The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2021

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 2021.

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 2021

SANSFIRE 2021, Virtual: July 12 - 17

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Government, Virtual: July 13 - 14

SANS Cyber Security Mountain, Virtual: July 19 - 24

*CSO's Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: July 20 - 22

Virtual Central/Indianapolis Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: July 21

DFIR Summit & Training, Virtual: July 22 - 31

SANS Cyber Security East, Virtual: July 26 - 31

Virtual Eastern/Pittsburgh Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: July 28

BSidesLV, Virtual: July 31 - August 1

Black Hat USA, Las Vegas, Nevada: July 31 - August 5

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Asia: Identity & Access Management, Virtual: July 27 - 28

Ringzer0 VirtualVegas 2021, Virtual: July 31 - August 13

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

August 2021

SANS Boston, Virtual: August 2 - 7

FuzzCon, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Virtual: August 5

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

SANS NOVA, Virtual: August 9 - 14

SANS Offensive Operations West 2021, Virtual: August 9 - 14

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Brazil, Virtual: August 10 - 11

Dallas/State of Texas/Western Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual and Dallas, Texas: August 11

SANS San Antonio, Virtual: August 16 - 21

IDC IT Security Roadshow 2021 South Africa, Virtual: August 17

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Fraud & Payments Security, Virtual: August 17

Central/Overland Park Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual and Overland Park, Kansas: August 19

SANS Virginia Beach, Virtual: August 23 - 28

re:Inforce, Houston, Texas: August 24 - 25

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Asia: Healthcare, Virtual: August 24 - 25

Central/Columbus Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual and Columbus, Ohio: August 26

September 2021

Virtual Western/San Diego Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: September 1

Copenhagen CyberCrime Conference, Virtual: September 6 - 8

IDC Security -- DACH, Virtual: September 7

SANS Stay Sharp, Virtual: September 8 - 10

IDC Identity and Privacy Digital Forum UK & Ireland, Virtual: September 9

Blue Team Summit & Training, Virtual: September 9 - 18

SECtember, Bellevue, Washington: September 13 - 17

CxO Trust Summit, Bellevue, Washington: September 14

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: London, Virtual: September 14 - 15

Virtual Eastern/Nashville Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: September 15

IDC Security -- Finland, Virtual: September 21

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit South East Asia: Zero Trust, Virtual: September 21 - 22

IDC Security Summit 2021 Turkey, Virtual: September 22

Cyber Security & Cloud Expo North America 2021, Virtual: September 22 - 23

IDC Security -- Denmark, Virtual: September 23

SecureWorld Great Lakes Virtual Conference, Virtual: September 23

BSidesRDU, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina: September 24

BSidesKC, Kansas City, Missouri: September 24 - 25

BSides Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio: September 25

SANS Offensive Ops en Espanol, Virtual: September 27 - October 2

IDC Security -- Benelux, Virtual: September 28

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Brazil, Virtual: September 28 - 29

IDC Security -- Norway, Virtual: September 29

Virtual Eastern/Baltimore Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: September 29

IDC Security -- Sweden, Virtual: September 30

October 2021

Student360, Mounds View, Minnesota: October 1

BSides Augusta, Augusta, Georgia: October 2

BSides Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia: October 2

SnykCon, Virtual: October 5 - 7

Virtual Western/Los Angeles Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: October 6

Eastern/Tampa Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual and Tampa, Florida: October 7

BSides Austin, Austin, Texas: October 7 - 8

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Toronto, Virtual: October 12 - 13

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Africa, Virtual: October 13 - 14

SecureWorld Texas Virtual Conference, Virtual: October 14

BSidesPDX, Portland, Oregon: October 15 - 16

BSidesDC, Washington, DC: October 15 - 17

(ISC)² Security Congress, Orlando, Florida, and Virtual: October 18 - 20

Western/Houston Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual and Houston, Texas: October 21

InfoSec World 2021, Lake Buena Vista, Florida: October 25 - 27

November 2021

Cybersecurity Summit: New York, Virtual: November 9 - 10

Virtual Eastern/Newark Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: November 10

IDC CISO Summit European, Virtual: November 15 - 16

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit India & SAARC: Zero Trust, Virtual: November 16 - 17

*CSO50 Conference + Awards, Virtual: November 16 - 18

Central/St. Louis Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual and St. Louis, Missouri: November 17

SecureWorld Rockies Virtual Conference, Virtual: November 17

BSides Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal: November 18 - 19

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: France, Virtual: November 23 - 24

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

December 2021

Virtual Western/Denver Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: December 1

SecureWorld West Coast Virtual Conference, Virtual: December 2

Des Moines Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual and Des Moines, Iowa: December 9

FutureCon South Florida, FL CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual: December 9

Atlanta Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual and Atlanta, Georgia: December 15

March 2022

Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, London, UK: March 2 - 3

August 2022

BSidesLV, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 9 - 10

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