21 Virtual Cybersecurity Events To Attend in 2021

  • 08 January 2021

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.

FloCon 2021

Date: January 12-14, 2021

Location: Online

FloCon focuses on using big data to fight cybersecurity threats. FloCon demonstrates the latest research on how data analytics can be applied to any large dataset to improve networked system security.

This event is perfect for operational analysts, tool developers, researchers, security professionals, and anyone interested in leveraging the power of big data to enhance cybersecurity.

Cost to attend: Standard: $500. Government: $100. Academic: $125. Student: $50

10 Incredible Ways You Can Be Hacked Through Email, and How to Stop the Bad Guys

Date: January 14, 2021

Location: Online

Email remains the threat vector cybersecurity leaders are most concerned about. 2020 has seen a huge spike in email-based phishing and other cyberattacks. 2021 should be the year you lock down your company’s email system against intruders.

Join Roger Grimes and Kevin Mitnick of KnowBe4 at this Secureworld webinar, as they talk participants through 10 ways cybercriminals can use email to trick users, launch malware, or hijack communications.

Want to know more about protecting your business from email-based cyberattacks? Read our article on Email Security Best Practice.

Cost to attend: Free.

How to Hack a Human

Date: January 26, 2021, 1:00pm EST

Location: Online

In this webinar, Tessian’s VP of Information Security, Trevor Luke, is joined by Katie Paxton-Fear, PhD Student and Ethical Hacker and Anne Benigsen, CISO at Banker’s Bank of West. They’ll discuss how our growing digital footprints make us more vulnerable than ever to social engineering attacks and BEC. 

You’ll learn:

  1. What personal and work-related information many of us unwittingly share online
  2. How hackers use this information to socially engineer a personalized attack
  3. What you can do to reduce your company’s hackability

Based in EMEA? You can register for this event instead, starting at 12:00pm GMT on January 27.

Cost to attend: Free.

RSA Conference 2021

Date: January 27, 2021

Location: Online

The RSA Conference (RSAC) brings together expert speakers from across the global cybersecurity community, including Adam Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the US Department of Justice, Target’s Product Security Director Jennifer Czaplewski, and Cybereason CTO Israel Barak.

2021 sees the RSAC operating 100% online for the second year running, with sessions on analytics, ransomware response, and machine learning security solutions.

You can read our take on last year’s conference in this first-hand account, all about last year’s theme: The Human Element

Cost: Early Bird: $79. Standard: $99. Showcase: Free.

RegTech Live: an FStech Conference

Date: March 3, 2021

Location: Online  

RegTech Live is back for its third year, where – once again – industry leaders will be discussing the latest developments in tech, the biggest trends for 2021, and the emerging technologies those in the financial sector and insurance need to keep their eyes on. 

While you can view a full list of speakers here, you can expect to hear from experts from BNY Mellon, UCL, NAtWest, the Financial Conduct Authority, and Tessian.

Spoiler Alert: We’ll be speaking about How to Hack a Human. 

Cost: Free for those in the financial sector and insurance, £395 + VAT for technology providers 

Human Layer Security Summit

Date: March 3, 2021

Location: Online  

On March 3, Tessian will be hosting its first Human Layer Security (HLS) Summit of 2021. Want to be the first to receive an invitation and hear about the agenda and speakers?

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First-timer? Check out our HLS On-Demand page for a collection of last year’s best panel discussions, interviews, and presentations. 

Cost to attend: Free.

CyberCon London 2021

Date: March 9, 2021

Location: Kimpton Fitzroy, London 

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 tsar Dr Jacqui Taylor and blockchain expert Aviya Arika.

Cost to attend: Standard: £895 + tax. Super Early Bird: £595 + tax. Early Bird: £695 + tax.

Fifth International Workshop on Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things (SPT-IoT)

Date: March 22-26, 2021

Location: Online 

The SPT-IoT workshop is part of the International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2021), a conference organized by the IEEE Computer Society. The workshop brings together academics, researchers, and industry leaders to share ideas and advice on security within Internet of Things (IoT) devices. 

IoT is a booming industry — but the security risks mean that manufacturers and developers are incurring an increasingly significant regulatory burden. Security leaders in the IoT sector should take every opportunity to learn about implementing better cybersecurity.

Cost to attend: Free

International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) 2021

Date: April 6-8, 2021

Location: Grand Palais, Lille, France

The International Cybersecurity Forum (Forum International Cybersecurite, or FIC) is one of the largest cybersecurity events in Europe, featuring over 450 speakers, 33 round tables, and 24 conferences, plus plenaries, demonstrations, and cybersecurity masterclasses.

The 2021 program features sessions on information mapping, secure home working, and the emerging “cyberwar” between state powers. Speakers include privacy advocate Max Schrems, Jolicloud CEO Tariq Krem, and European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinás.

It’s hoped that FIC 2021 will go ahead as a face-to-face event, but remote participation is also available.

Cost to attend: TBC

Cybersecurity Digital Summit for Healthcare and Life Sciences 2021

Date: April 13-14, 2021

Location: Online

2020 saw some high-profile data breaches among healthcare companies, including the December cyberattack on the UK’s National Health Service and the devastating November attack on Blackbaud, which acted as a vendor to dozens of healthcare providers.

Cybersecurity is absolutely crucial in this most tightly-regulated of industries, and healthcare professionals should learn as much as they can about emerging cyber threats.

Cyber Security Hub’s Summit for Healthcare and Life Sciences Summit is a two-day event where industry leaders will advise healthcare professionals on how to keep patient data safe throughout 2021.

Cost to attend: Free

Third-Party & Supply Chain Cyber Security Summit

Date: April 14-15, 2021

Location: Online

Securing your own company’s end-points, devices, and networks is just part of the cybersecurity battle. You also need to ensure that your suppliers, vendors, and other third parties are secure and can take good care of your company’s data.

In our article on What is Account Takeover (ATO)?, we look at the devastating attacks that can emerge from your supply chain.

This two-day event from the Growth Innovation Agility (GIA) Global Group features speakers from Yandex, ENISA, GlaxoSmithKline, and Huawei. You’ll learn how much of your company’s data is really under its control, and how to manage risk when working with third parties.

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.

Cost: TBC

CyberUK 2021

Date: 11-12 May, 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

RSA Conference San Francisco

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?

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.

Regulatory Compliance Conference

Date: June 13-16

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

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.

Cybersecurity Digital Summit for EMEA 2021

Date: October 19-20, 2021

Location: Online 

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

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