The Top 50 Must-Attend Information Security Conferences

by Nate Lord & Ellen Zhang on Wednesday September 19, 2018

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Our list of the top 50 infosec conferences happening around the world in 2018 - check them out and update your calendar!

Conferences are important events in almost every industry, giving professionals the opportunity to learn about new developments, get valuable insights from leading experts, and network with peers. The ever-changing nature of the information security industry places high demands on professionals to keep up-to-date. Conferences can help infosec pros stay abreast of the latest best practices, trends, and research findings that impact their day-to-day responsibilities and help them perform at their best.

Information security conferences take place all over the world, with events happening year round. We've compiled this list of what we feel are 50 of the top must-attend, educational information security conferences. The following events are not ranked in terms of value or importance, but instead are listed chronologically. Event series with multiple dates and locations are listed at the end.

Please note, this list was originally created in 2015 and we have updated it to reflect 2018 information. For some events, 2018 event information is not yet available, which we've noted. Keep in mind that specific dates and locations can change from year to year. Be sure to visit event websites for specifics and registration information for 2018. Events that have not yet taken place in 2018 include the most up-to-date information available at the time of writing.

We've also grouped events by quarter (based on the starting date), with events taking place on multiple dates and in multiple locations in a separate category:



An Interactive Calendar for the Top 50 InfoSec Conferences



Q1 2018 InfoSec Conferences & Events

1. Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

@SANSInstitute
January 29 - February 5, 2018
Bethesda, MD

Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

The SANS Institute hosts this informative event, featuring talks from some of the industry's most recognized security leaders. The event focuses on enabling organizations to build effective cyber threat intelligence analysis capabilities. Several courses are offered throughout this week-long event, giving attendees the chance to earn CPEs while staying abreast of the latest advancements in cyber security.

Cost to Attend:

  • Summit: $1,780
  • Courses: $729 each
  • NetWars Core Continuous Bundle: $1,260

2. CSO50 Conference

@CSOEvents
February 26 - 28, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ

CSO50 Conference

CSO50 is an annual conference and award show for security executives held by CSO Magazine. The conference spans three days of sessions and networking events, culminating the in the presentation of the CSO50 Awards. The CSO50 Awards honor 50 enterprise security projects that "demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership." With speaking sessions from leading CSOs and CISOs spanning every industry and presentations on some of the year's top security success stories, CSO50 is a not-to-miss event for today's security leaders.

Cost to Attend: $695 through February 4th; $500/ticket for 2 or more team members through February 4th

3. Securi-Tay

@AbertayHackers
March 2 - 3, 2018
Dundee, U.K.

Securi-Tay

Held by the Ethical Hacking Society at Abertay University, Securi-Tay is now a two-day event due to the sell-out success of Securi-Tay 2017. A must-attend event for anyone interested in hacking and information security, Securi-Tay aims to provide an informative, engaging experience for industry newbies and conference veterans alike. Securi-Tay features talks from industry professionals and students as well as workshops for mastering the most important skills needed to thrive in the field.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

4. Nullcon Conference

@nullcon
March 2 - 3, 2018
India

Nullcon Conference

Founded in 2010, Nullcon aims to provide an integrated platform for the exchange of information related to zero-day vulnerabilities, the latest attack vectors, and unknown threats. In 2017, Nullcon brought together 1,100 attendees, 72 speakers, 31 sponsors and partners, and 19 exhibitors to take part in 11 advanced training sessions and 9 workshops and villages. Attend Nullcon for hands-on training on various security topics, take part in a Hacking Village, interact with globally renowned security researchers, and more.

Cost to Attend (+18% GST Applicable):

Pre-Conference:

  • Individual Conference Pass: INR 6999 / $162
  • Student Pass: INR 2999 / $69
  • Corporate Conference Pass: INR 9999 / $231
  • 2-Day Training: INR 26999 / $624
  • 3-Day Training: INR 36999 / $855

At Conference:

  • Individual Conference Pass: INR 8999 / $208
  • Student Pass: INR 3499 / $81
  • Corporate Conference Pass: INR 12999 / $300
  • 2-Day Training: INR 31999 / $739
  • 3-Day Training: INR 42999 / $993

5. TROOPERS 2018

@WEareTROOPERS
March 12 - 16, 2018
Heidelberg, Germany

TROOPERS 2018

TROOPERS consists of two days of high-end training, followed by a two-day, three-track conference, culminating in TROOPERS Roundtables on the final day of the event, where participants discuss current topics in IT security. More than 3,000 attendees have taken part in TROOPERS, and the event has featured speakers from more than 25 countries. TROOPERS is about building relationships between all types of security practitioners.

