The Top 50 Must-Attend Information Security Conferences

By Nate Lord

Our list of the top 50 infosec conferences happening around the world – 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 other professionals. In few fields do conferences play as important a role as they do in information security. This ever-changing industry places high demands on professionals to 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 the 50 most valuable, educational information security conferences that are must-attend events for leading professionals in infosec. The following 50 events are not ranked in terms of value or importance, but instead are listed chronologically, beginning with events that take place in January. Event series with multiple dates and locations are listed last, not to be interpreted as being of less value than those listed towards the beginning of the list.

Please note, some of these events have already taken place for 2015. They’re included here as established events proven to offer value to attendees year after year — meaning you should add them to your events list for 2016 and beyond. In these instances, we’ve listed the dates during which the 2015 event took place. 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 2016. Events that have not yet taken place in 2015 include the most up-to-date information available at the time of writing.

1. ShmooCon
January 16 – 18, 2015
Washington, D.C.

An annual East coast hacker convention, ShmooCon provides an open and informative atmosphere spanning three days for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive hardware and software solutions, and open discussions on the most pressing infosec issues impacting the field each year.

Cost to Attend: $150 for general admission

2. Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit
February 2 – 9, 2015
Washington, D.C.

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: $1,495, discounted to $995 when purchased in conjunction with a full-price, 5-6 day course

3. IAPP Global Privacy Conference
March 4 – 6, 2015
Washington, D.C.

The IAPP Global Privacy Summit hosted more than 3,000 privacy professionals in 2015, featuring keynote presentations by Glenn Greenwald, Journalist, Sarah Lewis, Author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, Kent Walker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Google, and other industry leaders. The IAPP, a non-profit organization founded in 2000, is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

4. CanSecWest
March 18 – 20, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia

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: Contact for attendance cost

5. InfoSec World
March 23 – 25, 2015
Orlando, FL

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 Pass: $3,595 (Tier 1), 55 CPEs – Access to Conference Sessions and one Workshop/Summit per time slot, all lunches and Expo
  • Main Conference: $1,795 (Tier 1), 18 CPEs – InfoSec World Conference Sessions, Keynotes, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Expo
  • Government Employees: $1,526 (Tier 1), 18 CPEs – InfoSec World Conference Sessions, Keynotes, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Expo
  • ISACA, IAA, and (ISC)2 Members: $1,615, 18 CPEs – InfoSec World Conference Sessions, Keynotes, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Expo
  • Conference with Hands-On Track: $1,795, 18 CPEs – Access to Hands-On Track and All Keynotes, Lunches, and Expo

6. Women in Cyber Security
March 27 – 28, 2015
Atlanta, GA

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: Contact for attendance cost

7. Ignite
March 30 – April 1, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

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.

Cost to Attend:

  • Individual Conference Pass: $1,295
  • PCNSE6 Exam Fee: $150

8. InfoSec Southwest
April 10 – 12, 2015
Austin, TX

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: Tiered, ranging from $50 to $160

9. SANS 2015
April 11 – 18, 2015
Orlando, FL

SANS is the global leader in information security training, offering a variety of events and conferences throughout the year. SANS 2015 takes place in April in Orlando, Florida, featuring a comprehensive roster of courses for industry professionals packed with the techniques and tools you need to advance in your career. You can even attend remotely if you’re not able to make the live event but want to take advantage of these industry-leading training opportunities.

Cost to Attend:

  • Pricing varies by course and options
  • Most courses – $5,350
  • Full course list and pricing information available here
  • Remote courses and pricing information available here

10. Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSecCon)
April 16 – 17, 2015
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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:

  • Two-Day General Admission: $160
  • Speakers Dinner: $95

11. Infiltrate
April 16 – 17, 2015
Miami, FL

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:

  • $2,220 (by April 16, 2015)
  • Early registration discounts available (past deadline for 2015)
  • Training Sessions:
    • Web Hacking Language Review: $750 (April 12, 2015)
    • Websploitation: $3,330 (April 13 -15, 2015)
    • Wide Open to Interpretation: $4,500 (April 20 – 23, 2015)
    • Master Class: $4,500 (April 20 – 23, 2015)

12. RSA Conference United States 2015
April 20 – 24, 2015
San Francisco, CA

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 United States 2015 features a keynote interview with Alec Baldwin, 23 tracks, 300 conference sessions, and much more.

