The CSO guide to top security conferences

Tracking postponements, cancellations, and conferences gone virtual — 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 2022 and 2023.

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 2022

BSidesCapeTown, Cape Town, South Africa: December 3

Black Hat Europe 2022, TBD: December 5 - 8

SANS San Francisco Winter, Virtual and San Francisco, California: December 5 - 10

*CSO30 Conference UK, Virtual: December 6

France Summit, Virtual and TBD: December 6 - 7

Western-December CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual (Western U.S.): December 7

Atlanta CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Atlanta, Georgia: December 8

SecureWorld West Coast, Virtual: December 8

Connected Devices Summit, Virtual: December 8 - 9

BSidesLondon, London, UK: December 9 - 10

Ignite '22, Las Vegas, Nevada: December 12 - 15

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2022, Virtual and Washington, DC: December 12 - 17

Cybersecurity Outlook 2023, Virtual: December 13

Central America and Caribbean Cybersecurity Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica: December 14 - 15

* This event is presented by Foundry, the parent company of CSO.

January 2023

SANS Stay Sharp Winter 2023, Virtual: January 9 - 14

Eastern-January CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual: January 12

Dallas CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Dallas, Texas: January 19

SANS Security East 2023, Virtual and New Orlean, Louisiana: January 16 - 21

Los Angeles CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Los Angeles, California: January 26

February 2023

Chicago CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Chicago, Illinois: February 8

SANS Cyber Security Leadership NOVA, Virtual and Tysons Corner, Virginia: February 6 - 11

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Mumbai, India: February 13 - 14

S4X23, Miami South Beach, Florida: February 13 - 16

SANS Cyber Security East, Virtual: February 13 - 18

SANS San Diego 2023, Virtual and La Jolla, California: February 13 - 18

SANS Cloud Defender Dallas 2023, Virtual and Dallas, Texas: February 20 - 25

Washington CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Washington, DC: February 23

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Dubai, UAE: February 27 - 28

SANS Tysons Corner--NOVA 2023, Virtual and Tysons Corner, Virginia: February 27 - March 4

March 2023

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

SANS Las Vegas Winter 2023, Virtual and Las Vegas, Nevada: March 6 - 11

Detroit CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Detroit, Michigan: March 9

SANS Baltimore Spring 2023, Virtual and Baltimore, Maryland: March 13 - 18

SANS Stay Sharp Spring 2023, Virtual: March 20 - 30

Seattle CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Seattle, Washington: March 22

BSidesCaymanIslands, Cayman Islands: March 22-24

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, Australia: March 28 - 29

ISC West, Las Vegas, Nevada: March 28 - 31

April 2023

SANS 2023, Virtual and Orlando, Florida: April 2 - 7

ItaliaSec, Rome, Italy: April 4 - 5

Central-April CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual: April 5

BSidesOK, Glenpool, Oklahoma: April 5 - 7

Montreal CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Montreal, Quebec Canada: April 6

Omaha CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Omaha, Nebraska: April 19

RSA Conference 2023, San Francisco, California: April 24 - 27

SANS ICS Security Summit & Training, Orlando, Florida: April 30 - May 8

May 2023

Philadelphia CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: May 4

Black Hat Asia, Singapore: May 9 - 12

SIA GovSummit, Washington, DC: May 16 - 17

Minneapolis CyberSecurity Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota: May 17

BSidesDublin, Dublin, Ireland: May 27

Identiverse, Las Vegas, Nevada: May 30 - June 2

June 2023

Denver CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Denver, Colorado: June 1

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, National Harbor, Maryland: June 5 - 7

Kansas City CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Kansas City, Kansas: June 8

AWS re:Inforce, Anaheim, California: June 13 - 14

Infosecurity Europe, London, UK: June 20 - 22

St. Louis CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and St. Louis, Missouri: June 21

July 2023

Orange County CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and TBD: July 12

Tampa CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Tampa, Florida: July 27

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Tokyo, Japan: July 27 - 28

August 2023

Black Hat USA 2023, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 5 - 10

BSidesLV, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 8 - 9

Indianapolis CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Indianapolis, Indiana: August 10

Salt Lake City CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Salt Lake City, Utah: August 23

September 2023

Charlotte CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Charlotte, North Carolina: September 7

Des Moines CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Des Moines, Iowa: September 21

BSidesCanberra, Canberra, Australia: September 28-30

October 2023

Columbus CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Columbus, Ohio: October 5

San Diego CyberSecurity Conference, San Diego, California: October 18

November 2023

Phoenix CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Phoenix, Arizona: November 2

Nashville CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Nashville, Tennessee: November 15

Boston CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Boston, Massachusetts: November 30

December 2023

Atlanta CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Atlanta, Georgia: December 6

Houston CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Houston, Texas: December 13

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