Cost to Attend (+19% VAT Applicable):

  • 2-Day Training Package: EUR 2080.00
  • All-Inclusive Package: EUR 3590.00
  • All-Inclusive NGI Package: EUR 3590.00
  • Conference & Roundtables Package: EUR 2490.00
  • Conference Package: EUR 1990.00
  • Next Generation Internet Package: EUR 1990.00

6. CanSecWest

@CanSecWest
March 14 - 16, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia

CanSecWest

One of the most prominent information security conferences, CanSecWest is attended by professionals spanning every corner of the globe. It's the world's most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security, bringing the industry's finest together in a relaxed environment that promotes collaboration, learning, and social networking.

Cost to Attend (not including tax):

  • Fees listed are in CAD
  • Full Invoice Price: $2,600 (door price after March 14, 2018)
  • January: $2,200
  • February $2,300
  • March 1 - 13: $2,400
  • One Day Dojo Registration Price (not incl. tax): $2,300 door price, early registration discounts available
  • Two Day Dojo Registration Price (not incl. tax): $4,100 door price, early registration discounts available
  • Four Day Dojo Registration Price (not incl. tax): $7,400 door price, early registration discounts available
  • Group rates also available

7. InfoSec World

@InfoSec_World
March 19 - 21, 2018
Lake Buena Vista , FL

InfoSec World

InfoSec World is one of the most recognized information security conferences in the world. Hosted by MISTI, this event offers a lineup of conference sessions, workshops, and summits addressing the most pressing matters facing the infosec field today. Featuring a top-notch lineup of speakers, InfoSec World is the place to network with fellow professionals and stay abreast of the latest knowledge in the constantly evolving information security industry.

Cost to Attend:

  • InfoSec World 2018 Main Conference - $2,095.00
  • InfoSec World 2018 World Pass Attendee - $3,995.00
  • Summit-Only: $1,095.00
  • Workshop-Only Attendees: Costs vary
  • Expo-Only: $75.00
  • Late registration fees apply after March 16, 2018

8. SANS Pen Test Austin 2018

@SANSPenTest
March 19 - 24, 2018
Austin, TX

SANS Pen Test Austin 2018

Featuring 12 courses and 12 instructors focused on one discipline, SANS Pen Test Austin provides attendees with the opportunity to learn how to discover vulnerabilities, understand risk, and prioritize resources based on mitigating potential real-world attacks. Attendees leave SANS Pen Test Austin equipped with an abundance of valuable information and resources to bring back to their organizations. Two types of NetWars – Core and CyberCity – will also take place at the 2018 event .

Cost to Attend:

  • Pricing varies by course; most courses $6,210
  • Special Core NetWars Experience: $1,595, free with a 4-6 day course
  • Special NetWars - CyberCity: $1,499, free with a 4-6 day course
  • Full course list and pricing options available here

9. Women in Cyber Security

@WiCySconference
March 23 - 24, 2018
Chicago, IL

Women in Cyber Security

Women in Cyber Security is an annual conference that strives to "bring together women in cybersecurity from academia, research, and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking, and mentoring." The conference partners with universities and industry to offer a series of workshops ranging from an introduction to cybersecurity to the Internet of Things, security management, and technical topics like digital forensics and network packet analysis.

Cost to Attend:

  • Student attendee: $35
  • Academic attendee: $150
  • Corporate/government attendee: $400

10. IAPP Global Privacy Summit

@PrivacyPros
March 27 - 28, 2018
Washington, D.C.

