The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2022

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.

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).

May 2022

BSidesFortWayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana: May 21

BSidesRGV, McAllen, Texas: May 21

IDC Security Roadshow Kuwait, TBD: May 23

IDC Security Roadshow Oman, TBD: May 23

SANS Leadership and Cloud Security, Virtual: May 23 - 28 

ItaliaSec, Milan, Italy: May 24 - 25

SIA GovSummit, Washington, DC: May 24 - 25

UKI Summit, Virtual and London, UK: May 24 - 25

BSidesOslo, Oslo, Norway: May 25

SecureWorld Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia: May 25

West Coast Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: May 25 - 26

BSidesBudapest, Budapest, Hungary: May 26

Raleigh CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Raleigh, North Carolina: May 26

BSidesCaymanIslands, Cayman Islands: May 26 - 27

BSidesElSalvador, El Salvador: May 28

June 2022

NYC Cybersecurity Conference, New York, New York: June 1 - 2

Sphere, Helsinki, Finland: June 1 - 2

ICS Security Summit & Training, Virtual and Lake Buena Vista, Florida: June 1 - 9

BSidesBoulder, Boulder, Colorado: June 4

BSidesBuffalo, Buffalo, New York: June 4

BSidesSF, San Francisco, California: June 4 - 5

IDC Security Roadshow Qatar, TBD: June 6

RSA Conference, Virtual and San Francisco, California: June 6 - 9

SANS Dallas, Virtual and Dallas, Texas: June 6 - 11

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, National Harbor, Maryland: June 7 - 10

San Diego CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and San Diego, California: June 9

SecureWorld Government, Virtual: June 9

BSidesColumbus, Columbus, Ohio: June 10

BSidesNairobi, Nairobi, Kenya: June 11

Black Hat Spring Trainings, Arlington, Virginia: June 13 - 16

SANS Cloud Defender Summer 2022, Virtual: June 13 - 18

SANS Rocky Mountain Summer 2022, Virtual and Denver, Colorado: June 13 - 18

FutureCon Virtual Eastern Conference, Virtual: June 15

SecureWorld Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: June 15

EDPS Conference 2022, Brussels, Belgium: June 16 - 17

Fraud Summit, Virtual: June 16 - 17

Ransomware Summit, Virtual: June 16 - 17

BSidesCLE, Cleveland, Ohio: June 17 - 18

BSidesHalifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia: June 18

BSidesSATX, San Antonio, Texas: June 18

SANS Cyber Security Central, Virtual: June 20 - 25

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, Australia: June 21 - 22

Northeast US Summit, New York, New York: June 21 - 22

Infosecurity Europe, London, UK: June 21 - 23

IDC Security Roadshow UAE, Corniche, UAE: June 22

Boston Cybersecurity Conference, Boston, Massachusetts: June 22 - 23

Identiverse, Denver, Colorado: June 22 - 24

SecureWorld Government Virtual Conference, Virtual: June 23

BSidesCairo, Cairo, Egypt: June 24 - 25

BSidesAthens, Athens, Greece: June 25

IDC Security Roadshow Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: June 27

SANS Stay Sharp, Virtual: June 27 - 29

AWS Re:Inforce, Houston, Texas: June 28 - 29

CxO Trust Summit, Barcelona, Spain: June 29

Tampa CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Tampa, Florida: June 29

NorthEast Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: June 29 - 30

BSidesTLV, Tel Aviv, Israel: June 30

July 2022

Cybersecurity Summit: Bangalore, Virtual and Bangalore, India: July 6 - 7

BSidesPGH, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: July 8

BSidesCheltenham, Cheltenham, UK: July 9

SANSFIRE 2022, Virtual and Washington, DC: July 11 - 16

Healthcare Security Summit, Virtual and TBD: July 12 - 13

St. Louis CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and St. Louis, Missouri: July 13

