Are you always on the look out for the best InfoSec conferences to attend? We've found several helpful resources to point you in the right direction, as well as highlighting a couple of our favorites.
If you are looking for a wide variety of worldwide conferences, this directory of conferences from InfoSec Conferences will be a helpful resource. If you are looking for events in 2017, their calendar includes both conferences and workshops, laid out by month for the rest of 2017, making it very user-friendly.
If you only have time for a couple of conferences, we recommend these 5:
Name: 2017 ISSA International Conference
Dates: October 9 - 11, 2018
Location: San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA
With topics ranging from incident response to application security to business skills for the information security professional, this conference will help you navigate the 'Digital Danger Zone'.
Name: InfoSec World
Dates: March 19 - 21, 2018
Location: Disney's Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL
InfoSec World is the “business of security” conference. All security practitioners—from entry-level admins to senior leadership - would benefit from attending this conference. In today's environment, security professionals must have the skills to be both a business partner and business enabler and the technical skills to prevent, detect and respond to security challenges.
Name: RSA Conference
Dates: April 16 - 20, 2018
Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
The RSA Conference is one of the biggest security conferences in the world with over 43,000 attendees in 2017. The week long event held in San Francisco is jam packed with activities. The conference is divided into an informational portion and a vendor section. A wide array of panels, courses, speakers, and networking events are included in this event covering cybersecurity in all industries. With its size and prestige comes a highly impressive lineup of speakers discussing the present and future of cybersecurity.
Name: Black Hat
Dates: August 4-9, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Black Hat USA is one of the most widely recognized information security conferences, offering a breadth of courses and training opportunities. There is a vast array of activities to choose from, whether you are looking to learn more about hacking training to master-level black ops hacking training for pentesters. If you are looking for cutting edge training to stay at the top of your field, Black Hat USA is for you.
Name: DEF CON 26
Dates: August 9 - 12, 2018
Location: Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV
If you're a pentester, or involved with hacking, DEF CON is the conference for you. Additionally, Network and system administrators would also benefit from attending.
Which ones are your favorite? Any you think we should include on the list?