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The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2019

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 2019.

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 2019

Angelbeat, Denver, Colorado: July 12

BSidesSpfd 2019, Springfield, Missouri: July 13

Angelbeat, Atlanta, Georgia: July 15

IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2019, Singapore: July 15 - 16

SANS Columbia 2019, Columbia, Maryland: July 15 - 20

SANS Rocky Mountain 2019, Denver, Colorado: July 15 - 20

Angelbeat, Indianapolis, Indiana: July 16

Cyber Security Summit DC Metro, McLean, Virginia: July 16

RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan, Singapore: July 16 - 18 

Angelbeat, Louisville, Kentucky: July 17

Angelbeat, Cincinnati, Ohio: July 18

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

Angelbeat, Columbus, Ohio: July 19

Angelbeat, Chicago, Illinois: July 22

SANS San Francisco Summer 2019, San Francisco, California: July 22 - 27

Angelbeat, Grand Rapids, Michigan: July 23

Angelbeat, Detroit, Michigan: July 24

Angelbeat, Cleveland, Ohio: July 25

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

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

Angelbeat, Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania: July 26

BSidesCDMX, Mexico City, Mexico: July 26

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

SANS Boston Summer 2019, Boston, Massachusetts: July 29 - August 3

August 2019

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

SecureCISO Dallas, Dallas, Texas: August 1

Black Hat USA 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 3 - 8

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Tokyo, Japan: August 5 - 7

SANS Crystal City 2019, Arlington, Virginia: August 5 - 10

Security Awareness Summit & Training 2019, San Diego, California: August 5 - 14

BSides Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 6 - 7

Sacramento Cyber Security Conference, Sacramento, California: August 8

Def Con 27, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 8 - 11

Fifteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, Santa Clara, California: August 11 - 13

Angelbeat, Wilmington, Delaware: August 12

SANS Minneapolis 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota: August 12 - 17

SANS San Jose 2019, San Jose, California: August 12 - 17

Supply Chain Cybersecurity Summit & Training 2019, Arlington, Virginia: August 12 - 19

Angelbeat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: August 13

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sao Paulo, Brazil: August 13 - 14

BSidesHI, TBD, Hawaii: August 14

AcceleRISE, Minneapolis, Minnesota: August 14 - 16

28th USENIX Security Symposium, Santa Clara, California: August 14 - 16

Austin Cyber Security Conference, Austin, Texas: August 15

Angelbeat, Honolulu, Hawaii: August 16

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, Australia: August 19 - 20

InfoSec Healthcare Connect 2019, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: August 19 - 21

SANS MGT516 Beta Three 2019, Arlington, Virginia: August 19 - 23

TechNet Augusta 2019, Augusta, Georgia: August 19 - 23

SANS Chicago 2019, Chicago, Illinois: August 19 - 24

SANS Virginia Beach 2019, Virginia Beach, Virginia: August 19 - 30

SecureWorld Bay Area, Santa Clara, California: August 21

ISE West Executive Forum and Awards, San Francisco, California: August 22

Pittsburgh Cyber Security Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: August 22

SecureCISO Toronto, Toronto, Ontario: August 22

SANS New York City 2019, New York, New York: August 25 - 30

SANS Tampa-Clearwater 2019, Clearwater, Florida: August 25 - 30

BSidesVI, Vancouver Island, BC: August 26

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Mumbai, India: August 26 - 27

Cyber Security Summit Chicago 2019, Chicago, Illinois: August 27

BSidesMCR, Manchester, UK: August 29

Washington DC - Reston Cybersecurity Conference, Washington, DC: August 29

September 2019

Cleveland Cybersecurity Conference, Cleveland, Ohio: September 5

SecureCISO Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: September 5

BSidesAMS, Amsterdam, Netherlands: September 6

BSidesHouston, Houston, Texas: September 7

BSidesSydney, Sydney, Australia: September 7

Global Security Exchange (GSX), Chicago, Illinois: September 8 - 12

Angelbeat, Birmingham, Alabama: September 9

Global CISO Executive Summit, Westlake Village, California: September 9

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, London, UK: September 9 - 10

