Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 29, 2016]

Summary of Cybersecurity Conferences Happening This Week [Week 29, 2016]

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences | July 20, 2016

Here’s our usual weeky round-up of cyber events taking place around the world.

This week is Week 29 which started on July 18 and will end July 24, 2016.

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

There’s quite a bit going on this week.

The week kicks off with two SANS events.

SANS Minneapolis 2016, July 18 – 23, 2016, Minnesota, United States
This is the usual awesome SANS training event that takes place in Minnesota.

SANS San Antonio 2016, July 18 – 23, 2016, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Just like the above, this event is another SANS training event so you can expect a solid bunch of cyber professional trainers teaching the latest and greatest in cyber security.

CyberSec 2016, July 19, 2016, New York, NY, United States
We always like these niches cyber events here at concise, and that’s why we are delighted to report on CyberSec which is a bank-specific cybersecurity conference. This event is squarely within the fear of finance and banking security, and in fact it does tie-in quite nicely with our recent blog post on the Hong Kong Cybersecurity Forification Initiative taking place this year. This is a one-day conference that takes a look at all APT’s affecting banks and financial centers.

International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2016), July 19 – 21, 2016, Frankfurt, Germany
This is a high-brow techie event; now in its’ tenth year. Expect a lot of academic to attend.

Information Technology for National Safety and Security, July 19 – 21, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria
This event (according to the organizers), is the largest cyber security event taking place in Nigeria. In fact, we have a specific blog post on cyber events taking place in Africa. This event has eight learning tracks, which are:

1. National Database – Integral to National Security
2. Information Technology and the National Security Strategy
3. Universal Broadband Access – the Security Imperative
4. Information Technology as an Indispensable Security Tool – Terrorism in Focus
5. Smart Governance and Anti-Corruption through Information Technology
6. National Security Dimension of Youth Innovation and Software Development
7. Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare and CyberSecurity
8. Digital Human Capital Requirements in the 21st Century
9. Social, Mobile, Analytics (Big Data) and Cloud Computing (SMAC)

Cyber Security Initiatives – Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIP’s), July 20, 2016, Chicago, IL, United States
This is a ‘mmet-up’ event which we don’t normally include but we thought to add this one because awe really like the subject matter. Threat Intelligence is all the rage at the moment. If you are serious about your cyber security positioning then you must be well educated with all the threats out there. This event taking place in Chicago USA seems like a very constructive meeting to attend.

The Third International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing, and Big Data, July 21 – 23, 2016, Mevlana University, Turkey
If ‘Data Mining’ is your thing then make sure that you either attend this conference this week, or, try to attend the one taking place next year! We are not sure if this event is going ahead because of the on-going political situation unfolding in Turkey.

HOPE 11, July 22 – 24, 2016, New York, United States
We love hacking conferences like these. The Eleventh HOPE will take place this week at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. H.O.P.E. stands for Hackers On Planet Earth and according to the organizers, it is “ of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world…”

HOPE has been taking place since 1994 which, incidentally, is just as long as DEFCON has been going on.

International Conference On Cyber Security, July 25 – 28, 2016, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, NYC, United States
Fordham are big in the cybersecurity arena and we know that this event always makes a feature on our cyber security conference list!

SANS San Jose 2016, July 18 – 30, 2016, San Jose, California, United States
Just like the above, this is another SANS cyber training event taking place in San Jose, California

Medical Device Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Conference, July 25 – 26, 2016, Arlington, VA, United States
Medical cyber security is a huge business. Networked medical devices and other mobile health (also referred to as ‘mHealth’) technologies are a double-edged sword; whilst they have the ability to play a vital beneficial role in health care they can also be hacked as well.

The below is a video that comes from the Medical Device Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Conference.

Medical Device Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Conference

In Summary
Let us know if you’ve attended any of the events listed above. We always want to hear form you!

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