Chicago Cybersecurity Conference, Chicago, Illinois: July 13 - 14

BSides Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia: July 16

SANS Cyber Security Mountain, Virtual: July 18 - 23

*CSO's Future of Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: July 19 - 20

Indianapolis CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Indianapolis, Indiana: July 20

A New Hope, New York, New York: July 22 - 24

SANS Cyber Security East, Virtual: July 25 - 30

AWS re:Inforce, Boston, Massachusetts: July 26 - 27

Government Summit, Virtual and TBD: July 26 - 27

Western-July Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual (Western US): July 27

Columbus Cybersecurity Conference, Columbus, Ohio: July 28

BSidesVitoria, Vitoria, Brazil: July 30

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

August 2022

AcceleRISE, Austin, Texas: August 1 - 3

SANS Cuber Security East, Virtual: August 1 - 6

Security Awareness Summit & Training, Virtual and Austin, Texas: August 1 - 13

Cryptocurrency & Payments Security Summit, Virtual: August 2 - 3

SecureWorld Southeast, Virtual: August 3

Detroit Cybersecurity Conference, Detroit, Michigan: August 4

BSidesDundee, Virtual and Dundee, Scotland: August 6

Ringzer0 Back2Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 6 - 9

Black Hat USA 2022, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 6 - 11

SANS Boston Summer 2022, Virtual and Boston, Massachusetts: August 8 - 13

BSidesLV, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 9 - 10

FuzzCon, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 10

Kansas City CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Kansas City, Missouri: August 10

DFIR Summit & Training, Virtual and Austin, Texas: August 15 - 22

Ringzer0 Virtual, Virtual: August 15 - 20

SANS Cloud & DevOps 2022, Virtual and San Francisco, California: August 15 - 20

Connected Devices Summit, Virtual: August 16 - 17

Great Lakes Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: August 17 - 18

IDC Security Roadshow, Johannesburg, South Africa: August 18

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 22 - 24

SANS Virginia Beach 2022, Virtual and Virginia Beach, Virginia: August 22 - 27

Houston CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Houston, Texas: August 24

Cybersecurity Summit: New Delhi, Virtual and New Delhi, India: August 14 - 25

SANS Stay Sharp, Virtual: August 29 - September 2

SANS Puerto Rico 2022, San Juan, Puerto Rico: August 29 - September 3

Critical Infrastructure Summit, Virtual: August 30 - 31

Blockchain Security Summit 2022, Virtual: August 31 - September 1

September 2022

BSidesNCL, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: September 1 - 3

Copenhagen CyberCrime Conference 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark: September 7 - 8

SANS Network Security 2022, Virtual and Las Vegas, Nevada: September 7 - 12

Des Moines CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Des Moines, Iowa: September 8

BSidesMTL, Montreal, Quebec: September 10

BSidesMelbourne, Melbourne, Australia: September 10 - 11

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, London, UK: September 12 - 14

Chicago CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Chicago, Illinois: September 14

Toronto Cybersecurity Conference, Toronto, Ontario: September 14 - 15

SANS Cybersecurity Leadership Summit & Training, Virtual and Arlington, Virginia: September 14 - 24

BSidesStJohn's, St. John's, Newfoundland: September 15

SecureWorld St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri: September 15

BSidesStPete, St. Petersburg, Florida: September 16 - 17

SANS Cyber Security Central, Virtual: September 19 - 24

IDC IT Security Oslo, Oslo, Norway: September 20

IDC IT Security Brussels, Brussels, Belgium: September 21

Phoenix CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Phoenix, Arizona: September 21

Cybersecurity Summit: Singapore, Virtual and Singapore: September 21 - 22

BSidesTalinn, Talinn, Estonia: September 22

IDC IT Security Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands: September 22

