Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 17, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 17, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | April 27, 2016

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

Week #17 April 25 – May 1, 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.

Payment Security & Identification Summit (PAY-SEC), April 26 – 27, 2016, 78 York Street, London, United Kingdom
The Payment Security & Identification Summit is a cyber event that brings the various niches together within the payment industry. This conference will provide information security, payment and finance professionals with the latest up-to-date information, tools, trends, legislative information, products, services, and strategies for addressing security & cyber-crime threats in the emerging and alternative payment markets. So clearly, if you work in the payment/ finance niche within cyber then this is a conference you’ll likely be wise to attend.

ICS Cyber Security, April 26 – 28, 2016, 354 Queenstown Rd, London SW8 4AE, United Kingdom
We’ve been following SCADA cyber events for years now and we always like to update our blog with related events, and this certainly does not disappoint. As the potential attacks on water, electricity and other utilities of the UK’s critical infrastructure are being increasingly linked to international cyber criminals and cyber terrorists, security practices within private companies are becoming public business – as such practitioners must scrutinise their operations in order to minimise their exposure to such attacks. Cyber Security for ICS is an excellent event that is being held in London (and I believe will also be running in 2017) hat will unite cyber security professionals with Control Systems managers and SMEs to address the key challenges faced in the market.

WAHCKon[3], April 30 – May 1, 2016, 25 Francis St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
WAHCKon (West Australian Hackers Conference) is a Perth based Hacker conference that launched in 2013. Think of WAHCKON like DEF CON and you’ve got a general idea what it’s like. The organizers make sure that the event covers a wide range of cyber topics focusing on Information security and Hacker subculture as well as lock-picking, activism and rother elated areas. This conference attracts a highly diverse set of people. One of the things we like about WAHCKON is that they have a ‘Call For Charity’ which is basically a system in which someone that can’t afford to attend can – as long as they do certain good things. If you live and work in Australia, or are seeking to break into the industry then we’d certainly recommend Australia’s WAHCKON.

2016 FS-ISAC Annual Summit, May 1 – 4, 2016, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, United States
FS-ISAC, or the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, is a leading global financial industry’s resource for cyber and physical cyber threat intelligence analysis and sharing. FS-ISAC is unique in that it was created by and for members and operates as a member-owned non profit entity.

SANS Security West 2016, May 1 – 6, 2016, One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
The SANS Security West 2016 + Emerging Trends offers more than 20 hands-on, immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners and interactive bonus sessions, led by a star-studded panel, on Emerging Trends in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is more vital, crucial, and important to the growth of your organization than ever before.

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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