Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 20, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 20, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | May 16, 2016

Here’s our regular – weekly – round-up of Cyber Events happening around the world this week! We are actually writing this from Hong Kong where the author, Henry Dalziel, is now based. So – here’s your round-up of events from SE Asia!

Week #20 May 15 – May 22, 2016

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

Hong Kong Cyber Security Summit 2016, May 16 – 18, Pak Shek Kok, Hong Kong SAR, China
As mentioned at the start of this blog post, I’m in Hong Kong, which by coincidence is also ths same time that one of the city’s major Cyber Events takes place: Hong Kong Cyber Security Summit 2016. This Cyber Event has taken place since 2014 but this year, 2016, is different because the organizers have partnered with the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to stage this summit. The event is also co-managed with the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) as the co-organizers, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) – so all in all, there’s a lot of heavy hitters in one location this week in Hong Kong. This year, the conference will also feature a series of workshops to provide “hands-on experience” on the technologies and cyber attack techniques in dealing with investigation and mitigation of APT’s.

Clearly, if you are working in Cyber Security in Hong Kong then this is an event that should be of interest to you. If you can’t make it this time then not to worry, just attend it next year!

NolaCon, May 16 – 19, 2016, 739 Canal St. Bourbon, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
Next on our list, and happening at the same time is NolaCon. NolaCon is an Information Security/ one of those awesome type of “Hacker-cons’ that according to the organizers is: “….[aimed at] professionals and enthusiasts alike located in New Orleans, offering training as well interesting and inventive talks and workshops…”

The talks this year will cover a variety of cyber subjects such as: malware, exploits, vulnerabilities, social engineering, and forensics.

ITWeb Security Summit 2016, May 17 – 18, 2016, 082 Vodacom Boulevard Vodavalley, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
This conference is held annually in Johannesburg. The ITWeb Security Summit is an InfoSec event that aims to “….discuss and disseminate all the latest infosec-related challenges, concerns and solutions…” This event has a two day conference and also has a workshop. This year is different though since the organizers have included training days into the package as well. Seems like the organizers have decided to go down the well-trodden and proven path of mixing education: i.e. talks and training.

Secure360 Conference, May 17 – 18, 2016, 175 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102, United States
The Secure360 Conference is the professional conference of choice for comprehensive security and risk management education. Collaboration and education for your entire team. Secure360 focuses on the following key focus areas: governance, risk and compliance, information security, physical security, business continuity management, and professional development.

6th Annual Defensive Cyberspace Operations & Intelligence (DCOI), May 18 – 19, 2016, The Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, D.C. 20052, United States
This event is a ‘high-brow’ state-level cyber event. This event has two parties: the state of Israel and the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) of Tel-Aviv University, a non-profit organization that was formed to act as a bridge between the United-States and Israel with regards to Cyber Security. The summit is supported by Israel state agencies alongside companies and corporation across the United-States and Israel.

This is a FREE Event so if you don’t make it this year then we’d suggest that you attend next year. There are some excellent speakers so get yourself down to the Marvin Center!

IP Expo Manchester, May 18 – 19, 2016, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX, United Kingdom
The event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. IP EXPO Manchester now incorporates 6 events under one roof including: Cloud and Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Data Centre, Data Analytics, DevOps and Unified Communications.

NorthSec, May 18 – 21, 2016, 350 St-Paul Street East, Old Montreal, Quebec
NorthSec Applied Security Event will feature a high quality two day single-track conference. Subjects covered will be as diverse as pentesting, network security, software and/or hardware exploitation, web hacking, reverse engineering, malware/virii/rootkits or anything low-level that makes your personal clock tick and from theoretical cryptosystems to applied cryptography exploitation, cryptocurrencies, steganography and covert communication systems, anything goes! Technical subjects are at the core of the security field, but they also exist in a world of humans, affected by their social environment & political context. If you want to exchange great ideas about the digital society and it’s security implications, NorthSec is the place.

ISSA CISO Executive Forum: InfoSec and Legal Collaboration, May 19 – 20, 2016, 5501 Carnegie Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28209
The ISSA CISO Executive Forum will focus on current innovations and trends surrounding the cybersecurity landscape and how both governmental and private organizations are collectively aiming for solutions. Hear how the FBI, venture capital firms, and other organizations are working jointly on innovation and technology.

SANS Security Operations Center Summit and Training 2016, May 19 – 26, 2016, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, United States
At the SOC Summit, professionals and experts will share their experiences with building out an organizations’ security operations center and best practices on increasing the efficiencies and effectiveness of response. Experts will present case studies to help you identify gaps in your SOC, use threat intelligence effectively, and develop meaningful metrics to define your SOC’s success. You’ll also learn how to identify and retain the talent you need to help your SOC evolve along with the dynamic threat landscape. You’ll take away new ideas from the SOC Summit from the best minds in the business, but also from others who have faced similar challenges in increasing their enterprise’s situational awareness and monitoring and responding to threats.

3rd Kingdom Cyber Security Forum 2016, May 22 – 23, 2016, 7647, King Fahd Rd, As Sahafah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Cyber Security 2016 is definitely a stand where several substantial topics are going to be discussed. Some of these are Safety And Security, Cyber Security and Security Technology.

PCI DSS Workshop, May 22 – 25, 2016, 2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401, United States
The Treasury Institute for Higher Education is facilitating its annual PCI DSS Workshop. This program is geared toward business, financial, or IT manager responsible for PCI-DSS. The workshop will once again explore the unique PCI compliance challenges facing Higher Education institutions. As well as offer a deeper understanding of PCI, how institutions can achieve and maintain compliance, and the opportunity to make valuable new contacts with peers at other institutions facing the same challenges.

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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