Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 21, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 21, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | May 26, 2016

Admittedly this post is very late – but,  in keeping with tradition, here’s a summary of Cyber Security (InfoSec) events, conferences that are, or perhaps better said, took place this week! We promise to publish this post earlier – the difficulty we had was that we were out of the country on business and were very short-staffed. Excuses aside, here’s what happened in Week #21 of 2016 in the world of Cyber Events!

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

Infosecurity Belgium, May 23 – 24, 2016, Place de Belgique 1, BE – 1020 Brussels is very possibly, in fact almost certainly, the biggest event taking place in Belgium. Cyber Security in Belgium is pretty well established – just go ahead and take a look here, but this event has a very specific and awesome agenda. is packed full of talks and training. In the words of the organizers, they want to “….offer market leaders, associations, speakers and other IT professionals the ability to share ideas, techniques, services and visions on current InfoSec topics….” Sounds good to us.

MEDSec: Security and Privacy for the Internet of Medical Things, May 23 – 24, 2016, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, California, 95110, United States
If you work in Cyber Healthcare then clearly this event will be of interest. In the words of the organizers you’ll be able to “….learn from and network with the world’s leading experts in connected healthcare device cybersecurity and privacy….” They certainly have an impressive range of talks and speakers so you’d almost certainly learn something if you attend this niche-specific cybersecurity healthcare event.

37th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 23 – 25, 2016, 170 South Market Street, San Jose, California, 95113, United States
The IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been one of the original and longest lasting cyber events exhibiting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. The 2016 Symposium will mark the 37th annual meeting of this legendary conference.

AusCERT2016, May 23 – 27, 2016, 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
This is one of the biggest cyber events taking place in Australia. In fact – we actually have a decent blog post relating to all the other major Oz Cyber Events that take place each year. AusCERT 2016 and each year for that matter, is organized by, well – the organization with the same name: AusCERT. AusCERT is a global leading Cyber Emergency Response Team for Australia which syndicates  information security advice to its members. The ‘non-profit’ group, which is based at the University of Queensland, helps members “….prevent, detect, respond to and mitigate cyber and Internet based attacks….” One of the things you have to love about AusCERT is that they’ve been around since 1993. In cyber terms that is basically like saying that they started in the Paleolithic Era.

HITBSecConf2016 – Amsterdam, May 23 – 27, 2016, Dam 9, Amsterdam, Unknown, 1012 JS, Netherlands
Back at the newly refurbished NH Grand Krasnapolsky, the awesomely titled ‘Hack In The Box’ event (aka: HITB2016AMS) takes place from the 23rd till the 27th of May 2016 and features several days of training and talks – with a Capture the Flag (CTF) competition. This is definintely one of the best events to attend in Europe if you love the community and have a DEFCON-ish type of disposition. The event also includes a technology exhibition and “…mini Haxpo hackerspaces village for hackers, makers, builders and breakers….”  We’d be particularly interested to hear of anyone that’s been to this or any other HITB event. If you can’t make this years event then there’s always going to be HITB2017 which will likely also be held in Amsterdam.

CONFidence, May 25 – 26, 2016, Marii Konopnickiej 28, 30-302 Krakow, Poland
This Cyber Security event takes place each year in Krakow, Poland. With its’ name being shortlisted as being one of the best ever thought out cyber conference, CONFidence this year is packing its’ usual awesome punch with two awesome days of hacking talks from excellent speakers, researchers and others. This event also includes contests, workshops and discussions. Combined with HITB this event is also one of the more ‘hackeresque’ conferences to attend in Europe this week, indeed, this year.

2016 Universal Technology Management Conference (UTMC), May 26 – 28, 2016, 1500 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, United States
Consider this as being a ‘techie’ event rammed full of expert speakers and more. We don’t know too much about this event and welcome any feedback below!

LayerOne, May 28 – 29, 2016, 6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States
LayerOne is a computer security conference located in Los Angeles, California with featured speakers from all across the globe and on topics ranging from lockpicking and MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) security to covert data gathering and HIPAA compliance.

As ever we welcome as much feedback as you can give us. If you’ve attended any of the above events please let us know by dropping a comment below.

Again, our apologies for the delay with this post but we are trying our best to keep up! Thanks and have a great end of Week #21 and start of Week #22!

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