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 and 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).

September 2020

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit ANZ: Zero Trust, Virtual: September 8 - 10

SANS Baltimore Fall 2020, Virtual: September 8 - 13

FutureCon Virtual Eastern CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual: September 9

Virtual COVITS, Virtual: September 9 - 10

Cyber Security Summit: Denver, Virtual: September 10

Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit & Training 2020, Virtual: September 10 - 19

THOTCON, Chicago, Illinois: September 11 -12

Building and Leading Security Operations Centers, Virtual: September 14 - 15

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

FutureCon VIrtual Canadian Conference, Virtual: September 15 - 18

teissR3 Online Summit 2020, Virtual: September 15 - 24

BSides St. John's, Virtual: September 17

Insider Risk Summit, Virtual: September 17

Phoenix Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: September 17

SANS Network Security 2020, Virtual: September 20 - 25

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

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

Benelux Cyber Summit, Virtual: September 22 - 23

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

BSides Boston 2020, Virtual: September 26

Upgrade 2020: The NTT Research Summit, Virtual: September 28 - October 1 

SANS Northern VA - Reston Fall 2020, Virtual: September 28 - October 3

SANS San Antonio Fall 2020, San Antonio, Texas, and Virtual: September 28 - October 3

Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC), Virtual: September 29 - October 1

Black Hat Asia, Virtual: September 29 - October 2

FutureCon Virtual Western Conference, Virtual: September 29 - October 2

Capital Region Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: September 30

2020 Central Ohio InfoSec Summit, Virtual: September 30 - October 2

October 2020

Oil & Gas Cybersecurity Summit & Training 2020, Virtual: October 2 - 10

2020 FAIR Conference (FAIRCON 2020), Virtual: October 6 - 7

FutureCon Indianapolis CyberSecurity Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Virtual: October 7

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

BSides MSP, Stillwater, Minnesota: October 8 - 9

SANS Cyber Solutions Fest 2020, Virtual: October 8 - 9

SANS Cyber Defense Forum & Training, Virtual: October 9 - 17

SANS Orlando 2020, Virtual: October 12 - 17

MANUSEC USA, Virtual: October 13 - 14

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

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

SoCal Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: October 15

BSides Peoria 2020, Peoria, Illinois: October 17

Bsides Seattle, Virtual: October 17

BSides Toronto 2020, Virtual: October 17 - 18

Acronis Global Cyber Summit, Virtual: October 19 - 21

Cloud & DevOps Security 2020, Virtual, October 19 - 24

SANS Dallas Fall 2020, Dallas, Texas, and Virtual: October 19 - 24

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

FutureCon Houston CyberSecurity Conference, Houston, Texas, and Virtual: October 21

Nordic CISO Executive Summit, Stockholm, Sweden: October 21

BSides Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador: October 22

Florida-Southern Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: October 22

BSides Ahmadebad, Ahmadebad, India: October 24

SANS San Francisco Fall 2020, Virtual: October 26 - 31

FutureCon Virtual London Conference, Virtual: October 27 - 30

FutureCon Tampa CyberSecurity Conference, Tampa, Florida, and Virtual: October 28

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

Cyber Security Summit: Columbus, Virtual: October 30

November 2020

BSides Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan: November 1

SANS DFIRCON 2020, Virtual: November 2 - 7

SANS Rocky Mountain Fall 2020, Denver, Colorado, and Virtual: November 2 - 7

FutureCon New Jersey CyberSecurity Conference, Newark, New Jersey, and Virtual: November 5

Great Lakes Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: November 5

BSides DFW, Virtual: November 7

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

SANS Monterey 2020, Virtual: November 9 - 14

Authenticate, Virtual: November 9 - 20

FutureCon Virtual Southwest Conference, Virtual: November 10 - 13

Dallas Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: November 12

BSides Calgary 2020, Virtual: November 12 - 13

SANS Atlanta Fall 2020, Virtual: November 16 - 21

SANS San Diego Fall 2020, San Diego, California, and Virtual: November 16 - 21

Pen Test HackFest 2020, Virtual: November 16 - 23

DxP: The Cloud Data Protection Summit 2020, Virtual: November 17

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

Ignite Security Conference, Virtual: November 17 - 18

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

FutureCon St. Louis CyberSecurity Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, and Virtual: November 18

BSides Dayton 2020, Virtual: November 21

BSides Liverpool, Liverpool, UK: November 21

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Bengaluru, Virtual: November 26

SANS Austin Fall 2020, Austin, Texas, and Virtual: November 30 - December 5

SANS San Francisco Winter 2020, San Francisco, California, and Virtual: November 30 - December 5

December 2020

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

Security Awareness Summit & Training 2020, Virtual: December 1 - 4

FutureCon Columbus CyberSecurity Conference, Columbus, Ohio, and Virtual: December 2

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

Atlanta Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: December 3

FutureCon Denver CyberSecurity Conference. Denver, Colorado, and Virtual: December 3

BSidesPhilly, Virtual: December 4

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

SANS Nashville 2020, Nashville, Tennessee, and Virtual: December 7 - 12

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

FutureCon Des Moines CyberSecurity Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, and Virtual: December 9

Nashville Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: December 10

Bsides Austin, Austin, Texas: December 10 - 11

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2020, Washington, DC, and Virtual: December 14 - 19

FutureCon Virtual Eastern Conference, Virtual: December 15 - 18

January 2021

FutureCon Detroit CyberSecurity Conference, Detroit, Michigan, and Virtual: January 20

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

FutureCon Orange County CyberSecurity Conference, TBD and Virtual: January 27

FutureCon San Diego CyberSecurity Conference, San Diego, California, and Virtual: January 28

February 2021

FutureCon Seattle CyberSecurity Conference, Seattle, Washington, and Virtual: February 10

March 2021

ManuSec Europe, Munich, Germany: TBD

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

FutureCon Boston CyberSecurity Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, and Virtual: March 24

Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, London, UK: March 24 - 25

April 2021

FutureCon San Antonio CyberSecurity Conference, San Antonio, Texas, and Virtual: April 14

FutureCon Omaha CyberSecurity Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, and Virtual: April 21

OffZone 2021, Moscow, Russia: April 22 - 23

May 2021

BSidesCharm, Towson, Maryland: May 1- 2

FutureCon Washington DC/Baltimore CyberSecurity Conference, TBD and Virtual: May 5

Secure360, Prior Lake, Minnesota: May 11 - 12

FutureCon Toronto CyberSecurity Conference, Toronto, Canada, and Virtual: May 12

BSides Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia: May 22

September 2021

BSides Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio: September 25

October 2021

Student360, Mounds View, Minnesota: October 1

December 2021

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

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