5 Upcoming Cyber Security Conferences Which No Professional Should Miss

Every year a number of cyber security conferences are held across the world. These conferences are graced by top speakers from the cyber security domain. Also new path breaking researches and hacks are demonstrated in these conferences. To attend the best of these conferences should be a must for every amateur and professional security expert. They not only held one gain an insight into the future but also helps one to keep a tab on the trajectory of happenings in cyberspace.

This articles presents to you 5 Upcoming Security Conferences which No Professional Should Miss

1. Black Hat 2017

Every summer Las Vegas hosts BlackHat security conference. Apart from Las Vegas, the BlackHat conference is also held at Barcelona, Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi and Tokyo at varying times. The organizers of BlackHat proudly boast that at least two-thirds of the participants are security professionals with CISSP distinction. BlackHat is famous for practical displays and demonstrations of vulnerabilities. One of the major vulnerabilities unearthed in BlackHat 2016 conference was “The Chip and Pin Credit Card Hack”. In 2017, the Las Vegas edition of BlackHat will be held from July 22- July 27. Additionally, there are two more conferences which are scheduled prior to the Las Vegas edition. BlackHat Europe conference 2016 will be held in London from November 1- November 4. The Singapore edition of the conference will be held between March 28-31, 2017.

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2. DEF CON 2017

Founded in 1993, DEF CON is touted as world’s one of the largest annual hacker conferences. Apart from the cyber security professionals, this hacker convention is also attended by journalists,security researchers, lawyers, students and federal government employees. The conference is held annually at Las Vegas. DEF CON is known for practical hacking and its organizers also call it a “hacking conference”. DEF CON 2016 focussed on the “Internet of Things”. The conference is a must for security researchers and network administrators who are dealing with challenging security scenario and want to learn about the latest vulnerabilities, exploits, way and means to hacking. DEF CON 2017 will he held between July 27- July 30.

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3. RSA Conference 2017

Held annually in San Francisco, RSA is one of the largest security conference with a prime focus on cryptography and information security. The conference also hosts vendor driven training modules. Therefore in the run up to RSA, vendors start releasing their products whose final culmination occurs with training programs held at RSA. The conference was first held in 1991 as “Cryptography, Standards & Public Policy”. It was a forum for cryptographers to gather and share the latest knowledge and advancements in the area of Internet security. In 1993 it became an annual event and was renamed the RSA Data Security Conference, then by 2000, simply, the ‘RSA Conference’. The 2017 conference will be held from February 13- February 17.

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4. Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit 2017

It is a two day security conference held in Arlington, Virginia. The conference is hosted by SANS institute. Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit is extremely beneficial to system administrators and those who would like to get a hands-on instruction and education in the domain of threat intelligence. The conference should be definitely attended by security professionals working towards threat intelligence. The conference aims to provide specific analysis techniques and capabilities that help in improving threat intelligence framework. The 2017 conference will be held on January 31 and February 1. Before the conference, training courses will be held from January 25- January 30.

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5. IBM InterConnect Conference

InterConnect is an annual conference held by IBM. The conference is primarily for security, cloud and mobile. The conference includes many sessions including deep dive technical demonstrations, business content sessions and hand-on labs and workshops. The conference is also famous for hosting security experts as speakers. Additionally, research findings of IBM X-Force are also showcased and discussed. In 2017, the conference will be held between March 19-23 at MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

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