Cost to Attend:

  • Standard Period (March 21 – April 17, 2015):
    • Full Conference Pass: $2,295
    • Full Conference Academic Pass/Student Pass: $695
    • Full Conference One-Day Pass: $995
    • Full Conference Group (5+) Discount: $2,195
    • Full Conference Group (20+) Discount: $2,095
  • On-Site Period (April 18 – April 24, 2015):
    • Full Conference Pass: $2,595
    • Full Conference Academic Pass/Student Pass: $695
    • Full Conference One-Day Pass: $995
    • Full Conference Group (5+) Discount: $2,495
    • Full Conference Group (20+) Discount: $2,395
  • Other Passes Available

13. Security Operations Center Summit & Training
April 24 – May 1, 2015
Arlington, Virginia

Bringing together industry experts and peers to discuss the challenges facing cybersecurity professionals, the SANS Security Operations Center (SOC) Summit & Training 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.

Cost to Attend:

  • SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials – Enterprise Defender – $5,350
    • GCED: $629
    • OnDemand: $629
  • SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth – $5,350
    • GCIA: $629
    • OnDemand: $629
  • SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations – $5,350
    • OnDemand: $629
  • FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics and Incident Response – $5,350
    • GCFA: $629
    • OnDemand: $629
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Summit: $1,495
    • $995 with 4-6 day course

14. INTEROP Las Vegas
April 27 – May 1, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

The leading independent technology conference designed to inspire, inform, and connect the world’s IT community, INTEROP Las Vegas is one of the most well-known and highly attended infosec conferences. The 2015 event features new programs, networking opportunities, and world-class IT education and training on the latest infrastructure and networking innovations. You’ll leave INTEROP with the skills and know-how to set your organization’s IT action plan.

Cost to Attend:

  • Total Access (5 days):
    • Regular (March 21 – April 24): $3,099
    • On-Site Price (April 24 – May 1): $3,299
  • Conference (3 days):
    • Regular: $2,199
    • On-Site Price: $2,399
  • Workshop (2 days):
    • Regular: $1,899
    • On-Site Price: $1,999
  • 1 Day Pass:
    • Regular: $999
    • On-Site Price: $1,099
  • Expo Plus:
    • Regular: $299
    • On-Site Price: $350
  • Expo:
    • Regular: Free to qualified
    • On-Site Price: $150

15. SANS Security West 2015
May 3 – 12, 2015
San Diego, CA

Featuring 27 courses, 24 instructors, and 5 disciplines, SANS Security West 2015 is a must-attend event for information security professionals seeking hands-on, immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners. You’ll also get to take advantage of interactive bonus sessions led by an all-star panel on emerging trends in cyber security.

Cost to Attend:

  • Pricing varies by course
  • Courses priced $1,980 and up; most courses cost $5,150/$5,350
  • Full course list and pricing information available here
  • Bonus sessions are free to paid attendees

16. AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium
May 5 – 7, 2015
Baltimore, MD

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: Contact for attendance costs

17. Secure360 Conference
May 12 – 13, 2015
St. Paul, MN

The premier educational conference in the Upper Midwest for the information risk management and security industry, Secure360 is a top infosec conferences in the U.S. This year’s keynote speakers include Frank Abagnale, who will update participants on the latest techniques and methods used in identity theft, and Ed Skoudis, who will discuss the shifting threat to critical infrastructure and related equipment used to operate the physical world.

Cost to Attend:

  • UMSA Members and Affiliates: $499
  • Non-Members: $549
  • CSO Executive Summit: $279 (one-day only)
  • Preconference Half-Day Sessions: $149
  • Full-Time Graduate Student: $99
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Student: $79

18. THOTCON 0x6
May 14 – 15, 2015
Chcago, IL

A small-venue, non-profit, non-commercial hacking conference held in Chicago, THOTCON provides a uniquely casual and social atmosphere. THOTCON is also the home of the only BJCP-sanctioned Hacker Brew Contest. THOTCON 0x6 is the sixth incarnation of this already widely recognized event.

