Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 16, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 16, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | April 18, 2016

Cybersecurity Conferences, seminars, conventions and workshops taking place this week.

Week #16 April 18 – April 24, 2016

This post is a summary of Cyber Security (InfoSec) events, conferences that are taking place this week.

The list below might not be complete because our full listing page here is updated more often.

IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2016 April 18 – 19, 2016, 200 Aldersgate St, London EC1A, United Kingdom
Although sold-out, this training event is a speciality event that focuses on ‘Data Protection’. The training is geared towards “the practical application of privacy and data protection today” and is “focused on the issues impacting you now and in the coming year, this is where you’ll find the knowledge and how-to skills you need to excel in 2016. If you work within a privacy/ cyber sphere – then we’d recommend yo learn more about IAPP – worth also noting that they have two other cyber privacy events in Singapore and Toronto.

Cybersecurity Symposium 2016, April 18 – 20, 2016, 115 S 2nd St, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814, United States
The Cybersecurity Symposium: in their words is…“[an opportunity to meet with] academic researchers and software and system developers from industry and government to meet and discuss state of the art processes related to cybersecurity, which will include practice research and technologies…”

This cyber event takes place in the state of Idaho, United States – so if you work in the state then this, and future events, might be of interest. Indeed, if you are working in cybersecurity in Idaho then these state government contacts might be of interest.

SANS Pen Test Austin, April 18 – 23, 2016, 700 San Jacinto At 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States
This is a typical high-quality SANS training event – this time being held in Austin, Texas. This cybersecurity training event will teach vulnerabilities, cyber risk, and help prioritize resources based on mitigating potential real-world attacks. We work closely with SANS and we know the quality of their teaching so we’d certainly recommend this and other SANS events. This event has an orientation towards penetration testing and they’ve designed this and other similar courses to mimic the actions of real-world bad guys; something which we’ve tried to do with our “Metasploit for Beginners” course”. Worth mentioning that this event isn’t just for penetration testers & red team cyber professionals; it is for any cybersecurity professional who wants to understand the mindset, tools, and techniques used by the ones who commit blackhat hacks.

Security & Counter Terror Expo, April 19 – 20, 2016, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX, United Kingdom
We went to this event last year and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Security & Counter Terror Expo (formerly Counter Terror Expo) is the security event for any professional tasked with protecting assets, business, people and nations from terrorism. This conference attracts a lot of visitors – in the ball park of over 8,000 people. Think of this event rather like a James Bond trade fair selling a bunch of hardware: bullet proof vests, metal detectors etc and you’ve git it. In fact, for those interested in terrorist-related cybersecurity events around the world, here’s a blog post we put together a while back on the subject.

SINET IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum, April 19 – 20, 2016, 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States
IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum (IT-SEF): this is SINET’s flagship event. SINET: ‘Security Innovation’ is an interesting organization and one you should get to learn more about if you don’t already.  This cyber event was created “to bridge the gap between the Federal Government and private industry”. The organizers also place emphasis on the importance on promoting the entrepreneurial spirit with cybersecurity by promoting their interaction with leaders of government, business and the investment community.

Cards and Payment ASIA 2016, April 20 – 21, 2016, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
The conference is a payment/ PCI-DSS related event. As always – payment security is critical to online business prosperity and this event taking place in Singapore, Asia, features over 350+ speakers and 600 conference attendees. This cyber conference has been designed, in their own words, “…to enable you to learn from the best in Asia and the leaders in the payments industry…” So, clealry, if you work in cyber, especially within a PCI realm, and you live in Singapore or Asia, then this might be an event you ought to know about it. Of course, if you can’t make this year then there’s always 2017!

Security Forum 2016, April 20 – 21, 2016, Softwarepark 11, 4232 Hagenberg im Muhlkreis, Austria
This seems to be the largest cyber event taking place in Austria. The Austrians do take their cybersecurity practices seriously however and seem infinitely more advanced than many other nations. Taking place in Hagenberg, Austriam this event is a classic cybersecurity conference. Taking place each year, if you can’t make 2016 then make the next year!

AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, April 20 – 22, 2016, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States
The US Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) new operational role within cybersecurity as a ‘network defender’ creates a formal relationship between DISA, U.S. Cyber Command and the command’s military service components. The goal of this event is to enhance security, but a successful strategy depends on [their words] “…a matrix of participating organizations adapting technical solutions and adopting enterprise management to improve efficiency, security and reliability..”

If you work in a government-related cybersecurity capacity then clearly this is an event you ought to know about.

COBIT Conference North America 2016, April 21 – 23, 2016, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
Specifically created for Information Security audit (IS audit), assurance, security and cyber risk management professionals. ISACA’S North America CACS 2016 offers, in their own words: “…an unrivalled opportunity to expand your network, build onto your knowledge and skills and earn valuable CPEs….” Incidentally, if you need CEU/ CPE’s for your ISACA/ ICS2, CompTIA certs, we can help!

The 3rd International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers (ICETC2016), April 21 – 23, 2016, P.O. Box 6573/14 Badaro, Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
Although not strictly a ‘cybersecurity conference’ this event somehow slipped its’ way onto our cyber list of 2016 – (it happens!) – but anyways, for those that are interested, this event offers an opportunity to participate in The Third International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers: an event focused on eLearning and more!

Keep us abreast if you’ve attended any of the above conferences and drop a comment below to share your experiences.

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