Our list of 21 cybersecurity events to attend in 2021 features premier cybersecurity summits, like the International Cybersecurity Forum in France and National Cyber Summit in the US, alongside intimate and industry-specific events (and webinars) you won’t want to miss.
Many of these events are hosted online, but a lot of organizers are planning to host their conferences face-to-face. Watch out for last-minute changes as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.
Last updated April 16, 2021
Webinar: Account Takeover is an Issue, Your SEG Isn’t Enough
Date: April 28, 2021
External account takeover (ATO) attacks are a critical issue that hit many organizations today, and it happens more often than you think. They are considered one of the security industry’s most successful attack types. In fact, here at Tessian, we are seeing more attempts at these attacks than ever before, and they’re slipping right past Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) and other legacy email security tools.
In this webinar:
See real-world examples of external ATO attacks from our threat intelligence team at Tessian
How ATOs bypass SEGs and why users fall for them
Learn what tools can help you detect and avoid ATO breaches
Cost to attend: Free
11th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY)
Date: April 26-28, 2021
Location: Online (Possible in-person enrolment available in the US, exact location TBC)
This conference, organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control (SIGSAC), brings together academics and industry leaders to discuss security and privacy in software development.
Applications, including mobile apps, are a key vulnerability of many systems. Read our article on zero-day vulnerabilities to learn about how hackers exploit software weaknesses. Software developers attending CODASPY will learn about cutting-edge research in the cybersecurity of software applications.
Cost to attend: Free
IAPP Global Privacy Summit
Date: April 27-28, 2021
Location: Washington DC
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a globally-respected coalition of lawyers, developers, consultants, and other experts. The IAPP Global Privacy Summit features over 4000 attendees, at least 125 exhibitors, and more than 250 expert speakers.
Privacy and cybersecurity are intertwined, and your business neglects on to the detriment of the other. Applying privacy-focused principles means collecting less personal information, deleting it when necessary, and — of course — storing it securely.
The IAPP summit will feature sessions on data breach response, compliance with data protection laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and privacy engineering.
FS-ISAC: Americas Spring Summit
Date: April 27-29, 2021
A lot changed with the shift to remote-working, and many of these changes are here to stay. But, these changes can be difficult to navigate.
This three-day virtual summit – with speakers, panelists, and keynotes from Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, ADP and more – will help you stay at the forefront of these new technology trends and emerging paradigms.
For a full program schedule, click here.
Cost to Attend: Free for members
Date: May 11-12, 2021
Location: International Convention Centre Wales, Newport, Wales
CyberUK is hosted by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a government unit that advises on cybersecurity. It’s one of the UK’s most important cybersecurity events and is a “must-attend” for industry leaders.
The program for 2021 has not yet been set, but expect a full and varied range of talks, demos, and workshops. The last CyberUK agenda included sessions on identifying supply chain risks, building the cybersecurity profession, and using machine learning to boost defences.
Cost to attend: Free for public sector employees. Private sector employees — Early bird: £849 + tax. Standard rate: £999 + tax
CyberCon London 2021
Date: May 12-13, 2021
CyberCon London features high-profile speakers bringing CTOs, CISOs, and IT directors up-to-date knowledge and practical advice on dealing with cyberthreats.
Agenda items include panel sessions on fraud, remote working, and the costs of cybercrime — plus lectures from world-renowned cybersecurity exxperts.
Cost to attend: Standard: £95 + tax.
RSA Conference San Francisco
Date: May 17-20, 2021
The theme for this year’s fully virtual RSAC? Resilience.
While a full list of speakers hasn’t been released, you can see what Linda Gray Martin, VP of RSA Conference, has to say about what you should expect in this video. “See” you there!
Did you know 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of this event?
International Privacy + Security Forum
Date: May 24-26, 2021
The International Privacy + Security Forum is organized by academics Daniel Solove and Paul Schwartz, both well-known figures in the world of privacy. The conference is open to privacy and security professionals from all walks of life.
The event provides several sessions focusing on legal compliance with EU and California privacy law, plus workshops on data security law, health privacy, and data de-identification.
Cost to attend: 2-day pass — $499 (general), or $299 (academic/NGO/government), 10% early bird discount before March 31.
Infosecurity Europe 2021
Date: June 8-10, 2021
Location: Olympia London, Hammersmith, London.
Infosecurity Europe features an eclectic range of exhibitors and networking opportunities for cybersecurity leaders across all industries.
Many key players in cybersecurity are exhibiting in 2021, including Avast, Bitdefender, and SolarWinds. Public bodies, including the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Nation Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), are also represented.
Cost to attend: TBC
National Cyber Summit 2021
Date: June 8-10, 2021
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
The National Cyber Summit focuses on education, collaboration, and innovation, bringing together experts from government, academia, and industry to deliver an innovative, diverse, and accessible event.
Speakers will include Robert Powell, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity at NASA, Katie Arrington, Chief of Information Security Acquisition and the US Department of Defense, and Merritt Baer, Principal Security Architect at Amazon Web Services.
