SANS Webcast(s) – Ongoing
If you don’t already know, SANS hosts daily webinars (sometimes several a day!). Topics include network security, insider risk management, to social engineering, bug bounties, risk management frameworks, ransomware, and more.
Better still, these webinars are hosted by and feature some of security’s most prolific trailblazers like Dough Graham, AJ Yawn, Russel Eubanks, and more.
Cost to Attend: Free
Women in Cybersecurity Conference: September 8-10, 2021
WiCyS 2021 is the go-to event for promoting and supporting women in the cybersecurity industry.
This is an in-person event held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Up to 1300 attendees are expected.
Some of the scheduled sessions include:
Red Team/Blue Team: How to Think Like a Hacker
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Home Network: Analyzing IoT Traffic
Hacking Unconscious Biases for a More Inclusive Work Environment
Among featured speakers are Maanak Gupta of Tennessee Tech University, Divya Ghatak of SentinelOne, and Alyssa Miller from S&P Global.
Cost to attend: $850 for industry professionals ($600 for members) with a range of discounts for academics, students, and veterans.
Virtual Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: London – September 14-15, 2021
With over 9,000 subscribers, ISMG’s global community of security and compliance experts are perfectly placed to offer insights into fraud and breach prevention, zero-trust security, and industry-specific challenges.
This year, speakers include Polly Ralph from PwC, Christopher Greany from Barclay’s, and many more.
P.s. Can’t listen in live? Don’t worry! The full line-up will be available on-demand.
Cost to Attend: Free
CIISec Live 2021 — September 15-16, 2021
CIISec Live is an important annual conference for infosec professionals to learn and share their experiences with industry colleagues, organized by the Chartered Institute of Information Security.
CIISec Live provides three speaker tracks: Masterclasses, Career Development, Accreditation & Academia, Market Disruption & Security Relevance, and Emerging Requirements to Future Solutions.
Speakers include renowned computer scientist Bruce Schneier, Chris Kubecka, Distinguished Chair at Middle East Institute, and Phil Venables, Global CISCO of Google Cloud.
Cost to attend: Free for CIISec members, or £80 GBP for non-members
HackerOne Security@ – September 21, 2021
This will be the fifth annual Security@ event – the only hacker-powered conference on this list.
But rest assured, this event isn’t just for hackers. CISOs, compliance officers, and IT specialists from all industries should tune in to:
Learn how to establish security as a strategic differentiator
Discover how to integrate security research into software development cycles
Hear stories from security leaders who have invited hackers into their systems to make them safer
Cost to Attend: Free
Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit – September 20-22, 2021
This in-person event is taking place in Orlando, FL, where Gartner experts will be joined by security and risk professionals from around the world.
There are multiple tracks, each catering to different industry personas, pain points, and company sizes. Don’t take it from us, though! Check out the full agenda here. Bonus: You can filter the sessions by topic, day, or track.
Cost to Attend: £3,825 + VAT; there are discounts for organizations with public-sector status and group discounts
PrivSec Global — September 22-23, 2021
Billed as the world’s biggest data protection, privacy, and security conference, PrivSec Global always features a great range of guests speaking on a compelling set of hot-button topics.
This September’s PSG features sessions on tackling phishing in the COVID-19 pandemic, the causes of ransomware, and why boards should be paying more attention to insider threats.
Speakers include a fireside Privacy International’s Ioannis Kouvakas, Sandy Tsakiridi of HSBC, and Yanya Viskovich, Chair of Cybersecurity and Governance at the Swiss Cyber Forum.
Cost to attend: Free
Cyber Senate Control Systems Cybersecurity USA Conference — September 22-24, 2021
With cybercriminals increasingly targeting critical infrastructure and industry, control systems cybersecurity has never been more important.
The eighth annual Control Systems Cybersecurity USA Conference will feature sessions on operational technology, Internet of Things (IoT) risk, identity control, endpoint protection, and more.
Speakers include representatives from the National Grid, Florida’s Municipal Power Agency, and Trend Micro.
Cost to attend: Operators of Essential Services (Physical attendance): $0.00. Commercial Company (Physical attendance): $1,499.00 + VAT. Virtual Ticket: $499.00 + VAT.
Attack Masterclass: How to Beat the Phishing and Ransomware Surge: September 23
If social engineering and ransomware are top of mind for you, this is the event for you.
Join (for free!) to learn how to:
● Detect hard to spot attacks that are slipping through SEGs today
● Construct the right defences knowing the latest patterns and advanced attack tactics
● Stop ransomware attacks earlier in the kill chain
Bonus: the masterclass features both security leaders and ethical hackers, which means you’ll get perspectives and insights from both sides.
Cost to attend: Free
European Legal Security Forum 2021 — September 29, 2021
The European Legal Security Forum focuses on cybersecurity, critical response, and risk mitigation within the legal sector. This year’s speakers will include Twitter CISO Rinki Sethi and Karl Knowles, Global Head of Cyber at HFW LLP.
Over 300 senior executives from the world of law and legal technology should be in attendance at the forum, so expect some helpful insider information on the latest development in legal security.
Cost to attend: Various tickets are available ranging in price from £245 GBP – £749 GBP.