IAPP Global Privacy Summit

The IAPP Global Privacy Summit hosts more than 3,000 privacy professionals annually. The Global Privacy Summit 2018 features keynote speakers including social activist, writer, and public speaker Monica Lewinsky; writer, broadcaster, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson; Columbia University professor and contributing editor for the Financial Times, Simon Schama; and MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, Birgit Sippel. In addition to the two-day conference, attendees may be interested in Active Learning Day, taking place on March 26th, choosing from one of 15 sessions and four possible combinations. The IAPP, a non-profit organization founded in 2000, is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.

Cost to Attend:

Member Pricing:

  • Conference and Training Pass (4-day): $2,740
  • Conference Plus + Pass (3-day): $2,145
  • Conference Pass (2-day): $1,445

Non-Member Pricing:

  • Conference and Training Pass (4-day): $3,140
  • Conference Plus + Pass (3-day): $2,345
  • Conference Pass (2-day): $1,645

Discounted rates are available for government/non-profit and academic attendees. Full pricing information and registration details can be found here.

Q2 2018 InfoSec Conferences & Events

11. SANS 2018

@SANSInstitute
April 3 - 10, 2018
Orlando, FL

SANS 2018

SANS is the global leader in information security training, offering a variety of events and conferences throughout the year. SANS 2018 takes place in April in Orlando, FL, featuring a comprehensive roster of courses for industry professionals packed with the techniques and tools you need to advance in your career. You can also get SANS training OnDemand that provides access to the e-learning programs for your chosen courses, lecture materials including audio and video, quizzes and labs, and more.

Cost to Attend:

  • Pricing varies by course and options, from $2,480 to $6,210
  • NetWars Experiences or Tournament: $1,595 each
  • Full course list and pricing information available here

12. InfoSec Southwest

@InfoSecConf
April 11 - 13, 2018
Austin, TX

InfoSec Southwest

The Austin, Texas-based InfoSec Southwest conference focuses on hacking and a wide scope of information security subjects. The conference also features daily lectures, open forums, and training events so that attendees can dive deeper into the topics that are most relevant to them.

Cost to Attend:

  • General Attendance: $190
  • Student Registration: $90
  • Military Registration: $90

13. RSA Conference United States 2018

@RSAConference
April 16 - 20, 2018
San Francisco, CA

RSA Conference United States 2018

RSA Conference is the must-attend event if you want to discover new security approaches, demo the latest technology, and interact with the world's security leaders. An engaging experience that will inspire and empower you, RSA Conference USA 2018 features an RSAC Innovation Sandbox, hands-on sessions, Peer2Peer sessions, and more.

Cost to Attend:

  • Standard Period (March 17 - April 13, 2018):
    • Full Conference Pass: $2,395
    • Full Conference Student/Faculty Pass: $825
    • Full Conference One-Day Pass: $1,435
    • Full Conference Group (5+) Discount: $2,295
    • Full Conference Group (20+) Discount: $2,195
  • On-Site Period (April 14 - April 20, 2018):
    • Full Conference Pass: $2,695
    • Full Conference Student/Faculty Pass: $900
    • Full Conference One-Day Pass: $1,620
    • Full Conference Group (5+) Discount: $2,595
    • Full Conference Group (20+) Discount: $2,495
  • Other Passes Available

14. Infiltrate

@InfiltrateCon
April 26 - 27, 2018
Miami Beach, FL

Infiltrate

Infiltrate is a deep, technical conference emphasizing offensive security topics. At Infiltrate you'll have the opportunity to experience demonstrations on the latest technical discoveries from groundbreaking researchers – techniques you won't find anywhere else. It's a must-attend for any infosec professional focused on the technical aspects of offensive security.

Cost to Attend:

  • Conference Briefings: $1,775 to $2,400 (based on number of attendees)
  • Training Sessions and Workshops: $699 – $4,800
    • Web Hacking: $4,800
    • Wide Open To Interpretation: $3,600
    • Click Here for RingO: $4,800
    • Master Track: Kernel Exploitation: $4,800 (SOLD OUT)
    • Master Track: Applied Cryptanalysis: $4,800
    • Workshop - Vector 35: $699

15. Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSecCon)

@AtlSecCon
April 26 - 27, 2018
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSecCon)

The Atlantic Security Conference brings together some of the world's brightest and darkest minds, sharing the common goal of expanding the pool of available IT security knowledge beyond its typical confines. Featuring an impressive roster of speakers representing top information security professionals, the Atlantic Security Conference is a must-attend event for today's infosec professionals.

