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).

April 2021

BSides Munich, Munich, Germany: April 18 - 19

SANS Pen Test Austin: Virtual Edition 2021, Virtual: April 19 - 24

Chicago Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: April 20 - 21

Symphony 2021, Virtual: April 20 - 21

FutureCon Omaha CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual: April 21

IDC Security Roadshow UK & Ireland, Virtual: April 22

SecureWorld Southeast Virtual Conference, Virtual: April 22

OffZone 2021, Moscow, Russia: April 22 - 23

SANS Baltimore Spring: Virtual Edition 2021, Virtual: April 26 - May 1

SANS Rocky Mountain Spring: Virtual Edition 2021, Virtual: April 26 - May 1

IDC Security Forum Poland, Virtual: April 27

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Midwest, Virtual: April 27 - 28

Phoenix Portland Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: April 29

May 2021

BSidesCharm, Towson, Maryland: May 1- 2

SANS Cyber Security Central: May 2021, Virtual: May 3 - 8

SANS DFIRCON Spring 2021, Virtual: May 3 - 8

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Pacific Northwest, Virtual: May 4 - 5

Black Hat Asia, Virtual: May 4 - 7

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

Atlanta Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: May 5 - 6

SecureWorld Central Virtual Conference, Virtual: May 6

SANS Security West 2021, Virtual: May 10 - 15

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit Americas, Virtual: May 11-12

Secure360, Virtual: May 11 - 12

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit ANZ, Virtual: May 11 - 12

CSO's IT Recovery & Resiliency Summit, Virtual: May 11 - 13

Visualyze AMER-EMEA, Virtual: May 11 - 13

BSides Oslo, Oslo, Norway: May 12

FutureCon Toronto CyberSecurity Conference, Virtual: May 12

Canada West Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: May 12 - 13

CyberCon London 2021, Virtual: May 12 - 13

Visualyze APAC, Virtual: May 12 - 14

THOTCON, TBD: May 14 - 15

Security Summit 2021: Security in the Mission Critical Intelligent Systems World, Virtual: May 18

IDC Security Forum CIS & Mongolia, Virtual: May 20

IDC Security Forum Hungary, Virtual: May 20

IDC Security Roadshow Oman, Bahrain & Kuwait, Virtual: May 24

Northern California Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: May 25

June 2021

ManuSec Europe, Virtual: June 1 - 2

BSides SATX, Virtual: June 5

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: North East, Virtual: June 8 - 9

Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC), Virtual: June 8 - 10

SecureWorld Gov-Ed Virtual Conference, Virtual: June 10

Calgary CISO Virtual Town Hall, Virtual: June 16

Florida Caribbean Virtual Cybersecurity Conference, Virtual: June 16

BSidesATH, Athens, Greece and Virtual: June 19

BSides Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio: June 19 (tentative)

Identiverse, Denver, Colorado, and Virtual: June 21 - 23

Capital Region Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, Virtual: June 22

Global CISO Virtual Town Hall, Virtual: June 22

Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Canada, Virtual: June 22 - 23

Milwaukee CISO Virtual Town Hall, Virtual: June 23

Pittsburgh CISO Virtual Town Hall, Virtual: June 23

Vancouver, BC, CISO Virtual Town Hall, Virtual: June 23

Indianapolis CISO Virtual Town Hall, Virtual: June 23

July 2021

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

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

BSidesLV, Virtual: July 31 - August 1

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

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

August 2021

Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Brazil, Virtual: August 10 - 11

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

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

September 2021

IDC Security -- DACH, Virtual: September 7

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

IDC Security -- Finland, Virtual: September 21

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

IDC Security -- Benelux, Virtual: September 28

IDC Security -- Norway, 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

BSides Austin, Austin, Texas: October 7 - 8

SecureWorld Texas Virtual Conference, Virtual: October 14

BSidesPDX, Portland, Oregon: October 15 - 16

BSidesDC, Washington, DC: October 15 - 17

November 2021

IDC CISO Summit European, Virtual: November 15 - 16

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

SecureWorld Rockies Virtual Conference, Virtual: November 17

BSides Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal: November 18 - 19

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

December 2021

SecureWorld West Coast Virtual Conference, Virtual: December 2

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

March 2022

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

August 2022

BSidesLV, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 9 - 10

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