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).

September 2018

Federal Identity Forum 2018, Tampa, Florida: September 25 - 27

Flight East 2018, Boston, Massachusetts: September 25 - 27

Austin Cyber Security Conference, Austin, Texas: Septemer 27

SecureCISO LA, Los Angeles, California: September 27

CactusCon, Mesa, Arizona: September 28 - 29

2018 IEEE Secure Development Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts: September 30 - October 2

October 2018

Toronto CISO Executive Summit, Toronto, Ontario: TBD

SOURCE Seattle, Seattle, Washington: October 1 - 4

Oil & Gas Cybersecurity Summit & Training 2018, Houston, Texas: October 1 - 6

Cyber Security for Critical Assets Europe, London, UK: Ocover 2 - 3

ISE Northeast Executive Forum and Awards, New York, New York: October 3

BruCON, Gent, Belgium: October 3 - 5

Blackberry '18 Security Summit, New York City, New York: October 4

SecureCISO Munich, Munich, Germany: October 4

St. Louis Cyber Security Conference, St. Louis, Missouri: October 4

ignite 18 Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands: October 8 - 10

ManuSec: Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing USA, Chicago, Illinois: October 9 - 10

it-sa 2018 (IT Security Expo and Congress), Nuremberg, Germany: October 9 - 11

SecureWorld Dallas, Dallas, Texas: October 10 - 11

Anaheim Cyber Security Conference, Anaheim, California: October 11

Blackberry '18 Security Summit, London, UK: October 12

Geneva Information Security Day Autumn Edition, Geneva, Switzerland: October 12

SANS Northern VA Fall- Tysons 2018, Tysons, Virginia: October 13 - 20

Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) 2018 North America, Las Vegas, Nevada: October 15 - 17

SANS Denver 2018, Denver, Colorado: October 15 - 20

SANS Seattle Fall 2018, Seattle, Washington: October 15 - 20

Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018, Austin, Texas: October 16 - 19

SecureWorld Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio: October 17

Vancouver Cyber Security Conference, Vancouver, Washington: October 18

BSidesRDU 2018, TBD: October 19

ignite 18 Federal, Washington, DC: October 22 - 23

Secure DevOps Summit & Training 2018, Denver, Colorado: October 22 - 29

The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy (EWF), Scottsdale, Arizona: October 23 - 25

Milwaukee Cyber Security Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: October 25

Information Security Forum 29th Annual World Congress: Las Vegas, Nevada: October 27 - 30

Consumer Identity World Tour 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands: October 29 - 31

Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) 2018 Europe, London, UK: October 29 - 31

SANS Houston 2018, Houston, Texas: October 29 - November 3 

Infosecurity Netherlands, Utrecht, Netherlands: October 31 - November 1

SecureWorld Denver, Denver, Colorado: October 31 - November 1

November 2018

Kansas City Cyber Security Conference, Kansas City, Missouri: November 1

Objective by the Sea, Maui, Hawaii: November 3 - 4

SANS Dallas Fall 2018, Dallas, Texas: November 5 - 10

SANS DFIRCON Miami 2018, Miami, Florida: November 5  - 10

Boston CISO Executive Summit, Boston, Massachusetts: November 6

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference & Expo, Miami, FL: November 6 - 7

SecureWorld Seattle, Seattle, Washington: November 7 - 8

Orlando Cyber Security Conference, Orlando, Florida: November 8

ISA North America Leadership Summit and Awards, Chicago, Illinois: November 8 - 9

Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2018, Berlin, Germany: November 12 - 14

SANS San Diego Fall 2018, San Diego, California: November 12 - 17

Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training 2018, Bethesda, Maryland: November 12 - 19

Detroit CISO Executive Summit, Detroit, Michigan: November 13

Enterprise Security Solutions Summit (ES3), Foxborough, Massachusetts: November 13

TechNet Asia-Pacific 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii: November 13 - 15

Infosecurity North America, New York, New York: November 14 - 15

Milwaukee CISO Executive Summit, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: November 15

Nashville Cyber Security Conference, Nashville, Tennessee: November 15

Consumer Identity World Tour 2018, Singapore: November 20 - 22

SANS Austin 2018, Austin, Texas: November 26 - December 1

IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018, Brussels, Belgium: November 26 - 29

SANS San Francisco Fall 2018, San Francisco, California: November 26 - December 1

Miami CISO Executive Summit, Miami, Florida: November 28

Pittsburgh CISO Executive Summit, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: November 28

BSidesLisbon, Lisbon, Portugal: November 29 - 30

DACH CISO Executive Summit, Frankfurt, Germany: November 29

Phoenix Cyber Security Conference, Phoenix, Arizona: November 29

December 2018

Charlotte CISO Executive Summit, Charlotte, North Carolina: TBD

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

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

CISO Solutions Tour, Minneapolis, Minnesota: December 11

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

Chicago Suburbs Cyber Security Conference, TBD: December 12

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

January 2019

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

February 2019

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

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

March 2019

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

DACHciso Summit, Frankfurt, Germany: March 19 - 20

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

April 2019

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

May 2019

ItaliaSec, Rome, Italy: May 14 - 15

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

June 2019

Identiverse, Washington, DC: June 25 - 28

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