Cost to Attend: General Admission - C$194.99

16. SOURCE Boston 2018

@SOURCEconf
May 9 - 10, 2018 (Training: May 7 - 8, 2018)
Boston, MA

SOURCE Boston 2018

SOURCE Boston brings together security professionals, analysts, hackers, educators, business professionals, and other experts for an outstanding selection of speakers and activities. The Boston event is the flagship location, but SOURCE also holds other events annually throughout North America and Western Europe. Pre-conference training events are also offered on May 7 - 8, 2018. SOURCE is "one of the only conferences that brings business, technology and security professionals together under one roof to focus on real-world, practical security solutions for some of today's toughest security issues."

Cost to Attend:

  • Standard General Admission Pre-Registration: $349
  • At the Door Registration: $499
  • 1-Day Training: $495
  • 2-Day Training: $995

17. SANS Security West 2018

@SANSInstitute
May 11 - 18, 2018
San Diego, CA

SANS Security West 2018

Featuring more than 30 courses taught by real-world practitioners, SANS Security West 2018 is a must-attend event for information security professionals seeking hands-on, immersion-style security training on the most pressing and relevant security topics of today. If you're not able to make it to San Diego, you can still take advantage of this informative event by attending remotely.

Cost to Attend:

  • Courses range from $2,480 to $6,210
  • Full course list and pricing information available here
  • Core NetWars Experience and DFIR NetWars Tournament: $1,595 each, or free with a 4-6 day course

18. Secure360 Conference

@Secure360
May 15 - 16, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Secure360 Conference

The premier educational conference in the Upper Midwest for the information risk management and security industry, Secure360 is a top infosec conference in the U.S. The event focuses on cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance, physical security, business continuity management, and professional development, offering collaboration and education for your entire team.

Cost to Attend:

  • UMSA Affiliates: $649 ($599 through March 2nd)
  • Regular Attendees/Non-Affiliates: $699 ($649 through March 2nd)
  • On-Site Main Conference Registration: $749
  • VIP Pricing - USMA Affiliates: $848 ($798 through March 2nd)
  • VIP Pricing - Regular Attendees/Non-Affiliates: $898 ($848 through March 2nd)
  • On-Site VIP Registration: $948
  • Workshop Only Pricing - USMA Affiliates: $299
  • Workshop Only Pricing - Regular Attendees/Non-Affiliates: $349
  • Group pricing and student discounts available
  • Full pricing and registration information can be found here

19. AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium

@AFCEA
May 15 - 17, 2018
Baltimore, MD

AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency now has a role in the cyber domain as a network defender, which creates a formal relationship between DISA, U.S. Cyber Command, and the command's military service components. The matrix of participating organizations involved in this overall effort will convene at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium to continue efforts on adapting technical solutions and enterprise management to improve efficiency, security, and reliability.

Cost to Attend:

Full Conference:

  • Active Military/Government (Member/Non-Member): FREE
  • AFCEA Member - Industry/Contractor/Academia/Other: $595
  • Non Member - Industry/Contractor/Academia/Other: $695
  • AFCEA Member - Small Business: $475

Exhibit Hall Only:

  • Active Military/Government: FREE
  • AFCEA Member - Industry/Contractor/Academia/Other: $175
  • Non Member - Industry/Contractor/Academia/Other: $250
  • AFCEA Member - Small Business: $145

20. HACKMIAMI

@hackmiami
May 18 - 20, 2018
Miami, FL

HACKMIAMI

The sixth-annual HACKMIAMI Conference brings together hackers and information security professionals from around the globe. This event is known for uniting the brightest minds in the information security industry and the digital underground under one roof.

