The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2020

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 2020.

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).

July 2020

Canada-West Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: July 16

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Brazil, virtual: July 16 - 17

SANS Columbia 2020, Virtual: July 20 - 25

SANS Rocky Mountain Summer 2020, Virtual: July 20 - 25

CSO Summit Virtual Series, Virtual: July 23

CANCELLED Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, Australia: July 27 - 28

AcceleRISE, Virtual: July 27 - 31

SANS Charlotte 2020, Virtual: July 27 - August 1

August 2020

Black Hat USA, Virtual: August 1 - 6

SANS Boston Summer 2020, Virtual: August 3 - 8

SANS Los Angeles 2020, Virtual: August 3 - 8

Security Awareness Summit & Training 2020, Virtual: August 3 - 14

Kansas City & Omaha Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: August 6

SANS Crystal City 2020, Virtual: August 10 - 15

SANS Seattle Summer 2020, Virtual: August 10 - 15

SANS Capital City 2020, Virtual: August 17 - 22

SANS Chicago 2020, Virtual: August 17 - 22

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: New York, Virtual: August 18 - 19

BSides Columbus, Virtual: August 21

New York City Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: August 20

SANS San Francisco Summer 2020, Virtual: August 24 - 29

SANS Virginia Beach 2020, Virtual: August 24 - 29

SANS New York City Summer 2020, Virtual: August 31 - September 4

September 2020

THOTCON, Chicago, Illinois: September 11 -12

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Virtual: September 14 - 17

Phoenix Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: September 17

Global CISO Executive Summit, Marana, Arizona: September 21 - 23

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Toronto, Virtual: September 22

New Orleans and Little Rock Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: September 24

Black Hat Asia, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore: September 29 - October 2

Capital Region Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: September 30

October 2020

San Antonio & Austin Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: October 8

BSides MSP, Stillwater, Minnesota: October 8 - 9

POSTPONED: Florida Cyber Conference 2020, Orlando, Florida: TBD

SoCal Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: October 15

Acronis Global Cyber Summit, Miami Beach, Florida: October 19-21

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: London, Virtual: October 20

Nordic CISO Executive Summit, Stockholm, Sweden: October 21

Florida-Southern Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: October 22

Bsides Seattle, Seattle, Washington: October 24

St. Louis & Oklahoma Virtual City Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: October 29

November 2020

Great Lakes Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: November 5

Authenticate, Seattle, Washington: November 9 - 10

Black Hat Europe. London, UK: November 9 - 12

Dallas Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: November 12

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Washington DC, Virtual: November 17

Dallas CISO Executive Summit Q4, Dallas, Texas: November 18

BSides Liverpool, Liverpool, UK: November 21

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Bengaluru, Virtual: November 26

December 2020

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Seattle, Virtual: December 1

Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit Q4, Minneapolis, Minnesota: December 2

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Tokyo, Japan: December 2 - 4

Atlanta Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: December 3

BSidesPhilly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: December 4

*CSO50 Conference+Awards, Scottsdale, Arizona: December 7 - 9

CANCELLED Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada: December 8 - 10

Nashville Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: December 10

Bsides Austin, Austin, Texas: December 10 - 11

January 2021

Cyber Security for Critical Assets MENA, Dubai: January 25 - 26

February 2021

ManuSec Europe, Munich, Germany: February 9 - 10

May 2021

BSidesCharm, TBD: May 1- 2

September 2021

BSides Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio: September 25

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