Cost to attend: Full Access: Standard — $570, Onsite — $610. Student, Teacher/Faculty: Standard — $175, Onsite — $200. Government: Free.
Virtual Silicon Valley Cyber Security Summit 2021
Date: June 9, 2021
The fourth annual Virtual Silicon Valley Cyber Security Summit features sessions from Verizon, IBM, and Chrome Enterprise.
Attendees can attend sessions on:
Identifying and avoiding insider threats, hosted by Sean Atkinson from the Center for Internet Security
Combating ransomware, with Kristin Judge from the Cybercrime Support Network
The state of passwordless security, with HYPR’s George Avetisov.
The event focuses on interactive discussion, so expect plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and cybersecurity leaders.
Cost to attend: $95
Regulatory Compliance Conference
Date: June 13-16, 2021
Location: Hyatt Regency, San Diego, California
With nations worldwide passing ever-stricter privacy and security laws, your business should take every opportunity to learn how best to remain compliant. Join “the nation’s top risk-based thinkers” to discuss the most pressing issues in regulatory compliance.
This conference from the American Bankers Association features over 50 sessions to help banking and fintech organizations comply with consumer protection and data security regulations.
Want to know more about balancing your security and compliance obligations? Read Security vs. Compliance: What’s The Difference?
Cost to attend: TBC
Date: June 14-16, 2021
Location: London and Online
With over 100,000 expected visitors (both in-person and online), ths hybrid festival features 1,000+ speakers covering 20 topics. The theme? “How do we get the next 10 years right?”
For a list of topics, click here.
For a list of speakers, click here.
Cost to Attend: £4-5,000
CISO Visions Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Date: June 21-25, 2021
CISO VISIONS is invitation-only for security executives.
Why is it exclusive? According to the event coordinators, it lets them cater to security leaders specific challenges and keep attendees in the company of the leaders driving progress in your field.
At the event, you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with solution providers and learn from 30+ speakers driving innovation.
Cost to Attend: Free (but you must apply!)
Date: June 22-24, 2021
PrivSec Global returns on 22nd-24th June 2021 with over 200+ subject matter experts addressing prominent issues and challenges across 64 sessions, panel discussions, debates and fireside chats on data protection, privacy, security and beyond.
Cost to Attend: Free
British Legal Technology Forum 2021
Date: July 6, 2021
Location: Billinghurst, London
The British Legal Technology Forum is Europe’s biggest legal technology conference and exhibition, featuring 2,500 square meters of exhibition space.
BLTF 2021 is a crucial event for legal professionals, featuring talks from Prof. Richard Susskind, President of the Society for Computers & Law, and Bruna Pellicci, CTO at Linklaters.
Bonus: Tessian is the headline sponsor!
Want to learn more about how Tessian helps lock down email and prevent breaches for some of the world’s top law firms? Read our customer stories.
Cost to attend: Free
International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) 2021
Date: July 19-22, 2021
Location: Fordham University, New York
The International Conference of Cyber Security (ICCS), a collaboration between the FBI and Fordham University, is among the world’s premier cybersecurity events. Esteemed speakers from around the world will discuss how to address cyber threats in the private, government, academic, and law enforcement sectors.
The 2021 agenda remains a work-in-progress, but previous ICCS events have featured presentations from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), FBI, CIA, and NSA. Registration is limited to just 300 attendees.
Cost to attend: $995. Cyber Security Tutorial (CST) and Law Enforcement Workshop (LEW): an extra $75 per session.
WSTA: Smart, Fast, Effective: Cybersecurity in the Age of Analytics and Automation
Date: July 21, 2021
This seminar and panel session provides an overview of the threat universe facing financial cybersecurity firms.
You can expect to review operational security best practices, and dig deep into critical technology areas.
Check out the agenda here.
Cost to Attend: Members Only
Black Hat USA 2021
Date: July 31-August 5, 2021
Location: Las Vegas and Online
In its 24th year, this hybrid in-person and virtual event features virtual training sessions, briefings, and a Business Hall.
More info coming soon!
Cost to Attend: TBC
Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit
Date: September 20-22, 2021
Location: Orlando, FL
Over four days, security, identity and access management, and risk management executives will come together to share valuable insights on establishing an effective, risk-based cybersecurity program.
Attendees will learn how to prepare for the new normal, with the tools they need to create agile security and IT risk management plans.
For more information about speakers, click here.
For more information about the agenda, click here.
Cost to Attend: $3, 825
Cybersecurity Digital Summit for EMEA 2021
Date: October 19-20, 2021
This Cybersecurity Digital Summit, hosted by Cyber Security Hub, is a two-day event focusing on the main threats affecting the Europe, Middle-East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
The summit follows on from Cyber Security Hub’s events focusing on the Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. According to Cyber Security Hub’s publicity, the EMEA region “seems to set the course for the regulatory framework that APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas are adopting.”
Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional working in the EMEA region — or you’re based elsewhere and hoping to understand the threats emerging from EMEA — this event is for you.
Cost to attend: Free