Cost to Attend:

  • General Admission Badge: $159.99
  • Training: Security Engineering of IoT and Embedded Systems: $1,450
  • Rod Soto TRAINING Enterprise Penetraion Testing Methods: $1,450

21. Ignite

@Ignite_Conf
May 21 - 24, 2018
Anaheim, CA

Ignite

Get your toughest security challenges solved at Ignite, featuring interactive and educational sessions that equip you with the latest knowledge you need to enable applications while keeping your computing environment secure from advanced cyber threats. Hands-on sessions with leading experts, 1:1s, and interactive labs are just some of the valuable experiences you can take advantage of at Ignite. The 2018 event will hold more Cyber Range trainings than ever before.

Cost to Attend: Individual Conference Pass: $1,695 ($1,495 until April 1, 2018)

22. 39th IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy

@IEEESSP
May 21 - 23, 2018
San Francisco, CA

39th IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy

The IEEE Symposium has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy since 1980. Recognized for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field, the 39th IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy features an impressive session lineup encompassing topics such as technology and consumer protection, digital forensic engineering, bio-inspired security, and more.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

Q3 2018 InfoSec Conferences & Events

23. CircleCityCon

@CircleCityCon
June 1 - 3, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

CircleCityCon

CircleCityCon held its inaugural event in 2015 in Indianapolis, returning for its fourth event in 2018 with three action-packed days of community-led training classes, entertainment, and more. Choose from three tracks to participate in the opportunities in line with your interests, connect with and learn from industry peers, and experience an information security event like no other.

Cost to Attend:

  • $125.00 + $7.87 fee through March 19th
  • Student Ticket: $100

24. Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

@Gartner_inc
June 4 - 7, 2018
National Harbor, MD

Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit provides attendees with best practices and strategies to maintain cost-effective security and risk programs to support digital business and drive enterprise success. The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2018 is taking place from June 4 - 7, 2018 in National Harbor, MD. Find information on other upcoming Gartner Symposiums and Summit Events here.

Cost to Attend:

  • Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2018: $3,575 (Standard Conference Price)
  • Public Sector Price: $3,050
  • Early bird discounts available for pre-registration for most events
  • Group rate discounts available

25. Infosecurity Europe

@Infosecurity
June 5 - 7, 2018
Olympia, London, U.K.

Infosecurity Europe

Infosecurity Europe is Europe's number one information security event. With over 400 exhibitors, an unrivaled education program, and more than 19,500 attendees, Infosecurity Europe is one of the leading industry events for learning the latest best practices, case studies, and critical business insight.

Cost to Attend: Available March 2018

26. FIRST Conference

@FIRSTdotOrg
June 24 - 29, 2018
Kuala Lampur

FIRST Conference

The 30th annual FIRST Conference will be held in Kuala Lampur. FIRST is a not-for-profit organization consisting of trusted computer incident response teams to handle security incidents cooperatively and promote incident prevention programs. You don't have to be a FIRST member in order to attend the conference, which aims to promote coordination and collaboration among computer incident response teams around the world. The FIRST Conference provides a forum for sharing goals, information, and ideas to further global incident response and security.

Cost to Attend:

  • Early Bird - Non-Member (by 18:00 GMT, February 21, 2018): $1,900
  • Early Bird - Member (by 18:00 GMT, February 21, 2018): $1,500
  • Standard - Non-Member (after 18:00 GMT, February 21, 2018): $2,300
  • Standard - Member (after 18:00 GMT, February 21, 2018): $1,850
  • Single Day Fee: $800
  • Two-Day Fee: $1,600
  • Full Time Graduate or Doctoral Computer Security Student: $900
  • 45+ Minute Paper Presenter (1 comp per presentation): Complimentary
  • Less Than 45-Minute Paper Presenter (1 discount per presentation): $1,200
  • Late Fee Member & Non-Member (after 18:00 GMT, May 9, 2018): $2,500

27. Security Operations Summit & Training

@SANSInstitute
July 30 - August 6, 2018
New Orleans, LA

Security Operations Summit & Training

Bringing together industry experts and peers to discuss the challenges facing cybersecurity professionals, the SANS Security Operations Center (SOC) Summit is a valuable experience for any security professional wanting to gain actionable knowledge and advice from top professionals that can be implemented immediately within your organization. The 2018 summit features six courses led by six experienced practitioners. .

