Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 19, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 19, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | May 6, 2016

Here’s our usual mix of what’s happening this week in the ever-fascinating world of Cyber Security Conferences, seminars, conventions and workshops! We were a little late in publishing our post last week – apologies about that! OK! So – here’s this week’s events:

Week #19 May 8 – May 14, 2016

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

SANS Baltimore Spring 2016, May 9 – 14, 2016, 300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 2120, United States
We list a ton of events for SANS – and we note that they have an event happening this week at Baltimore, MD. SANS, as we are sure most of you already know, offer cyber security training courses. If you miss then then don’t worry – there are a lot more SANS events likely happening very near you now – for example, in Houston, see below!

SANS Houston Spring 2016, May 9 – 14, 2016, 2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027, United States
This event is similar to the SANS event listed above – how this conference is designed to help you learn the tools and gain the skills that will help keep your organization’s networks secure.

EXPOSEC XIX International Security Fair, May 10 – 12, 2016, Immigrant Highway KM 1.5 – Água Funda, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The EXPOSEC: ‘International Security Fair’ is one of the largest tech events in Latin America. This event will have over 700 exhibiting brands and will attract approximately 40,000 visitors.

13th CISO Europe Summit & Roundtable, May 10 – 13, 2016, Kalvebod Brygge 5, Copenhagen, 1560 Denmark
The 2016 summit is aimed at CISO’s and CIO’s to discuss new and emerging cyber threats, develop information security strategy, share recent successes and failures and to explore what security looks like now and in the next 5-10 years on the road to transforming digital security in today’s businesses and governments. This is certainly a solid event to attend if you are working in middle-senior cyber management.

EMCRCon 2016, May 10, 2016, 1275 S. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197, United States
This is an annual event that focuses on hacking prevention, incident handling, forensics and post-event public relations, with presentations delivered by nationally-recognized experts, cybersecurity skills competitions, prize giveaways and more. The interesting thing about this event is the ‘post-hack’ talks they have – i.e. how to better handle PR disasters.

The Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference, (RMISC) May 11 – 12, 2016, 700 14th St., Denver, Colorado 80202, United States
The RMISC is the only conference of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. This event is aimed at IT Security professionals, audit and compliance professionals at all levels of the Cyber Sector.

International Conference on Business & Cyber Security (ICBCS), May 12 – 13, 2016, Holiday Inn, Regents Park, Carburton Street, London, United Kingdom
The International Conference on Business Cyber Security (ICBCS) seeks to address something of the knowledge deficit that exists, as well as being a cyber forum that brings together researchers, practitioners, IT security policy makers and those who have the foresight to appreciate the growing importance of this area of research. ICBCS 2016 may also lay to bed a few of popular misunderstandings and misconceptions that exist about cyber security.

Hack Miami, May 13 – 15, 2016, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141, United States
This is it. This is easily one of the coolest and best hacking conferences you can attend in the US/ World this week. The HackMiami Conference is a notorious gathering of some of the brightest minds in the information security industry and the digital underground. The HMC 2016 line-up will present the hottest penetration testing tools, techniques, and methodologies, which are at the forefront of the global digital threatscape.

THINK Charity (Cyber Security in Charity Sector), May 13 – 15, 2016, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX, United Kingdom
THINK Charity is the annual conference dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the charity sector organisations including the rise in online donations and subsequent rise in phishing and other fraudulent activities, IT risk and governance, ensuring trustees and other key charity stakeholders are aware of IT security challenges and their roles and responsibilities in respect of this, how to responsibly harvest, store, use and protect data gathered and how to protect their organisation against a myriad of threats on a very small budget. The conference is split into three sections – THREATS, HUMAN FACTORS and INFORMATION GOVERNANCE.

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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