Global AppSec - DC, Washington, DC: September 9 - 13

SANS Network Security 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada: September 9 - 16

Angelbeat, Memphis, Tennessee: September 10

Melbourne CISO Executive Summit, Melbourne, Australia: September 10

Angelbeat, Nashville, Tennessee: September 11

Angelbeat, Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 12

Atlanta Cyber Security Conference, Atlanta, Georgia: September 12

Angelbeat, Knoxville, Tennessee: September 13

BSidesDenver, Denver, Colorado: September 13

BSidesZurich, Zurich, Switzerland: September 14

Elbsides, Hamburg, Germany: September 16

SANS Raleigh 2019, Raleigh, North Carolina: September 16 - 21

Oil & Gas Cybersecurity Summit & Training 2019, Houston, Texas: September 16 - 22

Cyber Security Summit Charlotte 2019, Charlotte, North Carolina: September 17

* SecurIT, Washington DC: September 18

Cyber Security for Critical Assets (CS4CA) APAC, Singapore: September 18 - 19

SecureWorld St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri: September 18 - 19

BSidesStJohns, St. Johns, NL: September 19

Phoenix Cyber Security Conference, Phoenix, Arizona: September 19

SecureCISO DC, Washington, DC: September 19

BSidesIdahoFalls, Idaho Falls, Idaho: September 21

BSidesSTL, St. Louis, Missouri: September 21

Privacy. Security. Risk., Las Vegas, Nevada: September 22 - 23

Angelbeat, Wichita, Kansas: September 23

BSidesPerth, Perth, Australia: September 23 - 24

Global AppSec Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands: September 23 - 27

SANS Dallas Fall 2019, Dallas, Texas: September 23 - 28

SANS San Francisco Fall 2019, San Francisco, California: September 23 - 28

Angelbeat, Kansas City, Missouri: September 24

BSidesSG, Singapore: September 24

Sydney CISO Executive Summit, Sydney, Australia: September 24

CISO Forum 2019, Half Moon Bay, California: September 24 - 26

Angelbeat, Omaha, Nebraska: September 25

OWASP Portland 2019 Training Day, Portland, Oregon: September 25

SecureWorld New York, New York, New York: September 25

Angelbeat, Des Moines, Iowa: September 26

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

BSidesMSP, Minneapolis, Minnesota: September 26 - 28

Angelbeat, Jackson, Mississippi: September 27

Italy OWASP Day Udine 2019, Udine, Italy: September 27

BSidesCardiff, Cardiff, UK: September 28

Security of Things World 2019, San Diego, California: September 30 - October 1

SANS Northern VA Fall- Reston 2019, Reston, Virginia: September 30 - October 5

Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit & Training 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana: September 30 - October 7

October 2019

Benelux CISO Executive Summit, Amsterdam, Netherlands: October 1

Cyber Security for Critical Assets (CS4CA) Europe, London, UK: October 1 - 2

SecureWorld Detroit, Detroit, Michigan: October 1 - 2

Angelbeat, Charlotte, North Carolina: October 2

Aspen Cyber Summit, New York, New York: October 2

BSidesHarrisburg, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: October 2

Angelbeat, Raleigh, North Carolina: October 3

Cyber Security Summit New York 2019: New York, New York: October 3

Kansas City Cyber Security Conference, Kansas City, Missouri: October 3

Angelbeat, Richmond, Virginia: October 4

BSidesAugusta, Augusta, Georgia: October 5

BSidesSacramento, Sacramento, California: October 5

SANS Baltimore Fall 2019, Baltimore, Maryland: October 7 - 12

SANS San Diego 2019, San Diego: October 7 - 12

SIEM Summit & Training 2019, Chicago, Illinois: October 7 - 14

MANUSEC USA, Chicago, Illinois: October 8 - 9

Borderless Cyber USA, Washington, DC: October 8 - 10

it-sa, Nuremberg, Germany: October 8 - 10

Pittsburgh CISO Executive Summit Q4, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: October 9