Cost to Attend:

  • Courses: Pricing varies by course
  • Courses range from $5,380 to $6,210
  • Security Operations Summit cost: $1,780
  • Full course breakdown and pricing information available here

28. Black Hat United States

@BlackHatEvents
August 4 - 9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Black Hat United States

Black Hat USA is one of the most widely recognized information security conferences, offering a breadth of courses and training opportunities. From beginner hacking training to master-level black ops hacking training for pentesters, Black Hat USA is one of the leading events for infosec professionals looking to get valuable training to stay at the top of their field.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost (2018 pricing details not yet available)

29. DEF CON 26

@_defcon_
August 9 - 12, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

DEF CON 26

DEF CON started back in 1993, originally intended as a party for members of "Platinum Net," a Fido protocol-based hacking network out of Canada. Typically held in July or August, DEF CON has evolved into a much larger, more prominent event for information security professionals, attended by hackers, cryptographers, lawyers, law enforcement agents, and a variety of professionals representing a range of disciplines.

Cost to Attend: To be announced

30. 27th USENIX Security Symposium

@USENIXSecurity
August 15 - 17, 2018
Baltimore, MD

27th USENIX Security Symposium

The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, programmers, and anyone interested in the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks. USENIX is the first technical membership association offering open access to research, with a variety of events covering sysadmin, security, systems, and more.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost (2018 pricing details not yet available)

Q4 2018 InfoSec Conferences & Events

31. 44CON London

@44CON
September 12-14, 2018
London, United Kingdom

44CON London

44CON London is a technical IT security conference that offers three days of training sessions followed by a two day expo hall. Training sessions cover topics such as internet security, vulnerability discovery, and new exploit techniques. With talks from notable security speakers and plenty of great networking opportunities - including an official after party - 44CON is a not-miss conference for the world's information security professionals.

Cost to Attend: Attendance cost and registration information not yet available

32. Hacker Halted

@HackerHalted
September 13 - 14, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Hacker Halted

Hacker Halted is the EC-Council's annual information security conference. As the issuer of the Certified Ethical Hacker certification, EC-Council's Hacker Halted conference focuses on ethical hacking topics, with four days of technical training courses leading up to the conference.

Cost to Attend:

  • Conference ONLY Pass – $199
  • Ethical Hacking Courses - October 5th - 8th (all courses include a Hacker Halted conference pass)
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) – $2,499
    • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator – $2,499
    • Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) – $2,499
    • Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) – $2,999
    • Certified Network Defender (CND) – $2,499

33. SecTor Canada

@sectorca
October 1 - 3, 2018
Toronto, Canada

SecTor Canada

Canada's premier IT security conference, SecTor Canada has built a reputation for bringing together leading experts from around the world to share the latest research and techniques related to underground threats and corporate defenses. Entering its 12th year, SecTor provides an opportunity for IT practitioners and managers to connect with peers and learn from experts in the field.

Cost to Attend: Sold out for 2018, see pricing details here

34. BruCON

@brucon
October 3 - 5, 2018
Belgium

 

BruCON

An annual security and hacker conference held in Belgium, BruCON spans three days examining critical issues in information security, privacy, and the over-arching impacts of infosec on society. The conference features workshops, leading industry speakers, and security challenges along with opportunities to engage with peers and discuss and present research impacting information security, privacy, and related topics.

Cost to Attend:

  • Basic ticket (no invoice): 200 Euro
  • Student ticket: 75 Euro
  • Business ticket: 400 Euro
  • Check back here for registration information.

35. DerbyCon 8.0

@DerbyCon
October 5 - 7, 2018
Louisville, KY

DerbyCon 8.0

DerbyCon 8.0 is the place where security professionals, hobbyists, and anyone interested in security convene to socialize, learn, and gain valuable connections with fellow professionals and enthusiasts. This five-day event includes training sessions as well as the main conference experience. More than 2,000 people attended DerbyCon 4.0 several years ago, and the organizers aim to make it bigger and better year after year.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

36. 2018 ISSA International Conference

@ISSAINTL
October 17 - 18, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Over 1,000 cybersecurity professionals are expected to converge in Atlanta to discuss topics like incident response, emerging technologies, business skills for the information security professional, and more. The conference bills itself as having "solution oriented, proactive and innovative sessions focused on Securing Tomorrow Today."

