Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 26, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 26, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | July 6, 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.

Security of Things World 2016, June 27 – 28, 2016, Berlin, Germany
Security of Things World is a confernece that was founded, according to the organizers, “by the industry for the industry”. The event organizers are looking for the best speakers to share their experiences and expertise with an international audience about the industrial IoT and the impact it has on their role and business.

SANS Salt Lake City 2016, June 27-July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
SANS Salt Lake City 2016 is a new event from SANS in the region. The event involves comprehensive hands-on technical training from some of the best instructors in the cyber security space, and also includes several courses that prepare candidates for DoD 8570 and GIAC approved certification exams.

2016 National Homeland Security Conference, June 28 – 30, 2016,Tampa, FL, United States
This is a highly specialized cyber security conference which places local Homeland Security and emergency management professionals under one roof. This event has become the best attended and, according to the organizers, “most highly anticipated homeland security and emergency management conference of the year as it focuses on all emergency response disciplines at all levels of government.” Clearly, if you work in Cyber Security at the Government level then this is the event for you! We are not 100% sure about entry requirements and if you have additional information to share please do so by letting us know.

UK Cyber View Summit 2016 – SS7 & Rogue Tower Communications Attack: The Impact on National Security and Privacy, June 29, 2016, London, United Kingdom
The UK Cyber View Summit 2016 is one of the UK’s premier cyber evets. There are a ton of them in London but this is an interesting one in that it is very specific. This event actually demonstrates a real scenario of espionage by exploring communication flaws such as SS7 that generated so much hype in the media. We love the idea of this ‘hands-on’ type of cyber meeting.

In this example, the organizers of the scenario are going to cover Rogue Towers and the use of IMSI-catchers in a state sponsored attack “where spies and terror groups will not only intercept communications for full SIGINT operational capability but will also cause disruptions to critical infrastructure through SS7 Networks compromise.” We love it. If you attended please get in contact with us and we will write a specific blog post on the event.

DC/ Metro Cyber Security Summit, June 30, 2016, McLean, VA, United States
The Cyber Security Summit, is an exclusive C-Suite conference series (aimed at CISO’s etc) that is designed to connect senior level executives responsible for protecting their organizations’ critical cyber networks and data. Think of these events rather SC Congress and you’re there.

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