Cost to Attend:

  • THOTCON Jogger Pre-Order: $50
  • General Admittance: $146
  • OPER: $5,000

May 15 – 17, 2015
Miami, FL

The third-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. This year’s lineup will showcase the hottest penetration testing tools, techniques, and methodologies at the forefront of the cyber threatscape.

Cost to Attend:

  • User: $120 (No training included)
  • Vouched (VIP): $1,337 (Attend a training course, extra User pass for a friend)
  • Recruiter Level: $2,600 (No training included, HACKMIAMI’s Candidate Database)

20. 36th IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy
May 18 – 20, 2015
San Jose, CA

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 36th IEEE Symposim on Security & Privacy features an impressive session lineup encompassing topics such as hardware-aided security, cryptocurrencies and cybercrime, cryptographic protocols, and much more.

Cost to Attend:

  • Symposium Registration Fees:
    • IEEE Member: $795 ($995 beginning April 18th)
    • Non-Member: $995 ($1,295 beginning April 18th)
    • IEEE Student Member: $495 ($625 beginning April 18th)
    • Student Non-Member: $625 ($795 beginning April 18th)
  • Workshop Registration Fees:
    • IEEE Member: $270 ($330 beginning April 18th)
    • Non-Member: $340 ($420 beginning April 18th)
    • IEEE Student Member: $190 ($230 beginning April 18th)
    • Student Non-Member: $240 ($290 beginning April 18th)

21. SANS Pen Test Austin 2015
May 18 – 23, 2015
Austin, TX

Featuring six courses and seven 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.

Cost to Attend:

  • SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style – $5,150/$5,350 (after April 22nd)
    • GSEC: $629
    • OnDemand: $629
    • NetWars – NWC: $1,099
  • SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling – $5,150/$5,350 (after April 22nd)
    • GCIH: $629
    • OnDemand: $629
    • NetWars – NWC: $1,099
  • SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking – $5,150/$5,350 (after April 22nd)
    • GWAPT: $629
    • OnDemand: $629
    • NetWars – NWC: $1,099
  • SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking – $5,150/$5,350 (after April 22nd)
    • GPEN: $629
    • OnDemand: $629
    • NetWars – NWC: $1,099
  • SEC617: Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses – $5,150/$5,350 (after April 22nd)
    • GAWN: $629
    • NetWars – NWC: $1,099
  • SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking – $5,150/$5,350 (after April 22nd)
    • GXPN: $629
    • OnDemand: $629
    • NetWars – NWC: $1,09

22. Infosecurity Europe
June 2 – 4, 2015
London, U.K.

Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s number one information security event. With over 345 exhibiting vendors, an unrivaled education program, and more than 15,000 industry professionals gathering from more than 70 countries, Infosecurity Europe is the place to be at the beginning of June.

Cost to Attend:

  • FREE registration by June 1st
  • On-site registration fee: £35

23. SANSFIRE 2015
June 13 – 20, 2015
Baltimore, MD

At SANSFIRE 2015, you’ll experience hands-on, immersion-style security training courses led by real-world practitioners. Improve your information security skills and get the training you need to excel in your career at SANSFIRE, choosing from 41 courses taught by 38 instructors in seven different disciplines.

Cost to Attend:

  • Cost varies by course
  • Courses start at $1,250
  • Most courses $5,350
  • Full course offerings and cost information here

24. NRF PROTECT 2015
June 23 – 26, 2015
Long Beach, CA

Come to NRF PROTECT 2015 and take advantage of 44 world-class education sessions, three provocative keynote speakers, more than 200 solutions providers in the EXPO Hall, and much more. This three-day event also offers an Emerging Leaders Boot Camp, 30-minute confidential cyber security consultations with one-on-one Breach Assessments, and plenty of opportunities for networking with your peers.