Cost to Attend:

  •  Members: $499 USD.
  •  Non-Members: $898 USD
  •  Students: Full conference registration: $150 USD

37. 29th ISF Annual World Congress

@SecurityForum
October 27 - 30, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

29th ISF Annual World Congress

The leading international conference for information security professionals, the 29th ISF Annual World Congress is a must-attend event for any serious professional in the field. This event is the Information Security Forum's flagship global event offering attendees an opportunity to discuss and find solutions to current security challenges, gain practical advice from trusted peers, and interact with leading industry experts from around the globe.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

38. ISACA Cyber Security Nexus

@ISACANews
October 29 - 31, 2018
London, UK

ISACA Cyber Security Nexus

Stay on top of the latest cybersecurity trends, further your career, and connect with fellow cybersecurity professionals from around the world at ISACA's Cyber Security Nexus, where all things cybersecurity meet. Offering unique opportunities for hands-on experience, information about the latest tactics and tools to meet the ever-growing threat, and more, Cyber Security Nexus is a must-attend event for modern infosec pros in 2018.

Cost to Attend:

Early Bird Pricing (through March 4th):

  • Member: US $1,095
  • Non-Member: US $1,295

Keynote Announcement Registration Rate (by August 1st):

  • Member: US $1,295
  • Non-Member: US $1,495

Standard Registration Rate (by October 19th):

  • Member: US $1,495
  • Non-Member: US $1,695

On-Site Registration Rate:

  • Member: $1,695
  • Non-Member: $1,895

Two-Day Workshop:

  • Member: $850
  • Non-Member: $1,050

39. Infosecurity North America

@Infosecurity
November 14 - 15, 2018
New York City, NY

Infosecurity North America is a landmark two day event that will host immersive learning experiences and the latest insight from thought leaders within the cyber security industry. Be part of inspiring discussions on key issues with other progressively minded community members and learn actionable insights to take to your own workplace.

Cost to Attend:

Conference and keynote access:

  • Early bird (ends September 30): $299
  • Standard (ends November 13): $399
  • Onsite (November 14, 15): $499

40. DeepSec

@deepsec
November 29 - 30, 2018
Vienna, Austria

DeepSec

An in-depth conference on information security held in Europe, DeepSec brings together the most renowned security professionals from myriad sectors including government, academia, and industry as well as the underground hacking community. A non-product, non-vendor-biased conference, DeepSec prides itself on neutrality, considering all discussions, talks, and workshops on merit, innovation, and value to the

Cost to Attend:

Conference Business Ticket:

  • Early Booking €2095,- excl.VAT - available until Sept 25th 2018 23:55 (local time)
  • Regular Booking €2295,- excl.VAT - available from Sept 26th 2018 0:00 to Nov 18th 23:55 (local time)
  • Last Minute Booking €2595,- excl.VAT - available from Nov 19th 2018 0:00 to Nov 26th 15:55 (local time)

Conference:

  • Early Booking €675,- excl.VAT - available until Sept 25th 2018 23:55 (local time)
  • Regular Booking €745,- excl.VAT - available from Sept 26th 2018 0:00 to Nov 18th 23:55 (local time)
  • Last Minute Registration (November 2-13): €895,- excl.VAT - available from Nov 19th 2018 0:00 to Nov 13th 15:55

ROOTS Workshop:

  • Early Booking €675,- excl.VAT - available until Sept 25th 2018 23:55 (local time)
  • Regular Booking €745,- excl.VAT - available from Sept 26th 2018 0:00 to Nov 18th 23:55 (local time)
  • Last Minute Registration (November 2-13): €895,- excl.VAT - available from Nov 19th 2018 0:00 to Nov 13th 15:55

Package (Training + Conference):

  • Early Booking €1995,- excl.VAT - available until Sept 25th 2018 23:55 (local time)
  • Regular Booking €2195,- excl.VAT - available from Sept 26th 2018 0:00 to Nov 18th 23:55 (local time)
  • Last Minute Registration (November 2-13): €2595,- excl.VAT - available from Nov 19th 2018 0:00 to Nov 13th 15:55 (local time)