CyberNext Summit 2019, Washington, DC: October 9 - 10

SecureWorld Dallas, Dallas, Texas: October 9 -10

Jacksonville Cyber Security Conference, Jacksonville, Florida: October 10

SecureCISO New York, New York, New York: October 10

BruCON, Belgium: October 10 - 11

Hacker Halted, Atlanta, Georgia: October 10 - 11

BSidesDelhi, Delhi, India: October 11

BSidesPR, Puerto Rico: October 11

Phoenix CISO Executive Summit Q4, Phoenix, Arizona: October 11

Three Rivers Information Security Symposium, Monroeville, Pennsylvania: October 11

BSidesWarsaw, Warsaw, Poland: October 11 - 13

BSidesBHAM, Birmingham, Alabama: October 12

SANS Denver 2019, Denver, Colorado: October 14 - 19

SANS Seattle Fall 2019, Seattle, Washington: October 14 - 19

Angelbeat, Baton Rouge, Louisiana: October 15

2019 EWF National Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona: October 15 - 17

Angelbeat, New Orleans, Louisiana: October 16

OWASP Poland Day, Wroclaw, Poland: October 16

SecureWorld Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota: October 16

CACS, Geneva, Switzerland: October 16 - 18

Angelbeat, El Paso, Texas: October 17

Cyber Security Summit Scottsdale 2019, Scottsdale, Arizona: October 17

Toronto Cyber Security Conference, Toronto, Ontario: October 17

Angelbeat, Albuquerque, New Mexico: October 18

BSidesRDU, Raleigh, North Carolina: October 18

Angelbeat, Washington, DC: October 21

SecurityWeek ICS Cyber Security Conference, Atlanta, Georgia: October 21 - 24

SANS Santa Monica 2019, Santa Monica, California: October 21 - 26

Purple Team Summit & Training 2019, Las Colinas, Texas: October 21 - 28

Angelbeat, Princeton, New Jersey: October 22

13ENISE, the International Meeting on Information Security, Leon, Spain: October 22 - 23

SANS Training at Wild West Hackin Fest, Deadwood, South Dakota: October 22 - 23

Angelbeat, Jersey City, New Jersey: October 23

Angelbeat, Brooklyn, New York: October 24

Omaha Cyber Security Conference, Omaha, Nebraska: October 24

Lascon X, Austin, Texas: October 24 - 25

Angelbeat, New York, New York: October 25

BSidesLuxembourg, Luxembourg: October 25

BSidesSWVA, Wise, Virginia: October 25

ISF’s 30th Annual World Congress, Dublin, Ireland: October 26 - 29

Gartner Security & Risk Management, Dubai, October 28 - 29

Cyber Security Summit, TBD: October 28 - 30

SANS Houston 2019, Houston, Texas: October 28 - November 2

SANS Orlando 2019, Orlando, Florida: October 28 - November 2

Angelbeat, White Plains, New York: October 29

Cybersec Forum, Krakow, Poland: October 29 - 30

SecureWorld Denver, Denver, Colorado: October 29 - 30

Angelbeat, Long Island, New York: October 30

New Jersey CISO Executive Summit Q4, New Brunswick, New Jersay: October 30

OWASP AppSec Day 2019, Melbourne, Australia: October 30 - November 1

November 2019

SANS DFIRCON 2019, Coral Gables, Florida: November 4 - 9

Cloud & DevOps Security Summit & Training 2019, Denver, Colorado: November 4 - 11