Cost to Attend:

  • Retailers:
    • Member Full Conference: Standard Rate: $1,050; On-Site Rate: $1,250
    • Non-Member Full Conference: Standard Rate: $1,250; On-Site Rate: $1,450
    • EXPO Hall Pass: FREE
  • Non-Retailers:
    • NRF/ Full Conference: $1,600
    • Non-Member Full Conference: $1,900
  • Retail Member Teams:
    • 5-15 NRF or Members: $750 per person
    • 16+ NRF or Members: $575 per person
  • International Delegations (minimum 5 registrants): $750 per person
  • Law Enforcement:
    • Full Conference: $325
    • EXPO Hall Pass: FREE
  • Student or Educator: $325 (Full Conference)
  • Emerging Leaders Boot Camp: $75

25. Black Hat United States
August 1 – 6, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Black Hat USA is one of the most widely recognized information security conferences, offering a breadth of courses and training opportunities to choose from. 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

26. DEF CON 23
August 6 – 9, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

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 the last week of July or the first week of 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: $230, cash only, at the door (no pre-registration)

27. 24th USENIX Security Symposium
August 12 – 14, 2015
Washington, D.C.

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. Dr. Richard J. Danzig will serve as the keynote speaker for the 24th USENIX Security Symposium.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

28. HP Protect 2015
September 2 – 4, 2015
Washington, D.C.

HP Protect is one of the most valuable conferences to attend to learn how to think like the “bad guys” in order to adequately protect and secure your company’s networks, applications, and valuable information. With both educational and networking opportunities, HP Protect is a worthy event for any information security professional to attend.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

29. 44CON London
September 7-11, 2015
London, United Kingdom

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:

  • Standard Ticket: £315 GBP

30. AppSec United States (OWASP National Conference)
September 22 – 25, 2015
San Francisco, CA

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.

Cost to Attend:

  • $750 tickets available through May 1, 2015
  • Contact for specific attendance cost

31. CSO Perspectives on Data Protection and Privacy
September 23, 2015
San Francisco, CA

A special seminar taking place on September 23, 2015 in San Francisco, CSO Perspectives on Data Protection and Privacy will provide the answers you need to your most burning questions about protecting your company’s sensitive data in the modern, constantly evolving threat landscape. Find out how companies are dealing with privacy and data protection in the increasingly digitized marketplace, discover the latest strategies and techniques for protecting customer data, employee records, and other information, and much more.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

32. DerbyCon 5.0
September 23 – 27, 2015
Louisville, KY

DerbyCon 5.0, “Unity,” 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 on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Thursday, September 24th, with the conference taking place from Friday through Sunday, September 25th through September 27th.

Cost to Attend:

  • Training tickets go on sale May 1st. Check back here for more info.
  • Conference tickets go on sale May 1st. Information will be available at this link.

33. ISSA International Conference
October 12 – 13, 2015
Chicago, IL

One of the most prominent events taking place in Chicago, IL, in October, the 2015 ISSA International Conference includes keynotes, breakout sessions, and ample opportunities to network with your peers and gain valuable business connections in the information security industry.

Cost to Attend:

  • Members: $349
  • Non-Members: $698
  • Students: $175
  • Group registration for 5+ attendees available

34. 26th ISF Annual World Congress
November 7 – 10, 2015
Atlanta, GA

The leading international conference for information security professionals, the 26th 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

35. API Cyber Security Conference & Expo
November 10 – 11, 2015
Houston, TX

The 10th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo is the event to attend for the latest information on the sophisticated attacks that have redefined the security reality for the energy sector. Oil and gas security professionals come together to learn and network with industry peers during this two-day event that takes place in Houston, Texas, hosted by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the only national trade association representing all aspects of America’s oil and gas industry.

Cost to Attend: Registration fees and information available soon. Check back here for details.

36. BSides Event Series
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

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 that encourages collaboration, with events offering discussion, demos, and interaction from participants. BSides events take place throughout the year in many cities across the globe.

Cost to Attend: Costs vary by event and location

37. Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit Series
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summits provide attendees with best practices and strategies to maintain cost-effective security and risk programs to support digital business and drive enterprise success. If you miss a live event, Gartner Events On Demand allows you to access to insights presented at Gartner events from anywhere. Full conference attendees receive free access to all recorded events. The next event is the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2015, taking place from June 8 – 11, 2015 in National Harbor, MD. Find information on other upcoming Gartner Symposiums and Summit Events here.

