Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 28, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 28, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | July 11, 2016

Here’s our weekly round-up of Cyber Security Conferences, seminars, conventions and workshops taking place this week, which is week #28 of 2016, July 11 – July 17. For a full listing of all cyber events throughout 2016 please view this page and for upcoming events in 2017 please click here.

SANS London Summer, July 11, London, United Kingdom
This is an event organized by SANS so you can consider it as being a highly quality cyber training event. The SANS London Summer offers over a dozen IT security training courses from their current training curriculum. Subjects covered include: Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Cyber Defence, Penetration Testing and Audit. Of interest in this event is the launch of the new SANS course: Cyber Threat Intelligence, which will be led by Robert M. Lee.

SANS Rocky Mountain 2016, July 11 – 16, 2016, Denver, Colorado, United States
Next on our list for this week is another SANS event, this time over in Colorado, Denver. This is very similar to the event in London (see above) but it has slightly different subject themes. SANS Rocky Mountain also includes their new Cyber Threat Intelligence training package as well as Intrusion Detection In-Depth, Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling, Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations, Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking and Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls.

East Midlands Cyber Security Conference and Expo, July 11, 2016, Leicester, United Kingdom
This event is a localized event that brings together over 150 businesses, information security experts and key influencers to outline the threats (Advanced Persistent Threats) posed by cyber criminals and the methods businesses can make themselves more resilient to the threats. This conference, located in the center of the United Kingdom, three major learning tracks; they are: ‘the evolving cyber threat’; ‘cyber resilience in the supply chain’; and ‘essential cyber skills’.

CSA Taiwan Summit 2016, July 12, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
This is without doubt Taiwan’s major cyber event. If you live and work in Cyber Security in Taiwan then clearly this is one gig that you shouldn’t be missing. If you can’t make this years CSA then make sure you get yourself down to CSA Taiwan 2017.

3rd Annual Financial Services Cyber Security Forum, July 13, 2016, London, United Kingdom
The City and Financial events (we’ve attended a few before) are excellent. Think of them as being C-Level networking events with hands-on experienced practioners sharing their thoughts and advice on how to better firm up security postures. This cyber conference will have a discussion of the UK latest cyber security initiatives, including launch of the UK new National Cyber Security Centre later this year, update on The CBEST programme that was a JV with CREST and The Bank of England, as well as a concise overview of the new UK National Cyber Security Strategy. This event also includes sessions on the European/ EU and US responses to the increasing threat of cyber-crime led by European Commission, European Banking Federation and US Treasury. Undoubtedly there will also be considerable reference to Brexit and its’ implications with regards to Cyber Security.

Risk, Security and Compliance, July 14, 2016, London, United Kingdom
This conference, also in London, brings security thought leaders together to outline all aspects with regards to ‘Risk, Security and Compliance’ within a cyber perspective.

Data Connectors Vancouver Tech-Security Conference (Cybersecurity Event), July 14, 2016, Vancouver, Canada
This is a networking event which also counts for Continuing Education credits.

Steelcon, July 16, 2016, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Steelcon is the type of cyber event that we love here at concise. Taking place near to the East Midlands Cybersecurity Conference and Expo which is also taking place this week, see above, this is one of those ‘hacker-cons’ that is more fun, ‘hands-on’ and practical compared to many of the other cyber security eventst that take place during the year. If you are serious about a career in cyber security and you want to hone your skills – and live in the North East of the UK, then we’d absolutely recommend that you get yourself down to this years Steelcon event, or, get yourself organized for Steelcon 2017!

Please let us know by dropping a comment below if you’ve attended any of these events that we’ve listed above.

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