio: May 16

HackMiami Con 7, Miami Beach, Florida: May 17 - 19

SANS New Orleans 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana: May 19 - 24

SANS Northern VA Spring- Reston 2019, Reston, Virginia: May 19 - 24

IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, San Francisco, California: May 20 - 22

IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019, Toronto, Ontario: May 21 - 22

RVAsec, Richmond, Virginia: May 22 - 23 

SANS Atlanta 2019, Atlanta, Georgia: May 28 - June 2

SANS San Antonio 2019, San Antonio, Texas: May 28 - June 2

SecureWorld Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia: May 29 - 30

Louisville Cyber Security Conference, Louisville, Kentucky: May 30

June 2019

Atlanta CISO Executive Summit, Atlanta, Georgia: TBD

Denver CISO Executive Summit, Denver, Colorado: TBD

Indianapolis CISO Executive Summit, Indianapolis, Indiana: TBD

Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit, Minneapolis, Minnesota: TBD

Ohio CISO Executive Summit, TBD: TBD

Philadelphia CISO Executive Summit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: TBD

Vancouver CISO Executive Summit, Vancouver, British Columbia: TBD

Ignite '19, Austin, Texas: June 3 - 6

Seattle Cyber Security Conference, Seattle, Washington: June 6

SANS Kansas City 2019, Kansas City, Missouri: June 10 - 15

Baltimore Cyber Security Conference, Baltimore, Maryland: June 13

SANSFIRE 2019, Washington, DC: June 15 - 22

European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), Stockholm, Sweden: June 17 - 19

UK CISO Executive Summit, TBD: June 19

Boston Cyber Security Conference, Boston, Massachusetts: June 20

Security Operations Summit & Training 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana: June 24 - July 1

Identiverse, Washington, DC: June 25 - 28

Tampa Cyber Security Conference, Tampa, Florida: June 27

July 2019

Minneapolis Cyber Security Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota: July 11

Raleigh Cyber Security Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina: July 18

Vancouver Cyber Security Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia: July 25

DFIR Summit & Training 2019, Austin, Texas: July 25 - August 1

Cyber: Secured Forum 2019, Dallas, Texas: July 29 - 31

August 2019

New York City Cyber Security Conference, New York, New York: August 1

Sacramento Cyber Security Conference, Sacramento, California: August 8

Austin Cyber Security Conference, Austin, Texas: August 15

Pittsburgh Cyber Security Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: August 22

Richmond Cyber Security Conference, Richmond, Virginia: August 29

September 2019

Montreal Cyber Security Conference, Montreal, Quebec: September 5

Atlanta Cyber Security Conference, Atlanta, Georgia: September 12

Phoenix Cyber Security Conference, Phoenix, Arizona: September 19

Little Rock Cyber Security Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas: September 26

October 2019

Benelux CISO Executive Summit, TBD: TBD

Milwaukee Cyber Security Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: October 3

Jacksonville Cyber Security Conference, Jacksonville, Florida: October 10

Toronto Cyber Security Conference, Toronto, Ontario: October 17

Omaha Cyber Security Conference, Omaha, Nebraska: October 24

Cybersec Forum, Krakow, Poland: October 29 - 30

November 2019

San Diego Cyber Security Conference, San Diego, California: November 7

Kansas City Cyber Security Conference, Kansas City, Missouri: November 14

Nashville Cyber Security Conference, Nashville, Tennessee: November 21

December 2019

Dallas Cyber Security Conference, Dallas, Texas: December 4

St. Louis Cyber Security Conference, St. Louis, Missouri: December 5

Anaheim Cyber Security Conference, Anaheim, California: December 11

Cincinnati Cyber Security Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio: December 12

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