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).

January 2022

BSidesAlgiers, Algiers, Algeria: January 8 - 9

SANS Cloud Defender 2022, Virtual: January 10 - 15

SANS Live Online Europe Vol. 1, Virtual: January 10 - 15

SANS Threat Hunting London, London, UK: January 10 - 15 

FutureCon Virtual Central Conference, Virtual: January 13

SANS Security East 2022, Virtual (Eastern US): January 17 - 22

SANS Tokyo, Virtual: January 17 - 22

Dallas CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Dallas, Texas: January 20

SANS Stay Sharp Winter 2022, Virtual (Central US): January 24 - 26

SANS Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands: January 24 - 29

SANS Live Online Europe Vol. 2, Virtual: January 24 - 29

S4x22, Miami South Beach, Florida: January 25 - 27

Phoenix CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Phoenix, Arizona: January 26

Secure Software Summit, Virtual: January 27

BSidesPanama, Panama City, Panama: January 27 - 29

Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training 2022, Virtual (Eastern US): January 27 - February 5

Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training 2022, Bethesda, MD: January 27 - February 5

SANS Paris, Paris, France: January 31 - February 5

South by South East Asia, Virtual: January 31 - February 5

February 2022

BSidesSF, San Francisco, California: February 6 - 7 (tentative)

RSA Conference, Virtual and San Francisco, California: POSTPONED TO JUNE 6 - 9

SANS Live Online Europe Vol. 1, Virtual: February 7 - 12

SANS London, London, UK: February 7 - 12

SANS San Diego 2022, San Diego, California: February 7 - 12

SANS Dubai, Dubai, UAE: February 12 - 17

Ringzer0 Catch2022, Virtual: February 12 - 25

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Dubai, UAE: February 14 - 15

SANS Cyber Security Mountain, Virtual (Mountain US): February 14 - 19

SANS Munich, Munich, Germany: February 14 - 19

SANS Security Leadership 2022, Virtual and Reston, Virginia: February 14 - 19

FutureCon Virtual Easter Conference, Virtual (Eastern US): February 16

IDC Security Roadshow Turkey, TBD: February 16 - 18

SecureWorld Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina: February 17

Munich Security Conference, Munich, Germany: February 18 - 20

SANS Cyber Security East, Virtual (Eastern US): February 21 - 26

SANS Live Online Europe Vol. 2, Virtual: February 21 - 26

Los Angeles CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Los Angeles, California: February 24

SANS Cyber Security Central, Virtual (Central US): February 28 - March 5

SANS Vienna, Vienna, Austria: February 28 - March 5

SANS Secure Japan, Virtual and Tokyo, Japan: February 28 - March 19

March 2022

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

BSides Tampa, Tampa, Florida: March 5

SANS Doha, Doha, Qatar: March 5 - 10

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Virtual (India): March 7 - 8

SANS Classic 2022, Virtual (Eastern US): March 7 - 12

SANS Live Online Europe Vol. 1, Virtual: March 7 - 12

SANS London, London, UK: March 7 - 12

SANS Secure Australia 2022, Canberra, Australia: March 7 - 12

SecureWorld Boston, Boston, Massachusetts: March 9 - 10

Minneapolis CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Minneapolis, Minnesota: March 10

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada: March 14 - 16

SANS Baltimore Spring 2022, Virtual and Baltimore, Maryland: March 14 - 19

SANS Cloud Security Amsterdam 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands: March 14 - 19

SANS Cloud Security Europe Online 2022, Virtual: March 14 - 19

SANS Secure Singapore, Singapore: March 14 - 26

FutureCon Virtual Western Conference, Virtual (Western US): March 16

BSidesDublin, Dublin, Ireland: March 19

SANS Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: March 19 - 31

SANS Live Online Europe Vol. 2, Virtual: March 21 - 26

SANS Paris, Paris, France: March 21 - 26

SANS San Francisco Spring 2022, Virtual and San Francisco, California: March 21 - 26