Chicago CISO Executive Summit, Chicago, Illinois: November 5

Dallas CISO Executive Summit, Dallas, Texas: November 5

Chicago Suburbs Cyber Security Conference, TBD, November 6

Cyber Security Summit Boston 2019, Boston, Massachusetts: November 6

* SecurIT, Chicago IL: November 6

ACSC 2019: Collaborate, Boston, Massachusetts: November 7

CISOgala Cologne, Cologne Germany: November 7

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

SecureCISO Detroit: Detroit, Michigan: November 7

Cyber Access Summit, Berlin, Germany: November 12 - 14

SecureWorld Seattle, Seattle, Washington: November 13 - 14

Ft. Lauderdale Cyber Security Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florda: November 14

SecureCISO Charlotte, Charlotte North Carolina: November 14

Blockshow Asia 2019, Singapore: November 14 - 15

BSidesAdmedabad, Ahmedabad, India: November 16 - 17

Angelbeat, Boston, Massachusetts: November 18

IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress, Brussels, Belgium: November 18 - 19

NICE Conference & Expo 2019, Phoenix, Arizona: November 18 - 20

SANS Atlanta Fall 2019, Atlanta, Georgia: November 18 - 23

SANS Austin 2019, Austin, Texas: November 18 - 23

Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training 2019, Bethesda, Maryland: November 18 - 25

Angelbeat, Portland, Maine: November 19

Charlotte CISO Executive Summit, Charlotte, North Carolina: November 19

Washington, DC CISO Executive Summit Q4, Washington, DC: November 19

Angelbeat, Nashua, New Hampshire: November 20

Boston CISO Executive Summit Q4, Boston, Massachusetts: November 20

Cyber Security for Critical Assets (CS4CA) LATAM, Sao Paulo, Brazil: November 20 - 21

Angelbeat, Albany, New York: November 21

Cyber Security Summit Houston 2019, Houston, Texas: November 21

Nashville Cyber Security Conference, Nashville, Tennessee: November 21

Angelbeat, Buffalo, New York: November 22

December 2019

Atlanta CISO Executive Summit, Atlanta, Georgia: TBD

SANS Nashville 2019, Nashville, Tennessee: December 2 - 7

SANS San Francisco Winter 2019, San Francisco, California: December 2 - 7

Calgary CISO Executive Summit, Calgary, Alberta: December 4

Dallas Cyber Security Conference, Dallas, Texas: December 4

Cyber Security Summit Los Angeles 2019, Los Angeles, California: December 5

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

Angelbeat, Minneapolis, Minnesota: December 9

German OWASP Day 2019, Karlsruhe, Germany: December 9 - 10

Angelbeat, Fargo, North Dakota: December 10

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada: December 10 - 12

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019, Washington, DC: December 10 - 17

Anaheim Cyber Security Conference, Anaheim, California: December 11

Angelbeat, Sioux Falls, South Dakota: December 11

Angelbeat, Boise, Idaho: December 12

Cincinnati Cyber Security Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio: December 12

SecureCISO Denver, Denver, Colorado: December 12

Angelbeat, Spokane, Washington: December 13

Angelbeat, Columbia, South Carolina: December 17

Angelbeat, Charleston, South Carolina: December 18

January 2020

SANS Austin Winter 2020, Austin, Texas: January 6 - 11

BSidesTLH, Tallahassee, Florida: January 11

SANS Miami 2020, Miami, Florida: January 13 - 18

SANS Anaheim 2020, Anaheim, California: January 20 - 25

SANS Las Vegas 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada: January 27 - February 1

SANS San Francisco East Bay 2020, Emeryville, California: January 27 - February 1

Student360, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota: January 31

February 2020

BSidesTampa, Tampa, Florida: February 8

BSidesSF, San Francisco, California: February 23 - 24

April 2020

*CSO50 Conference+Awards, Scottsdale, Arizona: April 27 - 29

May 2020

BSidesCanberra, Canberra, Australia: May 1 - 2

Secure360, Prior Lake, Minnesota: May 5 - 6

RuhrSec 2020, Bochum, Germany: May 5 - 8

BSidesGibralter, Gibralter: May 14 - 15

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

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