41. AppSec United States (OWASP National Conference)

@appsecusa
Fall 2018 (Specific dates not yet available)

AppSec United States (OWASP National Conference)

AppSec USA, the OWASP National Conference, is the premier gathering of developers, security experts, and technologists to discuss cutting edge approaches to securing web applications. AppSec is a must-attend event for any professional involved in application, devops, or cloud security. Dates have not been released for AppSec USA 2018, but it's slated to be held sometime in Fall 2018.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost (2018 info not yet available)

InfoSec Conferences & Events with Multiple Dates/Locations

42. BSides Event Series

@SecurityBSides
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

BSides Event Series

BSides is "a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members, with the goal of expanding the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time." BSides creates opportunities for both presenting and participating in an intimate atmosphere with events offering discussion, demos, and interaction from participants. BSides events take place throughout the year in many cities across the globe, with some of the biggest and most noteworthy BSides being held in New York City, Seattle, Vancouver, and Herndon, VA, among others.

Cost to Attend: Costs vary by event and location

43. ISSA CISO Executive Forum Series

@ISSAINTL
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

ISSA CISO Executive Forum Series

A peer-to-peer event series offering an open-discussion environment in which members can feel free to share concerns, successes, and feedback, the ISSA CISO Executive Forum Series provides a valuable opportunity for information security professionals. Membership is by invitation only and subject to approval, making these events exclusive to leading executives in the field. Upcoming events are scheduled in San Francisco and Atlanta.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

44. (ISC)2 Secure Event Series

@ISC2
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

(ISC)2 Secure Event Series

(ISC)2 offers a comprehensive range of quality, high-level educational events. (ISC)2 Secure Events take place throughout the year and in cities across the globe. Upcoming Secure Events focus on managing risk in the ever-changing threat landscape, advancing the cybersecurity workforce, and other pressing topics of interest to the information security community.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

45. secureCISO

@secureCISO
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

secureCISO

secureCISO is an event series by CISOsynergy that offers informative, educational events for global CISO and IT leaders. Attendees engage in thought-leading discussions on the modern issues impacting enterprise information security.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

46. CISO Executive Summit Series

@Evanta
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

CISO Executive Summit Series

Evanta fosters leadership development and collaboration between North America's top executives in IT, security, and more. Evanta's CISO Executive Summits are invite-only leadership communities created by CISOs, for CISOs. These gatherings aim to provide an intimate setting for peer-to-peer discussions between today's leading CISOs.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

47. SecureWorld

@SecureWorldExpo
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

SecureWorld

SecureWorld connects, informs, and develops the leaders in cybersecurity through its industry-leading events that offer more content and facilitate more professional connections than any other event in the cybersecurity industry. SecureWorld events happen in major cities across the U.S. throughout the year.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

48. IANS Information Security Forums

@IANS_Security
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

IANS Information Security Forums

IANS is a tech research firm focused on information security, regulatory compliance, and IT risk management. The 2018 IANS Information Security Forums consist of faculty-led information sessions, peer-to-peer networking exchange, and an opportunity to earn CPE credits during these two-day events.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

49. Cyber Security Summit

@CyberSummitUSA
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Cyber Security Summit

Cyber Security Summit connects C-suite executives with leading cyber solution providers. Upcoming events are happening in San Jose, Phoenix (both new locations for 2018), Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, and other cities throughout the U.S. Attend a Cyber Security Summit to learn how to protect your company from cyber attacks, acquire the tools you need to protect your enterprise, and more.

Cost to Attend:

  • Executive Admission: $350
  • Government and Military Admission: $50

50. Data Connectors

@DataConnectors
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Data Connectors

Data Connectors organizes and hosts tech security conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada. Discover the latest best practices, products, and services available to the community in an educational environment. These events are valuable educational and networking opportunities for professionals interested in information security, cyber security, network security, and related disciplines. Cybersecurity conferences offered by Data Connectors qualify for CPE credits, as well.

Cost to Attend: $100 + $6.49 fee

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