Columbus Virtual Cyber Security Summit — September 30, 2021
The Columbus Virtual Cyber Security Summit moves online this year due to COVID, but the line-up is as promising as ever. This is an excellent opportunity to hear senior cybersecurity professionals at the top of their game providing insights on emerging cyber threats.
Sessions include panels on insider threats, the future of cloud security, and the rise of ransomware.
This year’s speakers include Sean Atkinson, CISO at the Centre for Internet Security, George Avetisov, CEO of HYPR, and Quinn Carmen, Chief of the NSA’s Red Team.
Cost to attend: $95
International Cyber Expo London — September 28-29, 2021
London’s International Cyber Expo showcases leading cyber and physical security vendors’ solutions. Meet top government officials, policy-makers, and industry leaders at this important trade fair and conference.
The show will feature delegates from sectors such as network protection, industrial systems, and endpoint security. Conference sessions will delve into the increasingly important link between cyber and physical security.
Cost to attend: Free
The 4th International Workshop on Attacks and Defenses for Internet-of-Things (ADIoT 2021) — October 4-8. 2021
The internet of things (IoT) brings transformative potential for homes, workplaces, and urban environments. But cybersecurity is a critical consideration for all IoT environments as cybercriminals attempt new ways of exploiting connected devices.
ADIoT 2021 is an opportunity to learn practical techniques that decrease the vulnerabilities of IoT systems.
The conference will feature workshops on cyber intelligence techniques for IoT, IoT infrastructures and mitigation techniques, and IoT hardware security.
Cost to attend: TBC
Cyber Defense Summit 2021 — October 5-7, 2021
The Cyber Defense Summit is a hybrid event—attend in-person at the Hilton in Washington DC or join online.
The summit focuses on adapting the the “new normal” and tackling the security challenges presented by hybrid workplaces. There’s an optional two-day pre-summit training before the main event.
Keynote speakers include Kevin Mandia, CEO of Mandiant, and Christopher Krebs, Former Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Cost to attend: $495 (early-bird, in-person) or $95 (early-bird, online). Book before September 15 for early bird discounts.
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience North America, October 19-21, 2021
As key targets of state-sponsored cybercriminals, critical infrastructure providers are at the forefront of national cyber defense. Such organizations are also subject to strict regulations and frequent regulatory action.
The Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience conference has sessions to help the 16 critical infrastructure sectors comply with the law in light of Biden’s Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21).
Speakers include Andrew McLaughlin, Analyst at the US National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC); Deron T. McElroy, Chief Of Cybersecurity Services at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; and Chauncia Willis, CEO of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM).
Cost: Free for Expo Pass only; various prices otherwise
DevSecCon London — October 20-21, 2021
Integrating security into development is a critical front in the battle against cybercrime. DevSecCon showcases new ideas and approaches in DevSecOps—the collaboration of DevOps and security.
2021’s agenda is still in development—but expect some big industry names discussing issues from supply chain to customer experience.
Cost to attend: TBA
CyberSec&AI Connected 2021 — November 4-5, 2021
AI is everywhere—and governments are increasingly keen to regulate it. But AI cybersecurity is an aspect of AI that many people overlook.
Take the upcoming EU AI Regulation—many AI providers will need to provide an assessment of the security of their AI systems. But few people understand the implications of this requirement.
The CyberSec&AI Connected conference will consider important issues in the AI context, like differential privacy, bias, and advanced persistent threats.
Speakers include Alessandro Acquisti, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Jaya Baloo
Chief Information Security Officer at Avast, and Nicholas Carlini, Research Scientist at Google Brain
Cost to attend: €130 (standard), with discounts for groups, students, and academics.
Black Hat Europe 2021 — November 8, 2021
Black Hat Europe is the European iteration of the Black Hat Briefings—a day filled with 30-40-minute cutting-edge presentations on security.
The Black Hat Briefings have been running for over 24 years. These briefings are a chance for computer security leaders to share insights into the latest research, developments, and issues across industries.
Cost to attend: TBA
Hack In Paris 2021 — November 15-19, 2021
Hack in Paris is a two-part event. From November 15-17, there are training sessions delivered by CISOs, CIOs, and other experts. Then between November 18-19, there are talks and workshops.
This year’s schedule has yet to be announced, but the conference has been running for a decade and remains popular. Last year featured sessions on harnessing AI to accelerate machine exploits, hacking GPS trackers, and IoT reverse engineering.
Cost to attend: €144.00 for the conference (early bird and student discounts available), with individual prices for training sessions.
Canada West Region Virtual Cybersecurity Summit — November 23, 2021
This one-day conference brings together local CISOs and subject matter experts to deliver panels on a broad range of cybersecurity topics.
The event will feature sessions on supply chain and third-party risk management, compliance and automation in cybersecurity, managing insider threats, and much more.
Cost to attend: Free (subject to approval)
International Conference on Cyber Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (ICCS) 2021 — December 9-10, 2021
The International Conference on Cyber Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (ICCS) presents the latest research on cyberthreat analysis, privacy, and security from academia, government, and industry thinkers.
In the conference’s seventh year, delegates can expect talks on cloud security, databases security, digital signature techniques, and much more.
Cost to attend: Various prices, with discounts available for student and faculty staff, ranging from £35 GBP to £240 GBP.