Cost to Attend:

  • Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2015: $2,995 (Standard Conference Price)
  • Public Sector Price: $2,595
  • Early bird discounts available for pre-registration for most events
  • Group rate discounts available

38. T.E.N. & ISE® Programs
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Providing the perfect opportunity for technology solution providers to participate in structured peer information exchanges, T.E.N. & ISE® Programs offer the chance to build relationships with key prospects and nurture existing clients in an exclusive environment. T.E.N. & ISE® Programs are led by top IT or information security influencers and provide the perfect setting to collaborate on emerging business, IT and information security concepts, strategies, and trends.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

39. ISSA CISO Executive Forum Series
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

A peer-to-peer event offering an open-discussion environment in which members can feel free to share concerns, successes, and feedback in a peer-only environment, the ISSA CISO Executive Forum Series is 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, Las Vegas, and Chicago.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

40. (ISC)2 Secure Event Series
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

(ISC)2 offers a comprehensive range of quality, high-level educational events. Professionals can earn CPEs at (ISC)2 e-Symposiums and (ISC)2 Security Leadership 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

41. Angelbeat
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Angelbeat events focus on meeting the educational needs of attendees. Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber, a widely respected analyst and blogger, selects expert speakers who deliver concise, technical, and complimentary talks on security and compliance; cloud, virtualization, and SDN; storage, backup, and infrastructure; network, mobility, and VOIP; and Big Data and Hadoop. The event format eliminates the sales and marketing fluff, enabling attendees to gain valuable knowledge on multiple topics. Upcoming events are taking place in cities across the U.S. throughout April, May, and June.

Cost to Attend: Registration is FREE for most events

42. CampIT Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

CampIT hosts a variety of events throughout the year in an array of locations, focusing on providing events that solve current IT challenges. The next Enterprise Risk/Security Management conference is taking place on June 25, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois, but you’ll find ample events of value from CampIT throughout the year.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

43. secureCIO
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

CIOsynergy offers informative, educational events for the global CIO and IT leader. Attendees engage in thought-leading discussions as they discuss, debate, and challenge the clear and present dangers of enterprise IT vulnerability.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

44. Argyle Executive Forum
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

A membership-based professional services firm, Argyle Executive Forum convenes and connects leaders from highly targeted B2B communities for collaboration and business development. Argyle has been advancing the exchange of new ideas and timely perspectives among senior operating leaders, board members, investment managers, and policy makers since 2004. More than 40,000 executives participate in Argyle’s communities, with 700 new members joining monthly.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

45. CISO Executive Summit
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Evanta fosters leadership development and collaboration between North America’s top executives in IT, security, finance, HR, and pro sports. Evanta’s CISO Executive Summits are exclusive leadership communities created by CISOs, for CISOs. These invitation-only gatherings are designed to minimize commitments while maximizing the depth of a true peer-to-peer engagement in an intimate setting.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

46. SecureWorld
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

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

47. Information Security Forums
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

IANS is a tech research firm focused on information security, regulatory compliance, and IT risk management. The 2015 IANS Information Security Forums consist of five issue-oriented tracks covering security challenges ranging from providing perimeter-less data protection, to fighting advanced malware, to improving visibility.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

48. SC Congress
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

SC Magazine presents the information security industry’s must-see conference and expo, SC Congress. Prospective attendees can choose from four cities: New York, Toronto, Chicago, and London, to gain perspectives from top risk experts and network with cybersecurity leaders.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost (some event details and registration info not yet available for 2015)

49. Cyber Security Summit
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Cyber Security Summit connects C-suite executives with leading cyber solution providers. Upcoming events are happening in Washington D.C., New York, and Boston, in the summer and fall of 2015. 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: Contact for attendance cost

50. Data Connectors
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

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. All conferences are eligible for CPE credits.

Cost to Attend:

  • Most Events: $100 + $6.49 fee
  • Some Events are FREE

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