Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 18, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 18, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | May 8, 2016

We are very late publishing this blog post this week (we’ve been travelling in Asia!) – but, in keeping with the tradition, here is a list of Cybersecurity Conferences, seminars, conventions and workshops that took place this week.

Week #18 May 2 – May 8, 2016

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

For a full listing of all cyber events throughout 2016 please view this page and for upcoming events in 2017 please click here.

CEBIT Australia: Cyber Security, May 2 – 4, 2016, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, Australia
The CeBIT Australia conference is one of the largest events happening down under, in fact CeBIT is one of the world’s largest tech events: it is certainly the most internationally represented. Although not strictly an exclusive ‘cyber security event’ the conference does have tech-security related talks and exhibitions. Incidentally, for those living and working in IT Security in Australia you might be interested to see our other post regarding our recommended conferences.

Interop Las Vegas, May 2 – 6, 2016, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States
This event is geared towards those that work with large-scale enterprise-level IT systems and associated IT architecture. The Interop conference offers, in the organizers own words, “….a balance of technical skills training and strategic thinking..” This event does have some very good talks and sessions will of course be relevant to this space. This event it taking place in Vegas – the mother of all cyber security conferences.

Tech Talk Live, May 3 – 4, 2016, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601, United States
Tech Talk Live is not really a ‘cyber event’ but the organizers added it to our list and we thought we’d include it as well – especially since we are also in the education cybersecurity space. This event, in Pennsylvania, is a conference that focuses on the “…day-to-day issues that technology professionals face in the educational environment…”

Dallas Cyber Security Summit, May 3, 2016, 555 S Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202, United States
We know the folks behind these events, (which are throughout the United States) and they are a very friendly bunch indeed. This key thing to note with the “The Cyber Security Summit” is that they are aimed towards the C-Level and their events, in their own words, are designed to: “connect senior level executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts.”

There’s a ton of teaching at these events – with a focus on educating attendees on how to better protect typically vulnerable business applications and IT systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the nation’s leading solution providers and discover the latest products and services for enterprise cyber defense.

THOTCON 0x7, May 5 – 6, 2016, Chicago, United States
THOTCON is awesome and we love it. If you were not able to attend this years event then please make sure you get yourself down to THOTCON 2017! – which I suspect is actually called THOTCON 0x8. THOTCON is a small venue hacking conference based in Chicago, United States which is a non-profit, non-commercial event looking to provide the best conference possible on a very limited budget. In the organizers own words; “…once you attend a THOTCON event, you will have experienced one of the best information security conference experiences combined with a uniquely casual and social experience.” Sounds good enough to us!

Eurocrypt 2016, May 8 – 12, 2016, Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Eurocrypt 2016 is the 35th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, and, as the title suggests, is heavily involved with Cryptographic problem-solving! This event is devoted to all aspects of cryptology. In the organizers own words, “…Eurocrypt 2016 is one of the three flagship conferences of International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), and is organized by the Crypto Group at IST Austria…”

We always ask this but if anyone has attended any of the above cyber events – please let us know by dropping a comment below.

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