SANS SOC Training 2022, Virtual (Central US):March 21 - 26

SANS Secure India 2022, Virtual: March 21 - April 2

New to Cyber Summit 2022, Virtual (Eastern US): March 23 - 24

SecureWorld Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: March 23 - 24

ShmooCon, Washington, DC: March 24 - 26

BSidesDundee, Dundee, UK: March 26

BSidesROC, Rochester, New York: March 26

SANS Oslo, Oslo, Norway: March 28 - April 2

SANS Pen Test Austin 2022, Austin, Texas: March 28 - April 2

Baltimore CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Baltimore, Maryland: March 30

April 2022

BSidesNashville, Nashville, Tennessee: April 2

SANS Stay Sharp Spring 2022, Virtual (Eastern US): April 4 - 6

SANS Live Online Europe Vol. 1, Virtual: April 4 - 9

SANS London, London UK: April 4 - 9

Detroit CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Detroit, Michigan: April 6

SecureWorld Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri: April 6

BSides Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal: April 7 - 8

SANS 2022, Virtual and Orlando, Florida: April 10 - 15

BSidesSofia, Sofia, Bulgaria: April 15 - 16

Omaha CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Omaha, Nebraska: April 20

BSidesIowa, Des Moines, Iowa: April 23

SANS Brussels, Brussels, Belgium: April 25 - 30

SANS Cyber Security Central, Virtual (Central US): April 25 - 30

SANS Live Online Europe Vol. 2, Virtual: April 25 - 30

Newark CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Newark, New Jersey: April 27

BSidesCharm, Baltimore/Towson, Maryland: April 30 - May 1

May 2022

SANS Security West 2022, San Diego, California: May 5 - 10

Secure360, Prior Lake, Minnesota: May 10 - 11

Black Hat Asia 2022, Singapore: May 10 - 13

Denver CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Denver, Colorado: May 11

Cyber Security & Cloud Congress, Santa Clara, California: May 11 - 12

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit, London, UK: May 12 - 13

BSidesSeattle, Seattle, Washington: May 14 - 15

Chicago CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Chicago, Illinois: May 18

IDC Security Roadshow Bahrain, TBD: May 18

IDC Security Roadshow Kuwait, TBD: May 23

IDC Security Roadshow Oman, TBD: May 23

SIA GovSummit, Washington, DC: May 24 - 25

SecureWorld Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia: May 25

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

June 2022

BSides Buffalo, Buffalo, New York: June 4

IDC Security Roadshow Qatar, TBD: June 6

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

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

SecureWorld Government, Virtual: June 9

FutureCon Virtual Eastern Conference, Virtual: June 15

SecureWorld Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: June 15

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

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

Identiverse, Denver, Colorado: June 22 - 24

BSidesCairo, Cairo, Egypt: June 24 - 25

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

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

July 2022

Columbus CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Columbus, Ohio: July 13

BSides Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia: July 16

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

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

August 2022

AcceleRISE, Austin, Texas: August 1 - 3

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

BSidesLV, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 9 - 10

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

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

September 2022

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

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

IDC IT Security Oslo, Oslo, Norway: September 20

IDC IT Security Brussels, Brussels, Belgium: September 21

IDC IT Security Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands: September 22

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

IDC IT Security Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden: September 27

IDC IT Security Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland: September 28

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 

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

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

SecureWorld Denver, Denver, Colorado: October 6

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

Student360, TBD: October 14

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

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

SecureWorld Dallas, Dallas, Texas: October 20

November 2022

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

SecureWorld Seattle, Seattle, Washington: November 9 - 10

Seattle CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Seattle, Washington: November 16

December 2022

St. Louis CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and St. Louis, Missouri: December 1

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

Black Hat Europe 2022, TBD: December 5 - 8

Western-December CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual (Western US): December 7

Atlanta CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual and Atlanta, Georgia: December 14

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