Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | April 7, 2016
Cybersecurity Conferences, seminars, conventions and workshops taking place this week.
Week #14 April 4 – April 10, 2016
This post is a summary of Cyber Security (InfoSec) events, conferences that are taking place this week.
InfoSec World 2016, April 4 – 6, 2016, 4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
InfoSec World 2016 is an annual event that hosts over 100 cyber experts who share and present practical advice on a range of security topics. From understanding your adversary to learning about the zero-day exploit market to bridging the gap between security and the business, InfoSec World 2016 is a great opportunity for those living and working in Florida to learn the latest and greatest from cybersecurity professionals.
SANS Atlanta 2016, April 4 – 9, 2016, 590 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States
The next three events are all SANS related. This one is a information security training even taking place in Atlanta. As ever, SANS Atlanta 2016 offers to be a full-on immersion-style security training course that are taught by real-world practitioners and leading experts working in security today.
SANS Reston 2016, April 4 – 9, 2016, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, United States
This event is very similar to the above – but takes place in Virginia.
Secure Europe 2016, April 4, 2016, Rusland 17, NL-1012 CK, Amsterdam, Netherlands
SANS Secure Europe is one of mainland Europe’s largest cyber security training event, offering eight training courses drawn from across the SANS curriculum. So, if combining training and attending talks is your thing then this is clearly of interest.
Global Privacy Summit 2016: DC, USA, April 5 – 6, 2016, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States
This is a specific cyber event: Global Privacy Summit. This conference is designed, according to the organizers, to “grow our knowledge, make surprising, valuable connections and, most importantly, advance the privacy conversation together.”
Cyber & Information Security Research (CISR) Conference, April 5 – 7, 2016, 1 Bethel Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, United States
This event is also in the United States. This conference has a slant towards US Government. The 11th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee brings together cyber security researchers, program managers, decision makers, security vendors, and practitioners to discuss many challenging tasks and novel solutions pertaining to cyber security. So, in summary, if Government, public office, is your thing then hit this conference up!
6th Annual Cyber Security Summit: CYBER-MIX for businesses of tomorrow, April 6 – 7, 2016, Mozartova 261/1, 15000, Prague, Czech Republic
European Business Conferences Group (EBCG) Cyber Security Summit introduces a dynamic cyber-mix of presentations, discussions and hands-on workshops for businesses of tomorrow.
ASIS 15th European Security Conference & Exhibition, April 6 – 8, 2016, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, United Kingdom
The threat landscape is more and more complex. This conference acknowledges that as the security profession in Europe matures, ever higher standards apply and new questions of ethics and duty of care are raised. At the same time, economic uncertainty means pressure remains on both security budgets and the need to prove the value of IT security to the organisation. These are the strategic challenges currently posed to senior European security professionals. This event is designed to be the place to find the full breadth and depth of learning needed to stay at the top of the profession for the year ahead. If compliance is your thing then be sure to attend this event this year or next!
International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems, April 6 – 8, 2016, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, United Kingdom
The goal of this event, which will be the eighth in the series, is to bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the states of the art and practice in secure software engineering. Being one of the few conference-level events dedicated to this topic, it explicitly aims to bridge the software engineering and security engineering communities, and promote cross-fertilization. So, clearly this is software, web-apps, related. OWASP might also be of interest.
Atlanta Cyber Security Summit, April 6, 2016, 3434 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326, United States
The Cyber Security Summit, an exclusive C-Suite conference series, connects senior level executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. This educational and informational forum will focus on educating attendees on how to best protect highly vulnerable business applications and critical infrastructure. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the nation’s leading solution providers and discover the latest products and services for enterprise cyber defense. This is a networking gig more than anything else – which is no bad thing at all. If you work in the cyber commerical space then be sure to hit up their series of talks throughout the United States.
Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSecCon), April 7 – 8, 2016, 1800 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 3N8, Canada
In their own words: “…the only security conference in Atlantic Canada focusing on bringing some of the worlds brightest and darkest minds together with one common goal – to expand the pool of IT Security knowledge beyond its typical confines….” Enough said. Sounds good enough to us!
Infiltrate, April 7 – 8, 2016, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, United States
Infiltrate is a very technical conference that focuses entirely on offensive security issues. Groundbreaking researchers focused on the latest technical issues will demonstrate techniques that you cannot find elsewhere. Infiltrate is the single-most important event for those who are focused on the technical aspects of offensive security issues, for example, computer and network exploitation, vulnerability discovery, and rootkit and trojan covert protocols. Infiltrate eschews policy and high-level presentations in favor of just hard-core thought-provoking technical meat. In fact, we’d even go as far as saying that this is actually one of the better ones out there….
Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day, April 7, 2016, 4803 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151, United States
To facilitate government-industry innovation, AFCEA and the U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Enterprise are sponsoring a full-day, classified event, dedicated to identifying areas of possible collaboration and business opportunities to help enable and accelerate the U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence strategic vision. Given the political climate at the moment, this is quite an interesting event to attend if you are in the VA neighborhood.
InfoSec Southwest 2016, April 8 – 10, 2016, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, Texas 78701, United States
In their own words: “…ISSW was born from the local hacker community collectively wanting to have an information security conference in Austin. Their goal was to create a venue to host the most informative, original, and emerging topics in information security. Over the years, ISSW has grown and hosted many diverse lectures and events, while the spirit of community and learning continues to be the paragon of our ethos. Team up with and face-off against your fellow attendees to compete in our Capture the Flag contest, try your skills in the Project Mayhem scavenger hunt, or take part in our turbo-talks, where anyone can contribute to the collaborative learning of the community….” Sounds to us like a massive BSides event – which is no bad thing at all.