SecureWorld New York, New York, New York: September 22

BSidesKC, Kansas City, Missouri: September 23 - 24

IDC Security Summit, Virtual and Turkey: September 23 - October 5

BSidesCLT, Charlotte, North Carolina: September 24

BSidesJP, Joao Pessoa, Brazil: September 24

BSidesKrakow, Krakow, Poland: September 24

SECtember, Bellevue, Washington: September 26 - 30

SANS Baltimore Fall 2022, Virtual and Baltimore, Maryland: September 26 - October 1

IDC IT Security Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden: September 27

International Cyber Expo 2022, London, UK: September 27 - 28

Nordics Summit, Virtual and TBD: September 27 - 28

IDC IT Security Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland: September 28

Brazil Summit, Virtual and TBD: September 28 - 29

Dallas Cybersecurity Conference, Dallas, Texas: September 28 - 29

SecureWorld Detroit, Detroit, Michigan: September 28 - 29

IDC IT Security Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark: September 29

Orange County CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Anaheim, California: September 21 

BSidesSingapore, Virtual: September 22 - 23

BSidesKC, Kansas City, Missouri: September 23 - 24

BSidesCLT, Charlotte, North Carolina: September 24

Infosec World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida: September 26 - 28

October 2022

BSidesAugusta, Augusta, Georgia: October 1

Black Hat Trainings @ SecTor, Toronto, Ontario: October 1 - 4

SANS Cyber Security Central, Virtual: October 3 - 8

Identity Week America, Washington, DC: October 4 - 5

Boston CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Boston, Massachusetts: October 5

SecureWorld Denver, Denver, Colorado: October 6

Vancouver Cybersecurity Conference, Vancouver, Washington: October 6

BSidesPDX, Portland, Oregon: October 7

BSidesKobenhavn, Kobenhavn, Denmark: October 8

BSidesSTL, Virtual and St. Louis, Missouri: October 8

(ISC)² Security Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada: October 10 - 11

SANS Rocky Mountain Fall 2022, Virtual and Denver, Colorado: October 10 - 15

Southeast US Summit, Virtual and TBD: October 11 - 12

Africa Summit, Virtual: October 12 - 13

SecureWorld New York, New York, New York: October 13

Student360, TBD: October 14

Securing New Ground, New York, New York: October 18 - 19

Mandiant Worldwide Information Security Exchange (mWISE), Virtual and Washington, DC: October 18 - 20

Toronto CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Toronto, Canada: October 19

Atlanta Cybersecurity Conference, Atlanta, Georgia: October 19 - 20

SecureWorld Dallas, Dallas, Texas: October 20

Infosecurity New York City, New York, New York: October 20 - 22

BSidesCalgary, Calgary, Alberta: October 21 - 22

BSidesSD, San Diego, California: October 22 - 23

Southwest US Summit, Virtual and TBD: October 25 - 26

November 2022

Nashville CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Nashville, Tennessee: November 2

St. Louis Cybersecurity Conference, St. Louis, Missouri: November 2 - 3

SecureWorld Midwest, Virtual: November 3

Infosec Inspire, Virtual and Chicago, Illinois: November 7 - 8

SnykCon 2022, Virtual and TBA: November 8 - 10

India and SAARC Summit, Virtual and Mumbai, India: November 9 - 10

SecureWorld Seattle, Seattle, Washington: November 9 - 10

Denver Cybersecurity Conference, Denver, Colorado: November 10

Germany Summit, Virtual and TBD: November 15 - 16

San Diego CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and San Diego, California: November 16

Los Angeles Cybersecurity Conference, Los Angeles, California: November 17

SecureWorld Texas, Virtual: November 17

IDC Security Roadshow Middle East, Virtual: November 29

December 2022

Columbus CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Columbus, Ohio: December 1

Minneapolis Cybersecurity Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota: December 1

Cyber Security & Cloud Expo Global, London, UK: December 1 - 2

BSidesCapeTown, Cape Town, South Africa: December 3

Black Hat Europe 2022, TBD: December 5 - 8

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

BSidesLondon, London, UK: December 9 - 10

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

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

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